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Learn French with the VICI Academy

Bienvenue!

Learn French with the VICI Academy

The VICI Academy's roots are firmly established in the French language.

Hi, I’m Nathalie, the VICI Academy owner and director.

I’m originally from a beautiful area of rural France – Jura – unspoiled but a far cry from an international metropolis with mind-expanding experiences.

Bilingualism wasn’t on my family’s radar; I wasn’t an academic high-flyer, neither of my parents spoke a second language, and there weren’t a lot of opportunities for linguistic exposure.

So, as someone who didn’t start out as the kind of person for whom bilingualism was an obvious and foregone conclusion, I realised that with a desire and a willingness to learn, ANYONE can become BILINGUAL – as long as you’re surrounded by a team that is equally as committed to helping you achieve your results, as you are.

Whether your goal is to travel, communicate with native speakers, boost your career prospects, or simply expand your horizons, we’ll help you with the best way to learn French, to equip you with the skills and confidence you need to succeed.

We’ve coached over 1,000 students in the last few years – ensuring that whatever their motivation or goal they put their mind to, they always keep learning and growing. Not just in language, but personally too.

Let’s learn French together! Apprenons le français ensemble !

Nathalie Danon, The VICI Academy Owner standing with her arms crossed posing for a photo

Nathalie Danon, VICI Academy Director

Nathalie Danon, The VICI Academy Owner standing with her arms crossed posing for a photo

Nathalie Danon, VICI Academy Director

Hi, I’m Nathalie, the VICI Academy owner and director.

I’m originally from a beautiful area of rural France – Jura – unspoiled but a far cry from an international metropolis with mind-expanding experiences.

Bilingualism wasn’t on my family’s radar; I wasn’t an academic high-flyer, neither of my parents spoke a second language, and there weren’t a lot of opportunities for linguistic exposure.

So, as someone who didn’t start out as the kind of person for whom bilingualism was an obvious and foregone conclusion, I realised that with a desire and a willingness to learn, ANYONE can become BILINGUAL – as long as you’re surrounded by a team that is equally as committed to helping you achieve your results, as you are.

Whether your goal is to travel, communicate with native speakers, boost your career prospects, or simply expand your horizons, we’ll help you with the best way to learn French, to equip you with the skills and confidence you need to succeed.

We’ve coached over 1,000 students in the last few years – ensuring that whatever their motivation or goal they put their mind to, they always keep learning and growing. Not just in language, but personally too.

Let’s learn French together! Apprenons le français ensemble !

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced linguist, the VICI Language Academy is here to provide you with the perfect French learning experience tailored to your needs and goals.

We’d love to know more about your French learning journey so far! Perhaps you can identify your profile that best describes you below? We support all levels of learners!

What has your French learning journey been so far?

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You learnt some French at school, tried an online French course, or have been using apps like DuoLingo or Babble to learn. It has gone well so far but you are finding a lack of cohesion and want to communicate confidently to other French speakers in practice. You would like to take it to the next level and really concentrate your learning.

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You feel confident with the basics, and can communicate with others on holiday, but you have an ambition of one day living in a French speaking country or buying a property. You want to know how to learn French better and take it to the next level.

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You speak French well, but you know you need a team of professional linguists to motivate you to practice and apply yourself more. Or perhaps you just want to better understand your learning style with guidance from our coaches.

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You have been learning French well on your own with textbooks and online courses but are craving to be part of a similar minded community of linguists to share practice and ideas with.

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You need a formal certification or training to apply for French Citizenship, a job or even to boost your CV,

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You have been learning French well on your own with textbooks and online courses but are craving to be part of a similar minded community of linguists to share practice and ideas with.

A french dictionary on a desk

You need a formal certification or training to apply for French Citizenship, a job or even to boost your CV,

Want to speak to our friendly team to learn more?

Contact us and tell us a bit more about you, and your French learning goals. We can offer advice on the next steps to take.

Scroll down to see what learning packages we offer

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How you can learn with our packages:

1:1 Private Coaching

We have highly trained, friendly and expert French teachers qualified in 1:1 Private Coaching.

As one of the fastest ways to fluency, they will work with you to identify and analyse your French learning style, offering personalised sessions and guidance to suit you.

They will truly get to know you to understand your passions and motivations, offering tailor-made lessons to help you achieve your goals.

Packages start at £327 for regular private sessions.

 

Group Coaching

Many of us like to learn with peers beside us, but actually getting to a language centre often puts a barrier in place.

Our group coaching normally takes place in the evening as an online French course with i.VICI (our live online coaching platform), so you can easily hop on and join your group lesson from the comfort of your own home.

You will have the opportunity to connect, practice and share ideas with both your coach and the other students while becoming proficient in the language you love.

Beginner and intermediate sessions are available.

We offer membership from £84 per month.

 

On-demand Online Learning

In addition to our live group coaching, we also offer on-demand online learning through our partner language platforms, where you will work through modules at your own pace. This is a fantastic self-study practice, superior to learning on an app as it was built to be a professional programme.

Generally, our students find this works as a great supplement to either 1:1 sessions or Group coaching.

Online access at £17 per month.

Residential Programmes

If you know you learn best by throwing yourself into an immersive environment, our residential stays offer that, where you speak, eat and see all things France!

We have been running residential trips for seven years, which have proven to be highly successful. Not only will you put your skills truly into practice, but you have the opportunity to develop yourself personally and network with a group of similar-minded linguists.

You can find out more about previous French residential stays, and what you could get from the experience here.

 

Blended Learning Packages

If you think you want to combine a few of the options we have on offer, we will advise on the best way forward for you.

We create tailor-made packages to suit your learning styles and really advance your French learning.

A popular option is to combine access to group sessions, a weekly coursework session online and occasional 1:1 coaching.

Does this sound like this would suit you? We offer informal consultations to offer advice on the best blended learning package. Contact our team here for an informal chat.

VIP Days

Every few months, we run VIP French Days at the academy, for the linguist community who love to get together!

Our VIP Days give you the opportunity to take part in interactive French workshops, one-on-one focus sessions and a chance to review your study plans with peers and your coaches.

The focus of the day is on communication and community, so you will get the chance to really get to know other like-minded linguists!

 

Special Offer Taster Course: French

We know it can be hard to commit to extended language programmes and residential trips when you’re just getting started, or getting back into a language. Our special offer taster courses are an easy and budget-friendly way to get a flavour of your language skills and help work out your needs and requirements.

View the syllabus for our Starter and Intermediate French language courses and register your interest below.

Not sure what French level you are? Download our informal assessment from the comfort of your own home!

French
Starter

10-weeks / 20 hours

A1 / A2 level learners

£395    £345*

*January offer! If you sign up before 3rd January, 2024.

Download the syllabus here.

French
Intermediate

10-weeks / 20 hours

B1 / B2 level learners

£395    £345*

*January offer! If you sign up before 3rd January, 2024.

Download the syllabus here.

Special Offer Taster Course: French

We know it can be hard to commit to extended language programmes and residential trips when you’re just getting started, or getting back into a language. Our special offer taster courses are an easy and budget-friendly way to get a flavour of your language skills and help work out your needs and requirements.

View the syllabus for our Starter and Intermediate French language courses and register your interest below.

Not sure what French level you are? Download our informal assessment from the comfort of your own home!

French
Starter

10-weeks / 20 hours

A1 / A2 level learners

£395    £345*

*January offer! If you sign up before 3rd January, 2024.

Download the syllabus here.

French
Intermediate

10-weeks / 20 hours

B1 / B2 level learners

£395    £345*

*January offer! If you sign up before 3rd January, 2024.

Download the syllabus here.

Test yourself with the VICI French assessment

If you’re not sure what your French level is, take our quick, informal test in the comfort of your own home!

There are 34 questions in total – with gap filler and written comprehension exercises. At the end, you can download the booklet and check your answers yourself, it also includes advice on your proficiency level and next steps for progression.

A preview of the VICI French test booklet

Find out more about our French residential programmes

We organise regular residential programmes for all levels and learners of French. They are a fantastic opportunity to fully immerse yourself in all things France, combining personal development, language acquisition, cultural appreciation and networking opportunities all in one!

We are currently planning our next French residential programme, but in the meantime, you can see what we got up to here on our last trip to the Auvergne region. 

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Find out more about our French residential programmes

We organise regular residential programmes for all levels and learners of French. They are a fantastic opportunity to fully immerse yourself in all things France, combining personal development, language acquisition, cultural appreciation and networking opportunities all in one!

We are currently planning our next French residential programme, but in the meantime, you can see what we got up to here on our last trip to the Auvergne region. 

We enrol and welcome new students at any time throughout the year, so you don’t need to wait to get started on your language learning journey.

If you are ready to take your French learning to the next level, fill out our form below which invites you to tell us more about yourself:

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Where have you studied before?

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What is your current language level?

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What are your language goals?

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Where have you studied before?

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Where are your language goals?

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What is your current language level?

We will review your information and get back to you to discuss the options available.

Don’t worry if you’re not sure of your current language level, a quick chat with our team will help to point you in the right direction!

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Do you need our help figuring out what your level of French is?

We offer formal online language testing for those who need to get an idea of their language proficiency, perhaps for a CV or application. You can take an online test with us, and your results will be delivered back within 48 hours.

Test results are based on the European Framework for languages, indicating your level between A1 – C2 (beginner to advanced).

Costing as little as £45, contact our team today.

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A group of women stood on a balcony with coffee mugs at the VICI Language Academy

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to your French learning.

 

We know that not everyone needs or wants exactly the same thing when it comes to how to learn French, which is why we continue to offer bespoke online language programmes, ensuring that your learning path suits your needs and your lifestyle.

Some of our clients have a simple monthly membership, while others invest in 3, 6 or 12-month blocks. There’s no right answer; it’s about the answer that gets you to where you want to be.

Whether you’re a kinaesthetic (you do to learn) or an auditory (you listen to learn) style learner, we can support you, offering consultations on how best you can spend your time.

We enrol students throughout the year, so you can join us anytime!

Want to know more about the VICI mission and ethos?

Fill in the form to download our brochure now.

Kind Words FROM STUDENTS

“I am very impressed with your teaching skills. Latifa has been the best teacher I have ever had!

She is dedicated, passionate and has the ability to share her knowledge and expertise of the French language in a clear and calm manner. She is extremely patient with us all, it doesn’t matter how many times you have to teach us the same thing. You adapt your style of teaching to our style of learning.

She uses different methods of teaching, for example, videos, quizzes, games etc to help us understand, whilst still ensuring we cover the syllabus.

I love our classes and look forward to them.”

Usha

“I have thoroughly enjoyed learning a new language with VICI over the last couple of years and have been impressed by the dedication, professionalism and expertise of all the staff.

The team knows exactly what they are doing and have relentless determination to make it happen, with quality and service always the key factors.”

Derek Rodgers

“My French was in the elementary stages and my determination to improve prompted my decision to join the VICI Academy French Immersion Trip. The course was outstandingly organised.

The trip was action-packed with local attractions, gastronomic experiences and, importantly, French learning. This all constituted to a total immersion course of the highest standard. I have returned, after the week, feeling exceptionally lucky to have taken part.

Thank you, VICI Academy.”

Sally Laird

Watch our series of live masterclasses on the best ways to learn French effectively!

How to set language goals – one reliable method we advocate!

How to fully live the language  – fully immersing yourself with daily habits!

13 different ways to learn French – online, face-to-face project-based and many more!

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