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FAQ

Courses

Courses take place from Monday to Friday at our premises or online.

Check the timetable.

To find out your level, you need to take a placement test. This test is free and lasts about 1 hour. It is absolutely essential that you answer all the questions and take it alone, i.e. without outside help, without a dictionary and without an online translator. This is not an exam, but a tool to help you follow a course at the level that suits you best.

You can skip it: 

  • on site between 9am and 11am (every day except Thursday) 
  • online via a Google Forms link that you will receive by email once you have registered

Groups are made up of 8 to 15 students.

No, but the Alliance Française de Toulouse will issue you with a course completion certificate and a level certificate. You will automatically receive them by e-mail at the end of your stay.

Teachers use books and workbooks for intensive and evening courses from A1 to B2. They are not included in the course price. You can buy them at the Alliance Française de Toulouse office. They are in paper format, but each book contains a code giving you access to the PDF version.

Discover the methods used by level

Examinations

Sessions are organised almost every month.
Consult the 2024 calendar to choose the dates that suit you best.

Please note that the group tests take place during the first week of the exam:
A1: Wednesday mornings
A2: Wednesday afternoon
B1: Thursday morning
B2: Thursday afternoon

In 2024, you can be summoned for the entire duration of the tests.



TCF Intégration, Résidence, Nationalité sessions are organised twice a month on Fridays from 1.45pm to 5pm.

Consult the 2024 calendar to choose the dates that suit you best.

TCF sessions for the general public are held almost every month on Thursdays from 1.45pm to 3.30pm.

Consult the 2024 calendar to choose the dates that suit you best.

Hosting

The Alliance Française de Toulouse offers accommodation with a host family or in self-catering accommodation.
For more information, visit our "Hosting".

If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the start of your stay, the deposit is non-refundable.

No, you have to be 18 to be able to stay with a host family.

Administration

On site: cash or credit card 
Online: credit card 

For transfers, contact us

It is possible to register up to 7 days before the next session. 

If the deadline has passed, contact us There may still be places available in your level.

For a 1st registration, the registration fee is compulsory and is valid for 12 months.
They can be reimbursed if you present us with proof of registration from another Alliance Française dating back less than a year.

A certificate of long-term enrolment at the Alliance française de Toulouse can be used to obtain a long-stay student visa. The student undertakes to attend classes for the full duration of their stay and no early termination will be possible, whatever the reason. Please note the specific rules of each country, but the Alliance Française de Toulouse has no obligation to provide information about obtaining visas or residence permits.
To apply for your student visa, you need to register for intensive French courses for a minimum of 4 months.
A break of up to one month will be tolerated, with a minimum of 7 days' notice..
If the long-stay visa is not obtained, the student may be reimbursed (100€ will be retained by the Alliance française for administrative costs) on condition that he/she provides us with the original enrolment certificate and proof that the visa has not been obtained at least 7 days before the start of the chosen course, otherwise a sum corresponding to one course session will be retained.

Minors aged 16 and over may take our courses with parental authorisation.

Other

Your employer can finance your courses. Please contact the relevant department and we will provide you with a quote.

France Travail cover is available. Ask your advisor about this and we will provide you with a quote on Kairos.

The Alliance Française de Toulouse is not yet registered for the CPF.

The Alliance Française de Toulouse is equipped to enable people with reduced mobility (PRM) to get around as easily as possible: there is a lift to all floors, the toilets have been adapted and it is possible to go through the doors in a wheelchair.
Please inform us of your situation before your arrival so that we can organise your stay as effectively as possible.

Yes, the student card is free and valid for 12 months. All you have to do is apply for one and give a passport photo (paper) to reception.

Immerse yourself in the student guide. It is sent to all those who register online, but but it can also be consulted here.

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