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Tours Langues, Tours, France

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in France
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities

Tours Langues

The language school Tours Langues was founded in Tours, France in 1994. The school is located in the city centre, in a lovely square, surrounded by houses from the 15th century, bars and restaurants.

The school address is: 36 rue Briconnet, 37000 - Tours (France).

Accreditations and Quality seals

EFVET

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public workstations:

9

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 50
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

  • in summer: 22 years
  • throughout the year: 26 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years

Exams offered:

  • TCF,
  • DELF

Average examination results:

95 at TCF, 95 at DELF.

French teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

1
3
10
13
1
5
4
20
10
10
10
10

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). It takes 1:40 minutes by TGV (High Speed Train) to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 05.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 14.Jul.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 11.Nov.2016, 24.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 08.May.2017, 25.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 14.Jul.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 20 24 32 36 Additional Week
Price in € 310295 620589 930884 12101150 17701682 23302214 55105235 65306204 84508028 93958926 260247
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 20 24 32 36 Additional Week
Price in € 245233 490466 735699 955908 13951326 18351744 43404123 51454888 66656332 74157045 205195
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 20 24 32 36 Additional Week
Price in € 180171 360342 540513 700665 1020969 13401273 31703012 37603572 48804636 54355164 150143
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 220209 440418 660627 880836 11001045 13201254 15401463 17601672 22002090 26402508 220209
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 15:00  - 19:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 400380 800760 12001140 16001520 20001900 24002280 28002660 32003040 40003800 48004560 400380
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 15:00  - 19:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 570542 11401083 17101625 22802166 28502708 34203249 39903791 45604332 57005415 68406498 570542
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 15:00  - 19:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Note: All courses offered by Tours Langues can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 30.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 60,00 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: If after confirmation of your registration, we do not have a group at your level, we guarantee half of your hours in private lessons until there is a group at your level.
From June to September the maximum number of students per group is 10.
Registration fee for TCF is 70 EURO.
Classes that fall on a public holiday will not be refunded and only afternoon sessions will be rescheduled.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- 600 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Small, fully-equipped private apartment. Prices vary between 500-800 EURO per month. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes by car
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 180 360 540 720 180
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Fees are to be paid directly to the host family upon arrival.
Price extra night:
27 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
16 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 150 300 450 600 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Double bed. Fees are to be paid directly to the host family upon arrival.
Price extra night:
27 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Hotel accommodations also available upon request.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport: for 350 € (one way); for 700 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Cooking 1 km
Dancing 2 km
Golf 5 km
Horse riding 3 km
Music 2 km
Sailing  
Squash 3 km
Swimming 3 km
Tennis 5 km
Volleyball 5 km
Yoga 1 km
Other leisure options: French course lesson with a Chef
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
organized by school

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.8/5.0 
Facilities
4.5/5.0 
Social activities
4.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.7/5.0 
Value for money
4.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7/5.0 
Other
4.7/5.0 
Students liked about Tours Langues, Tours
The city where it is located, the atmosphere of the school, small sizes of the class, friendly staff and teachers, hospitable host family.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If there is any place you want to visit, try telling the staff, and very likely your idea will be materialized. Give it a try!
Other comments: A warm, cozy, and friendly school to stay, also well-organized, staff very helpful, and nicely located in the city centre!
The teaching style is very relaxed with lots of talking and debate. Exactly what was needed to improve my comprehension and speaking skills.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
They take their job seriously in education while keeping a friendly and secure environment inside and outside the class
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The visits are just great, do not miss them.
Other comments: The families are carefully selected make sure the students have a great experience living with them. Teachers and staff are a constant support for the students in their day to day for small and big needs. They always are willing to recommend a book, get you directions to the cinema or helping you to book your train tickets. They are always there.
Good location; nice facilities; friendly and knowledgeable instructors; small class size.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Focus seems to be on beginner/intermediate levels.
The school was very welcoming and supportive while providing a good education.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Make sure that you go on the weekly excursions. They are great fun and the guide from the school adds in-depth information.
Other comments: I would recommend the school to anyone. It provides a wonderful experience offering very good value for the money.

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