Learn French & live in your private teacher's home around Tours with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including French lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in France. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one French lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Tours. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in French. All of our teachers in France have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Tours, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
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 individual monitoring; our teachers are native speakers, fully qualified, experienced and trained. We offer our students 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 favorite 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 specialized 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.
CLE is an independent institute for French studies located in Tours. It has many years of experience of teaching abroad and has built itself to be a school described as friendly and with a positive working atmosphere. Its ability to attract students of various nationalities ensures a multicultural French experience. In order to facilitate language learning, classes are never larger than 7 students. As a result, more individual attention is given to each student by the teacher. The school occupies a renovated 18th-century building with a 15th-century cellar and a rooftop terrace.
One of the oldest and most famous language schools in France, only 1 hour south of Paris by TGV. Situated in Tours, a beautiful town with 300.000 inhabitants in the Loire Valley, famous for its castles (Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise…) and its gastronomy and wines. Offering a wide range of French language courses for students aged 16+, from 1 week to 9 months, covering all levels, open all year, the Institute has a faculty of 20 full-time teachers and is pedagogically supervised by the University of Tours. We receive 2500 students of 80 different nationalities every year and they all share the same passion for France and French language as we do! High quality courses, accommodation in strictly selected host families and an attractive activity and excursion program assure you a total immersion into French language and culture!
We liked the director—who happened to be our teacher as well—very much. In addition to expert language tutoring, he had answers to all our very specific questions, was very flexible in structuring the class to fit our needs, and we enjoyed his... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Tours that is right for you. There are French courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General French courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in French. Most general French courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
Professional French courses are for professionals who want to study French in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.