French school in Tours: Institut De Touraine

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Key points

  • Discover French language and culture in the heart of France
  • School located in the town centre, just an hour from Paris
  • DELF/DALF exam centre
  • Personalised attention to each student, with a well-equipped learning centre and a teacher at the media centre
  • Exciting trips and activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
XL
Accommodations
Host family
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
ratings
14 authentic opinions

Founded in 1912, this school has been teaching French language and culture to international students for a very long time. The building is set in a beautiful, natural area in the heart of Tours, just a few steps from the main attractions and a couple of minutes away from the medieval centre. The language school has three adjacent buildings and a total of 30 classrooms with interactive teaching material. An extensive range of facilities is available to students, including 6 language labs, a computer room, a library, a media centre and 2 lounges with pianos, ping-pong tables and table football. If you feel like having a snack, there’s a cafeteria and some vending machines in the school. Wi-Fi covers the whole building.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 500.-
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
500
892
3
710
1298
4
920
1704
5
1110
2090
6
1300
2476
8
1680
3248
12
2400
4752
24
4360
9064
Extra week (24+)
160
356
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
14.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end (host family: Sunday following course end)

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 670.-
Lessons
21 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 3 or 4 afternoons

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
670
1062
3
960
1548
4
1250
2034
5
1520
2500
6
1790
2966
8
2330
3898
12
3330
5682
24
5690
10394
Extra week (24+)
190
386
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
14.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end (host family: Sunday following course end)

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 780.-
Lessons
17 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 2 one-to-one)
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 2 afternoons

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
780
1172
3
1125
1713
4
1470
2254
5
1795
2775
6
2120
3296
8
2770
4338
12
4070
6422
24
7970
12674
Extra week (24+)
325
521
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
14.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end (host family: Sunday following course end)

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 70 EUR
Airport transfer (one-way) 250 EUR
Airport transfer (return) 485 EUR

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

93% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

14 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich konnte sehr davon profitieren, dass es in Tours kaum deutsprachige Personen hatte, ich war positiv überrascht. Der Nationalitätenmix war die ersten vier Wochen sehr gut. In den letzten zwei Wochen wurde die Schule jedoch von Amerikanern geradezu überschwemmt. Da es dann so viele englischsprachige Personen gab, sprachen diese sogar im Unterricht Englisch. Das fand ich einerseits schade als auch sehr irritierend. Da ich immer wieder Englisch hörte, kamen mir plötzlich Wörter auf Englisch in den Sinn und ich hatte etwas ein Durcheinander im Kopf. Die Schule bietet nicht so viele Ausflüge an, kleinere Aktivitäten gab es ein paar. Auf einem Ausflug war die Gruppe sehr gross. Allerdings war ich auch im Mai und Anfang Juni in Frankreich, in den Sommerferien gibt es etwas mehr Auflüge. Für mich war das aber nicht schlimm, das Zugnetz ist sehr gut in der Region.
6 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe sehr grosse Fortschritte gemacht. In der Freizeit habe ich mich ausschliessslich auf Französich unterhalten. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrkräfte waren sehr sympathisch und konnten die Lerninhalte klar vermitteln. Zudem waren die Hierarchien flach, das gefiel mir gut. Ich kam mir nicht wie in der Schule vor. »
66 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
2 weeks, January 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) ()
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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29 years old - Spain
/ 5
Las instalaciones eran apropiadas, el material de las aulas es muy bueno y ayuda con el aprendizaje.
2 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, he mejorado mi nivel de escritura que era mi propósito. »
School highlights
« Las instalaciones y la temática de las clases. »
Top tips
« Todo el valle del Loira tiene mucho que ver. »
20 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Als ik mijn algemene indruk moet omschrijven met één woord, dan gebruik ik graag "fenomenaal"! De lessen waren heel to the point mijn verblijf bij het gastgezin was geweldig en Tours is een ontzettend boeiende stad voor wie natuur, cultuur, sfeer en gezelligheid verkiest! Het "Institut de Touraine" is zeker een aanrader wie snel progressie wil maken! Wat zeer opmerkelijk was maar zeer aangenaam was de relatie tussen professeurs en studenten.. Alles verloopt heel vlot en men kan alles vragen! De studenten services staat elke dag klaar om mensen te helpen en men is zeer vriendelijk!
15 weeks, November 2016 – March 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ben gestart met een vreselijk slecht niveau en ben teruggekomen met een fransaccent ;) »
27 years old - Spain
/ 5
Ha sido lo mejor de mi experiencia, me sentía como en casa, y la comida fue lo mejor.
2 weeks, January 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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44 years old - Germany
/ 5
Schule und Gastfamilie sehr positiv & herzlich!!
1 week, August 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
21 years old - Liechtenstein
/ 5
7 weeks, June – July 2016
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (2 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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57 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
1 week, July 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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19 years old - Sweden
/ 5
17 weeks, August – December 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, det är otroligt bra att åka till ett land och studera språket på plats. Man utvecklas snabbare. »

Testimonials

Gert-Jan T.
Gert-Jan T.
Institut de Touraine, Tours
Duration: 12 weeks

To perfect my French language skills I contacted ESL, who quickly helped me figure out the best options. A friend of mine had shared with me her own experiences with ESL, which made me decide to contact this organisation as well. First I visited their website which is very well organised and where you can actually find all the essential information you are looking for. Then I called them for an appointment and agreed on meeting them in their Antwerp office. Everything went pretty smoothly and we were immediately given all necessary details and explanations. Once in Tours it all started! I can really recommend the "Institut de Touraine"! The teachers are very enthusiastic and its location is excellent. I myself started at a very low level, but after three months I had acquired a very considerable knowledge of the French language. To conclude, I would like to say a few words about Tours itself, which is also very important. It is a historic town situated quite nicely between the Loire and Cher rivers. I really enjoyed the many castles and beautiful scenery alongside these two rivers. My French host family was incredibly friendly / helpful and provided everything else I needed. In short, an unforgettable experience!

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Host family
Our partner school will find the perfect match for you among its network of over 200 families. Staying with a French family means you can speak French daily and get to know the local culture first-hand. This accommodation option includes half-board during the week and full-board at weekends. You can do your laundry once a week. You will stay in a single bedroom and share the bathroom and common areas with your hosts.

Les Estudines residence (Minimum: 4 weeks)
Just 10 minutes’ walk away from the Institut de Touraine, you will be staying in a studio flat with a kitchenette, a sofa-bed and a private bathroom. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, bedlinen, towels, a cleaning kit, a washing up kit and access to the laundry room.

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University halls of residence (only from June to August)
The university halls of residence, located about 25 minutes’ walk from the language school, offer a choice of single rooms, studios and two-bedroom apartments, with private or shared bathrooms. To prepare your meals, you may use your own private kitchenette or the communal kitchen, where you can socialise with other students from all around the world. There are coin-operated laundry facilities on site and bedlinen and towels are supplied. Wi-Fi is available at an extra charge.

Prices and information on request.

Studios/apartments
Usually located in the city, about 10 minutes’ walk from the school, the studios and shared apartments are all fully furnished and equipped with everything you need: dishes, cutlery, electrical appliances, etc. You will have your own bathroom and kitchen, but there is no laundry room. Bedlinen and towels are provided.
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Hotels
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The Institut de Touraine offers a wide range of activities after classes, including a film club, sports, daytrips, cultural excursions and food outings. Discover this exciting city and its breathtaking surroundings together with your international classmates. You’ll love the bike rides, canoeing trips, picnics, concerts, castle tours… and, of course, the cheese and wine tastings! Take this opportunity to practise your French in a chilled and fun environment.

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