Language & culture programmes

THE JANUARY 2018 CPEDERF/CAVILAM "STAGE"

From Tue 02 Jan 2018 to Wed 31 Jan 2018Pre and post accommodation arrangements can be made for you upon request

3400 euros (France only)

10 days in Paris with CPEDERF and 3 weeks at the CAVILAM with home-stay in Vichy. The Cavilam is affiliated to the Université de Clermont-Ferrand and the Alliance Française. An intensive 28 day French Language and Culture course, designed especially to help you make progress with your spoken French. You are guaranteed very close personal attention, constant supervision, and language practice.

Of interest to :
University Students of French (Australia & New Zealand)

Annie Bancroft

Programme leader : Annie Bancroft
Educational director of Cpederf. Parisian born & bred, with degrees from the Institut de Sciences Politiques (the celebrated "Sciences Po"), the Sorbonne, as well as holding the "agrégation", Annie was a teacher of English in the Ivory Coast and Paris before being appointed the foundation-director of Creipac, in Noumea, New Caledonia, in 1979, responsible for the creation and organisation of French courses and "stages" for universities throughout Australia and New Zealand. Since 1984 she has been principal tour designer for all Cpederf's Language & Culture tours, as well as organising and running numerous educational tours for schools. In particular she has been responsible for the highly successful series of the month-long "January Stages" programmes designed for university students from Australia & New Zealand, now into their 32nd year.

28 DAY FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE COURSE IN FRANCE

                                              Exclusively for                                                                University Students of French from Australia and New Zealand
The 33rd ANNUAL JANUARY CPEDERF/CAVILAM “STAGE”
Designed to help you make great progress in speaking and understanding French
2 - 31 JANUARY 2018
5 days in Paris with CPEDERF (Paris) followed by
                      3 weeks at the CAVILAM (Vichy) with homestay  
Followed by 5 more days in Paris before departure
The CPEDERF stages" since their creation have attracted nearly 700 students of French from Australian and New Zealand universities  
THE “STAGE” STARTS ON WEDNESDAY 3 JANUARY 2018 at 9.30am, SO YOU MUST ARRIVE IN PARIS NO LATER THAN THE EVENING OF TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018

The Cavilam is in Vichy, affiliated to both the University of Clermont Ferrand and to the Alliance Française

CPEDERF, an educational and cultural organization, is owned and operated by Annie and David Bancroft (David is a former Associate Professor of French in the University of New England and former Professor of French in the University of Canterbury, and Annie is best known as the founder of the CREIPAC in New Caledonia). They are assisted by a team of French language and culture experts in Paris.

SOME UNSOLICITED FEEDBACK FROM RECENT PARTICIPANTS

"Merci beaucoup pour tout! C'était une expérience incroyable" (Hannah 2017)

"J'ai adoré mon séjour! Vraiment la meilleure expérience de ma vie " (Lucy 2017)

"J'adoré mon séjour! C'était incroyable et je ne l'oublierai jamais" (Emily 2017)

"Merci beaucoup pour une telle expérience incroyable. J'ai beacoup appris et j'ai rencontré des gens merveilleux" (Nadia 2017)

"Thanks so much! I had a fantastic time and I couldn't recommend the experience highly enough" (Ralph 2016)

"The course was such an incredible experience, and has really given me a lot of confidence in my abilities. At the Cavilam...the class environment was incredibly productive and encouraging. I will most certainly recommend this course to other students" (Elizabeth 2016)

"Thank you so much for a wonderful January" ( Lucy 2015)

"I want to thank you for an incredible month. It was an absolute privilege, every single second. I highly recommend this "stage" to any students thinking of attending" (Marcelle 2014)

"Like all great experiences, the month was both very challenging and rewarding...I hoped it would be an unforgettable experience...and it certainly was! (Caroline 2014)

"A big thank you for organizing such an amazing stay for us...The programme was really helpful for all of us, and one of the best learning experiences I've had. I can't recommend the "stage" high enough" (Kate 2014)

"Thank you so much for the “January stage”! I had the most wonderful time and know that my French has improved enormously!" (Rosie 2013)
 
ACCOMMODATION RESERVED FROM 2 - 31 JANUARY 2018
 
In Paris : Bed & breakfast in a student hostel in the centre of the city (or hotel if preferred)
In Vichy : Home-stay half-board (or hotel/flat if preferred)
Hotel accommodation if chosen will incur a supplement depending on the hotel chosen.
If you make your own accommodation arrangements, a credit of 25 euros per day is allowable.
 
In general : as extras in Paris you will only be required to pay for your meals (except breakfast and the three programmed restaurant meals) and in Vichy your lunches (best taken in the restaurant universitaire) – but we will give you plenty of advice on how to eat correctly and cheaply!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COMING NEXT JANUARY, PLEASE FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM ( ATTACHED) AND RETURN IT TO CPEDERF - IT DOES NOT COST YOU ANYTHING AT THIS STAGE - IT JUST REGISTERS YOUR INTEREST.

ATTACHED ALSO :

GENERAL INFORMATION, FULL PROGRAMME OUTLINE, & FULL COST DETAILS

All travel, cancellation, accident and health insurances are the responsibility of individual students

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES OR REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,

PLEASE JUST EMAIL Annie & David Bancroft on :

cpederf@gmail.com

 

 

Documents :
THE JANUARY 2018 CPEDERF/CAVILAM "STAGE"

Click on pictures to enlarge

The January 2017 group at the end of an exclusive and highly privileged private tour of the Palais du Luxembourg (home of the French Sénat)A morning language session preparing for the afternoon visitisThe Farewell Lunch always in the historic Montparnasse 1900 restaurantAnd at the other end of the table, all are enjoying the same food and wiine!The famous ceiling in the historic Montparnasse 1900 restaurant where we always have the Farewell LunchWay-back a decade ago, already the same place and enjoymentSometimes during excursions there are occasions to discover local food and wine!Why not relax in the Palais du Luxembourg during the visit - in the great hall where many famous people have been before!More than a decade ago, our first privileged group of students from Australia and New Zealand to visit the Palais de LuxembourgAnother January group invited to visit the SénatAnd yet another group in the Palais du Luxembourg - the tour covers French history, politics, architecture and decoration, the importance of Napoleon III, Haussmann, and the construction of modern ParisWalking tours and excursions with a French guide constitute a major aspect of the programme in ParisThe very last exercise at the end of each" stage"  is the Final Assessment Session - each student is free to choose any topic relating to France. including in this case sharing food and wine experiences with the whole group!You are not visiting a church, but one of the great departmental stores in ParisThis time you are not in a theatre but inside another of the great departmental stores in Paris
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