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 year .

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 383 691 999 1307 1540 1833 2126 2419 2712 3005 3298 3411 3689 3967 4245 4523 4801 5079 5357 5635 5913 6191 6469 6003 6250 6497 6744 6991 7238 7485 7732 7979 8226 8473 8720 7851
Intensive with student residence, single room, no meals 506 899 1319 1739 2084 2489 2894 3299 3704 4109 4514 4739 5129 5519 5909 6299 6689 7079 7469 7859 8249 8639 9029 8675 9034 9393 9752 10111 10470 10829 11188 11547 11906 12265 12624 11867
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 482 880 1289 1699 2033 2428 2822 3217 3611 4006 4400 4615 4994 5374 5753 6133 6512 6892 7271 7651 8030 8410 8789 8425 8773 9122 9470 9819 10167 10516 10864 11213 11561 11910 12258 11491
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 557 964 1419 1874 2254 2694 3134 3574 4014 4454 4894 5154 5579 6004 6429 6854 7279 7704 8129 8554 8979 9404 9829 9510 9904 10298 10692 11086 11480 11874 12268 12662 13056 13450 13844 13122
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 503 951 1399 1847 2220 2653 3086 3519 3952 4385 4818 5071 5489 5907 6325 6743 7161 7579 7997 8415 8833 9251 9669 9343 9730 10117 10504 10891 11278 11665 12052 12439 12826 13213 13600 12871
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 05/02, 05/03, 03/04, 07/05, 04/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 03/09, 01/10, 05/11, 03/12.
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €46 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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2018, 02/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 01/11/2018, 25/12/2018.

Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only individual lessons will be rescheduled

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 387 699 1011 1323 1555 1851 2147 2443 2739 3035 3331 3447 3728 4009 4290 4571 4852 5133 5414 5695 5976 6257 6538 6075 6325 6575 6825 7075 7325 7575 7825 8075 8325 8575 8825 7923
Intensive with student residence, single room, no meals 510 907 1331 1755 2099 2507 2915 3323 3731 4139 4547 4775 5168 5561 5954 6347 6740 7133 7526 7919 8312 8705 9098 8747 9109 9471 9833 10195 10557 10919 11281 11643 12005 12367 12729 11939
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 486 888 1301 1715 2048 2446 2843 3241 3638 4036 4433 4651 5033 5416 5798 6181 6563 6946 7328 7711 8093 8476 8858 8497 8848 9200 9551 9903 10254 10606 10957 11309 11660 12012 12363 11563
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 561 972 1431 1890 2269 2712 3155 3598 4041 4484 4927 5190 5618 6046 6474 6902 7330 7758 8186 8614 9042 9470 9898 9582 9979 10376 10773 11170 11567 11964 12361 12758 13155 13552 13949 13194
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 504 953 1401 1850 2218 2651 3083 3516 3948 4381 4813 5066 5483 5901 6318 6736 7153 7571 7988 8406 8823 9241 9658 9332 9718 10105 10491 10878 11264 11651 12037 12424 12810 13197 13583 12818
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 04/02, 04/03, 01/04, 06/05, 03/06, 01/07, 15/07, 05/08, 19/08, 02/09, 07/10, 04/11, 02/12
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

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2019, 22/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 01/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019. 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 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 686 1297 1908 2519 3130 3741 4352 4963
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 809 1505 2228 2951 3674 4397 5120 5843
Combined with studio apartment, double room, no meals 785 1486 2198 2911 3623 4336 5048 5761
Combined with studio apartment, single room, no meals 860 1570 2328 3086 3844 4602 5360 6118
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 806 1557 2308 3059 3810 4561 5312 6063
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 781 1487 2193 2899
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 904 1695 2513 3331
Combined with studio apartment, double room, no meals 880 1676 2483 3291
Combined with studio apartment, single room, no meals 955 1760 2613 3466
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 901 1747 2593 3439
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 05/02, 05/03, 03/04, 07/05, 04/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 03/09, 01/10, 05/11, 03/12.
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €46 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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2018, 02/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 01/11/2018, 25/12/2018.

Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only individual lessons will be rescheduled

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 698 1321 1944 2567 3190 3813 4436 5059
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 821 1529 2264 2999 3734 4469 5204 5939
Combined with studio apartment, double room, no meals 797 1510 2234 2959 3683 4408 5132 5857
Combined with studio apartment, single room, no meals 872 1594 2364 3134 3904 4674 5444 6214
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 815 1575 2334 3094 3853 4613 5372 6132
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 795 1515 2235 2955
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 918 1723 2555 3387
Combined with studio apartment, double room, no meals 894 1704 2525 3347
Combined with studio apartment, single room, no meals 969 1788 2655 3522
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 912 1769 2625 3482
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 04/02, 04/03, 01/04, 06/05, 03/06, 01/07, 15/07, 05/08, 19/08, 02/09, 07/10, 04/11, 02/12
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

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2019, 22/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 01/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019. 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 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 1415 2755 4095 5435
Private Lessons with student residence, single room, no meals 1538 2963 4415 5867
Private Lessons with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1514 2944 4385 5827
Private Lessons with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1589 3028 4515 6002
Private Lessons with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1535 3015 4495 5975
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €46 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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2018, 02/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 01/11/2018, 25/12/2018.

Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only individual lessons will be rescheduled

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 1435 2795 4155 5515
Private Lessons with student residence, single room, no meals 1558 3003 4475 5947
Private Lessons with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1534 2984 4445 5907
Private Lessons with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1609 3068 4575 6082
Private Lessons with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1552 3049 4545 6042
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

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2019, 22/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 01/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Teacher course

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.

Objectives:

  • Practice the language and improve your French language skills
  • Encourage reflection on learning a language
  • Learn about everyday life in France
  • Diversify classroom practices

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. This course consists of 32 lessons per week, each lesson of 45 minutes.

The courses are based mainly on authentic media documents and focus on group interactions and encouragement to debate. Students share their experiences and reflect together on their learning and professional practice.

This program is completed with lectures and presentations on new educational proposals of the French Alliance.

Minimum age is 21 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teachers course without accommodation 751
Teachers course with student residence, single room, no meals 959
Teachers course with studio apartment, double room, no meals 940
Teachers course with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1024
Teachers course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1011
Starting dates:  

advanced : 25/06, 09/07, 23/07, 06/08, 20/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €46 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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2018, 02/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 01/11/2018, 25/12/2018.

Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only individual lessons will be rescheduled

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
32
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teachers course without accommodation 759
Teachers course with student residence, single room, no meals 967
Teachers course with studio apartment, double room, no meals 948
Teachers course with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1032
Teachers course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1013
Starting dates:  

advanced : 24/06, 08/07, 22/07, 05/08, 19/08

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

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2019, 22/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 01/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019. 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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