Learn French in Vichy, France
The best way to learn to speak French is to learn French in France. Vichy is a spa town in the heart of France, with incredibly beautiful countryside. Vichy is a city of culture and leisure, an excellent location to learn to speak French, and an area rich in customs and traditions. Our school in Vichy is on a campus shared with a French University. So, language students on a course at our school in Vichy have the opportunity to mix and speak with French students, practising the French language skills that they learn on their course. Vichy is a small town, where people are friendly and happy to speak to you, which is vital when you are trying to learn a language.
Van Der Loo
The teachers and staff were very kind, professional and helpful and the lessons were delivered in a very pleasant and interesting way. For me a reason to go back once more!
The course in Vichy exceeded my expectations in every respect. The teachers were excellent, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and they were very successful in engaging the class.
Really good course that combined general improvement of french and two specific teacher workshops per week. The accommodation was good, with lots of other students from various nationalities.
The course was very enjoyable, with enthusiastic teachers, and also an abundance of excellent excursions. The accommodation was ideally situated between the University and the town centre.
I thought the teacher was very good. The house I stayed in was lovely, the family were very nice to me and the meals were excellent.
I was apprehensive because I thought there would just be youngsters - but I was pleasantly surprised with the mix of ages and nationalities.
The course was very well organised, the school ws in nice surroundings and had good resources.
It was a good course, at a high quality level. Because of the good assessment on the first day and the number of students, I was able to participate in a group that was at about the same level. This was very helpful for me.
Our school in Vichy
Our French language school in Vichy is on a university campus near the center of town. The school has excellent facilities, including 3 language laboratories, restaurant, library, free Internet access and common room.
|Lesson length:||45 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||30|
|Average class size:||15|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (950) - Winter (250) per week|
|Included in fees:||Material, access the Mediathèque|
|Typical activities:||Visit of Vichy, cinema, sports, excursions (half and whole day), disco evening, food tasting)|
|Paid activities:||Food tasting, disco evening in summer, excursions and special sports such horse riding, golf, kanoe|
|School closed on:||01/01, 21/04, 01/05, 08/05, 29/05, 09/06, 14/06, 11/01, 25/12|
At our school, you can learn French on an ‘Intensive’ French course of 26 lessons/week, or join a ‘Super-Intensive’ course of 18 group lessons, 6 private lessons/week, plus 8 language skills ‘workshops’/week. A Super intensive course naturally gives you lots more practise and helps you learn to speak French even more quickly.
Our school also runs a very popular ‘French and Sports’ course for Young Students (12-16 years) in the summer.
Students can stay in a university residence, located just 5 minutes’ walk from the school. All the rooms in the residence are studios with private toilet, shower and kitchenette. Students from our school share the residence with French university students, providing lots of opportunities to speak French. Reasonably priced shared student apartments are also available, as well as accommodation in carefully selected French host families. Staying with a French host family is the best way to learn to speak French as you will naturally speak French to the family, enabling you to practise each day what you learn on the course.
The school organises a cultural program for students throughout the year, consisting of French film evenings in the school, parties, cycling trips, boat trips, plus excursions to nearby cities, as well as to Paris and Lyon. This cultural program helps students to enjoy their stay in Vichy and also to speak French outside the classroom.
How to get there
Our school can arrange transfers from Clermont-Ferrand Airport, and meet students free-of-charge from Vichy train station.