Language courses


French Language and Cultural Courses

« Polish up your French and your knowledge of France » A 3 week intensive course of French in a language institute specializing in teaching French to foreign students. At the end of your course you will receive an official certificate and detailed reports which may help you to get credit points for your university degree. This language course is preceded and followed by a cultural stay of 10 days in Paris offering courses on French history, art, architecture, all of which are followed by guided visits to the main museums in Paris and cultural outings (theatre, café-theatre, cinema).







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Our programme

Day 1 : Sunday 31 December

  • Arrival  in Paris and settling in  youth hostel located in the historic heart of Paris
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Day 2 : Monday 1 January

  • Welcome and presentation of the programme
  • General Business & orientation session
  • The History of Paris from the Romans to the  16th century
  • Presentation of the French press
  • Welcome lunch on the place du tertre in Montmartre
  • Guided tour of Montmartre
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Day 3 : Tuesday 2 January

  • Discussion on the visit to Montmartre
  • Presentation of the French Impressionist School of painting
  • Presentation of the films to be seen
  • Oral presentation by students of selected press articles
  •  Guided visit of  MusĂ©e d’Orsay
  • Evening : cinema
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Day 4 : Wednesday 3 January

  • Discussion on the visit to the MusĂ©e d’Orsay
  • The history of Paris  from the 17th c. to nowadays
  • Preparation of the play to be seen
  • Oral presentation by students of selected press articles
  • Guided tour of the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie & passage in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral under renovation
  • Evening: CafĂ©-theâtre play
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Day 5 : Thursday 4 January

  • Discussion on the visit of the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie
    Discussion on the Café-théâtre play
    Presentation of the Louvre Museum
    Oral presentation by students of selected press articles
    Guided tour of the
    Louvre Museum
    Evening: Boat cruise on the Seine
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Day 6 : Friday 5 January

  • Exceptional visit of the Palais du Luxembourg or Bourbon Palace on the invitation of a senator or member of parliament.
  • Discussion on the visit to the Louvre Museum
  • Presentation of the French Political System
  • Oral presentation by students of selected press articles
  • Evening: Cinema
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Day 7 : Saturday 6 January

  • Presentation of streets of Paris and their architectural face
  • Preparation of afternoon visits
  • Oral presentation by students of selected press articles
  • Choice of visit offered to students ex: Exhibition, Museum, Cultural Center, Père Lachaise cemetery, Basilica Saint Denis,..
  • Evening: Free
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Day 8 : Sunday 7 January

  • Visit of one of the main markets of Paris street markets
  • Departure for Vichy in First Class train
  • Welcome by the representatives of CAVILAM team – Alliance Française and by your home-stay hosts for your stay in Vichy
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Day 9 to Day 27

  • 3 weeks of intensive French courses organized by CAVILAM-Alliance Française, a language institute specialized in teaching French to foreign students
  • Group classes in the morning and thematic workshops in the afternoon
  • Stay with a host family
  • Organisation of sports, cultural and social activities
  • Rest of time with host families.
Stage de français
Excursion au Puy de DĂ´me

Day 27 : Friday 26 January

  • Return to Paris by train after class
  • Welcome in train station & transfer to Hostel by Taxi

Day 28 : Saturday 27 January

  • Discussion on the stay of the students in Vichy
  • Presentation of the Palace of Versailles
  • Preparation of the play to be seen
  • Oral presentation by students of selected press articles
  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Evening: Theâtre
Château de Versailles

Day 29 : Sunday 28 January

  • Morning assessment session : individual presentation
  • Farewell lunch in a  art-deco restaurant
  • After lunch free to leave late-afternoon, but accommodation has been reserved and paid for until Monday morning.
Restaurant Paris

Cost of the language and culture Tour “Stage”

Duration : 29 days / 28 nights
3 950€ / Person


Language programme

Both parts of this programme include intensive use of French together with closely linked cultural activities.

Each morning there will be a preparation in French of the day’s activities, together with what has been done and seen the day before.

Every day a different theme is offered : for example, Paris in the Middle Ages, French Impressionism, the French press, the French political system…Each day a student will be asked to present an article of his/her choice in one of the main newspapers to be followed by discussion.

In the Language Institute specializing in teaching French for foreigners, you will have :

  • Intensive courses of French (about 220 hours in all)
  • A thematic workshop in the afternoon
  • Cultural activities in the evening
  • Excursions during the weekend
  • Family accommodation allowing you to practise your French

On the first day you are given a test which allows you to be placed in a group corresponding to your level of French. Then you will have 18 days of intensive language course work (26 courses and workshops per week).

The cost includes
  • 9 nights B&B in an excellent student hostel in the historical heart of Paris
  • 2 group meals in Paris
  • Half-board family stay organized by the Institute teaching French
  • 3 weeks intensive  courses of french (220 hours of speaking and listening to French)
  • All transport in France
  • All guided visits
  • Reservation of the places to be visited
  • Full documentation on your stay
The cost does not include
  • Meals in Paris (except two group meals)
  • One meal a day when you are doing your intensive langage course
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Travel to and from France

Feedback from some our participants

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Hours of speaking and listening to French
Days in family stay
Days in Paris

29 days / 28 nights

December 2023 

                                    3 950 €

Minimum of participants : 10