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CAREL, Royan, France

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

48 Boulevard Franck Lamy - 17205, Royan - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Ocean side resort.
  • Residence next to school.
  • Small and safe city.
  • Top rated school facilities (4.5/5.0)

What we dislike about the school

  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 55% of students are from France

French Courses

General Language
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 25
Price in € 378 360 756 719 1077 1024 1436 1365 1700 1615 2040 1938 2720 2584 3400 3230 4080 3876 4173 3965 7550 7173
Price in US$ 400 800 1140 1520 1799 2159 2878 3598 4317 4416 7989

Starting dates
For all levels except of absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:00
Language levels of course
Suitable for all levels: Beginner (A1) - Proficiency (C2)
Student comments about "General Intensive French"

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Sidney: "My note above."
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 756 719 -- 1512 1437 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 800 -- 1600 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course will help non-French-speaking students integrate into French universities, develop linguistic and socio-cultural skills and learn how to follow lectures.
Starting dates
2022: 01 Aug. 2022, 16 Aug. 2022.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Junior
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 742 724 1585 1546 2428 2368 3271 3190 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 806 1722 2637 3552 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course is for unaccompanied minors and includes:
Language lessons: 09:00 to 12:00.
Creative workshops: 13:30 to 15:30.
Sports: 15:30 to 18:30.
Lunch at the school on weekdays and weekend excursions.
This course is for unaccompanied minors and includes: Language lessons: 09:00 to 12:00. Sport activities: 14:00 to 17:00. Lunch at the school on weekdays and weekend excursions.
Starting dates
2022: 04 Jul. 2022, 11 Jul. 2022, 18 Jul. 2022, 25 Jul. 2022.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 323 307 645 613 968 920 1290 1226 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 342 683 1025 1365 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is for accompanied minors and includes:
Language lessons: 09:00 to 12:00.
Creative workshops: 13:30 to 15:30.
Lunch at the school on weekdays.
This course is for accompanied minors and includes: Language lessons: 09:00 to 12:00 Lunch at the school on weekdays.
Starting dates
2022: 04 Jul. 2022, 11 Jul. 2022, 18 Jul. 2022, 25 Jul. 2022.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 573 545 1145 1088 1718 1633 2290 2176 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 607 1212 1818 2423 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is for accompanied minors and includes:
Language lessons: 09:00 to 12:00.
Creative workshops: 13:30 to 15:30.
Sports: 15:30 to 18:30.
Lunch at the school on weekdays.
This course is for accompanied minors and includes: Language lessons: 09:00 to 12:00. Sports: 14:00 to 17:00. Lunch at the school on weekdays. No accommodation
Starting dates
2022: 04 Jul. 2022, 11 Jul. 2022, 18 Jul. 2022, 25 Jul. 2022.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 255 243 510 485 765 727 1020 969 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 270 540 810 1080 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is for accompanied minors and includes language lessons only.
Starting dates
2022: 04 Jul. 2022, 11 Jul. 2022, 18 Jul. 2022, 25 Jul. 2022.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Private
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 1260 1197 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1334 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Language levels of course
Suitable for all levels: Beginner (A1) - Proficiency (C2)
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Business
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 3840 3648 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 4063 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Language levels of course
Suitable for all levels: Beginner (A1) - Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 4010 3810 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 4243 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes 30 business French lessons and 4 hours of supervised individual work per week.
5 conversational lunches included
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6-7 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:15
Language levels of course
Suitable for all levels: Beginner (A1) - Proficiency (C2)
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Exam Preparation
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 378 360 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 400 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course focuses on improving language skills, learning about the examination process and following training exercises with feedback from teachers.
Extra cost for B1/B2 : 132 € Extra cost for C1/C2 : 152,50 €
Starting dates
2022: 07 Feb. 2022, 13 Jun. 2022, 07 Nov. 2022.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Exam dates
17 Feb. 2022, 23 Jun. 2022, 17 Nov. 2022
Exam fee
132 €
Course Video
CAREL -  (Video)
CAREL - (Video)
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Specialty Courses
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 504 479 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 534 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is for teachers and future teachers of French as a foreign language.
Starting dates
2022: 18 Jul. 2022.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Language levels of course
Suitable for all levels with the exception of Beginner (A1)
Exam dates
02 Apr. 2022, 01 Apr. 2022
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CAREL

    • The school is located 200 metres from the train station and close to the town centre.
      • The language school CAREL was founded in Royan, France in 1966.
      • Legal name / parent company: SYNDICAT MIXTE POUR LE CENTRE AUDIOVISUEL DE ROYAN POUR L'ETUDE DES LANGUES
      • Tax registration ID: FR89251710596
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open
      • The school is an official exam center
        The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalQualiopi, Groupement FLE

French teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

“CAREL provides language courses to teenagers, engineer students, teachers and researchers. Our experienced teachers use new technologies as part of their teaching method (whiteboards, virtualclass).”

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    12

    Number of public PC workstations:

    20

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students

  • In summer: 80
  • Throughout the year: 50
  • Junior courses - In summer: 60

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses In summer: 4
  • Adult courses Throughout the year: 3
  • Junior courses In summer: 3

Average age of students

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Bordeaux-Mérignac (BOD).

Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport:
65 € one way
130 € return (both ways)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball0.5 km
Basketball0.5 km
Cooking2 km
Dancing3 km
Diving6 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding15 km
Music1 km
Rugby0.5 km
Sailing3 km
Squash1 km
Swimming0.2 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball0.5 km
Windsurfing2 km
Yoga1 km

Accommodation

See availability »
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 192 416 640 864 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 40
Price in US$ 214 464 713 963 45
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
32 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking (average reported by 11 former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Shared bathroom.
Meals:
Breakfast & 1 meal.
Minimum age of students:
12
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Iratxe: "The house was fine and clean. Although it was far they left you a bike but it was quite ramshackle. The woman was attentive and tried to offer everything she could, but after dinner (at 19:30, since she couldn't have dinner later) she fell asleep and it is a shame to go to a family and not being able to practice the language. Also, every day we receive phone calls at 6 in the morning, I think it is not hours if you have people. Finally, although the woman did everything good, I do not think she is old enough to continue welcoming people. "

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

School
Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Facilities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Other
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Royan (131 students from all schools in Royan)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Nightlife

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Geographic setting

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Public transport

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Climate

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Affordability

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shopping

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Safety

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
What students liked about CAREL, Royan
Experienced teachers, mediateques (you can see french movies with sub titles, there are many work books or audio text which you can use free of charge). In this school you can have a contact not only with foreign students who learn French but also French students who learn English, Spanish and German. It's something very unique of this school. You have many chance to speak in French with ordinary French people. (not only teachers or somebody who works in the shops)
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Royan is a very small town, so it's a bit boring town but for those who want to improve his capacity of French, it's one of the best locations. You must not miss the party at Pub Astoria on the first Tuesday.
Other comments: In the beginning, I chose 4 weeks. But I found this school being so good that I extended my cours. There was another Spanish girl who did the same extention. Information for Japanese student: There were not many Japanese student in this school when I was here. (Only 4 students) If you look for a school where there are not too many japanese students, it might be a very good choice. There is a chance to introduce our culture to other students, so it is very nice idea to bring something (photobook, food) to show.
I especially liked the activities outside class. For example, I went to the welcome reception for new students in the nearby Irish Pub "Astoria" and was able to quickly establish contact with French people. For me it was important to practice French. The school also offers English courses for French .There you can find also very easy language partner
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
2.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Astoria and many other excursions.
The mix of nationalities (on average about 80 students from 20 nations) and ages (approx. 21-60 years). A good value for money. The city of Royan is not comparable to places like Nice, Paris, Bordeaux, but there are many possibilities for activities, and during the week, it is easier to focus on the lessons than in the above mentioned places.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The horseback ride through the forest next to St. George de Didonne is also great for beginners who have never even ridden before!
Other comments: My accommodation in a host family was a bit grubby but my hostess was very friendly, helpful, and a good cook of the French cuisine! Also, she talked a lot with me, so I would absolutely recommend to stay with a host family. However, you should be prepared that the idea of cleanliness and order may be different than your own.
Cheap, residence in front of the school, studio TV used by the students (it's really funny!), beaches, classes with projector... Very very, professional... someone told me that it was one of the two best language schools in France, I really think it.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If you want to pass the DELF, you CAN do it in the school in one day, one day simulation test a week, a lot of parking, very good teachers ... I think for a Spaniard with a car, who wants to take the DELF it is the best value for the money in France (I've been to three different schools).
Other comments: Marilyn is a super professional teacher, she teaches very well, and is also very pretty!
The lessons were a great mix of speaking, listening and reading comprehension and grammar. Due to the direct correction and the large number of international classmates, I could easily improve my knowledge of French.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: After school, from 16 clock, You can explore the area around Royan. For this purpose I recommend to use a bike or car.

Brochures

CAREL General Brochure
CAREL General Brochure
Dates and Fees 2020
Dates and Fees 2020
General Intensive French
General Intensive French
CAREL Junior Pricelist 2022
CAREL Junior Pricelist 2022
CAREL Pricelist 2022
CAREL Pricelist 2022

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    FAQ about CAREL, Royan

  • French courses at CAREL start at 243 € for Junior French Programme 15 (Course Only) course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of CAREL
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: General Intensive French
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (65 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at CAREL varies from 1 students (One-to-One) to 15 students (General Intensive French)
  • 100% of teachers at CAREL hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at CAREL comes from France with a 55% representation, followed by students from Brazil (3,4%) and China (3,4%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • CAREL offers courses from 12 years (Junior French Programme (Full Package), 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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