Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking French teachers available in Cork to provide a personalised French language course for you or your group. Your teacher will carry out tailor-made lessons in your home or office, at the time that is most convenient for you - weekdays or weekends; morning, afternoon or evening. For busy individuals, we offer very flexible options for timetabling. Course books are provided for all of our course options, which are outlined below:
General French courses can be to the advantage of anybody, whether you are a rank beginner or already have some experience of the tongue. By focusing on grammar and vocabulary skills, Listen & Learn's general courses are perfect to develop your fluency in speaking, listening and reading everyday French. They are perfect for those who want to start making their French work for them, and a great precursor to a business course.
Group French courses are available for groups of 2 to 12 people - we require only that your group are able to meet at the same time and place each week, and that you are all at approximately the same level in your French studies (no matter how elementary or advanced). As a general course, the focus will be on building conversational skills for common, real-life French situations. If you need you and your employees to have a working knowledge of French, this is the best place to start.
With our one-to-one French business courses, you can develop your current French skills to incorporate them effortlessly into your job - perfect for those employed by multinational organisations, moving abroad to work, or in search of employment overseas. Lessons are designed around your sector of industry and field of work, and tutors can aid learners in improving individual skills required by your role, such as giving presentations, writing reports or composing formal written correspondence.
Listen & Learn's group business courses in French are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of French, but want to focus on language for the business community. Your group should all be at approximately the same language level, have similar learning goals, and be available to study at the same time and location every week. Your teacher will tailormake your course based on the group aims and any specific business communication skills that the group wants to improve, such as negotiation or formal correspondence. Group business French courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of French for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
For individuals at intermediate or advanced level French who have specific professional or interest-related language requirements, we are more than happy to incorporate any of the following elements into your language course:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve particular language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity.
While your group may be improving their French skills with each lesson, there are many elements of French that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes French group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s French abilities, including:
• Accent softening / pronunciation
Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context
"I needed to learn some French because I'll be relocating to Canada next year. My Business French course was great - my teacher was real professional, and if I had any questions she was happy to answer them. Can't believe how quickly I got into it."
Cork factsThe second most populated city in Ireland after Dublin, Cork has a population of around 120,000 and enjoys not only a rich history but a vibrant cultural life - in 2005 it was the European Capital for Culture. The city is famed for its live music venues, night clubs and late-bars; as well as the diverse combination of state-of-the-art shopping centres and family-owned traditional local shops. Cork's main industries are those of pharmaceuticals (most famously for Viagra) and IT (being the European headquarters of Apple Computers).