Welcome to Alfa Marais

Alfa Marais is a language school located in the heart of Paris, with an immersion course in an exceptional environment.


Alfa Marais is a language school whose concept is based on a rapid immersion program.
Field trips and workshops in real situations (professional or personal) allow learners to quickly put into practice what they have learned.  

We offer courses in  French, Spanish, Italian, English, German, and Japanese  with native teachers, in a friendly environment.

The school is located at the heart of the Marais, an exceptional environment, that is  accessible to people with disabilities.

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French for expats





French courses for expatriates or tourists in Paris

Alfa Marais  offers individual lessons, as well as classes in small groups, to allow  foreign expatriates to adapt quickly to their new life in France in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Personal Training Account

Use your CPF to learn or improve a language in order to improve your professional skills.

Training Manager

Contact us by phone or email if you want to organize a training plan for your teams!


What learners think of Alfa

Thanks to the agile, and 'living' format learning the French language was
far more at ease and motivating, than a course only spent 'at class' full time

Christine (Germany)


Who are we ?

The little story of Alfa Marais

On my return to France after ten years of expatriation in Africa and Asia, I graduated with a  teaching diploma of French as a Foreign Language, in order to always keep a link with the "world of expatriates". On this occasion, I met  of two of the French teachers: Audrey and Reine. They are former expatriates, and both are passionate about their job!

 We decided to create a school based on a simple concept: to teach French by immersing students in the culture of the language they are learning. Teaching students grammar, whilst sharing the hidden gems of Paris!

A school we wish we had attended  during our respective expatriations!

 Alfa Marais is located in the heart of Paris! A 5 minute walk from Place des Vosges, and opposite the Picasso Museum.

There is also a very pretty cellar where you are always welcome for a coffee.  😊

My meeting with Veronica -the Spanish teacher-, allowed Alfa Marais to be able to offer training in other languages (Italian, Japanese, English, German, etc.).

Our Qualiopi certification obtained in November 2020 gives us the opportunity to make our training courses eligible for CPF and other state funding programs.

Come and visit us !
Stephanie Vallet, co-founder of Alfa Marais


contact us

4 rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris, France

+33 (0)9 87 76 74 04

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