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 2022

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
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Intensive without accommodation 413 741 1069 1397 1645 1957 2269 2581 2893 3205 3517 3625 3920 4215 4510 4805 5100 5395 5690 5985 6280 6575 6870 6373 6635 6897 7159 7421 7683 7945 8207 8469 8731 8993 9255 8365
Intensive with student residence, single room , no meals 539 962 1409 1856 2223 2654 3085 3516 3947 4378 4809 5036 5450 5864 6278 6692 7106 7520 7934 8348 8762 9176 9590 9212 9593 9974 10355 10736 11117 11498 11879 12260 12641 13022 13403 12632
Intensive with studio apartment, double room , no meals 518 949 1389 1829 2189 2613 3037 3461 3885 4309 4733 4953 5360 5767 6174 6581 6988 7395 7802 8209 8616 9023 9430 9045 9419 9793 10167 10541 10915 11289 11663 12037 12411 12785 13159 12381
Intensive with studio apartment, single room , no meals 599 1040 1529 2018 2427 2900 3373 3846 4319 4792 5265 5534 5990 6446 6902 7358 7814 8270 8726 9182 9638 10094 10550 10214 10637 11060 11483 11906 12329 12752 13175 13598 14021 14444 14867 14138
Intensive with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 539 1014 1489 1964 2359 2818 3277 3736 4195 4654 5113 5368 5810 6252 6694 7136 7578 8020 8462 8904 9346 9788 10230 9880 10289 10698 11107 11516 11925 12334 12743 13152 13561 13970 14379 13636
Starting dates:  

beginner : 03/01, 07/02, 07/03, 04/04, 02/05, 07/06, 04/07, 18/07, 01/08, 15/08, 05/09, 03/10, 07/11, 05/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €53 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: 18/04/2022, 26/05/2022, 06/06/2022, 14/07/2022, 01/11/2022, 11/11/2022. 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 2022

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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 747 1409 2071 2733 3395 4057 4719 5381
Combined with student residence, single room , no meals 873 1630 2411 3192 3973 4754 5535 6316
Combined with studio apartment, double room , no meals 852 1617 2391 3165 3939 4713 5487 6261
Combined with studio apartment, single room , no meals 933 1708 2531 3354 4177 5000 5823 6646
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 873 1682 2491 3300 4109 4918 5727 6536
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 848 1611 2374 3137
Combined with student residence, single room , no meals 974 1832 2714 3596
Combined with studio apartment, double room , no meals 953 1819 2694 3569
Combined with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1034 1910 2834 3758
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 974 1884 2794 3704
Starting dates:  

beginner : 03/01, 07/02, 07/03, 04/04, 02/05, 07/06, 04/07, 18/07, 01/08, 15/08, 05/09, 03/10, 07/11, 05/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €53 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: 18/04/2022, 26/05/2022, 06/06/2022, 14/07/2022, 01/11/2022, 11/11/2022. 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 2022

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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  
Private Lessons without accommodation 1535 2985 4435 5885
Private Lessons with student residence, single room , no meals 1661 3206 4775 6344
Private Lessons with studio apartment, double room , no meals 1640 3193 4755 6317
Private Lessons with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1721 3284 4895 6506
Private Lessons with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1661 3258 4855 6452
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €53 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: 18/04/2022, 26/05/2022, 06/06/2022, 14/07/2022, 01/11/2022, 11/11/2022. 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 2022

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
32
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant without accommodation 809
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with student residence, single room , no meals 1030
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with studio apartment, double room , no meals 1017
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1108
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1082
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 04/07, 11/07, 18/07, 25/07, 01/08, 08/08, 15/08, 22/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €53 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: 18/04/2022, 26/05/2022, 06/06/2022, 14/07/2022, 01/11/2022, 11/11/2022. 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 18 years.

Prices 2022

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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 10 weeks  
Teacher course “A la carte” without accommodation 447 809 1171 1533 1895 2257 2619 2981 3343 3705
Teacher course “A la carte” with student residence, single room , no meals 573 1030 1511 1992 2473 2954 3435 3916 4397 4878
Teacher course “A la carte” with studio apartment, double room , no meals 552 1017 1491 1965 2439 2913 3387 3861 4335 4809
Teacher course “A la carte” with studio apartment, single room , no meals 633 1108 1631 2154 2677 3200 3723 4246 4769 5292
Teacher course “A la carte” with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 573 1082 1591 2100 2609 3118 3627 4136 4645 5154
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 04/07, 11/07, 18/07, 25/07, 01/08, 08/08, 15/08, 22/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course available between 04/07/2022 - 26/08/2022.

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 : €53 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: 18/04/2022, 26/05/2022, 06/06/2022, 14/07/2022, 01/11/2022, 11/11/2022. 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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Weather in Vichy

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Nov 10 3 5
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Mar 13 1 7
Apr 15 4 8
May 19 8 9
June 22 11 9
July 24 16 10
Aug 23 15 10
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