Learn French in Chamonix

Group courses, Private lessons & Café FLE

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:

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French group courses

Evening group courses for everyone and every level (from A1 to C2).


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 profiles below)


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

Calendar & Course Schedule


Monday - Thursday

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Monday - Thursday

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Beginners: A0- A1

Intermediates: A2-B1

Advanced: B2-C1-C2

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

175 € for 6 weeks

2 classes /week (2 x 1:30 Hrs)



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.



From Monday to Saturday


class fees

Courses  =  40 € p/hr

From 10 courses  =  38 € p/hr


Contact US


École Jeanne d'Arc

397 promenade Marie Paradis

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Formation Professionnelle (vocational training)

Salaried, self-employed or claiming unemployment? Great news! Formation Professionnelle is a personal development scheme set up by the state, which opens the door to continued training throughout your career.


To find out if you eligible for partial or full reimbursement for your course, come and speak to us or contact us!






Born in Chamonix, Celine graduated from the Stendhal University of Grenoble specialising in French as a foreign language and since 2010, she has been teaching in private schools in Geneva and Chamonix. Her experiences in Switzerland gave her the opportunity to teach multicultural groups and tackle a variety of needs (written French, business French, preparation for French exams etc.). She regularly updates her teaching skills, ensuring continued high quality lessons combined with a bit of fun.



Following a literary Arts degree (Hypohkâgne & Khâgne, Bachelors of History and Philosophy), Juliette made a small detour via the sciences and land development (Master's degrees in Environment Science and Town and Country Planning), before focusing on her vocation, teaching French as a foreign language. She has taught in several schools in Switzerland and France, and is now settled in Chamonix.

Juliette enjoys sharing, debating and discussing just about everything with her students. Curious and spirited, her educational approach is essentially oral based, but Juliette also takes a lot of pleasure working through texts; in particular works of literature or journalism, exploring the beauty of the written language.



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

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« Ascensions culturelles »

63, chemin de la Digue, Argentière

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Téléphone : +33 (0)6 72 22 33 15

Email :  contact@lapetiteuniversite.net

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