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 2019

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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 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 510 914 1341 1769 2116 2528 2939 3351 3762 4174 4585 4817 5213 5610 6006 6403 6799 7196 7592 7989 8385 8782 9178 8831 9196 9562 9927 10293 10658 11024 11389 11755 12120 12486 12851 12065
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 years .

Prices 2019

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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 698 1321 1944 2567 3190 3813 4436 5059
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 821 1536 2274 3013 3751 4490 5228 5967
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 1730 2565 3401
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 years .

Prices 2019

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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 1435 2795 4155 5515
Private Lessons with student residence, single room, no meals 1558 3010 4485 5961
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
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 2019

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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 759
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with student residence, single room, no meals 974
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with studio apartment, double room, no meals 948
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1032
Perfectionnement en langue, communication et civilisation pour enseignant with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1013
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 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.

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 2019

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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 417 759 1101 1443 1785 2127 2469 2811 3153 3495
Teacher course “A la carte” with student residence, single room, no meals 540 974 1431 1889 2346 2804 3261 3719 4176 4634
Teacher course “A la carte” with studio apartment, double room, no meals 516 948 1391 1835 2278 2722 3165 3609 4052 4496
Teacher course “A la carte” with studio apartment, single room, no meals 591 1032 1521 2010 2499 2988 3477 3966 4455 4944
Teacher course “A la carte” with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 534 1013 1491 1970 2448 2927 3405 3884 4362 4841
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 24/06, 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 06/24/2019 - 08/30/2019.

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

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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