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, shops, restaurants and cafés. The school is located at the foot of the splendid Parc des Célestins on the banks of the Allier river.

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 2024

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Max. 15/15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
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Intensive without accommodation 473 851 1229 1607 1895 2255 2615 2975 3335 3695 4055 4175 4515 4855 5195 5535 5875 6215 6555 6895 7235 7575 7915 7343 7645 7947 8249 8551 8853 9155 9457 9759 10061 10363 10665 9635
Intensive with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 611 1150 1689 2228 2677 3198 3719 4240 4761 5282 5803 6084 6585 7086 7587 8088 8589 9090 9591 10092 10593 11094 11595 11184 11647 12110 12573 13036 13499 13962 14425 14888 15351 15814 16277 15408
Intensive with studio apartment, double room , no meals 593 1101 1609 2117 2535 3025 3515 4005 4495 4985 5475 5725 6195 6665 7135 7605 8075 8545 9015 9485 9955 10425 10895 10453 10885 11317 11749 12181 12613 13045 13477 13909 14341 14773 15205 14305
Intensive with studio apartment, single room , no meals 689 1263 1837 2411 2895 3451 4007 4563 5119 5675 6231 6547 7083 7619 8155 8691 9227 9763 10299 10835 11371 11907 12443 12067 12565 13063 13561 14059 14557 15055 15553 16051 16549 17047 17545 16711
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 905 1738 2571 3404 4147 4962 5777 6592 7407 8222 9037 9612 10407 11202 11997 12792 13587 14382 15177 15972 16767 17562 18357 18240 18997 19754 20511 21268 22025 22782 23539 24296 25053 25810 26567 25992
Starting dates:  

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

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €56 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 31/03/2024 - 05/10/2024 : €77 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: 01/01/2024, 01/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 08/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/11/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024. 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 2024

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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 807 1519 2231 2943 3655 4367 5079 5791
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 945 1818 2691 3564 4437 5310 6183 7056
Combined with studio apartment, double room , no meals 927 1769 2611 3453 4295 5137 5979 6821
Combined with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1023 1931 2839 3747 4655 5563 6471 7379
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 1239 2406 3573 4740 5907 7074 8241 9408
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 923 1751 2579 3407
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1061 2050 3039 4028
Combined with studio apartment, double room , no meals 1043 2001 2959 3917
Combined with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1139 2163 3187 4211
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 1355 2638 3921 5204
Starting dates:  

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

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €56 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 31/03/2024 - 05/10/2024 : €77 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: 01/01/2024, 01/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 08/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/11/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024. 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 2024

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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 1595 3095 4595 6095
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1733 3394 5055 6716
One-to-One with studio apartment, double room , no meals 1715 3345 4975 6605
One-to-One with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1811 3507 5203 6899
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 2027 3982 5937 7892
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €56 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 31/03/2024 - 05/10/2024 : €77 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: 01/01/2024, 01/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 08/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/11/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Teacher course enseignement d'une matière scolaire en langue francaise
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).
On 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 also offered to discover educational materials and learn new teaching practices.

The objectives of the course are:

  • 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 18 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
31
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teacher course enseignement d'une matière scolaire en langue francaise without accommodation 931
Teacher course enseignement d'une matière scolaire en langue francaise with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1230
Teacher course enseignement d'une matière scolaire en langue francaise with studio apartment, double room , no meals 1181
Teacher course enseignement d'une matière scolaire en langue francaise with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1343
Teacher course enseignement d'une matière scolaire en langue francaise with residence, single room , no meals 1818
Starting dates:  

from intermediate : 15/07

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €56 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 31/03/2024 - 05/10/2024 : €77 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: 01/01/2024, 01/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 08/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/11/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024. 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 2024

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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 513 931 1349 1767 2185 2603 3021 3439 3857
Teachers Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 651 1230 1809 2388 2967 3546 4125 4704 5283
Teachers Course with studio apartment, double room , no meals 633 1181 1729 2277 2825 3373 3921 4469 5017
Teachers Course with studio apartment, single room , no meals 729 1343 1957 2571 3185 3799 4413 5027 5641
Teachers Course with residence, single room , no meals 945 1818 2691 3564 4437 5310 6183 7056 7929
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course available between 01/07/2024 - 30/08/2024.

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 : €56 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 31/03/2024 - 05/10/2024 : €77 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: 01/01/2024, 01/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 08/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/11/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Golden Age

The Golden Age course is designed especially for retired people who now have the time to enjoy travelling, getting to know people from all over the world and learn the French language. This course combines language learning with social and cultural activities. 

The course consists of 18 hours of French lessons in the morning. These classes are mixed with students of different nationalities and ages. In the afternoon there is an activity program with a fixed group of senior students.

Examples of activities are:

  • City walk through Vichy
  • Wine workshop
  • Visit to Clermont-Ferrand
  • Tastings
  • Visit to the famous "Les Célestins spa"
  • Cooking class

Minimum age is 45 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
18
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Golden Age without accommodation 1597
Golden Age with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1896
Golden Age with studio apartment, double room , no meals 1847
Golden Age with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2009
Golden Age with residence, single room , no meals 2484
Starting dates:  

04/03, 15/04, 13/05, 10/06, 15/07, 12/08, 16/09, 14/10

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €56 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 31/03/2024 - 05/10/2024 : €77 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: 01/01/2024, 01/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 08/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/11/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024. 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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