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Institut de Touraine

Since 1912 - 2600 students per year

Private higher education institution, under the academic supervision of the University of Tours. The school is located in Tours, a city of 300,000 inhabitants with 30,000 students, in the Loire Valley (part of the UNESCO World Heritage List).

Multinational programs, tailor-made courses (linguistic stay for juniors). Licensed tourism operator, vocational training provider. Personal guidance for the students (tutorials, personal guidance, counselling on higher education).

Team of 20 full-time teachers, 10 administrative staff. Modern teaching facilities : 6 language laboratories, 20 interactive whiteboards, language resource center, etc.

Social and cultural program throughout the year: guided tours, cooking workshops, wine tasting, movie screening, etc.

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Activities, excursions
  • Cineclub
  • Study resources
  • Wifi and/or computer

Accommodations

  • Host family
  • Rented room
  • Room in student hostel
  • Studio in residence
  • Hotel

Examination center

  • DELF, DALF, TEF

Course

General French
Standard course
 
 
Public : adults | 16 years old
Duration : 15hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10 to 15

To make progress in general French in a balanced way (oral and reading/writing skills), morning lessons from Monday until Friday, with free afternoons to discover Tours and the region at your own pace.

Language course lasting from 2 to 48 weeks, morning class, with 15 hours per week.

More information on the school website
General French
Intensive course
 
 
Public : adults | 16 years old (minimum age)
Duration : 23hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10 to 15

An intensive program to improve faster – in addition to the standard course, you will attend phonetics lessons and course units that will take into account your objectives and your difficulties, to design a track that fits your needs and interests (French culture, volunteering, French for specific purpose, etc.).

Language course lasting from 2 to 48 weeks, with 22h30 per week, including: 15h language course (morning class), 1h30 of phonetics, 3h of tutorials (writing /reading and oral skills), 3h of cultural discovery (French culture, fashion, literature, arts, etc.) or French for specific purpose, DELF/DALF exam preparation courses.

More information on the school website
Junior
Linguistic stay
 
 
Public : junior | 12 years old (minimum age)
Level : Complete beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10 or more

Make progress in French language, discover France and Touraine. Tailor-made programs.

Course lasting 1 to 4 weeks, with 15 to 25 class hours per week. Organization of extracurricular activities in the Loire Valley (castles, Futuroscope, etc.), accommodation booking.

Teacher training
Training for teachers of French as a foreign language
 
 
Public : teachers of French as a foreign language
Duration : 25hours / week
Level : B1- threshold or intermediate to C2 - mastery or proficiency
Number of students : 25

For teachers of French who wish to develop their knowledge in didactics and methodology, to discover new practices and to gain insight into contemporary France. Vocational training for teachers of French.

This training is eligible for Erasmus + funding.

More information on the school website