Institut de touraine, Tours

Located in Tours, capital city of the Loire Valley, one hour away from Paris, Institut de Touraine welcomes you all year long.

Located in Tours, capital city of the Loire Valley, one hour away from Paris, Institut de Touraine welcomes you all year long. Since its foundation in 1912, over 2000 students come every year for the quality of our French courses and our teachers training.


Institut de Touraine (Qualite FLE label) is under the academic supervision of the University François-Rabelais of Tours. It offers French language programs to all levels: intensive programs, small groups, private lessons and training for teachers of French as foreign language.

After your french courses, our entertainment coordinator Erwann plans many fun and social activities for all students!



  • Canoeing, biking, basket ball, ultimate frisbee..
  • Hiking
  • Picnics

Guided tours:

  • And friendly competitions inside the Institut de Touraine
  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Petanque

Most of these activities are for free !So take advantage of it to improve your french skills... and fitness withstudents from around the world!

Innovative and Personalized Programs: Institut de Touraine is a worldwide recognized school that teaches French as a foreign language (FLE) using an innovative pedagogical approach, adapted to the needs and goals of every student.


The courses are taught in a modern work environment (interactive whiteboards, language laboratories, media library, multimedia laboratory...).


The students can benefit from a teaching tutorial systemfor a personalized support. Regular assessments for each type of skills (oral and written) provide a real-time measure of each student's progress.

The programs are organized in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference. CECR describes the foreign language skills at six levels: A1 and A2 (beginner levels), B1 and B2 (intermediate levels), C1 and C2 (advanced levels).


Homogenous and Stable Classes:  Before arriving at the Institute, the students pass an online language test. An oral interview on the arrival day will complete the diagnosis in order that the students are assigned in a group that matches their proficiency in French.


This organization provides a great stability for students and a real visibility of the program and goals: two very favourable conditions for an optimal learning of the language.




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Charles de Gaulle
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