To register, you have to be at least 18 years old at
the time of the registration. Minors under the age of 18 may enrol in a
"school exchange" programme.
The Alliance Française Annecy cannot be
held responsible for any difficulties in obtaining a long-stay visa or residence
permit upon presentation of a certificate of pre-registration or registration
in one of its courses.
register, you must:
- fill in the registration sections on the Alliance Française Annecy's
website, or complete the registration form directly at the Alliance.
pay the tuition fees no later than four weeks before the start of the
classes. If you register less than four weeks before, the full amount will be due as soon as you get the receipt.
Accommodation fees in host families will be paid directly to the families. The conditions of sale for accommodation in hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday centres, etc. are specific to each establishment and independent of the Alliance Française Annecy. Payment can be made: by credit card, cheque in euros, bank transfer, cash. Return it: by post: Alliance Française Annecy, 12 Boulevard du Lycée, 74000 ANNECY, France; or drop it off directly at the Alliance.
The student’s level will be evaluated by the Alliance française (the assessment test is mandatory). No student can choose which class they will attend.
and registration fees must be paid at least four weeks before the start of the
classes.After this deadline, you will only be able to
register within the limit of available places.
- Registration fees (60€) are valid during twelve months after your
registration. They are non-refundable.
- Any month started must be fully paid, no refund can be claimed.
payment must be made in euros. You can pay by credit card at the Alliance Francaise Annecy or by:
- Cheque: payable to
Alliance Française Annecy. Cheques from foreign
banks and American Express cards are not accepted.
- -Bank transfer: you
will have to add 50€ to cover the bank charges (10€ for European citizens). Our
bank account information in order to make the transfer is indicated on the cost
Important: Whichever way of payment you choose, do not forget to put the student’s name and the dates of the classes.
The student or the person in charge of the group must
introduce himself/herself at the reception desk of the Alliance Française on
the first day of classes, and provide the following documents: proof of ID
(identity card, residence permit or passport with a visa covering the length of
the study period); ID photo; a receipt proving the payment of all school fees
or the certificate of registration.
If you wish to stay longer than three months and are
not a member of the European Community you need to ask for a long-term visa (or
a “long-term study visa”). At your request, we will send you a certificate of
registration. If you entered French territory with a visa or residence permit
with a certificate from the Alliance, you have the obligation to attend the
classes for the duration indicated on the certificate. Otherwise, no refunds
will be possible and we will have to inform the prefecture.
Should your visa application be denied, the Alliance
will refund the sums already transferred, less the bank charges, the
registration fees and a 150€ charge. Important: to benefit from a refund, you
must send to the school the original document delivered by the Embassy or the
Adjournment and cancellation
In case of late cancellation, charges will come to
Withdrawal: 7 days or 14 days
Every student has a right of withdrawal from his
registration, without having to justify a reason. This 7-day (or 14-day if contract was signed over the internet) withdrawal period starts
from the date of acceptance by the student of the general terms and conditions
of registration. When the seven-day or fourteen-day period expires on a Saturday, Sunday or
a public holiday or non-working day, it is extended until the first following
working day. The student wishing to make use of their right of withdrawal
must notify it in writing, within the legal time limits indicated above, by e-mail or by post to the following address Alliance Française Annecy, 12
Boulevard du Lycée, 74000 ANNECY, France.
Students who wish to cancel their registration must
inform the Alliance no later than 2 weeks before the start of their course by
returning the original registration certificate. An allowance of 250€ will be withheld for administrative costs. If the notice
period (2 weeks) is not respected, a sum corresponding to one month's course will
Postponing the course:
Students have the right to defer their registration to
the courses for a maximum of 6 months. Only one postponement is allowed,
subject to validation by the Alliance Française Annecy of a written request at
least 15 calendar days before the date initially planned for the start of the
After the course has started:
Once the classes have started, and in case of absence
from one or more courses, no refund will be accepted for any reason whatsoever.
However, in the event of serious illness and/or incapacity, duly justified by a
medical certificate, preventing the student from attending the courses for a
period of more than 4 consecutive weeks, the student may request reimbursement
of school fees on a pro rata basis for the courses not attended (excluding the
annual registration fee, which is retained by the Alliance Française Annecy,
and any bank charges incurred) or the postponement of these courses for a
period limited to 6 months after the date of interruption of the courses. The
written request, together with the supporting documents, must reach the
Alliance Française Annecy no later than 15 calendar days after the date of
interruption of the courses. Any postponement granted is non-refundable and
non-transferable to the account of other students.
Reminder: a postponement of one day of classes is
exceptionally granted on presentation of a receipt. It is the students' responsibility to keep up to date with the courses they have missed.
Specific case for private lessons:
Course postponements may be permitted on condition that the postponed course dates fall between the start and end dates of the contract and that the request for postponement is made no later than 24 hours (not including weekends) before the scheduled course time. Otherwise, it will not be refunded or postponed. No postponement of the end date of the course will be accepted.
The Alliance Française Annecy reserves the right to cancel a registration for a private lesson in case of unavailability of a teacher 2 weeks after registration. In this case, the full amount of the corresponding school fees will be refunded to the intern. If this cancellation affects the totality of the courses chosen by the student, the annual registration fee will also be refunded.
Delays and modifications to programme
In order not to disrupt the classes, students who
arrive at class more than 10 minutes late will have to wait for the break
before joining their class. No change of pace and schedule can be accepted once
the initially chosen course program has started. The Alliance Française Annecy
reserves the right to modify, if necessary, the course timetable and schedule,
provided that the student or group leader is informed in advance.
Française Annecy reserves the right to modify, if necessary, the course
schedules and timetable, subject to advising the student or group leader
Stay in a host family:
By choosing to stay with a host family, the intern
agrees to follow their rules and the country’s, and to get used to the local
customs. Interns have to be capable of being independent, adapting, and taking
- Under no
circumstances the intern can use the host family’s phone without permission.
Any communication will be charged.
- Cigarettes, alcohol:
prohibited to minors.
- Drugs’ use will lead
to an immediate expulsion
- Even adults over the
age of 18 can be expelled if they spend a whole night out without informing
their host family beforehand.
The payment of the stay will be made directly to the family.
The Alliance Française Annecy provides a list of
accommodation at different establishments such as hotels, holiday cottages,
campsites, guest houses, holiday centres. However, the payment will be made
directly between the student and the establishment chosen. Each structure has
its own terms and conditions of sale, on which the Alliance Française cannot
prices do not include the cost of the travel. You have to get to the Alliance
by your own means. If you are staying with a host family, you need to inform the
Alliance of the time of your arrival and your departure as well as your
plane/train’s number 4 weeks before your stay at the latest. Make sure to
respect the time slots for arrival and departure of each accommodation
structure (between 8 am and 10 pm for host families).
In case of bad conduct, inappropriate behaviour, or
negative state of mind of a participant, the Alliance reserves the right to
dismiss them at any time..
The intern must attend classes assiduously. A
certificate of attendance can be delivered on request.
Use of Image
The Alliance Française Annecy may take pictures of its
students to illustrate its website, its advertising documents or social
networks, unless the interns or their supervisors disagree. In that case, a
written notice must be sent to us at the beginning of the stay.
Before coming to France, make sure that you are well
insured; health, accident and civil liability insurances are the student’s
responsibility. Under 18 students are under the full responsibility of their
Luggage and personal belongings
The transport company is liable for the late
delivery or damages to the students’ luggage during the trip and will pay off a
compensation, if necessary. In case of a loss, address your complaints to the
company and not the Alliance Française Annecy. The Alliance Française Annecy
decline all responsibilities for theft, damaging or loss of the interns’