Our French school is situated in a pretty, Toulousan style building in the city centre, a 5 minute walk from Capitolio, near the Toulouse town hall of the basicila of Saint Sernin and a beautiful Japanese garden. In front of the school, every day there is a market. The environment is animated and multicultural. Every year, students of different ages, levels and nationalities come to the school.
The majority are Europeans: Germans, Spanish, English, Irish, Italians, Scandinavians, Greeks, those from Central Europe and Eastern Europe. Other than the Europeans, there are also many Australians, North Americans, South Americans, Chinese, Japanese and Afro Asian students.
The method of teaching is interactive and the classes are taken by native, qualified and experienced teachers. During the classes, support acitivies are organised such as role play, photo and video courses, songs and audio recordings, expression and memory games. These techniques are well adapted to the individual needs of each student.
The teaching team in our school is creative, attentive and with a lot of French teaching experience.
All of the teachers are FLE (French foreign language) qualified.
The school is accredited by:
Toulouse is a predominantly University city full of life, which continues to grow. More than 110,000 students make up the three universities, institutions and big schools. So many young people give the city a happy atmosphere and there are always a lot of parties throughout the city. Toulouse is in South West France and is the capital of Midi-Pyrenees.
The best part of the city is walking through its historical centre, the edge of the Garona and the "Canal du Midi" or walking around one of the many terraces in the squares.
Everywhere in the city the environment is endearing, and the people are likeable with a welcoming familiarity of people from the South. The artistic force of the city is represented by one element: the brick.
Located far from the Pyrenean Quarries and in the middle of a plain of mud, the brick has been a key element for building palaces and churches. The reflection of the golden light on the brick of the buildings has been awarded the title "La Ville Rose" pink city. This special colouring gives a soft and warm atmosphere at the same time.
The public transport system is made up of a network of buses, 2 metro lines and a commuter train between Colomiers and Arenes, which runs daily from 5:15 to 24:00
At night the people live, go out, have fun and the streets are full of life. In this university city, the leisure options are varied and satisfy different tastes. In the old town there are a lot of music bars, jazz clubs and discos situated next to the river, which are all open until the early hours. The majority are aimed at the young population while others are more sophisticated.
This French course is intended to be an interactive way of learning, so that the students collaborate and communicate between each other. The classes are focused on the 4 main aspects of the language: understanding, oral expression, listening and writing, through activities which are carried out during the classes and extra tasks given by the teachers. Grammar will be taught through communication situations to facilitate the integration of new linguistic structures. Understanding a range of topics and sociocultural situations to adapt to learning daily life situations.
Consult dates for beginners
Students of every level wanting to improve quickly, to improve all of their language skills in an international environment.
Timetable: from 9:15 to 13:00 In July and August there are also courses in the afternoon: From 13:15 to 17:00
This French course is designed for those that don´t have a lot of time to do a French course. The content is the same as the intensive course but the structure is varied: the classes are organised in groups in the mornings and individual classes are given by the teacher in the afternoons. The students should do the work for the class to get the desired results.
This course is ideal for those that can´t spend a lot of time in Toulouse and want to focus on their preparation for the exam, or need to focus on a concrete area of knowledge.
23 lessons per week in the mornings + 4 individual classes in the afternoons Timetable of the class in the mornings from 9:15 to 13:00
This French course combines 2 types of language learning methods: group classes and workshops. This allows the students to improve the main skills of the language: speaking, listening, writing, grammar and vocabulary.
Also, there is a focus on perfecting the French pronunciation through phonetic learning in the workshops. You will also explore the cultural legacy in France through studying the society and French sociopolitical issues in the workshops.
Ideal for those that want to progress quickly
Timetable of the class: mornings from 9:15 to 13:00 23 general English lessons in the mornings + 4 workshops in the afternoons (4 workshops of 45 minutes)
This French course combines different types of French classes which guarantees fantastic results. The course improves the unterstanding and speaking of French and digs deeply into vocabulary and grammar aspects. In the afternoons, the students will strengthen their oral and listening skills thanks to the different lessons: French from day to day, professional French, news and social aspects in France and the French life and culture. In the phonetic workshops, individual pronunciation will be corrected whilst in the culture and civilisation workshop, the spirit and French cultural heritage will be studied.
Perfect for those that want to make the most out of the programme. This course focuses on improving the most important aspects of the language, in the quickest way.
Intensive course of 27 lessons every morning from 9:15 to 13:00 + 2 courses in the afternoon from 18:30 to 20:30 1 hour workshop of phonetic correction + 1 two hour workshop of French culture and civilisation.
The preparation course for the French DELF-DALF exams familiarises the student with the content and structure of the exam. In this course, you will work with representative examples and carry out practice exams. The objective is to practice and revise the aspects in which the student has the most difficulty with (grammar, pronunciation, expression etc). Our preparation courses for the DELF and DALF exams take place in key periods that correspond with the dates of the official exams in Toulouse, and a special session in the summer.
These intensive preparation courses will familiarise you with the structure and general content of the exams, working with the four evaluated skills in each level: listening, speaking, writing and reading.
Dates of the course in 2016 are:
Exam dates 2016*: in the official centres in Toulouse - *subject to change
Those that went to develop and practice the necessary techniques for the exam, practicing with the materials of the exam, improving general understanding of French.
The course consists of 4 classes of 2 hours per week for the first 3 weeks + 3 classes of 2 hours in the 4th week + 4 hours of exam practice under exam conditions + correction
The French school organises a varied plan of social and cultural activities, full day of weekend excursions in the region of Toulouse.
You can consult the programme on the board in the school.
The excursions and some activities have an additional cost, depending on the transport costs, food, drink and entry price.
Studio (double or single, without board): For students that want to have their own privacy, we also offer an independent studio of 20m2 with kitchen and ensuite. The kitchens are totally equipped and the sheets and towels are included. Often, the apartments include access to a garden or patio. The reservation of a double bedroom is only for those coming together.
Availability: All year
Room Type: Double or single room
School distance: maximum 15 minutes by bus
Check-out: Saturday before 11:00
With families, you will be able to practice French after class and get to know first hand the culture and customs of the Toulouse people. The sheets and towels will be provided by the family, as well as a laundry service once a week. The reservation of a double room is only accepted if the two people are coming together.
Availability: All year
Room Type: single or double room
School distance: 20-40 minutes by public transport
Check-in: Sunday from 15:00 to 22:00
Check-out: Saturday before 10:00
The Toulouse-Blagnac International airport can be found just 9km North West of the city centre of Toulouse.
The companies that fly to Toulouse from Spain are:
la familia de acogida encantadora; encajábamos muy bien tanto por edad, trabajo, como por aficiones. el trato personal muy correcto y amable. grupos no muy numerosos. en mi clase no había ningún español y así me obligaba a hacer todo en francés.