Language course French in Vichy

Cavilam

Our partner school in Vichy, CAVILAM, is a private higher education center, located in the heart of the city. With more than 5,000 students per year, from more than 120 different nationalities, this school has a very international atmosphere. From the school campus, students can move around on foot or by bike to any place in the city: train station, cinema, banks, shops, restaurants or accommodations.

Characteristics of the school:

  • School endorsed by the French Ministry of Education
  • 16 classrooms fully equipped with air conditioning
  • Multimedia classrooms and library
  • International students of more than 120 nationalities
  • Classes for all levels of language knowledge
  • Previous evaluation of the student’s level through an oral and / or written level test to place him in the appropriate class according to the result. Normally, this test is done first day at school. Absolute beginners (= without any knowledge of the language), may not need to perform this test.
  • Materials are included in the price
  • Free WIFI Internet in all facilities
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Example of activities and excursions

The school organizes an extensive program of free time activities and excursions. Among the most popular the following examples stand out:

  • Visit to the city of Vichy and its surroundings, / Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Puy-en-Velay, Paris and Tours)
  • Visits to museums and theme parks
  • Outdoor excursions (Puy de Dome and the Auvergne Volcanoes National Park)
  • Tasting of typical products of the region (wines, cheeses and sausages)
  • Evening events with dinner and dance

Intensive

The intensive course consists of 26 lessons per week. You will have 18 lessons of general French, plus 8 weekly lessons dedicated to a specific topic (to choose between: listening, written communication, vocabulary, grammar, civilization, phonetics, or preparation for the DELF / DALF exams). In this way you can advance in a particular discipline.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15/15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
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Intensive without accommodation 429 773 1117 1461 1720 2047 2374 2701 3028 3355 3682 3805 4115 4425 4735 5045 5355 5665 5975 6285 6595 6905 7215 6685 6960 7235 7510 7785 8060 8335 8610 8885 9160 9435 9710 8761
Intensive with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 558 1053 1547 2042 2451 2929 3407 3884 4361 4839 5317 5590 6051 6511 6972 7432 7893 8353 8814 9274 9735 10195 10656 10276 10701 11127 11553 11978 12403 12829 13255 13680 14105 14531 14957 14158
Intensive with studio apartment, double room , no meals 651 1233 1815 2397 2894 3460 4025 4589 5154 5720 6285 6645 7194 7741 8290 8837 9386 9933 10482 11029 11578 12125 12674 12381 12894 13408 13921 14433 14946 15460 15973 16485 16998 17512 18025 17313
Intensive with studio apartment, single room , no meals 627 1146 1665 2184 2618 3121 3623 4124 4626 5129 5631 5928 6414 6898 7384 7868 8354 8838 9324 9808 10294 10778 11264 10908 11358 11809 12259 12708 13158 13609 14059 14508 14958 15409 15859 15084
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 819 1576 2333 3090 3762 4503 5243 5982 6722 7463 8203 8738 9462 10184 10908 11630 12354 13076 13800 14522 15246 15968 16692 16574 17262 17951 18639 19326 20014 20703 21391 22078 22766 23455 24143 23606
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 06/02, 06/03, 03/04, 01/05, 05/06, 03/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 04/09, 02/10, 06/11, 04/12
from beginner : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €49 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 01/04/2023 - 30/09/2023 : €70 per week

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

The school is closed on the following dates: 10/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/05/2023, 29/05/2023, 14/07/2023, 01/11/2023, 25/11/2023.
Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Combined

This course combines 18 or 26 group lessons with 6 private lessons per week. During private classes you can deal with topics that are of interest to you or dedicate the classes to a specific aspect of the language.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
24
32
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 758 1431 2104 2777 3450 4123 4796 5469
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 888 1711 2534 3358 4182 5005 5828 6652
Combined with studio apartment, double room , no meals 981 1892 2802 3713 4625 5536 6446 7357
Combined with studio apartment, single room , no meals 957 1805 2652 3500 4349 5197 6044 6892
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 1149 2235 3320 4406 5493 6579 7664 8750
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 864 1643 2422 3201
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 993 1923 2853 3782
Combined with studio apartment, double room , no meals 1086 2104 3121 4137
Combined with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1062 2017 2971 3924
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 1254 2447 3639 4830
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 06/02, 06/03, 03/04, 01/05, 05/06, 03/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 04/09, 02/10, 06/11, 04/12
from beginner : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €49 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 01/04/2023 - 30/09/2023 : €70 per week

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

The school is closed on the following dates: 10/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/05/2023, 29/05/2023, 14/07/2023, 01/11/2023, 25/11/2023.
Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

One-to-one

The individual course of 20 private classes is ideal to cover a particular need in the language. The program is taught based on your knowledge, interests or profession.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 1535 2985 4435 5885
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1665 3265 4866 6466
One-to-One with studio apartment, double room , no meals 1758 3445 5134 6821
One-to-One with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1734 3358 4984 6608
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 1926 3788 5652 7514
Starting dates:  

02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €49 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 01/04/2023 - 30/09/2023 : €70 per week

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

The school is closed on the following dates: 10/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/05/2023, 29/05/2023, 14/07/2023, 01/11/2023, 25/11/2023.
Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Teacher course
Enseignement d'une matière scolaire en langue francaise

The course for non-native French teachers in Vichy is a 2-week immersion program for teachers who want to improve their knowledge of the French language and increase their teaching skills of this language as a foreign language. If you are a teacher in a bilingual institute and you teach a subject in French, this course is the perfect choice for you! The course "Enseignement d'une matière scolaire en la langue francaise" provides the knowledge and skills necessary to identify the needs of the students, create pedagogical procedures of DNL methodology (CLIL).
Every Monday morning there is a conference on different topics (teaching and didactic of CLIL, culture and intercultural approach, etc.).
Two "discovery" sessions per week are offered to discover educational materials and learn new teaching practices.
Every Wednesday afternoon, participants are offered a meeting with the editors to hear the latest news of the CLIL methodology.

The objectives of the course are:

    discover the principles of bilingual education
    develop pedagogical techniques for CLIL
    discover the resources for the CLIL
    The use of simple digital tools for CLIL

Objectives:

  • Practice the language and improve your French language skills
  • Discover the principles of bilingual education
  • Develop pedagogical techniques
  • Discover the resources for teaching
  • The use of simple digital tools in class
  • Encourage reflection on learning a language

Upon arrival, students will take a level test and join an international class corresponding to their language level. Each week, the participants follow the units on the agenda of the language improvement course.

Minimum age is 21 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

The school is closed on the following dates: 10/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/05/2023, 29/05/2023, 14/07/2023, 01/11/2023, 25/11/2023.
Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Teacher course “A la carte”

In the summer period, teachers can participate in the "a la carte" teacher course, with a flexible duration of 1 to 10 weeks. This course combines different modules with each other; depending on the dates you wish to take the course, it is possible to choose a specific module (therefore, always contact StudyTravel to verify the dates). A week of "A la carte training" comprises a total of 31 lessons per week (23 real hours per week). Participants choose 2 modules per week: one module in the morning (16 lessons / week) and one module in the afternoon (total 9 lessons / week).

You can choose between the following modules (please always contact StudyTravel to verify the appropriate dates of each module):

  • Développer la communication en classe: interaction et médiation
  • Vers une communication authentique avec les médias sociaux
  • La pédagogie positive en classe
  • Enseigner aux adolescents: motiver à apprendre, apprendre à motiver
  • Chanson contemporaine : panorama et activités pour la classe
  • Gérer et animer un centre de ressources
  • Concevoir des contenus pour l’enseignement à distance
  • Enseigner le français aux enfants de moins de 7 ans
  • Créer des séquences pédagogiques à partir de documents authentiques
  • Création d’activités pédagogiques pour le TBI
  • Appliquer les neurosciences à l’enseignement des langues
  • Enseigner le français avec les 5 sens
  • Les outils numériques pratiques pour faciliter la vie du professeur
  • Labellisation “enseignant” : apprendre et enseigner avec TV5MONDE
  • Préparer les apprenants au DELF B2 et au DALF C1
  • Plaisir de lire, plaisir d’écrire en français
  • Lexique et grammaire en action
  • L’expression écrite avec l’écriture créative
  • Découverte de la littérature française et francophone contemporaine
  • Développer les compétences écrites des niveaux A1 à B1
  • Intégrer les outils numériques en classe (tablettes, mobiles, etc.)
  • Intégrer des jeux et activités créatives pour la classe
  • Créer des séquences pédagogiques à partir de documents authentiques
  • Intégrer des usages pédagogiques simples du numérique en classe de français
  • L’évaluation comme outil de formation et de motivation
  • Améliorer les compétences orales et écrites avec TV5MONDE et les médias
  • Comprendre la société française d’hier à aujourd’hui
  • Regards sur la société française
  • Activités théâtrales simples pour la classe
  • Démarche interculturelle
  • Enseigner la langue et la culture : une démarche interculturelle
  • Développer la communication orale en classe : réception et production
  • Enseigner le français : dynamiser la classe au quotidien
  • Activités clés pour améliorer la prononciation

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
31
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks  
Teachers Course without accommodation 465 845 1225 1605 1985 2365 2745 3125 3505
Teachers Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 594 1125 1655 2186 2716 3247 3777 4308 4838
Teachers Course with studio apartment, double room , no meals 687 1305 1923 2541 3159 3777 4395 5013 5631
Teachers Course with studio apartment, single room , no meals 663 1218 1773 2328 2883 3438 3993 4548 5103
Teachers Course with residence, single room , no meals 855 1648 2441 3234 4027 4820 5613 6406 7199
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course available between 03/07/2023 - 01/09/2023.

Depending on the dates you choose, it is possible to combine several modules (please always contact StudyTravel to verify the appropriate dates).

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €49 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 01/04/2023 - 30/09/2023 : €70 per week

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

The school is closed on the following dates: 10/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/05/2023, 29/05/2023, 14/07/2023, 01/11/2023, 25/11/2023.
Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Host Family

Combining your course with accommodation in a local French family is a great way to practice the language and learn the culture of this country at the same time. You will stay in a single room with bed and breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner). Laundry, bed sheets and towels are included in the price.

Residence

Staying in the residence is an ideal option for those who prefer to be independent. You will have a single room with a small kitchen, bathroom and private toilet (no TV, Internet is optional). Bed sheets are provided, but towels are not.

Studio Apartment

The studio apartments are very comfortable flats for one or two people. This accommodation includes: bathroom, kitchenette, TV, Internet access (subject to availability). Bed sheets are provided, but towels are not.

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June 22 11 9
July 24 16 10
Aug 23 15 10
Sept 20 12 8
Oct 16 8 7
Nov 10 3 5
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