French beyond the textbooks...

If you’ve been a friend of VICI for a while, you’ll know how firmly we believe being bilingual makes our children smarter, more confident and gives them greater earning potential than their peers.

Knowing a language goes beyond learning words and grammar rules – understanding culture is key to unlocking language. And there is no question that cultural background makes language learning easier.

To capitalise on this we are launching an exciting new programme aimed at teenagers.

“Allow us to introduce you to: French Life.

A unique programme designed to get under the skin of learning the French language through exposure to a new topic about French life and culture each month, followed by an immersion week in France!”

Nathalie Danon, Academy Director

…and learn to speak like a French native!

Programme essentials:

The French Life is a unique offering, completely different to school language lessons.
Group sizes are limited, with a maximum of 12 individuals per weekly session and 16 places available on the residential.


10-months long


Runs September to June


French language


Blended learning


Includes an immersion week in France

Your child will be learning through blended learning techniques, including:


Weekly, hour-long group lessons: Monday and Wednesday: 6 and 7 pm


1 x Monthly 1:1 private coaching session


A bi-monthly bilingual French magazine targeted specifically at teenagers


A personal learning diary


An individual study focused report


Access to a bilingual language app

Immersion week in the Jura, one of the most unspoiled areas in France (May-June Half term) including going to school in France! 

Speak to a member of our French team

Receptionist service: (01635) 44424  French team: (07976) 243529   Email:

Spotlight on the immersion week:

Cultural immersion is one of the best way to really get to grips with your target language. The French Life includes a one week residential trip to the beautiful French Jura mountains.

Students will be immersed in the language and culture of France: the trip is carefully structured around situations designed to expose the participants to multiple and various real life environments.

Our students will be learning to use their language skills while enjoying a safe, fun, activity packed adventure they’ll remember for a lifetime.

Benefits To your child


Enhance confidence and self-esteem


Develop personally and academically


Broaden horizons


Develop cultural awareness


Become more independent


Go beyond the textbooks and learn to speak French like a native

The French Life is a unique offering, completely different to school language lessons. The basic programme runs for 10-months, with an optional 2-month extension pack running July-August.  

Group sizes are limited, with a maximum of 12 individuals per weekly session and 16 places available on the residential. 

Kind Words

From our students and parents who have experienced our programme:


Student, 17

I studied French at the academy  and enjoyed every minute of it! The coaches were friendly and the classes always welcoming. VICI took me from a complete non french-speaker to someone who now studies it at A level; it taught me to love the language rather than just learn it. This programme helped me so much with my confidence to become bilingual, thank you.


Mother of Thomas, 16

A year ago I had a son that hated French and had failing school results to prove it. After a year of group sessions at Vici and a fantastic holiday in France, his confidence is soaring and his grades are following suit.  It has been remarkable to see that he now believes he can pass his French GCSE and aspires to be bilingual in the future. 


Mother of Millie, 13

“I would like to thank The VICI Language Academy and say how impressed I am with them; my daughter was disliking language classes at school and becoming very disheartened. Her view totally changed after attending VICI, the approach from the staff and quality of language coaching is fantastic, it’s a lovely atmosphere and my daughter is very happy to go along to her French lessons now and is enjoying learning a different language.

Thank you very much.

What’s the next step?

Talk to an advisor

Receptionist service: (01635) 44424

French team: (07976) 243529 


Contact us and start your child on a journey to bilingualism today!

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