INSTITUT DE TOURAINE
French Courses in Tours, France
About INSTITUT DE TOURAINE
The Institut de Touraine is one of the oldest and most famous language schools in France, only 55 minutes south of Paris by TGV train. We are situated in Tours, a beautiful town with 300.000 inhabitants in the Loire Valley, famous for its castles (Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise…) and its gastronomy and wines.
Offering a wide range of French language courses for students aged 16+, from 1 week to 9 months, covering all levels, open all year, the Institute has a faculty of 20 full-time teachers and is pedagogically supervised by the University of Tours.
We receive 2500 students of 80 different nationalities every year and they all share the same passion for France and French language as we do!
High quality courses, accommodation in strictly selected host families and an attractive activity and excursion program assure you a total immersion into French language and culture!
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
montly and 3-month-courses : 15 students max per class (the class is split into 2 groups during laboratory sessions)
Institut Express Courses: small groups of 6-10 students
We welcome students of 80 different nationalities every year and have international classes.
Our students are 16+ (younger students only on request and in closed groups, off peak)
The campus is in the historical center of Tours, close to the river Loire, restaurants and shops. A beautiful manor (19th century), 30 classrooms, 6 language labs, 1 multimedia lab, media center, cafeteria, ping pong, baby foot....
Institut de Touraine offers a wide range of after-class activities: excursions in the Loire Valley, Paris, Mont St Michel ...
Students also highly appreciate our wine and cheese tasting sessions and cooking lessons!
Activities are being held all year but, in addition, in the summer season a dedicated person takes care of a widely appreciated activity and entertainment program!
How to get there
- by TGV or train: St Pierre des Corps/Tours
- by plane : Paris airport or Tours directly (flights from STN/London)
Tours (St Pierre des Corps/Tours) is only 55 minutes by TGV from Paris Center/Montparnasse but there is also a most convenient TGV from CDG airport (1h40). Also direct flights from LON (STN) into Tours (TUF). Taxi transfer from Paris on request.
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One of the oldest and best for serious learners.