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 : Wednesday 28 December

  • Arrival  in Paris and settling in.
Etudiants stage à Paris

Day 2 : Thursday 29 December

  • Welcome and presentation of the programme                               
  • The History of Paris from the Romans to the XVIIth century 
  • Welcome lunch            
  • Guided visit of Montmartre

Day 3 : Friday 30 December

  • Presentation of the French Impressionist School of painting
  • Presentation of the films to be seen
  • Oral presentation of newspaper article by students
  • Visit of  Musée d’Orsay
  • Evening : cinema

Day 4 : Saturday 31 December

  • The history of Paris and Versailles from the 17th c. to nowadays.
  • Preparation of the play to be seen
  • Oral presentation of newspaper articles
  • Guided visit of the Musée du Louvre
  • Evening : theatre performance

Day 5 : Sunday 1 January

  • Visit of one of the principal Paris street markets
  • Travel to Vichy 
  • Welcome in Vichy by Cavilam members and by your home-stay hosts

Day 5 to Day 24

  • Intensive courses of french organized by the Cavilam-Alliance Française involving general group sessions in the morning, and workshops each afternoon.
  • Social activities organized every evening.
  • Excursions on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays (NB you will be given tickets for the excursions and be free to choose when there is a list) .
  • Sporting activities are also arranged as announced by the Cavilam.
  • Rest of time with host families.
Stage de français
Excursion au Puy de Dôme

Day 24 : Friday 20 January

  • Return to Paris by train after class
  • Transfer to Hostel by Taxi

Day 25 : Saturday 21 January

  • Oral presentation of your experience at the Cavilam-Alliance-Française
  • Presentation of  the French political system & parisian architecture
  • Presentation of  new films in french to be seen
  • Guided visit of the Château de Versailles and its gardens
  • Evening : Cinéma
Château de Versailles

Day 26 : Sunday 22 January

  • Guided visit of La Sainte Chapelle & La Conciergerie
  • Own choice of afternoon visits (museum, exhibition, gardens,..)
  • Cruise on the Seine

Day 27 : Monday 23 January

  • Exceptional visit of the Palais du Luxembourg or Bourbon Palace on the invitation of a senator or member of parliament.
  • Presentation of the Café théâtre  to be seen 
  • Café théâtre

Day 28 : Tuesday 24 January

  • Morning assessment session : individual presentation
  • Farewell lunch in a remarkable restaurant
  • Free from 15h30.
    Free to leave late-afternoon, but accommodation reserved and paid for until Wednesday morning.
Restaurant Paris

Day 29 : Wednesday 25 January

  • Départure

Cost of the language and culture Tour “Stage”

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


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).

  • 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

  • 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 2022 

                                    3 950 €

Minimum of participants : 10