register, you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration.
Minors of less than 18 years of age may still register, but in the context of a
Française Annecy does not accept responsibility for any difficulties in
obtaining a long stay visa or residence permit, on presentation of a
certificate of pre-registrationor
registration in one of its courses.
register, you must:
- read the registration information on the Alliance Française Annecy
website, or complete the registration form in person, at the Alliance.
pay the tuition fees no later than four weeks before the start of the
course.If registration takes place
less than four weeks before the start of the course, the full amount must be
paid on receipt of the invoice.
The costs of home hosting should be paid
direct to the Alliance. Conditions of sale for lodgings in hotels,
self-catering accommodation, bed and breakfast, holiday centres, etc are unique
to each establishment and are independent of Alliance Française Annecy.
can be made by credit or debit card, cheque (in euros), bank transfer or cash.
to: Alliance Française Annecy, 12 Boulevard du Lycée, 74000 ANNECY, France; or
hand it in to the Alliance.
student's level is decided by Alliance Française (an assessment must be
undertaken).Students may not choose the
level of course in which they will participate.
and registration fees must be paid at least four weeks before the start of the
course.After that time, you may
register if places are still available.
- Registration fees (60€) are valid for twelve months from the date of
registration.They are non-refundable.
- Any month which has been started must be paid for in full, and no refund will
payment must be made in euros. You can pay by credit or debit card on the
Alliance Française Annecy website, or in
- Cheque: made payable to
Alliance Française Annecy. Neither cheques drawn on foreign banks nor American
Express cards are accepted.
- Bank transfer: please add 50 €
to cover bank charges (10 € for European nationals).Details of our bank account, to make your
bank transfer, are shown on the invoice,
Important: No matter which method of payment
you choose, remember to give the student's name and the course dates.
student or group leader must go to Alliance Française Annecy reception on the
first day of the course, taking the following documents: proof of identity (ID
card, resident's permit or passport with a visa covering the study period); a
passport-type photograph; the receipt for payment in full of tuition fees or
the registration certificate.
you wish to make a stay of more than 3 months, and are not a member of the
European Community, you must request a long stay visa (or long-stay student
visa). We can supply you with a Registration Certificate on request.
If you have obtained a visa which allows you
to enter on French territory, or a resident's permit, using an Alliance
Française Annecy certificate, you must attend courses for the period stated on
the certificate. Failing that, you will not receive a refund under any
circumstances, and we shall have to advise the Prefecture.
your visa application be refused, the Alliance will refund you any sums already
paid, less bank charges. Important: to obtain a refund, you must send the
school the original document which you will have received from the Embassy or
the French Consulate.
case of late cancellation (three calendar days before the start of the
course),cancellation fees will rise to
Postponement and cancellation
7 day cooling-off period:
applicant has the right to withdraw his application for registration within
seven days, without having to give a reason. This cooling-off period runs from
the applicant's date of acceptance of the terms and general conditions of
registration. Should the seven days expire on a Saturday or Sunday, a holiday
or a non-working day, it is extended until the next working day. Any applicant
wishing to take advantage of his right to withdraw must notify his intention,
within the legal deadline indicated above, by e-mail or by writing to the
following address: Alliance Française Annecy, 12 Boulevard du Lycée, 74000
any student wishing to
cancel his registration must inform the Alliance at least two weeks before the
start of his course, by returning the original registration certificate.An administrative charge of 100€ will be
made. In case of failure to respect the advance notice period (2 weeks), a sum
equivalent to one month's course fees will be retained.
Postponing the course:
may defer his registration on the course for a maximum of six months. Only one
postponement is accepted, subject to Alliance Française Annecy receiving a
written request at least 15 days before the date originally proposed for the
start of the course.
After the course has started:
courses have begun, and in the case of absence from one or more courses, no
postponement or refund will be accepted, under any circumstances. However, in
the case of sudden serious illness and/or incapacity, duly proven by a medical
certificate, which prevent the student from attending courses for a period of
over four consecutive weeks, the student can ask for the refund of fees pro rata to the courses not taken (with
the exception of the annual right of registration which remains vested in the
Alliance Française Annecy, and of any banking charges) or the postponement of
these courses for a period no longer than six months from the date of
interruption of the courses. In the case of postponement or cancellation, calculating
the weekly cost of the course will take into account the actual number of weeks
taken consecutively, with a deduction made of any cancelled or postponed weeks.
The written request, accompanied by documentary proof, must reach Alliance
Française Annecy no more than 15 days after the date of interrupting the
course. Any postponement granted is neither refundable nor transferable to
benefit other students.
Specific case for private lessons:
of courses may be authorised on condition that the date of the postponed
courses fall between the start and end date of the contract, and that the
request for postponements is made no more than24 hours ( not including weekends) before the time planned for the course.
Failing that, it can be neither refunded nor postponed.
postponement of the date of finishing the course can be accepted.
Française Annecy reserves the right to cancel any registration for private
lessons in the case of the lack of teaching availability, two weeks after
registration. In this case all other related tuition fees will also be refunded
to the student.
If this cancellation affects all courses
selected by the student, the annual registration fee would also be refunded.
Delays and modifications to programme
avoid interrupting classes, any student arriving more then ten minutes late
will have to wait for the break before going into the class.
changes to frequency or timetable can be accepted once the course programme
originally chosen has begun.
Française Annecy reserves the right to modify, if necessary, the course
schedules and timetable, subject to advising the student or group leader
with a host family:
choosing a host family, the student accepts that he must abide by and adapt to
the family's way of life, the country and local customs.
must be independent, adaptable and have an enterprising spirit.
no account may students use the host family's telephone without
permission:he must pay for any calls
alcohol: not permitted for minors
- drug: the consumption of any drug will lead to immediate expulsion
- even for older students, being out all night without having let the host family
know can be grounds for expulsion.
of the host family is effected directly between Alliance Française Annecy and
Française Annecy can supply a list of lodgings, such as hotels, self-catering
accommodation, camp sites, bed and breakfasts and holiday centres. However,
payment of the nightly rate should be carried out directly between the student
and the accommodation chosen. The conditions of sale are appropriate to each
type of accommodation. Under those conditions, Alliance Française may not
costs are not included in our rates. You must arrange your own transport as far
as Alliance Française. In the case of accommodation with a host family, you
must advise Alliance Française of your times of arrival and departure, as well
as the flight/train numbers, at least four weeks before your stay. Be sure to
respect the times of arrival and departure for each type of accommodation (for
host families, arrival and departure should be between 8 am and 10pm).
the case of bad behaviour, unusual conduct or an inappropriate attitude of any
student, the Alliance reserves the right to expel him at any time.
Certificate of Diligence
student must study the course diligently. An Attendance Certificate will be provided
Use of Image
Française Annecy may take photographs of its students for use to illustrate its
website, its advertising material and its social networks, unless otherwise
specified by the students or group leaders involved.This written advice must reach us at the
beginning of the stay.
coming to France, you should ensure that you are properly insured: health
insurance, accident insurance and public liabiliity insurance are the
responsibility of the student.Any
student under the age of 18 remains the full responsibility of his group
Luggage and personal belongings
delay or damage caused to students' luggage during their journeys should be
dealt with by the transport company responsible.If necessary, it will pay compensation. In
case of loss, please contact the company involved and not Alliance Française
Française Annecy declines all responsibility for thefts, damage, or loss of
students' personal effects.