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How to make the most of Chamonix ?

  • Find somewhere to call home for the season.
  • Stare at the mountains every day.
  • Indulge in snow sports (a least a little).
  • Familiarise yourself with the best bars (very important).


And … Of course …


  • Learn French (very very important, you might even say vital...)


Ski bum, entrepreneur and everything in between, what ever your needs La Petite Université in Chamonix offers many options to kick-start or improve your French:

Spring French group courses

Evening group courses for beginners (A0-A1) and intermediate (A2).

12 students maximum by level.


Our method:


Our teaching method is, above all else, interactive. Flexible and fun, its aim is to be beneficial to both traveller and expat.

We use a vast range of supporting materials (FLE textbooks, extracts from literary classics, newspaper articles, audio and visual tools, role-play) to enable both oral and written language skills to develop in a real life environment.


All classes are taught by fully qualified graduates (see teacher profile below).

Calendar & Course Schedule


10 weeks classes (1h30 once a week)

From the 16th of march from  the 5th of june

More informations in september



A0, A1, A2, B1, C2...? What does it all mean and where do I fit in?

The CECRL (Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour les Langues/Common European Frameworks of Reference for Language) is a level guide, which we use to reference your ability and requirements.


In order for you to fully benefit from the right class and for us to assist you where needed, we recommend that you have a go at the level test before enrolling:


course prices

Further information to come




École Jeanne d'Arc

397 promenade Marie Paradis

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

further information

Private French lessons

Tailor-made courses to your specific demands:

  • Applicants for naturalisation.
  • Exam preparation: TEF, TCF, DELF, DALF.
  • Specialised French or specialised subjects/topics.


class fees

Courses  =  40 € p/hr

From 10 courses  =  38 € p/hr


An opportunity to create mini-group ?

2 persons: 55€/hour (27,5€/person)

3-4 persons : 75€/hour  (25 or 18,75€/person)

Contact US



From Monday to Saturday


École Jeanne d'Arc

397 promenade Marie Paradis

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Teacher profile


FLE teacher.

secretary of la petite université de chamonix.

It all started in Lille with a youth worker qualification (B.A.F.A.), followed by studying linguistics and finally teaching French as a foreign language in Scotland and Chamonix in 2009.

In summer: mountains, hiking and biking. In winter: snow, ski and melted cheese!

Rich and diverse encounters, an inspiring local history, a strong mountaineering identity and an incredible mix of cultures and languages. A magnificent setting in which to exchange, pass on knowledge and teach French; accompanying children, teenagers and adults of all abilities on their individual journeys. In groups or in a private setting, Myriam’s lessons are enriching, by alternating oral and written work with grammar and phonetics and making light of vocabulary through play.

file sharing & collaborative work dedicated to courses

Accès étudiant

« Ascensions culturelles »

63, chemin de la Digue, Argentière

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Téléphone : +33 (0)6 72 22 33 15

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