Personally I'd do an introduction day or two somewhere which covers reading avalanche reports, then have a few days in good weather on grade 1 and 2s practicing reading reports and conditions with a friend. After that, decide where you want to take it and get a guide or instructor to help with that.
It feels like a lot of mountain craft comes from a base level of knowledge then the rest is experience in different conditions which you get better at with time and paying attention to the surroundings.
Edited to add-The Chamonix course looks good for an introduction to mountaineering, but you might end up wanting to hang off an ice wall after 2 days which it won't give you. Equally that might not be for you.