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4 Best language schools in Tours (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Tours? Tours is a city on the lower reaches of the river Loire. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines and the perfection of its local spoken French. Tours is very popular for its old part of the city, Le Vieux Tours, with medieval half-timbered houses and Place Plumereau, a square with busy pubs and restaurants whose open-air tables fill the square´s centre.
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What our students said about Tours

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Tours is a little bigger and busier than I expected, but many beautiful old buildings and lovely places to sit and have a drink or a coffee. Don't miss the Botanic Gardens!

Jean

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Tours is a nice sized city, not too big, not too small. Easy to get around by foot.

Sam

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Tours is great but can be a bit loud at times in the center.

Renata
Poland

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Tours

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

Small school, small courses. Home stay was ideal: warm and friendly family. It was also close to the train station so we could take easy day trips.
The only down side was that the numerous female Asian students often had strong accents and spoke very quietly and timidly, if at all.

14 October 2019
Course: General French 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 72 years

Sam
United States

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

The building is a lovely old rickety place in an excellent location. The constraints imposed by the building mean that more usual modern facilities are not easy to provide. I personally would not want it any other way, but I can imagine some students might find it unusual. The staff went a very long way to tailor our course to our needs - first class. They were without exception charming, helpful and focused. We loved it. There was one lack of communication that spoiled an otherwise perfect time: the details of the trip arranged for the final afternoon were not revealed to us until the day before, and we had already visited the places the trip was planned for. A pity, but nothing much to worry about.

13 April 2019
Course: General French 20 - 1 week
Student age: 71 years

Derek
England UK

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

Friendly staff eager to look after the idividual needs of pupils.

3 April 2019
Course: General French 20 - 1 week
Student age: 73 years

Maria
England UK

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

The positive and friendly atmosphere helped to provide a great social and working environment. The social activities arranged by the language school were an excellent opportunity to make friends and practice French speaking skills in spontaneous conversation.

15 August 2018
Course: General French 20 - 1 week
Student age: 17 years

Lydia
England UK

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

Everything is really amazing, the professors, the students from different places and cultures, the class environment, the location of the school....

8 August 2018
Course: General French 15 - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Batlaa
Kuwait

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

The teacher Brahim was excellent.
All the staff are very friendly and helpful.

12 February 2018
Course: General French 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years

Kevin
England UK

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

The friendliness of the staff.
Yannick is a superb director, Eric a really good man and overall it feels like a good place to learn French.

14 August 2017
Course: General French 15 - 4 weeks
Student age: 35 years

Dominic
England UK

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

The teachers were great and provided very good explanations in French. They cater to your strengths and weaknesses and they really care about your development in the language. All the teachers were very friendly with great personalities and they would make jokes throughout the lessons so it was never boring.
The professors at the school were very personable.

26 July 2017
Course: General French 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Vincent
Australia

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

The school has a real family feel; students get very close to each other and the teachers promote a very nice environment! In fact, the teachers are quite extraordinary and competent...
I'm really thankful for my time spent at Tours Langues!

20 February 2017
Course: General French 10 - 6 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Elisa
Brazil

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

I chose Tours Langues particularly because it is located in a city where English is not commonly utilized. I also chose this school because of its small size; there were about a dozen students or so while I was there, and my classes ranged from 2 - 7 students, so I certainly was able to get attention and assistance from the teachers.
I improved my French a lot at Tours Langues and would definitely recommend this school!

20 December 2016
Course: General French 20 - 1 week
Student age: 34 years

Zoe
United States

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

That the teachers were very nice and we got good material during class
I enjoyed it and I would very much like to come back again

20 November 2016
Course: General French 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Noah
Netherlands

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

The school was very welcoming and supportive while providing a good education.
I would recommend the school to anyone. It provides a wonderful experience offering very good value for the money.

31 October 2016
Course: General French 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 64 years

Elizabeth
United States

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

I liked the quality of teaching with a lot of conversation.

5 October 2016
Course: General French 20 - 1 week
Student age: 32 years

Anton
Slovenia

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

Excellent teachers, enthusiastic and engaging. Loads of lovely places to enjoy lunch or a snack within a stone's throw. Lots to see in the area, chateaux, aplenty. Tours itself is beautiful.
Their wifi is not good. The teachers even had difficulties with it. I frankly couldn't get my iPad to stay on, so did not rely on it at all.

18 July 2016
Course: General French 20 - 1 week
Student age: 46 years

Melissa
United States

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

Small class. Friendly and approachable. Variety of methods for teaching French. Really enjoyed local trips organised by the school each Friday. School situated in a beautiful location.

11 June 2016
Course: General French 20 - 8 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Julia
England UK

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

It has small classes and is in a fantastic location

23 May 2016
Course: General French 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Tessa
Australia

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 52 reviews

Small size, very friendly teachers, but what I appreciated most was my host family. They were so nice and dedicated to being a host family.
Small but very nice.

28 October 2015
Course: General French 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Mitsue
Japan

Key Facts about Tours

Population: 142,000

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Centre, Département d'Indre-et-Loire

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1896 USD)

Tours quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (53 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: August

Low season: February

Average course price per week: 310 €

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (France average):3.84 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type C
    • Plug Type E
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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    Events in ToursBest time to take a language course in Tours

    May
    La Guinguette
    La Guinguette

    May 2021 - September 2021On the banks of the Loire river, you will find the Guinguette de Tours. It is the perfect place to have a drink, take part in the various activities offered or simply relax!

    November
    Christmas Market
    Christmas Market

    23 November 2021 - 31 December 2021At the Tours Christmas Market you will find the perfect Christmas presents for your family, your friends or even yourself!

    Arrival Airport

    Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - 226 km. from Tours city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 240 minutes, 50,00 €, 100 minutes.

    Main stops: Aéroport CDG - TGV, St-Pierre-des-Corps

    Every 10 minutes, 13,00 €, 220 minutes.

    Main stops: Paris - Roissy CDG Airport, Paris City Center - Bercy + Paris City Center - Bercy, Tours

    Taxi: 380 €, 160 minutes drive to city center of Tours

    Direct international flights from:
    • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky, Dallas Fort Worth International, Detroit Wayne County, Fort Lauderdale International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Pittsburgh Int'l Apt., Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
    • Canada: Calgary, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Quebec, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
    • Singapore: Singapore Changi

      FAQ about schools in Tours

    • Students rated the activity program at Tours Langues as the best.
    • Tours Langues has received the best overall rating in Tours.
    • Tours Langues, located in 36 rue Briconnet has been voted as the school with the best location in Tours.
    • Tours Langues was rated highest for quality of teaching.
    • 'Homestay' at Tours Langues is the best rated accommodation in Tours.
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