Our French teachers are able to tailor your course to fit your precise learning goals, taking into account any current competence in the language and building upon it. All our native French tutors are fully qualified and ready to arrange classes in your home or place of work in Dublin, and lessons are arranged according to your timetable, not theirs. Course text books are included in the price, and lesson times can easily be rearranged in advance. Your tailormade course depends on your chosen package:
Our general courses are a good place to start your French studies, or to improve upon your current skills. They give focused attention to expanding your day-to-day grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to improve your spoken and written French with relative speed and ease. General courses best suit those wishing to improve their French to conversational level, as well as students who hope to continue their French studies to a more advanced level.
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.
Business French courses for groups cater to anywhere between 2 and 12 people who all have the same starting level and learning aims in their French study. Business classes concentrate on improving existing French skills in order to broaden the learner's ability to use their new language in day to day business affairs, whether that includes covering vocabulary specific to an individual industry or improving pertinent skill sets in the target language (from writing emails to giving a successful presentation). Perfect for employees of multinational organisations! Students will have to meet at the same time and place each week.
Specific purpose courses in French are aimed at those who already have semi-proficient skills in French but wish to improve in particular areas of expertise. Your teacher can guide you through many features of French to help you gain fluency, linguistic or not. These may include:
• 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
French courses catered for specific needs can be extremely useful in your group gaining not only fluency but an all-round knowledge of the French culture, language and common practices. Groups of 2-12 students with the same learning aims can benefit from any of the following:
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. HR, engineering, accounting, medical, legal)
• Elocution and accent softening
• Expanding individual skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling internationally
•Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
"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."
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