French school in Tours: Institut De Touraine

From 480.- EUR
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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, Studio apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
ratings
9 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

  • Language course & course material
  • Host family or studio-apartment
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 480.-
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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
2
480
844
1182
3
690
1236
1770
4
900
1628
2358
5
1080
1990
1839
6
1260
2352
2175
8
1620
3076
2848
12
2260
4444
4114
24
4180
8548
7912
Extra week (24+)
160
342
317
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
09.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 02.05 / 29.05 / 26.06 / 21.08 / 25.09 / 23.10 / 20.11.2017
Starting dates (new session)
09.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 02.05 / 29.05 / 26.06 / 24.07 / 21.08 / 25.09 / 23.10 / 20.11.2017
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 01.11.2017
Holidays
18.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
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 660.-
Lessons
22.5 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 + 4 afternoons
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
2
660
1024
1362
3
960
1506
2040
4
1260
1988
2718
5
1540
2450
2299
6
1820
2912
2735
8
2380
3836
3608
12
3420
5604
5274
24
6060
10428
9792
Extra week (24+)
220
402
377
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
09.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 02.05 / 29.05 / 26.06 / 21.08 / 25.09 / 23.10 / 20.11.2017
Starting dates (new session)
09.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 02.05 / 29.05 / 26.06 / 24.07 / 21.08 / 25.09 / 23.10 / 20.11.2017
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 01.11.2017
Holidays
18.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
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 900.-
Lessons
18 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 3 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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
2
900
1264
1602
3
1320
1866
2400
4
1740
2468
3198
5
2130
3040
2889
6
2520
3612
3435
8
3280
4736
4508
12
4780
6964
6634
24
9280
13648
13012
Extra week (24+)
375
557
532
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
09.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 02.05 / 29.05 / 26.06 / 21.08 / 25.09 / 23.10 / 20.11.2017
Starting dates (new session)
09.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 02.05 / 29.05 / 26.06 / 24.07 / 21.08 / 25.09 / 23.10 / 20.11.2017
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 01.11.2017
Holidays
18.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
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 (on arrival) (Paris Charles-De-Gaule/Orly) 400 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

89% of students recommending this school

Destination
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

9 students gave their opinion about this school

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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44 years old - Germany
/ 5
Schule und Gastfamilie sehr positiv & herzlich!!
1 week, August 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
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21 years old - Liechtenstein
/ 5
7 weeks, June – July 2016
Value for money (2 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
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57 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
1 week, July 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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19 years old - Sweden
/ 5
17 weeks, August – December 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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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. »
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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School highlights
« Besonders haben mir die individuelle Betreuung, die Vielfalt der Unterrichtsmethoden und der gute Nationalitätenmix gefallen. »
26 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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14 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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54 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich habe während 4 Wochen einen Expresskurs (20 Std/Wo) in einer Kleinklasse (2 - 5 Personen) besucht und während 3 Wochen zusätzlich 3 Privatstunden. Ich habe mich im Institut de Touraine wohl gefühlt. Lehrer und Mitstudenten waren sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Die Unterkunft in der Gastfamilie hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Ich fühlte mich sehr wohl und wurde gut aufgenommen. Monsieur und Madame waren stets für ein Gespräch bereit. Tours und Umgebung sind wunderschön mit vielen Parks und Gärten sowie Wäldern und Flüssen.Mit ÖV (Zug oder Bus) kann man auf eigene Faust Ausflüge machen und Schlösser besichtigen. Das Institut bietet auch Ausflüge an, die mit Reisecar stattfinden. Es waren in jeder Hinsicht gelungene vier Wochen.
4 weeks, May – June 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Lage, Grösse, Offenheit und Kompetenz der Lehrpersonen, Studenten aus Europa, Asien und Amerika »

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
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.

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.

Prices and information on request.
 
Hotels
Prices and information on request.
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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