Groupement fle

Centre Audiovisuel de Royan pour l'Etude des Langues

Since 1966 - 3000 students per year

CAREL is a multicultural linguistic center that welcomes thousands of students each year. We propose both on-site and distance learning for adults, students and pupils, French and Foreign, professionals and individuals.

CAREL  is situated on the Atlantic Coast, and also provides students with assistance and accommodation, sports and cultural activities.

CAREL figures: 4 language departments, 3 000 students including 700 foreigners. CAREL offers a  complete multimedia equipement: 4 language labs, 2 multimedia labs, 2 mobile digital labs, 1 multimedia resource center, 1 TV studio, 1 auditorium.


  • Accommodation
  • Activities, excursions
  • Study resources
  • Wifi and/or computer


  • Host family
  • Shared house
  • Rented room
  • Hotel

Examination center



Teacher training
Formation d'examinateur correcteur pour le DELF et le DALF
Public : teachers of French as a foreign language | 18 ans
Duration : 30hours / week
Level : from B2 - vantage or upper intermediate
Number of students : 15

Obtaining and sharing teaching tools and techniques.
Improving teaching methods and exchanging experiences.
Enriching knowledge of the French language and culture.

The traing is a 30-hour (1-week) is delivered by teachers of CAREL.

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General French
Formation intensive de français
Public : adults | 18 ans
Duration : 25hours / week
Level : A1- breakthrough or beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 15

Improving use of French in a professional context.
Encouraging communication autonomy in social and academic environments.
Improving written and oral expression and comprehension.
Revising grammatical structures, pronunciation, spelling, etc.

The on-site traning consists of a 25 hour course, from Monday to Friday.
Trainees are divided into groups according to their level, determined by our level test (12 trainees on average per group).

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Programme juniors: cours + ateliers créatifs
Public : junior | 12 ans
Duration : 25hours / week
Level : A2 - waystage or elementary to B1- threshold or intermediate
Number of students : 15

Reinforcing schools assets: grammar, reading, spelling, etc,
Encouraging communicative interaction in social, cultural and sports situations,
Discovering French culture in a multinational environment.

This programme combines French course in the morning, and creative workshops + sports activities in the afternoon.
An excursion is proposed on Saturday.
Non accompanied juniors must compulsorily enroll via a certified agent (please contact us).

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