Loire valley in Tours in Frace

Age and language requirements : 15 - 18 and open to all levels

Language study in Tours & homestay

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The course is open all year round – arrival Saturday or Sunday.

Students willing to travel at different dates should inform us and will have to travel independently.

Our language courses are given by specialized teachers truly dedicated to the students. They have a wide experience in teaching to foreigners. The course contents are based on active methods and imply a permanent participation of each student.

Pocket money

It will be necessary only for personal expenses and eventually for public transportation (see below). However, temptations are legion and we do advise around € 70 per week for short stays. For stays over two months, we do advise at least € 200 per month.

Program Description

This program is designed as an intensive language course for beginners as well as advanced students In French.

Courses are offered in two partner schools which we have selected for their dynamism and high teaching qualities. In both school, most teachers are in their late twenties or early thirties, are passionately fond of what they are doing and our students just love them!

Both are situated in the heart of the old city of Tours, close to the Loire River.

The city of Tours, which is around 200,000 inhabitants, is known as both a university and historical town. In its vicinity are among the most famous castles of France, such as Amboise, Chenonceaux, Azay le Rideau, Rigny Ussé "The Sleeping Beauty Castle", Villandry "The Garden of France", and many others. Tours boasts a reputation for offering the best accent in the country.


Host Families

Participants will be hosted by area families. Host families receive a minimal fee for room and board as is customary for a program where students must be placed in a very specific area.


Class Size

Upon arrival, participants are tested on their level of French and assigned to a class accordingly. Class size does not exceed 10 students.



Courses are conducted by highly qualified, specialized French teachers working in the school throughout the year. There are 20 instructional hours per week which observe the following schedule:
- 3 hours of language instruction each weekday morning.
- Once a week, classes meet in the afternoon for 2 periods between 2 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.


Afternoon Excursions

Two afternoons per week students will participate in excursions. Examples:
Full visit of the city of Tours
Visits to the castles of Amboise, Chenonceaux, Azay le Rideau or outings to discover the vineyards, cheese machining, troglodyte caverns etc.

Program cost
Type of program Code Price
*Language study and homestay in Tours for 4 weeks - June 23 to July 16 FLT1 2620 €
NB :

*4 weeks not including international travel and medical insurance.
The price includes all program costs, airport pick-up and train cost to Tours by TGV.
Each additional week : €660.