Come and learn French with us in Vichy - a spa town in the heart of France which is overflowing with culture and surrounded by incredibly beautiful countryside. With a strong cultural heritage, Vichy is home to the famous Art Nouveau opera house, the magnificent Palais des Congrès and Napolean III’s private chalets, making it the perfect destination for language lovers and culture vultures alike! What’s more, Vichy is just a small town, making it even easier to explore these magnificent attractions and immerse yourself in the culture during your stay! The small size of the town gives it a welcoming atmosphere, where you can chat to the friendly locals and put your French skills into practice in an authentic environment.
Our school in Vichy
Our French language school in Vichy is found on a university campus near the centre of town, just a short walk from the Parc des Célestins. The school boasts excellent facilities, including classrooms, language laboratories, restaurant, library, free Internet access and a student common room. It is also home to a resource centre with over 20,000 documents at your disposal, including books, DVDs and news articles!
Courses in Vichy
At our school, you can learn French on a Super-Intensive course of 26 lessons per week. This course is an ideal option for anyone wishing to learn French or improve their general French skills with other like-minded students.
For a more personalised programme, why not combine 18 or 26 group lessons with an additional 6 private lessons on a Combined Course? Or, for complete flexibility with your French learning, choose a course of Private Lessons only!
At certain times throughout the year, the school also runs a Semi-Intensive + Cookery course, giving you the opportunity to combine your French lessons with 8 cooking workshops where you will try out and sample some of the region’s finest gastronomic delicacies!
Accommodation is available in Vichy with carefully selected French host families. Staying with a host family is the best way to fully immerse yourself in the language and culture as you will naturally speak French to the family, enabling you to practise each day what you learn on the course! Stay in a single room on a bed and breakfast or half-board basis.
Students can also choose to stay in the student residence. All the rooms in the residence are equipped with a private toilet, shower and kitchenette. Students from our school share the residence with French university students, providing lots of opportunities to speak French.
For a more independent experience during your time in Vichy, you can stay in a studio apartment. Studios are available for one or two people and come equipped with a bathroom, private kitchen, bed and a television.
The school organises a cultural program for students throughout the year to help them further enhance their language skills and make friends from all over the world! Activities vary from week to week, but may include things like French film evenings, parties, cycling trips, boat trips, dance evenings, cookery workshops and tastings, city tours and much more! regular excursions are also organised, to nearby points of interest such as Lyon, the Vulcania park and even Disneyland Paris.
How to get there
The nearest airport to our school in Vichy is Clermont-Ferrand. Alternatively, you can fly into Paris Charles de Gaulle or Lyon-Saint-Exupery.
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