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Learn French From The Alps By Skype

Patrick Thorne

20 Mar 20

As the many different businesses in ski resorts around the world scramble to find ways to generate income during the coronavirus lockdown, many innovative ideas are being unveiled.

The Alpine French School based in Morzine teaches French to visitors to the resort in normal times, but has now introduced distance learning courses.

The lessons will be conducted over Skype or on the telephone to suit each individual’s availability and the cost for the courses will be at a reduced rate.

They are also offering free online resources which will be live in the coming days.

“We really hope that people can start travelling back to our school here in Morzine soon, but right now that’s not possible so we wanted to ensure our current pupils, and also anyone that might want to learn French whilst quarantined at home, can continue to do so,” said Helen Watts, Co-owner of Alpine French School, who added, “Hopefully the personal contact will help in this time of isolation too. The courses are already proving to be a great success at this unusual time!”

They are also offering credits or date changes for anyone who had booked to on courses in Morzine but cannot now attend.

Prices start at €250 for 10 lessons of 60 minutes each.  30-minute or 60-minute lessons are available. Individuals might also qualify for training budgets.

The School offers a wide range of traditional French courses, including private French courses, intensive French courses and GCSE/A-level tuition as well as courses with sporting activities such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and climbing.  Classes are taught in small groups of a maximum of 8 students using communicative, interactive methods.  In normal times the school also runs a popular French Summer Camp with day camp and residential options for 6-18 year olds to have fun and brush up on their French over the summer holidays.