With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native French speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current French proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your London home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
A great option for beginners, our general courses in French are there to improve your knowledge of conversational French , primarily through the development of vocabulary and grammar - the best way to bolster your basic spoken and written skills. General classes can help those learning from scratch as well as those with existing French knowledge - they aim to improve your current proficiency, as well as building towards the complexities required for a more advanced course.
As the ideal starting point for a group of people wishing to gain a strong acquaintance with the ins and outs of conversational French, these group classes can be arranged for groups as small as 2 people, and as large as 12 - our only provisos are that the whole class are able to meet at a consistent time and place each week, and are all of the same approximate French level. General courses cover all the grammar and vocabulary you need to gain a practicable advantage in your spoken and written French, and are also an excellent basis for further French study.
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.
Intended for learners who already have a basic grasp of French and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business French courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired French. Group courses cater for up to 12 people (minimum of 2 students), and should be scheduled to take place at the same time and location each week. The tutor will develop the group's vocabulary to suit the related industry, as well as improve competence for day to day tasks performed in French.
Courses for specific purposes are designed to assist the individual learner in delving deeper into their current French capacity by focusing on many French details which separate the 'native' from the 'tourist', including (but not limited to):
• 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
As long as all members of a group French course are at a similar level of expertise, specific purpose French courses can be customised to suit the needs of the group of 2-12 students with similar learning aims. These often include:
Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (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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