French Courses in Tours, France
French Courses in Tours, France
French Courses in Tours, France

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Tours Langues is a small and friendly French school located in Tours (one hour from Paris by train), a very pleasant historical city. Our groups are limited to 8 students which enables us to offer an individual monitoring; our teachers are native speakers, fully qualified, experienced and trained.

We offer our students a free access to the Internet and free transportation to the excursions we organize every Friday afternoon. It’s the best way to learn French as well as French culture. We also give one to one lessons.

Tours Langues, created in 1994, is located place Plumereau, in the city centre, close to the shops, railway and coach stations. It is in the historical and tourist district of the city. Place Plumereau is the favourite meeting place for students and Tourangeaux - the city inhabitants. You will find there many restaurants and outdoor cafés to have a little rest and to speak French.

Tours Langues pays particular attention to students. To enhance the chance of success and progress, the classes consist of a maximum of 8 people (10 people from June to September). Our teachers are specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. Whatever your age, your level of French or your aims, we provide a wide range and variety of lessons. We offer a balance between grammar, writing and oral expression, with the assistance of various technological aids (video- computers- television). These can be adapted to the specific needs of each individual.


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Intensive General French Programme

We have three options at disposal : from 10 to 20 hours per week. One hour of lesson = 60 minutes.
For a 10-hour-week: 180 Euros
For a 15-hour-week: 245 Euros
For a 20-hour-week: 310 Euros

Timetable for a 10-hour-week: Monday-Friday : 9:00 to 11:00
Timetable for a 15-hour-week: Monday-Friday : 9:00 to 11:00 and 11:15 to 12:15
Timetable for a 20-hour-week: Monday-Friday : 9:00 to 11:00, 11:15 to 12:15 and 5 hours in three afternoons.

From October to May: 8 students/class
From June to September: 10 students/class

We have 5 to 6 levels from A1 to C1. Our classes are limited to 8 students per group (up to 10 during the summer time - from June to September).

This enables us to offer you individual follow-up and to increase inter-active participation. Classes are organised according to the results of level tests which assess your written and oral comprehension and expression competencies.

The teaching methods used at Tours Langues combine theory (Grammar, vocabulary, Language structures) and practice (role games, conversation in real life situation…)

One-to-one courses

The days and times of the lessons are fixed according to your availability and the teacher’s agreement.

Training Course for Teachers

This course is specially meant for primary and secondary school teachers of French who wish to refresh their spoken French and gain a better knowledge and understanding of modern France. Excursions and social activities are part of the programme, which follows the ComeniusEuropean Syllabus.

Language and Internship programme

In the following trades: Pâtissier/chocolatier, baker, catering (French cooking) and beautician.There are two programmes available:
- 1 year: learn French, technique and internship.
- 2 months: learn French and technique (experience placement unpaid). This allows the students to acquire a real professional experience in France and increase their competence in French.
Please contact us for further information at [email protected]
Preparation course for DELF examinations
On request

Test centre for the TCF
The TCF is intended to assess the level of French of people whose mother tongue is not French. This test evaluates comprehension and expression skills in French. It offers a quantitative and qualitative appreciation of the linguistic and communication skills of the candidates. It offers a detailed and individualised analysis.
The  TCF allows you to :
- Analyse your strengths and weaknesses
- Be aware of what to improve
- Get a certificate which is internationally recognized
- Enter professional life or find a first working experience in a French-speaking company
- Justify your competencies acquired
- Locate your qualification level compared to that required in your activity field
- Increase your chances in professional field (recruitment, promotion, mobility)


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- Situated in the very heart of the Old Town, the school is in close proximity to the Loire and many shops and facilities.



- As the art of good living is of prime importance in our region you will find many excellent restaurants, bars and of course fine cafes and patisseries. Also within walking distance there are unique shops offering everything from exquisite local wines to rare books with everything in between. And “Tours” is just one hour from Paris by TGV.



- We carefully arrange for you accommodation in host family, hotels, studios or youth hostel.



- We are central exam place for TEF by CCIP (Paris Chamber of Commerce) and for TCF by CIEP. Students of Tours Langues and other ones can take them once every month at Tours Langues. And this will allow them to leave with an official and international qualification.We also prepare you for DELF and DALF.



- We offer ideal learning conditions: the small group allows students to participate actively and receive more individual support. The content of the lessons is based on authentic documents and the use of information technology.



- Every Friday afternoon, we organize many cultural and sports activities with teachers, including visits to the castles of the Loire Valley, wine cellars, museums, nearby villages as well as tasting of the local products. We also organize cooking lessons with a chef twice a month.



- We give all necessary information for the students who will discover our region by themselves and assist them during their stay in Tours and in France (opening of a bank account, administrative support for the visa, buy a mobile phone etc)
- In addition to the classrooms, the school offers a video room, a library, a language lab, a computer room, with free access to the Internet and a students kitchen (with a fridge, a microwave, a kettle, dishes) where the students can warm up their meal, prepare tea and coffee. The library, the video room, the computer room and the students kitchen are in free access.



We organize every Friday various cultural and sports activities :

- visits to the castles of the Loire Valley
- visits to the wine cellars
- visits to museums
- Activities

- Two Mondays a month, we organize a guided tour of Tours.
- Twice a month, we organize cooking lessons with a chef.

- We introduce you to cultural activities: theatre, concerts, cinema etc.
- In summer, we organize BBQ.

- From time to time, we organize tasting of the local products: wine, cheese, chocolate, bread etc.

- Outdoor excursions : Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Visa Information
We offer visa support.

How to get there

On request, we arrange for you the pick-up service from Charles de Gaulle to Tours.

From Charles de Gaulle Airport, there is a TGV direct to Saint Pierre des Corps (The TGV train station to Tours - 5 minutes) or to Tours.
If you want to stay in a host family, the family will pick you up for free at the train station of Tours or Saint Pierre des Corps.
If you want to stay in a hotel or in a studio, a staff of the school will pick you up at the train station of Tours or Saint Pierre des Corps and will accompany you to your accomodation.

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36 rue Briçonnet

37000, France

Tours, France

T: +33





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