The French Summer School

The French Summer School

  • Summer School
  • Study field
    French as a Foreign Language
  • Institution
  • Teaching language



Experience the French Way of Life and prepare you for successful studies in France!

The French summer school encompasses both scientific and usual French. It offers intensive French courses of 23 hours per week with different activities and visits to discover the French life.

This summer school takes place on the IMT Mines Albi campus from beginning of July to end of August. You can choose to follow one month or both.

IMT Mines Albi offers to all students modern and fully furnished and spacious accomodation (18m2) with cooking facilities and private bathroom. You can also enjoy the restaurant and all the sports facilities such as gymnasium, tennis court, rugby, football, climbing wall… 

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Training content

French activities :

The teaching is provided in assessed groups (from 10 students minimum to 15 students maximum) to ensure an individual attention. The teachers are both experienced and qualified in teaching French as a foreign language and involved in daily and linguistic difficulties that a foreign student may meet.

The school proposes a pedagogic programme that is continuously adapted to the specific needs of students. You will be regularly evaluated to be sure of your progression and offer you the tutorial you need. A final assessment will attest your French level and the progresses you’ve made.

The teaching programme is for facilitating the student’s daily life, and also for training with the methodology of studying at graduate level in France, specialised vocabulary, finding a job or an internship, work on group projects, practise note taking skills, essay and report writing, presentations.

You are immersed in real life situations with after class and weekends activities so that you can practise the language you have learned.

The program ends with an oral scientific poster workshop in French. This event is open to the public and takes place at the magnificent Quai des Savoir building, in Toulouse downtown. This event is shared with INP-INSA French summer school, as well as some leisure activities.

Leisure activites :

All excursions and activities are proposed in partnership with tourism professionals and are part of the program.

  • Cultural excursions to discover the city of Albi, picturesque spots around  the Midi Pyrénées region
  • Sporting activities in the surroundings like canoeing  in the Tarn gorges, hiking...
  • Discover the French gastronomy and the local wine production

During the program, we also organize a two-days excursion : Chateau de la Loire, Arênes de Nîmes, Avignon, Bordeaux, les grottes de Lascaux, Saint Emilion, Rocamadour, Biarritz......

And after ...

Further studies

Beginning of September students join the engineering course they have enrolled.