French school in Lyon: Alpadia Lyon

From 300.- EUR
approx 262.- GBP
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Key points

  • A beautiful university and student city in a magnificent region
  • Centrally located between Paris, Geneva and the French Riviera
  • School ideally situated on the Lyon peninsula in the city centre
  • Friendly yet professional atmosphere

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (DELF/DALF)
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Hotel, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, Germany, etc..
ratings
295 authentic opinions

Learn French in the centre of Lyon surrounded by culture and lively local life. Located in one of the nicest areas in Lyon, the language school occupies a beautiful 19th-century building on the Rhône River. With 7 spacious and bright classrooms, a cafeteria, multimedia centre for independent study and free Wi-Fi, conditions are ideal for study. Just a stone's throw from the Place Bellecour, right after your classes you can immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the area’s cafés and bouchons: favourite meeting places for Lyon's large student population.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 300.-
(about GBP 263.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 (25 minutes break) (possibly afternoon)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
300
515
465
2
525
955
855
3
750
1395
1245
4
935
1795
1595
6
1365
2655
2355
8
1635
3355
2955
12
2295
4875
4275
16
3035
6475
5675
24
4395
9555
8355
Extra week (24+)
180
395
345
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 03.09 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 355.-
(about GBP 311.-)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 (25 minutes break) + 13:20-14:05 (possibly afternoon)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
355
570
520
2
635
1065
965
3
915
1560
1410
4
1155
2015
1815
6
1695
2985
2685
8
2075
3795
3395
12
2955
5535
4935
16
3915
7355
6555
24
5715
10875
9675
Extra week (24+)
235
450
400
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 03.09 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 415.-
(about GBP 364.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication + 5 Written communication mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(6 in mini-group)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 (25 minutes break) + 13:20-14:55 (possibly afternoon)
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
415
630
580
2
755
1185
1085
3
1095
1740
1590
4
1395
2255
2055
6
2055
3345
3045
8
2555
4275
3875
12
3675
6255
5655
16
4875
8315
7515
24
7155
12315
11115
Extra week (24+)
295
510
460
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 03.09 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 705.-
(about GBP 618.-)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 (25 minutes break) + one-to-one lessons to be specified
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
705
920
870
2
1315
1745
1645
3
1935
2580
2430
4
2515
3375
3175
8
4795
6515
6115
12
7035
9615
9015
Extra week (12+)
580
795
745
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 03.09 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 1090.-
(about GBP 955.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 (25 minutes break) + one-to-one lessons to be specified
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1090
1305
1255
2
2105
2535
2435
3
3120
3765
3615
4
4095
4955
4755
8
7955
9675
9275
12
11775
14355
13755
Extra week (12+)
975
1190
1140
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 03.09 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF/DALF course (DELF B1/B2 DALF C1)

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1380.-
(about GBP 1210.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 DELF/DALF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + 13:20-14:55 (25 minutes break) + 13:20-14:50 (possibly afternoon)
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1380
2240
2040
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
22.01 / 19.02 / 23.04 / 22.05 / 25.06 / 30.07 / 24.09 / 19.11.2018
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (10) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 865.-
(about GBP 758.-)
Lessons
10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
865
1080
1030
2
1655
2085
1985
3
2445
3090
2940
4
3235
4095
3895
Extra week (4+)
790
1005
955
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (15) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 1260.-
(about GBP 1105.-)
Lessons
15 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1260
1475
1425
2
2445
2875
2775
3
3630
4275
4125
4
4815
5675
5475
Extra week (4+)
1185
1400
1350
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (20) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 1655.-
(about GBP 1451.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1655
1870
1820
2
3235
3665
3565
3
4815
5460
5310
4
6395
7255
7055
Extra week (4+)
1580
1795
1745
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.92   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 85 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 85 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) (22.10.2017-27.01.2018 + 21.10.2018-26.01.2019) 77 EUR
Online course (per lesson  22.10.2017-27.01.2018 + 21.10.2018-26.01.2019) 77 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (DELF B1) 118 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (DELF B2: www.ilcf.net ) 122 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (DALF C1: www.ilcf.net ) 145 EUR
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site)
30 EUR will be deducted from the deposit return for end-of-stay housekeeping service
150 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site)
70 EUR will be deducted from the deposit return for end-of-stay housekeeping service
450 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room) 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room) 35 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night (Hotel **) 50 EUR
Extra night (Hotel ***) 90 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Lyon - Saint-Exupéry) 110 EUR
Tourist tax (Hotel Residence ** and *** - to be paid on site)
(EUR 1.10/day)
8 EUR

Low season discount (22.10.2017 - 27.01.2018 + 21.10.2018 - 26.01.2019) : -10% on course & accommodation fees

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, breakfast
Host family, single room, half board
Host family, single room, breakfast
Hotel, single room, no meals (Hotel Residence **)
Hotel, single room, no meals (Hotel Residence ***)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

295 students gave their opinion about this school

35 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich habe einen Kombi-Kurs besucht: Standardkurs mit Privatlektionen. Es war eine wunderbare Kombination - im Standardkurs habe ich Kontakt mit anderen Studenten gehabt und konnte bei den Gruppendiskussionen meinen sprachlichen Ausdruck verbessern. In den Privatlektionen konnte ich mich auf meine Schwachpunkte und meine beruflichen Interessen konzentrieren: technischer Wortschatz, Business-Wortschatz (E-Mail, Sitzungen) und mündliche Argumentation. In der Gruppe B2 sind mehrheitlich Studenten die sich für die Sprache interessieren und ein Ziel haben. Sie waren alle motiviert und engagiert. Die Lehrkräfte haben dieses Interesse erkannt und gefördert. Schönes Studio mit eigenem Bad und eine kleine Küche (2 elektrische Platten, Mikrowellen-Herd und Kühlschrank). Einfach möbliert und angenehm gestaltet, genügend um eine ruhige Ecke für das Lernen und das selbständige Kochen zu ermöglichen, ohne den Termindruck von einer Gastfamilie oder vom Teilen der Küche und Bad mit anderen Studenten - ideal für ein paar ruhige Stunden am Ende des Tages... Coole Freizeitaktivitäten wie Bowling, Pétanque oder einfach Zusammensein in einem Restaurant oder einer "péniche".
4 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Lage und Lehrkräfte. Lyon ist eine wunderbare Stadt mit vielen Ausflugsmöglichkeiten - von Museen bis zum Schwimmbad. Das Lehrpersonal bei Alpadia ist sehr motiviert und hilfsbereit - sie interessieren sich für die Studenten und ihre Ziele. »
Top tips
« Die Altstadt mit den typischen Häusern und Läden und die Fourvière, die vielen Leckeren Bäckereien und Konfiserien, die Opèra, die Traboules und die gemalten Wänden, die Quais (Rhône und Saône)... Für die Museenbegeisterten: Musée des Beaux-Arts, Centre d'histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation (CHRD), Musée de miniatures,.. Und die vielen kleinen und grossen Kirchen, die überall verteilt sind: St. Bonaventure, St. Nizier, St. Martin-d'Ainay, St. Paul, St. Vincent... »
18 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
The most lovely people I've ever met and so hospitable.
1 week, May – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Very much, my host family and teaching as well as the city allowed me to immerse myself in the language in a way that I've never been able to do before, even when in France. »
School highlights
« Beautiful classroomsFriendly and communal atmosphereGreat trips that allowed you to practice french moreGreat support from the staff »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, March – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja definitiv, ich konnte mein Französisch wieder auffrischen und mich dank dem Prüfungsvorbereitungskurs optimal auf mein Examen vorbereiten. »
School highlights
« - Familiärer Umgang- kleine Klassen »
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, February – April 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es gibt zwar vereinzelt Schüler die aus den USA oder aus Südamerika kommen doch die grosse Mehrheit besteht aus Schweizern und Italienern. Es gibt leider grosse Unterschiede zwischen der Effektivität der Lehrmethoden der verschiedenen Lehrer. Während es einige Lehrer gibt in deren Unterricht viel und effektiv Vortschritt gemacht wird, gibt es auch Andere deren Lektionen nicht genug strukturiert und ambitioniert sind.Die Stimmung in den Klassen ist generell gut. Es gibt nur vereinzelt Schüler die sich nicht am Unterricht beteiligen möchten und die Stimmung in der Klasse negativ veeinflussen.
12 weeks, February – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
39 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Een top gastgezin. Een echte aanrader. De school ligt op wandelafstand, maar ook de metro is vlakbij. Ze nemen echt de tijd om te praten en ze hebben alles voorzien om je een warm welkom te geven, zowel in Lyon als bij hen.
2 weeks, April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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31 years old - Spain
/ 5
Lyon es un lugar extraordinario para conocer la esencia de una ciudad francesa con mucha oferta cultural, gastronómica y es perfectamente accesible en cualquier tipo de transporte así como agradable de caminar. Alpadia Lyon es una escuela ideal para aprovechar al máximo una estancia lingüística. Los estudiantes están bien ubicados de acuerdo a su nivel, las clases proponen temas interesantes; se promueve también la relación con estudiantes de otros niveles y hay un interés y seguimiento muy cercano tanto desde la perspectiva académica como de las actividades y con el soporte a los estudiantes. Mi profesora fue Marion. De una profesionalidad excepcional, sus clases estaban bien organizadas, muy bien preparadas y con los objetivos claros para poder tocar todas las áreas lingüísticas durante la semana. La propuesta se hace por un tema durante la semana y se trata de ver diversos conceptos de la cultura francófona desde el trabajo gramatical, oral y de escucha. Marion nos motivó desde el momento que entró a clase y el grupo también estuvo muy dispuesto a trabajar y ser constantemente estimulado a hacer ejercicios más complejos y trabajar contenidos de niveles más avanzados voluntariamente y con un seguimiento posterior. La metodología es muy dinámica, participativa y amena; por lo que la experiencia es de inmersión total e intensiva en el ambiente de la ciudad y de la cultura francesa.
1 week, April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
46 years old - Spain
/ 5
FAMILIA ESTUPENDA. MUY MUY GENEROSA. Te hacen sentir uno mas. Las estancias linguisticas son muy provechosas. Y si además estás en una ciudad bonita, con una profesora eficiente y en una familia encantadora la experiencia se convierte en un auténtico placer
1 week, March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Confianza en mi misma y sentirme mejor con la lengua extranjera »
School highlights
« En este caso la profesora Marion. Dinámica. Eficaz. Todo preparado....un crack!!! »
Top tips
« Me gustó mucho el Museo de cine y miniaturas. Hay otros mas famosos (confluencias, bellas artes...) pero son habituales. Éste en cambio muy original. También lo típico: casco antiguo, rios etc... »
21 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
5 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes, I think the mix of nationalities in the class really helped advance my learning, because I couldn't really "cheat" and talk to them in English, because the majority didn't speak it especially well. »
34 years old - Spain
/ 5
1 week, March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Manuel Belmar Rosas
Manuel Belmar Rosas
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 5 weeks

Studying at Alpadia this summer was an amazing experience. The atmosphere is great and the groups are the perfect size (around 8 people). The programme is well structured and allows you to improve at your own pace. Furthermore, the school is placed in the centre of Lyon. It’s a really pleasant city: fun and with lots of things to do!

In short, you learn and you have fun. Getting to know the country that borders with mine but that can seem so different at times is a great experience. I also recommend staying with a host family, as it is the perfect complement to a language course and it offers the complete picture of French culture.

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Eva Castañares Franco
Eva Castañares Franco
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 3 weeks

My stay in the French city of Lyon was a memorable experience. It was the first time I travelled alone but I felt comfortable straight away because people on site helped me a lot and I rapidly got used to my new environment. The school is small but has everything you need. The teachers were like friends, friendly and funny and always available if we needed help or advice. The school is located in the heart of the city and well-served by public transport. Lyon is a beautiful town. It is crossed by two rivers, which creates an amazing atmosphere. At night, the city is even more attractive as the two rivers are illuminated. It is a young city and it is not too big so you can get around it quite easily with public transport. You can enjoy every area of the city, especially the historical part, the “Vieux Lyon”. I can only recommend this destination to everyone! I really had a great time there and in the end, I didn’t want to go back home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Laia López
Laia López
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 1 week

I am a wine lover and Lyon is the perfect city if you love wine and also cheese. It is easy to walk around the city and I only had to take public transport a couple of times. All in all time went by really quickly and I managed to be speaking French by the end of the week! It was a great experience that I hope to repeat again soon.

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Host family
Being immersed in a country’s culture is without doubt one of the best ways to learn the language. Living with a host family means getting to know the way of life of Lyon locals from the inside – their food and customs – while having an enriching experience. It's also your chance to practise French daily in an authentic context. Your host will be carefully selected by our partner school. Living around 10-40 minutes from the school, you will stay in a single or double room with breakfast only or half-board provided.

Le Loft shared apartment (from 18 years)
This is shared accommodation in a loft-style apartment. Just 5 minutes from the main train station Part-Dieu, the 200m2 loft is on the top floor of a small apartment block. It has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an open, fully equipped kitchen, with a balcony overlooking it, opening out onto a large living room. In addition, the loft is equipped with Wi-Fi and a washing machine. It will take you around 20 minutes by foot or 10 minutes by public transport to reach the school and the centre of Old Lyon.
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Residence (minimum 4 weeks)
In a quiet neighbourhood in the centre of Lyon, close to a tram stop and a supermarket and not far from Perrache station, this residence offers single bedrooms with private bathrooms. You will have access to the kitchen if you want to cook, but you can also try all kinds of French specialties in the restaurants around the corner. Common areas are cleaned twice a month, Wi-Fi is free and bed linen is provided (but not towels). You will be able to reach the language school within 25 minutes by public transport. Contact us for further information.

Hotel-Residences (2 and 3 stars)
The main advantage of staying in one of the hotel-residences offered by the course centre is that it is completely independent. A single bedroom with a private bathroom will be available for you, with a TV and free Wi-Fi. You will also have access to the common living room and the paying laundry facilities. Bed linen and towels are provided. The language school is 10-25 minutes’ walk from the accommodation. Enjoy life “à la lyonnaise” in a city where you can find so many shops, restaurants and cultural attractions!

Student apartment "Le Loft"

General information

Located in the heart of the central business district of Lyon, la Part-Dieu, a major transport and commercial gateway.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
20 min on foot or by bus
Average public transport cost:
Weekly: €18.90 Monthly: €30.20 (if students under 28) / €61.90 (+28)
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
2 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 14:00
Saturday until 14:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building) 1
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
EUR 150 in cash to pay on site
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room 1
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
4 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 0 m2
1
Double
4 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 0 m2
4 rooms available for double or single use
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
on request
1
Wash basin
Shared toilets 1
Shared showers 1
Cleaning
2x/week
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Tiling
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

With shops, cinemas, exhibitions, concerts, sports centres, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and much more, you will find a wide range of attractions to enjoy in Lyon. In the 2,000 years since the Romans founded Lugdunum (their name for Lyon and one of the ancient world’s most important cities), it has turned into a top international destination, especially for foodies. Head a short distance outside the city and enjoy the beautiful countryside that provides the ingredients for the legendary local cuisine. Take a walk, go on a bike ride or taste the latest wines from the Beaujolais region. Its closeness to the Mediterranean, Paris and Geneva makes Lyon an ideal destination for studying French, and you will no doubt be seduced by its beauty, rich culture and festive atmosphere.

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