French and foreign students can choose programs with language lessons andleisure activies. The CAREL enables students from France and all over the world to interact on a daily basis marking it an ideal place to practise one’s language skills and discover other cultures.

The afternoons are an opportunity to practice English or French through workshops, games, sporting or cultural activities.

The CAREL’s multimedia resources center is in free access after courses hours

The CAREL is equipped to accommodate people with reduced mobility (parking spaces, access ramp, elevator, toilets).

Please inform the CAREL of your situation and your particular needs (housing, etc.). Contact the disability contact person at :

Accommodation service

Throughout our years of existence, we have built a reliable network of families based on common trust.

Our families are chosen for their friendliness and their sense of hospitality.

We also work with a wide range of hotels, studios and apartments for rent in Royan.


From beginner to advanced level, face-to-face, online or blended courses, CAREL language courses allow you to improve your English, German, Spanish, Russian or French foreign language at your own pace and gain confidence.

– full immersion

Professional immersive experience

Our language immersions allow you to combine pleasure and intensive training with native teachers, in a modern and completely renovated study center, in the charming seaside town of Royan.

Conversational lunches and dinners with native speakers are an opportunity to practice English as part of social activities that complement your daily professional life.

A guaranteed return on investment

The quality of our training, renowned for over 50 years, transforms your experience into operational practice and provides you with linguistic tools and visible results in terms of ease and confidence.

– TOEIC Preparation

In scientific, international business, hospitality or web marketing training, English is essential and required by many companies.

Efficiency and higher score

The TOEIC preparation course allows you to effectively improve your level and obtain the best possible score thanks to targeted training based on your strengths, areas for improvement and the development of success strategies.

– English as a professional skill

Looking for a job or retraining, need a refresher course in English (German, Spanish, Russian or FLE) to differentiate yourself from other candidates, CAREL offers you language training adapted to your level, personalized to your needs, pace and contact that makes you most comfortable: face-to-face, mini-group, on-site or remotely.

The CAREL is equipped to accommodate people with reduced mobility (parking spaces, access ramp, elevator, toilets).

Please inform the CAREL of your situation and your particular needs (housing, etc.). Contact the disability contact person at :

Teaching methods

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Our programs, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​– CEFR, are subject to specific preparation adapted to each level and take into account the objectives of each learner.

Our teachers

Students are supervised by a permanent teaching team. Our teachers are:

    • graduates of the Ministry of National Education or native graduates
    • specialists in the language studied
    • chosen for their expertise in training for adult and young learners
    • trained in the use of new technologies


The activities offered promote the development of oral expression and comprehension skills. The language laboratory and multimedia workshop sessions require significant involvement from the trainee in each activity.

Studio activities allow learners to work on real-life situations. The sessions are filmed and followed by an analysis which allows them to become aware of their linguistic performance and to progress in their ways of communicating.

An auditorium also allows learners to express themselves on stage collectively or individually at the end of the week at their request.

Training follow-up

We provide educational follow-up at each stage of the training:

Before the training, a preliminary audit is carried out to analyze the needs and objectives of each person and allow us to advise and recommend adapted and individualized training courses.

During the training, each student is accompanied by our educational manager who is attentive to their needs.

At the end of the training, two documents are given to the students:

    • a certificate of completion of training indicating the objectives, nature, duration of training and the results of the assessment of acquired knowledge
    • an evaluation of the skills acquired with comments from teachers


Presentation of the level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Level of the CEFR


Description of skills

Basic user A1 Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. . Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Independent user B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Proficient user C1 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.