Passing on a horizon to all


Thot gives refugees and asylum seekers, who have had little or no schooling in their country, access to effective, ambitious and inclusive French training, leading to the DELF diploma, valid for life and anywhere in the world.
A social innovation consultant, a UX designer and an engineer set to work to co-found Thot. Present in exile camps and committed to fighting social and economic exclusion, they built Thot by combining their professional skills.

The school is unique, the learning has a concrete focus and the support is global.
Learning conditions:

stable: intensive courses in a single location, with a constant schedule with a certified teacher;
specific: career guidance workshops, psychological, social and legal support;
varied: drawing, theater and singing workshops, cultural and friendly outings.
Our 16-week diploma course is aimed at refugees and asylum seekers who are not qualified in their country of origin and whose level of French is below A2:

French courses: 10h/week i.e. 160 hours
Individual social, legal and psychotherapeutic support
Vocational orientation: 2h workshops twice a month, led by professionals and trained volunteers
Creative workshops: 2h/week of theater, drawing and singing
Cultural convivial outings: according to the calendar, museum visits, games, picnics, film screenings...

Key numbers


exiled persons were welcomed at Thot

86 %

of success in the exam


hours of classes over 16 weeks

7 €

symbolic per person to attend the courses

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