French school in Tours: Institut De Touraine

From 309.- GBP
350.- 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
Accommodation
Host family
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Europe, Asia, North America, etc..

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 (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 309.- GBP
(350.- EUR)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
350 EUR
546 EUR
2
500 EUR
892 EUR
3
710 EUR
1298 EUR
4
920 EUR
1704 EUR
6
1300 EUR
2476 EUR
8
1680 EUR
3248 EUR
12
2400 EUR
4752 EUR
16
3080 EUR
6216 EUR
24
4360 EUR
9064 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.88   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons) (5-20 lessons) (per lesson) 70 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons) (21+ lessons) (per lesson) 65 EUR
Extra night (host family) 28 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 100 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 260 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up and drop-off) 505 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates (new session)
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 21.05 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
14.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 380.- GBP
(430.- EUR)
Lessons
21 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
430 EUR
626 EUR
2
670 EUR
1062 EUR
3
960 EUR
1548 EUR
4
1250 EUR
2034 EUR
6
1790 EUR
2966 EUR
8
2330 EUR
3898 EUR
12
3330 EUR
5682 EUR
16
4170 EUR
7306 EUR
24
5690 EUR
10394 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.88   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons) (5-20 lessons) (per lesson) 70 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons) (21+ lessons) (per lesson) 65 EUR
Extra night (host family) 28 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 100 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 260 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up and drop-off) 505 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates (new session)
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 21.05 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
14.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Standard combined course, 15+2 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 433.- GBP
(490.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 60 minutes
+ General (private): 2 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:20
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
490 EUR
686 EUR
2
780 EUR
1172 EUR
3
1125 EUR
1713 EUR
4
1470 EUR
2254 EUR
6
2120 EUR
3296 EUR
8
2770 EUR
4338 EUR
12
4070 EUR
6422 EUR
16
5370 EUR
8506 EUR
24
7970 EUR
12674 EUR
Extra week (24+)
325 EUR
521 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.88   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons) (5-20 lessons) (per lesson) 70 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons) (21+ lessons) (per lesson) 65 EUR
Extra night (host family) 28 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 100 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 260 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up and drop-off) 505 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates (new session)
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 21.05 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
14.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

88% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

17 students gave their opinion about this school

27 years old - Spain
/ 5
También estuve dos semanas en familia y muy bien. Pero, entre las dos opciones me quedo con la Residencia.
4 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
19 years old - Spain
/ 5
Todo el curso ha sido muy correcto. Me voy muy contento y con ganas de volvermuy pronto para seguir avanzando en mi nivel de francés. El ambiente de clase era muy bueno.
3 weeks, July 2019
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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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí, mi estancia en Francia me ha ayudado a saber comunicarme más a nivel oral. »
School highlights
« La organización y la metodología de los profesores. »
24 years old - Spain
/ 5
5 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (1.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
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)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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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)
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School (4 / 5)
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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)
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
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)
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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)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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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.

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
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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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