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Learn French in Tours
Many students choose to learn French in Tours because it lies in one of the most beautiful and historic regions of France – the Loire Valley. Known as the Garden of France, the Loire Valley was long favoured by the French Kings, and it’s easy to see why! With countless chateaux, fine wines and great weather, it’s a favourite with our students too. The people of Tours speak French without a regional accent, so it’s an ideal choice if you really want to perfect your French. What’s more, with over 30,000 students in the city, Tours has a lively nightlife, centred round the medieval Place Plumereau. Whether you’re in Tours for a week or you’ve booked a longer course, don’t miss world famous chateau Chenonceau, France’s second most visited monument!
Our school in Tours
Learn French at our school in Tours, and you’ll be studying right in the heart of this elegant city. Our French language school occupies 3 impressive historical buildings, which comprise 30 classrooms and 6 language laboratories. You’ll find it easy to keep in touch with friends and family during your French course in Tours, as our school offers free Internet access throughout!
Situated just a few minutes from the medieval district and the city’s main shopping street, you will have countless cafes, shops, restaurants and bars right at your fingertips. It is also the perfect base to explore the city’s key attractions on foot, such as the Natural History Museum and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
Courses in Tours
- Intensive (21)
- Semi-Intensive + Private Lessons (17)
- Private Lessons (20)
- Semi-Intensive (15)
- Teachers Course (25)
Our school offers a wide range of quality French courses to suit all types of people, including our popular Semi Intensive course of 15 lessons a week and our Intensive course of 21 lessons per week. These courses are perfect for those who wish to improve their general French skills in groups of fellow language enthusiasts!
For a more personal learning experience, you may wish to choose a course of Private Lessons. Individual tuition is particularly beneficial, as it allows you to target specific areas of the language and ensures fast improvement. Or, if you wish to combine group lessons with individual tuition, opt for our Semi-Intensive + Private Lessons course.
In the month of July, we also offer a Teachers Course, helping you develop all the necessary skills you need to teach French as a foreign language.
- Host Family
- Host Family Plus
- Student Residence
To maximise your progress during your time in Tours, why not stay with one of our carefully selected host families? This type of accommodation includes half-board, giving you the opportunity to enjoy two delicious meals with your family. Meal times are also the perfect chance to put your language skills into practise in a welcoming and authentic environment! If you would like you own private bathroom, opt for a host family plus.
If you want to mix with other students during your French course, then try our school’s student residence. This is a great option for anyone looking to make friends from all over the world!
Our school in Tours organise an extensive activity programme for students, allowing you to socialise with your classmates, explore Tours and its surroundings and sample local culture. Activities include guided visits of Tours’ medieval district, cooking workshops, visits to some of the city’s main attractions such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Saint Gatien cathedral, as well as excursions to nearby points of interest, including Blois, Chaumont and Amboise!
How to get there
To get to Tours, you can fly to Tours Airport, and take an airport shuttle to the city centre. There is also a tram nearby, which will take you directly to the city centre, where the school is located! Alternatively, we can arrange private airport transfers which will take you directly to your accommodation. Please note that the transfer service is not included in the price of the programme and will incur an additional fee.
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A tour in ToursLocated in the central region of France, Tours is a well preserved jewel of French History. The "City of art and history” was the capital of the French Kingdom in the 15th and 16th century. Tours is crossed by the Loire River, a place that has been sparking numerous artists’ inspirations throughout the times. Tours is also famous for its “art de vivre” (art of living) thanks to the architecture of its many magnificent monuments, its mild climate (important for wine production), as well as its world-renowned gastronomy. Read more...
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