An innovative educational approach

Specialized in the teaching of French as a foreign language (FLE), the Institut de Touraine offers individualized lessons and support developed around two key words: pertinence and quality. This provision is based on a balanced education of oral and written skills, an immersive learning experience, a teaching tutorial system, and regular assessment to drive progress…

Homogeneous and stable classes

The Institut de Touraine is renowned worldwide for teaching French as a foreign language (FLE), and offers a unique pedagogical approach, which is adapted to the needs and goals of every student. Classes take place in a modern teaching environment (interactive whiteboards, language laboratories, media library…) and students receive personalized support through a teaching tutorial system. Regular assessment of each skill (oral and written) enables continuous monitoring of individual progress. The programs are designed in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which evaluates foreign language proficiency in six levels: A1 and A2 (beginner), B1 and B2 (intermediate), C1 and C2 (advanced).

Homogeneous and stable classes

Prior to arriving at the Institut de Touraine, students take an online language test. An oral interview upon arrival completes the assessment in order to ensure students are assigned to the appropriate group for their level of proficiency in French. This organization provides stability for the students as well evidence of the program’s objectives: two conditions conducive to optimal language learning.

Agreement with the University of Tours

As a guarantee of quality for the students and partners of the school, the Institut de Touraine has an educational agreement with the University of Tours. Teaching staff from the Institut de Touraine are involved in teaching degree and masters classes in FLE. Projects are developed in partnership with the University of Tours (teaching placements, summer school, hosting doctoral students, etc.)

Cultural and linguistic immersion

By taking language courses at the Institut de Touraine students benefit from immersion in French culture and civilization. Throughout the year the institution organizes a variety of social and cultural activities, trips, events… It also ensures students have the opportunity to engage with French people, for example through volunteering, or playing music or sport with locals.