Overview

Experience the modern side of France through intensive language classes in Toulouse. While you see traditional elements of French culture, your curriculum focuses on the France that surrounds you: street art, modern music, and even local student life. 

This summer, take on a place-based curriculum, meaning cultural experiences are integrated into your daily lessons—both in and out of the classroom. Refine the fluidity of your spoken French during interviews with native speakers. Study French language through modern music. In Toulouse, you have an entire world of opportunities to practice your French. Experiencing French culture through the lens of intensive language study will create an incredible understanding of both in just one summer.

Day Trips and Overnight Excursions

See all that Toulouse has to offer: art museums, parks, street markets, and music festivals. Your group could go see a movie in French, then discuss it at your favorite café. With your peers, you might take a trip to the Cité de l’Espace (Space City) or explore a local university campus.  On a weekend excursion, you might hike in the Pyrenees, or explore the citadel and Roman-era buildings of Carcassone.

Coursework

Intermediate or Advanced French. 60 hours. Taught in French.

Students are placed in the appropriate language course based on pre-departure and on-site skills assessments. This course covers: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication; written, oral, reading, and listening comprehension skills; out-of-class assignments like short-film projects or conducting interviews with locals; and coursework that challenges you to read and pick out important information from authentic texts.

Housing & Meals

You share a room in a residence hall with another CET student. A group leader or resident advisor lives in the same building and facilitates regular activities and outings. Your commute to the CET Dickinson Center (where classes are held) is short and your neighborhood has everything you need within walking distance, including many cafés and restaurants.

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