About the school
At what time do lessons start on the first day?
Your level assessment test starts at 9am on the first day. You can arrive at the school from 8.45am.
How do I get to school on the first day?
To get to the school, you will have consulted the documents sent to you by the registration office at the Alpha.b Institute. In case of any doubt, do not hesitate to ask your host family, or your hotel residence which will inform you. In any case, know that the Institute is very easily accessible by bus, tram or on foot.
What is the school’s timetable?
Our continuous classes take place Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:20. During high season and whenever necessary, there can be an alternative schedule with lessons from 16:15 to 19:30.
Afternoon classes for the Intensive French and the Combination French Course start at 13:15.
Your precise timetable will be sent to you on the day of your arrival and will be available on the school’s mobile app.
Can I choose between morning and afternoon classes?
During high season the continuous classes might take place from 16:15 to 19 :30. This is not something you can choose. You will be assigned to a group of your level, according to the results of your level test, which may have lessons in the morning or in the afternoon.
For individual lessons you can give us your time preferences and we will do our best to respect your wishes.
Once I have arrived, can I change the type of course?
Once you have booked and started a Continuous Course (20 lessons per week), you can change and take either an Intensive Course (30 lessons a week) or a Combined Course (20+5 or 20+10 lessons per week) according to availability and settling the difference in price.
What do I need to bring to do the course?
Some paper and a pen! A dictionary can also be useful. On your first day you will be given the alpha.book free of charge. It is a grammar online book produced by our teachers.
All other documents are provided by the school: authentic copies of documents *, newspapers etc…
(*The Alpha.b Linguistic Institute has paid for copyright from C.F.C -Centre Français d’Exploitation du Droit de Copie). You can also bring your laptop and connect to our WIFI for free.
What kind of certification will I get at the end of my French Course?
Alpha.b provides all of its students with a school certificate with the duration of your stay, the number of classes that you attended and your level.
Minor students will receive an Assiduity Certificate as well.