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 2021

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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 402 724 1046 1368 1610 1916 2222 2528 2834 3140 3446 3560 3850 4140 4430 4720 5010 5300 5590 5880 6170 6460 6750 6272 6530 6788 7046 7304 7562 7820 8078 8336 8594 8852 9110 8216
Intensive with student residence, single room, no meals 525 945 1386 1827 2188 2613 3038 3463 3888 4313 4738 4971 5380 5789 6198 6607 7016 7425 7834 8243 8652 9061 9470 9111 9488 9865 10242 10619 10996 11373 11750 12127 12504 12881 13258 12483
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 504 919 1346 1773 2120 2531 2942 3353 3764 4175 4586 4805 5200 5595 5990 6385 6780 7175 7570 7965 8360 8755 9150 8777 9140 9503 9866 10229 10592 10955 11318 11681 12044 12407 12770 11981
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 582 1010 1486 1962 2358 2818 3278 3738 4198 4658 5118 5386 5830 6274 6718 7162 7606 8050 8494 8938 9382 9826 10270 9946 10358 10770 11182 11594 12006 12418 12830 13242 13654 14066 14478 13738
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 525 991 1456 1922 2307 2757 3206 3656 4105 4555 5004 5262 5695 6129 6562 6996 7429 7863 8296 8730 9163 9597 10030 9696 10097 10499 10900 11302 11703 12105 12506 12908 13309 13711 14112 13362
Starting dates:  

beginner : 04/01, 01/02, 01/03, 06/04, 03/05, 31/05, 05/07, 19/07, 02/08, 16/08, 06/09, 04/10, 02/11, 06/12, 03/01
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €49 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Prices are subject to change (and may vary depending on the studio's that are available)
All studio's have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

Info student residence:  

Prices of the Residence are subject to change (and may vary depending on the rooms that are available)
Rooms have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

All prices include:

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

The school is closed on the following dates: 11/11/2020, 25/12/2020, 01/01/2021, 05/04/2021, 13/05/2021, 24/05/2021, 14/07/2021, 01/11/2021, 11/11/2021, 25/12/2021. 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 2021

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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 724 1368 2012 2656 3300 3944 4588 5232
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 847 1589 2352 3115 3878 4641 5404 6167
Combined with studio apartment, double room, no meals 826 1563 2312 3061 3810 4559 5308 6057
Combined with studio apartment, single room, no meals 904 1654 2452 3250 4048 4846 5644 6442
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 847 1635 2422 3210 3997 4785 5572 6360
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 824 1568 2312 3056
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 947 1789 2652 3515
Combined with studio apartment, double room, no meals 926 1763 2612 3461
Combined with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1004 1854 2752 3650
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 947 1835 2722 3610
Starting dates:  

beginner : 04/01, 01/02, 01/03, 06/04, 03/05, 31/05, 05/07, 19/07, 02/08, 16/08, 06/09, 04/10, 02/11, 06/12, 03/01
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €49 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Prices are subject to change (and may vary depending on the studio's that are available)
All studio's have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

Info student residence:  

Prices of the Residence are subject to change (and may vary depending on the rooms that are available)
Rooms have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

All prices include:

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

The school is closed on the following dates: 11/11/2020, 25/12/2020, 01/01/2021, 05/04/2021, 13/05/2021, 24/05/2021, 14/07/2021, 01/11/2021, 11/11/2021, 25/12/2021. 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 2021

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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 1500 2920 4340 5760
Private Lessons with student residence, single room, no meals 1623 3141 4680 6219
Private Lessons with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1602 3115 4640 6165
Private Lessons with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1680 3206 4780 6354
Private Lessons with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1623 3187 4750 6314
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €49 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Prices are subject to change (and may vary depending on the studio's that are available)
All studio's have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

Info student residence:  

Prices of the Residence are subject to change (and may vary depending on the rooms that are available)
Rooms have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

All prices include:

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

The school is closed on the following dates: 11/11/2020, 25/12/2020, 01/01/2021, 05/04/2021, 13/05/2021, 24/05/2021, 14/07/2021, 01/11/2021, 11/11/2021, 25/12/2021. 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 2021

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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 790
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with student residence, single room, no meals 1011
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with studio apartment, double room, no meals 985
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1076
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1057
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 21/06, 05/07, 19/07, 02/08, 16/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €49 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Prices are subject to change (and may vary depending on the studio's that are available)
All studio's have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

Info student residence:  

Prices of the Residence are subject to change (and may vary depending on the rooms that are available)
Rooms have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

All prices include:

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

The school is closed on the following dates: 11/11/2020, 25/12/2020, 01/01/2021, 05/04/2021, 13/05/2021, 24/05/2021, 14/07/2021, 01/11/2021, 11/11/2021, 25/12/2021. 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 2021

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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 435 790 1145 1500 1855 2210 2565 2920 3275 3630
Teacher course “A la carte” with student residence, single room, no meals 558 1011 1485 1959 2433 2907 3381 3855 4329 4803
Teacher course “A la carte” with studio apartment, double room, no meals 537 985 1445 1905 2365 2825 3285 3745 4205 4665
Teacher course “A la carte” with studio apartment, single room, no meals 615 1076 1585 2094 2603 3112 3621 4130 4639 5148
Teacher course “A la carte” with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 558 1057 1555 2054 2552 3051 3549 4048 4546 5045
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course available between 06/21/2021 - 08/27/2021.

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
Info studio apartment:  

Prices are subject to change (and may vary depending on the studio's that are available)
All studio's have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

Info student residence:  

Prices of the Residence are subject to change (and may vary depending on the rooms that are available)
Rooms have a bathroom and own kitchenette.

All prices include:

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

The school is closed on the following dates: 11/11/2020, 25/12/2020, 01/01/2021, 05/04/2021, 13/05/2021, 24/05/2021, 14/07/2021, 01/11/2021, 11/11/2021, 25/12/2021. 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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Oct 16 8 7
Nov 10 3 5
Dec 8 0 5
Jan 9 -2 4
Feb 10 -1 6
Mar 13 1 7
Apr 15 4 8
May 19 8 9
June 22 11 9
July 24 16 10
Aug 23 15 10
Sept 20 12 8
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