Morzine & Les Gets are very much multi-language towns.
Many of the expat locals will probably admit they don’t speak enough French on a day to day basis. The majority of the town speak English, with many of the bars and shops making it more than acceptable to only speak English. Whether that’s a good thing or not – we’ll let you decide.
However the major benefit if you’re an expat relocating to Morzine & Les Gets is that this gives children a massive leg up in being able to speak two languages while they grow up. Not just to a conversational level, but to a level that they have to practise everyday, often becoming more fluent than their parents!
It really is great to see children flip between multiple languages and it can be common to see children as young as 7 years old being able to flip between 2 or more languages with ease!
Children have a great lifestyle in the Alpine schooling system. Whether it’s the active lifestyle where they have ski school 2 or 3 times a week, taking up sports like Ice Hockey along with more traditional sports like football, or it’s just the mountain air giving a great alternative to playing on the IPad! Morzine & Les Gets offer a huge amount to aid children’s development at icrucial times of their life.
Knowing about local schools and the schooling system is often a question we’re asked by prospective property buyers and it’s one of the most important things to know when you are considering to relocate to the Alps.
Knowing that your children are getting the best education possible is a key influencer in relocation, and the wealth and amount of schools in and around Morzine make this one of (if not the) most desirable resort in the French Alps for expat relocation.
Children study a range of classes from a young age which blend nicely between French & English. It’s certainly not discommon to find 2 or 3 other English or foreign classmates in a classroom, and the class sizes tend to be relatively small, providing an optimum learning environment.
When summer comes around and the school holidays start (in July) the extremely fun summer school starts. This gives parents the freedom to know that their little rugrats are being looked after whilst making the most of the surrounding mountains and some planned activities. This means parents can keep working their daily jobs with the knowledge that they are keeping active and healthy. Activities include swimming, painting and music. Oh what it would be like to be young again!
The Alpine French School is a great place for adults to also learn french. With a range of course types and social events, you will quickly learn the language and be able to speak the language fluently and be able to keep up with local conversations. Have a look at people’s thoughts in a Moving to Morzine Blog for more FAQs.
See you all soon.