CAVILAM

Introduction

CAVILAM-Alliance française es un centro privado de enseñanza superior. Ubicado en Vichy, en la provincia de Auvernia situada en el centro de Francia a menos de 3 horas de París y a 2 de Lyon, nuestro centro permanece abierto todo el año.

Vichy, la “reina de las ciudades de agua” es un apreciado destino turístico y termal. Sus casas señoriales, sus largos paseos a la sombra de árboles centenarios de los parques que datan de la época napoleónica, sus fuentes termales con propiedades beneficiosas, su ópera de inspiración art nouveau y el río Allier le confieren un encanto exclusivo y evocan el arte de vivir “à la française”. Para los amantes del deporte, Vichy dispone de infraestructuras deportivas de última generación, en un entorno en el que destaca el verde de sus parajes.

Nuestras instalaciones se encuentran en pleno centro de la ciudad, a los pies del parque de los Celestinos.

Desde nuestro céntrico campus, podrá desplazarse andando o en bici a cualquier lugar de la ciudad: estación de tren, cine, bancos, tiendas, restaurantes o alojamientos.

Un Centro de idiomas para todos

CAVILAM – Alliance française es el lugar de encuentro de multitud de culturas procedentes de todo el mundo que recibe anualmente a más de 5.000 estudiantes de más de 120 nacionalidades distintas y contribuye a la innovación pedagógica para la enseñanza de las lenguas. Nuestro equipo, diplomado en la enseñanza de Francés como Lengua Extranjera (FLE) o en Lenguas Vivas Extranjeras (LVE), está perfectamente formado en la metodología de enseñanza más actual. Dicha metodología favorece el aprendizaje eficaz de idiomas (expresión oral y escrita, comprensión oral y escrita): se trabaja con documentos y situaciones de comunicación auténticas, desarrollo de la interactividad y de la creatividad en el aula, enfoque por tareas y uso de nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la enseñanza de idiomas.

Departamento de Francés como Lengua Extranjera

El Departamento de Francés como Lengua Extranjera ofrece:

  • cursos de francés con método de inmersión para adultos de todos los niveles,
  • cursos de formación para docentes de francés como lengua extrajera (FLE),
  • preparación de diplomas (DELF/DALF, TCF, etc.),
  • estancias lingüísticas para grupos escolares,
  • cursos de vacaciones “Deportes e Idioma” para jóvenes de 12 a 16 años,
  • un cursillo “Francés y gastronomía” para descubrir la cocina francesa combinándolo con talleres prácticos, conferencias, visitas y numerosas degustaciones.

Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras

El Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras está principalmente dirigido a un público nacional e internacional. Recibe a más de 1.700 estudiantes al año.

Este departamento le ofrece:

  • cursos intensivos de inglés, alemán, español e italiano,
  • cursos extensivos (al principio o final de la tarde),
  • cursos de idiomas enfocados en disciplinas profesionales (dentro de un sector específico de trabajo),
  • clases particulares
  • clases específicas para jóvenes (de 10 a 17 años),
  • cursos “Deportes e Idioma” para jóvenes durante las vacaciones escolares,
  • cursos de inglés para los más pequeños (6-9 años) “Spécial Kids”,
  • la posibilidad de demostrar oficialmente su nivel de inglés presentándose al examen TOEIC (Test Of English for International Communication), una certificación que goza de reconocimiento internacional.

Un Vector de excelencia

Creado en 1964, bajo la iniciativa de las universidades de Clermont-Ferrand y de la ciudad de Vichy, CAVILAM (Centre d’Approches Vivantes des Langues et des Médias – Centro de Aprendizaje Vivo de Lenguas y Medios de comunicación), se incorporó en 2012 a la red internacional Alliance française.

Un referente internacional, nuestro centro goza de reputación mundial por la aplicación de la pedagogía más innovadora. Recibe cada año a más de 5.000 cursillistas y estudiantes extranjeros procedentes de más de 120 nacionalidades en un ambiente acogedor y en un entorno excepcional.

Ubicado en un enclave privilegiado, al pie del precioso parque de los Celestinos, a orillas del río Allier, CAVILAM – Alliance française le propone una enseñanza de alta calidad con toda la comodidad y la elegancia que cabe esperar de un espacio moderno de 9.000 m2, dotado de un equipamiento técnico excepcional.

El centro colabora regularmente con el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, el Institut Français, la Organización Internacional de la Francofonoía, los servicios culturales franceses en el extranjero y varios medios de comunicación, principalmente TV5 MONDE, Radio France International y Canal Académie.

Garantía de calidad en la enseñanza de Francés como Lengua Extranjera (FLE) En 2008 y 2012, las instituciones educativas francesas otorgaron al centro el sello oficial de garantía de calidad denominado “Label Qualité FLE”, con la nota máxima en todos los aspectos auditados (recepción, instalaciones, formación y gestión).

Nuestro compromiso con la calidad

  • Responder en un plazo de 48 horas a cualquier solicitud de información o de inscripción.
  • Velar por la satisfacción plena de los usuarios en todos los ámbitos, haciendo especial hincapié en la acogida y recepción, en la calidad pedagógica de la enseñanza y en una programación cultural y de ocio que permita a los alumnos descubrir la vida en Francia.
  • Abordar las reclamaciones que se pudieran producir y proponer soluciones adecuadas.
  • Seguimiento diario de los cursos. Establecer y mantener un contacto permanente con los usuarios.
  • Gestionar el centro enfocando la gestión al bienestar colectivo y a la equidad hacia sus empleados.
  • Facilitar a los empleados posibilidades de desarrollo personal y profesional.

Un entorno privilegiado para aprender francés en Francia.

Nuestros valores

En CAVILAM – Alliance française, centro social, de aprendizaje lingüístico y de intercambios pluriculturales, queremos compartir con usted nuestros valores:

Excelencia, innovación pedagógica, sociabilidad

El alojamiento en familia de acogida y las múltiples visitas y veladas programadas permiten que se integre fácilmente en la vida francesa, lo que garantiza rápidos progresos en lengua.

Nuestros puntos fuertes

  • Enseñanza de gran calidad, refrendada por el sello “Qualité FLE”,
  • Centro abierto todo el año,
  • Los cursos comienzan cada lunes,
  • Acceso libre y gratuito a la mediateca interuniversitaria,
  • Distintas modalidades de alojamiento: familias de acogida, residencias para estudiantes, estudios, residencia-hotel u hoteles,
  • Estilo de vida francés para favorecer la inmersión lingüística,
  • Nos encargamos del traslado y de ir a recibirle (a la estación, al aeropuerto, etc.),
  • Programa de actividades culturales,
  • Ambiente acogedor e internacional,
  • Ciudad a escala humana,
  • Equipo a su escucha y disposición permanentemente,
  • Acompañamiento personalizado,
  • Compromiso con la calidad.

Nuestra metodología

Aprender francés y conocer mejor la sociedad francesa: éstos son los dos objetivos de nuestros cursos. Nuestra pedagogía se basa en las últimas innovaciones metodológicas y desarrolla el enfoque comunicativo y el enfoque por tareas.

  • Un aprendizaje intensivo mediante actividades variadas.
  • Enfoques que favorecen la adquisición de competencias comunicativas.
  • Intercambios interculturales enriquecedores.

A su llegada, los participantes hacen una prueba de nivel con el fin de orientarles a la clase más adecuada en función de su nivel y sus objetivos. Los niveles y contenidos de enseñanza están en conformidad con el Marco Europeo Común de Referencia para las lenguas.

El equipo docente tiene en cuenta el ritmo de cada estudiante y hace un balance semanal de la evolución individual. La Universidad de Clermont-Ferrand garantiza el control pedagógico de nuestros cursos. Al final de la estancia, se entregan dos documentos oficiales a todos los alumnos:

  • Un diploma del curso donde se menciona la nota obtenida y se certifica la asistencia del alumno.
  • Un certificado refrendado en conjunción por CAVILAM-Alliance française y la Universidad Blaise Pascal de Clermont-Ferrand.
This school offers programs in:
  • French

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Courses

French Courses - Combined programme

Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks September 2017 France Vichy

The combined programme allows participants to improve their French skills in groups corresponding to their level while also benefiting from one-to-one tuition. [+]

Objectives & programme The combined programme allows participants to improve their French skills in groups corresponding to their level while also benefiting from one-to-one tuition. The course offers a more tailored approach that allows students to improve their skills through interaction as part of a group while focusing on individual goals with a private tutor. 24 language lessons per week: 18 group lessons corresponding to the student’s level 6 one-to-one lessons Participants who have fulfilled attendance requirements will receive a certificate at the end of their course, signed by CAVILAM – Alliance française and Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, along with a detailed skills evaluation A readily available range of free resources: University media library (computer, video and DVD resources) Self-study centre for language work using special software Wi-Fi coverage across the campus Length: one week, quarter, half year or full year Admissions: year-round Courses start every Monday at all levels, except for complete beginners. Complete beginner courses start on the following dates in 2014-2015: 03 November (2014)- 1 December (2014) – 5 January (2015) – 2 February (2015) – 2 March (2015) – 30 March (2015) – 27 April (2015) – 1 June (2015) – 29 June (2015) – 13 July (2015) – 27 July (2015) – 10 August (2015) – 31 August (2015) – 28 September (2015) – 02 November (2015) – 30 November (2015) – 04 January (2016) There will be no lessons on the following public holidays in 2015: 1 January – 6 April – 1... [-]

French Courses - Immersion programme

Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks September 2017 France Vichy

This is the most intensive programme available, designed for people who need to achieve a functional level of French quickly for professional reasons. [+]

Objectives & programme This is the most intensive programme available, designed for people who need to achieve a functional level of French quickly for professional reasons. Students join a group from the intensive programme corresponding to their level, as well as attending 14 one-to-one lessons per week (goals, duration and timetable drawn up with the Head of the French Language Department). Theme-based language workshops promote faster progress in a specific field, with options including oral and written communications, vocabulary, grammar, culture, phonetics and preparation for the DELF/DALF/TCF tests, as well as singing and theatre in July and August. 40 language lessons per week: 18 group lessons corresponding to the student’s level 8 themed language workshops 14 one-to-one lessons Participants who have fulfilled attendance requirements will receive a certificate at the end of their course, signed by CAVILAM – Alliance française and Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, along with a detailed skills evaluation. A readily available range of free resources: University media library (computer, video and DVD resources) Self-study centre for language work using special software Wi-Fi coverage across the campus Length: one week, quarter, half year or full year Admissions: year-round Courses start every Monday at all levels, except for complete beginners. Complete beginner courses start on the following dates in 2014-2015: 03 November (2014)- 1 December (2014) – 5 January (2015) – 2 February (2015) – 2 March (2015) – 30 March (2015) – 27 April (2015) – 1 June (2015) – 29 June (2015) – 13 July (2015)... [-]

French Courses - Intensive programme -

Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks September 2017 France Vichy

This course is designed to ensure systematic improvement in all aspects of written and oral French. [+]

Objectives & programme This course is designed to ensure systematic improvement in all aspects of written and oral French. Theme-based language workshops promote faster progress in a specific field, with options including oral and written communications, vocabulary, grammar, culture, phonetics and preparation for the DELF/DALF/TCF tests, as well as singing and theatre in July and August. 26 language lessons per week: 18 group lessons corresponding to the student’s level 8 themed language workshops Participants who have fulfilled attendance requirements will receive a certificate at the end of their course, signed by CAVILAM – Alliance française and Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, along with a detailed skills evaluation. A readily available range of free resources: University media library (computer, video and DVD resources) Self-study centre for language work using special software Wi-Fi coverage across the campus Length: one week, quarter, half year or full year Admissions: year-round Courses start every Monday at all levels, except for complete beginners. Complete beginner courses start on the following dates in 2014-2015: 03 November (2014)- 1 December (2014) – 5 January (2015) – 2 February (2015) – 2 March (2015) – 30 March (2015) – 27 April (2015) – 1 June (2015) – 29 June (2015) – 13 July (2015) – 27 July (2015) – 10 August (2015) – 31 August (2015) – 28 September (2015) – 02 November (2015) – 30 November (2015) – 04 January (2016) There will be no lessons on the following public holidays in 2015: 1 January – 21 April... [-]

French Courses - One-to-one tuition

Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks September 2017 France Vichy

One-to-one tuition provides specially designed classes to cater to the full range of student needs. [+]

Objectives & programme One-to-one tuition provides specially designed classes to cater to the full range of student needs. Specific goals and teaching targets are drawn up based on individual levels and requirements, covering everything from general French and business French to preparation for tests and lessons designed to meet specific job requirements. One-to-one classes may be combined with a programme of additional activities, such as lunch with a tutor, meetings with economic, cultural or political figures, tours and more. Participants who have fulfilled attendance requirements will receive a certificate at the end of their course, signed by CAVILAM – Alliance française and Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, along with a detailed skills evaluation. A readily available range of free resources: University media library (computer, video and DVD resources) Self-study centre for language work using special software Wi-Fi coverage across the campus Length: programme, level, dates, duration and timetable based on the students’ individual needs Admissions: year-round There will be no lessons on the following public holidays in 2015: 1 January – 21 April – 1 May– 8 May – 14 May– 25 May– 14 July– 11 November– 25 December. Fees: One lesson (45 min)……………………………65 € Lunch with a teacher : ……………………….135 € dîner ……………………………………………145 € Enrolment ………………………………………62 € [-]

French Courses - Preparation for university-level studies

Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks September 2017 France Vichy

This programme is aimed at students who intend to pursue higher education in France at universities or Grandes Ecoles with a focus on business or engineering. [+]

Objectives & programme 29 June – 24 July 2015 27 July – 21 August 2015 This programme is aimed at students who intend to pursue higher education in France at universities or Grandes Ecoles with a focus on business or engineering. It combines general French language improvement in the mornings with preparatory classes for university-level education in the afternoons. The course familiarises students with the different study approaches required to pursue a university-level course in France as effectively as possible. Required minimum level in French: B1 26 language lessons per week 18 general French classes workshop classes on preparation for university-level studies Workshop content: Introduction to the French higher education system (study organisation, day-to-day student life, methods of assessment, etc.) – familiarisation with approaches to university study – specific vocabulary acquisition – techniques for note-taking – tips on summarising (written and oral) – public speaking and more… Participants who have fulfilled attendance requirements will receive a certificate at the end of their course, signed by CAVILAM – Alliance française and Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, along with a detailed skills evaluation. A readily available range of free resources: University media library (computer, video and DVD resources) Self-study centre for language work using special software Wi-Fi coverage across the campus Course dates: 29 June – 24 July 2015 27 July – 21 August 2015 There will be no lessons on 14 July 2015 (public holiday). Fees: 4 weeks …………………………… €1,208 Enrolment ………………………. €62 [-]

French Courses - Sports & Language programme (for aged 12-16)

Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks September 2017 France Vichy

An opportunity for younger learners between the ages of 12 and 16 to make the most of their summer with a fun approach to learning French and the chance to try out different sports! [+]

Objectives & programme An opportunity for younger learners between the ages of 12 and 16 to make the most of their summer with a fun approach to learning French and the chance to try out different sports! A partnership between CAVILAM – Alliance française and summer-camp organiser Vichy Stages (an approved Youth & Sports organisation). All participants receive a certificate on completing the course. Mornings: French lessons at CAVILAM – Alliance française with qualified teachers experienced in working with children and teenagers (no more than 15 students per class). Foreign students take French classes while French students may choose between English, Spanish and German. All students take part in the same activities in the afternoon. All participants receive a certificate on completing the course. Afternoons: A range of sports activities at the Vichy Stages sporting centre and summer camp, which is only 10 minutes’ walk from CAVILAM – Alliance française. See below for details of available pursuits (mostly outdoor), organised according to weather forecasts: Introduction to tennis and golf, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, rafting, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash, mountain biking, badminton, gym, archery, tree-based adventure course, bowling and mini-golf Regional discovery outings include Vulcania (theme park), Le Pal (leisure park), hiking in the Volcans d’Auvergne national park and trips to Clermont-Ferrand Entertainment: theme nights, end-of-course party and awards Supervision & responsibility: Vichy Stages:supervision by the Vichy Stages team, with one supervisor per 10 children. CAVILAM – Alliance française: supervision by CAVILAM – Alliance française teachers during classes. Accommodation: (full... [-]

French Courses - Super-intensive programme

Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks September 2017 France Vichy

A very intensive programme for those keen to improve their language skills very quickly. [+]

Objectives & programme A very intensive programme for those keen to improve their language skills very quickly. Students join an intensive class corresponding to their level, as well as attending six one-to-one lessons per week (goals, duration and timetable drawn up with the Head of the French Language Department). Theme-based language workshops promote faster progress in a specific field, with options including oral and written communications, vocabulary, grammar, culture, phonetics and preparation for the DELF/DALF/TCF tests, as well as singing and theatre in July and August. 32 language lessons per week: 18 group lessons corresponding to the student’s level 8 themed language workshops 6 one-to-one lessons Participants who have fulfilled attendance requirements will receive a certificate at the end of their course, signed by CAVILAM – Alliance française and Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, along with a detailed skills evaluation. A readily available range of free resources: University media library (computer, video and DVD resources) Self-study centre for language work using special software Wi-Fi coverage across the campus Length: one week, quarter, half year or full year Admissions: year-round Courses start every Monday at all levels, except for complete beginners. Complete beginner courses start on the following dates in 2014-2015: 03 November (2014)- 1 December (2014) – 5 January (2015) – 2 February (2015) – 2 March (2015) – 30 March (2015) – 27 April (2015) – 1 June (2015) – 29 June (2015) – 13 July (2015) – 27 July (2015) – 10 August (2015) – 31 August (2015)... [-]