Our French language school in Vichy
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Learn French in Vichy

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!

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Comfortable classrooms
Excellent student services
Multi-media facilities at our school

Courses in Vichy

Available courses

  • Intensive (26)
  • Semi-Intensive + Cookery (20)
  • Semi-Intensive + Private Lessons (24)
  • Semi-Intensive + Private Lessons (32)
  • Super Intensive (26)
  • Private Lessons (20)
  • Teachers Course (32)
  • Teachers Course “A la carte” (31)

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

Available accommodation

  • Host Family
  • Student Residence
  • Studio Apartment

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.

Activities

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.


Location of our school in Vichy

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4.2 / 5
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4.1 / 5
School Staff

4.6 / 5
Average score for our school in Vichy based on 21 previous client reviews.

Student reviews & feedback

Best course I have ever taken to study French. The teachers were very motivated and the classrooms were more spacious that at any other language school I have attended. There was also a free proper workshop in the afternoon and I have never experienced this before at any language school.

I stayed with a lovely French family at the top of a hill overlooking Vichy. The lady came to pick me up from the train station and gave us a warm welcome and quick tour of Vichy by car upon arrival. We had homemade meals - cooked from scratch every night and the family tried to introduce us to some French cookery!

Vichy is a bit of a sleepy little town so you might want to sign up for the various activities the school run after class and at the weekend!

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I was apprehensive because I thought there would just be youngsters - but I was pleasantly surprised with the mix of ages and nationalities. As a teacher I thought I would feel as if I was back at work during those 2 weeks but it was a fantastic experience. Amazing home! My host "mother" was a fantastic cook. Friendly and so funny. I will keep in touch - we have swapped recipes. I had a ball! I learned a lot and am much more confident to speak the language than before, I used to get tongue-tied but now I just chat as if I always have spoken French!! Awesome!

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S. Kennedy

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. My friend and I attended tennis lessons in the afternoon. We enjoyed this very much and the coaching was excellent, exceptionally helpful and friendly.

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B. Ringrose

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. The topics covered were relevant, contemporary and absolutely correctly pitched to the type and level of the group. My accommodation was very good. I had a studio apartment in a small hotel in the old town. It was very comfortable and extremely well positioned in respect of walking to the school and generally well located for getting around Vichy. The school was welcoming and helpful and my fellow students were lovely. I would love to have stayed longer!

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A. Barker

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.

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The course was very well organised, the school ws in nice surroundings and had good resources.

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R. 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!

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R. Patel

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. This location is ideal for people that appreciate hiking, nature, and volcanos.

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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. Also the quality of teaching was of a high standard. My accommodation was also very good. I very much enjoyed my host family. It was pleasant and I had lots of opportunity to practise my French in the evening.

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School statistics

Nationality (%)


Brasilian (4.5)
German (5)
Italian (20)
Japanese (5)
Mexican (6)
Swiss (8)

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* Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

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