Learn French in France
French classes located at the base of the French Alps!

Why study French in France?

For those who don’t speak any French and want to take a working holiday in France, attendance at an intensive French language school for at least 1 week is ESSENTIAL! If you don’t make an effort to learn the basics of French, jobs are much harder to find!

Even if you already know some French, a re-fresher course will give you the best chance of securing a great job in France! French courses are available in Annecy, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Nice, Chamonix and Paris. Contact us for further information.

Studying French in France is the quickest way to learn the French language. Immersing yourself into the French culture and language at the start of a working holiday, will provide the best chance to secure a great job. You will develop the confidence to speak the language, which will make travelling and working much easier and more rewarding.

Exclusive Discount on French Classes!

Ski Jobs France has partnered with IF ALPES French language school located in Annecy at the base of the Alps, so you can study and learn French in France.

Book through Ski Jobs France and receive 40 Euros discount on the first week!

5 reasons to choose IF ALPES:

  • Located at the base of the French Alps! Annecy is a typical French town by stunning Lake Annecy – safe and perfectly sized.

  • All teachers are French and university trained to teach French as a Second Language.

  • Schools shared with other French students, providing the opportunity to interact and learn.

  • 20 years experience – also with travel, accommodation and catering options.

  • Excellent value for money

IF ALPES French language schools include:

  • 12, 20 and 40 French lessons per week. If you only have a week or two to study, we recommend the intensive course of 40 French lessons per week (each lesson is 45 minutes)

  • Arrival orientation and ongoing support and assistance

  • FREE Student card providing discounts on museums, theatres, bicycle hire, bus tickets, restaurants, activities and more

  • Information on how to open a bank account

  • Group environments with students of similar abilities

  • Social activities and organised events

  • Schools shared with other French students, providing the opportunity to interact and learn

  • The school is perfectly located to travel to the ski resorts of the French Alps

  • All teachers are French and university trained, specialising in teaching French as a Second Language. They use modern and innovative techniques.

  • No extra fees for learning material – photocopies are provided

  • 20 years experience

Beginner sessions start once per month. Non-beginners can join a course any Monday.

Cost: from 240 Euros per week for intensive 20 French lessons

Homestay Accommodation 

Stay and eat with a French family while attending your French classes to really experience the French way of life and practise your French. Pictured here is a student eating fondue with her host mum.

Homestay Accommodation costs from 245 Euros for 6 nights (single room plus breakfast). Plus a 40 Euro booking fee (70 Euros for more than 4 weeks).

For further information contact us or visit the IF ALPES web site.


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Language School Testimonials

“I’d just like to thank you for all your help in organising my trip to Annecy.
The course was fun and helpful – coming from an academic tradition I found any grammar exercises fairly easy – but I still have a long way to go before I could claim to speak French. My three teachers were models of energy and clarity, correcting and encouraging us as individuals with sensitivity and good humour. If French had been like this at school, I’d have been fluent years ago.
I was surprised how tired I got trying to concentrate so intently. Having a discussion in French on the relative merits of male and female drivers with a Latvian business student and a lively Chinese girl is something I shall remember for a long time. In the homestay, Pamela very kindly spoke French to me all the time and patiently encouraged my halting efforts. And when the sun shone, which it did most days, I would walk back from the school and wander by the lake.
Thanks again and all best wishes.”


“Je suis très bien, merci! Ma (host) famille sont parfait et j’adore habite à Annecy, beaucoup. Je ne veux pas pars Annecy.. Juste deux les semaines aller!
I’m fine, thank you! My (host) family are perfect and I love living in Annecy, a lot. I do not want to leave Annecy .. Just two weeks to go!”


“Studies are going well, its obviously hard being a complete beginner in French but I’m really enjoying it, I reckon I might even come back after the winter.
Couldn’t be happier with the accommodation its worked out better than I thought it’d be. They are great, very hospitable and always willing to help with learning French.”

“The lessons are great. My only regret is that I wont be able to stay longer. Really wish I could, the teachers are great, friendly, patient and encouraging. Really enjoying it. The accommodation isn’t too bad either. The cold water ran out in my room, so they changed me to another room. Nice receptionists who are good with my level of Franglais. Haha.”

“Everything is going great! I am loving Annecy and the accommodation is fantastic. Can’t thank you enough! Cheers”