LANGUE ONZE TOULOUSE French Courses in Toulouse, France
About LANGUE ONZE TOULOUSE
Established in 1991, Langue Onze Toulouse is located in the historic centre of the beautiful "Ville Rose". Visitors to Toulouse will experience the charm of the traditional French lifestyle as well as the latest in contemporary culture, the arts and entertainment.
Our course content and organization corresponds to the progressive levels defined by the CEFR – the Common European Framework of Reference for evaluating language performance – making it possible to receive official recognition and course credits from participating universities.
Accommodation arranged with free airport transfer. With an Intensive course of 3 weeks or more, we propose a Tandem conversation exchange with a native French partner, free of charge.
We also offer custom-tailored 'study abroad' programs for school and youth groups, exam preparation (DELF, DALF, GCE…).
If you are seeking professionalism, creativity in language teaching, and a unique location to learn French, Langue Onze Toulouse is the place to go.
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
Our French courses are designed for all nationalities and all levels of knowledge of French, creating a truly international mix of people of all ages and walks of life.
Our student population is majority European, with a good number of North and South Americans, some Australians, Eastern Europeans and a smaller number of Asian and African students. In the summer (July, August) the majority of students are between 18 and 25 years old. The rest of the year we receive a larger proportion of mature adults, from 30s up to late 70s.
Class size is limited to 6 up to a maximum of 12 per group. This limited class size allows us to adapt the course to students' needs and to encourage every student to speak French.
Attractive air-conditioned, learning environment in the heart of Toulouse: 8 spacious classrooms on 2 floors of a lovely building in the classic Toulouse style, only a 5 minute walk from the city’s central Place du Capitole.
· Hot drinks (coffee/tea/chocolate) and bottled water are available for purchase during breaks.
· A collection of French films on DVD and books and magazines in French are available in our lending library.
· The multimedia lab with free internet access + WiFi wireless internet and the student lounge area are open from 8:30 - 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday.
• The school director, teaching director and administrative staff are available and responsive to your questions and concerns. Counseling available in four languages: English, French, Spanish and German.
Your first day welcome to the school and Toulouse includes an information packet detailing upcoming events, recommendations on things to do and see in town, an optional lunch in a typical Toulousan restaurant, plus a guided walking tour of the city.
Throughout your course, several afternoons or evenings per week will find you exploring new corners of la ville rose: dancing, dining and taking in concerts and shows, swimming, hiking, cycling along the Canal du Midi; attending conferences and films in French, playing Pétanque or enjoying a riverboat cruise at sunset. The programme includes regular visits to Toulouse features such as the Airbus aircraft assembly line and the Cité de l’Espace.
One weekend per month – more often in the summer months - we offer optional excursions to points of interest in the Toulouse region:
Carcassonne - Visit and tour of Carcassonne, an impressive walled mediaeval city boasting 3 km of ramparts, 52 towers, castle and cathedral, restored in the 19th century by the renowned architect Viollet-le-Duc.
Albi & Cordes-sur-ciel - Steeped in history, Albi is renowned for the imposing Sainte-Cécile cathedral and the Palais de la Berbie with its museum dedicated to the world-famous post-impressionist painter Toulouse-Lautrec plus the town of Cordes built high on top of an isolated knoll, a large and amazingly well preserved bastide with dozens of narrow streets to explore.
Foix castle & the prehistoric painted grottoes at Niaux: After a guided visit of the medieval château, we’ll travel to the caves of Niaux and their prehistoric paintings dating from 10,000 years ago. A rare experience!
Visas for France –Long or Short stay visas
If you are planning to visit France for a period of more than 90 days, you’ll need to apply for a long-stay student visa. For citizens of some countries, a visit to France of any length requires an official visa.
For study periods of more than 90 days, you must also complete the Campus France application process:
To apply for your visa, please contact the French Consulate or Embassy in your home country or country of residence.
You can find the application forms and more information about the application process online: please see the website of the French Embassy nearest you.
In order to definitively reserve your course (and accommodation), you will need to pay an advance deposit – contact us for more details. As soon as we receive your deposit, we will send you an “invitation letter” (attestation of enrolment) so that you can apply for your visa. The advance on the course fees is included in the total cost of your course.
How to get there
Transfer on arrival & departure from Toulouse-Blagnac airport, the Toulouse-Matabiau train station or the Toulouse bus station is included free of charge with reservation of an accommodation through the school.
Your host will meet you at the airport or train station, holding a sign that reads "Langue Onze Toulouse" to make it easier to find each other.