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French in the Alps

Idyllic landscape in the Alps with mountain chalet in springtimeVisit the Alps

Breathtaking mountains and deep valleys form Alpine France which borders Switzerland and Italy. The paradiscal city of Gap is one of the most significant cities in the Southern Alps. Rich in color, bathed in mountain tradition, Gap is ideal if you want to truly experience French society.

The University of Studies and Leisures of the Alps of South (UELAS), in Gap, is a school that offers intensive French foreign language courses for adults. UELAS accomodates people from all over the world who wish to learn or improve their French in short, intensive classes at such a quality school.

If you are 18 and over, and wish to improve your French quickly and efficiently with a dynamic and experienced staff, this friendly school is worth considering. The school offers numerous touristic, cultural, and sporting activities supervised by specialists and their teaching team. At UELAS, they make sure your stay in Gap and at their school will be an enriching experience you will never forget.

Côte d’Azur Southern France

The Côte d’Azur, or French Riviera, boasts a combination of tropical Mediterranian weather, sparkling blue seas, and countless activites making this area one of the most magnetic in the world. The ELFCA institute, in Hyères, on the Mediterranean coast, offers excellent French language courses. Hyères has a heart and a history dating back to the XII century, of which the old town bears witness, with its picturesque winding streets, small shops, and traditional markets.

For a long or short stay, they offer the unique possibility of learning in a group of mature international students (from college age to seniors), and exchanging experiences in an unstressed atmosphere. To make it a true immersion, students are given the option of sharing the life of a French family by boarding with them to discover the French culture from the inside.


Renowned for its dynamism and for its university faculties (including the first Faculty of Medicine in the western world) Montpellier, the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon, is one of the leading university towns in France and one of southern Europe’s main business centers. It is a very pleasant area in which to live, thanks to its beautiful sorroundings, its wealth of activities for students, and its rich culture. I.L.A. is a well-regarded French immersion school in Montpellier, where they are committed to providing you with high quality teaching and services.

Not only do they provide efficient, effective training in a friendly atmosphere, but they will also be there to advise and guide you throughout your stay. A wide range of courses is offered for all levels from beginners to advanced taught by fully qualified teachers. Accommodation is arranged with carefully selected families or in student residences as well as apartments or hotels. The weekly changing activity program offers cultural visits and excursions such as: guided tours of the historic center, dinners in French restaurants with your teacher, and excursions to Avignon, Nîmes, Provence, and Camargue, etc.

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