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French Courses in Manchester

Our native-speaking, qualified French teachers will tailor your individual or group language course to suit your personal learning aims and French level. They are available to conduct classes in your home or office in Manchester, on a day and at a time that suits you. Course books are included, and timetables can often be as flexible as you need. Your personalised course will be built around one of the following options:

Standard One-to-One Courses in General French

Everybody can benefit from our general French courses - they endeavour to give the learner fluency in general French conversation, whether through learning the basics or improving existing skills. General courses concentrate mainly on sharpening up grammar and vocabulary, and aim to expand the ability to speak, read and listen French with full comprehension. These courses will be most suitable for those who want to improve their French to a practicable level, or as a basis for a business French course.

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Standard Group Courses in General French

For a group of 2 to 12 people who need to gain the same level of French fluency in a given time, Listen & Learn's general group courses are just the thing. So long as the entire class is able to assemble at the same time and location each week and are roughly all at the same level at the start of the course, our group courses will help students gain fluency in everyday conversational French and also gain a good working knowledge of the language. With their main focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar, a general group course is an excellent place to start for those wishing to engage in further French study in the future.

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Standard One-to-One Courses in Business French

One-to-one business French courses are aimed at learners who already have at least a working knowledge of French, but would like to further develop their skills in business communication. Our courses can be adapted to focus on your particular industry, and your trainer can help you with specific areas of skill development, such as report-writing, dictation, or business correspondence. Business French courses are great for any professionals who would benefit from further knowledge of French, including those working in multinational companies, preparing for international transfer, or seeking a new position. Many of our business students work in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, academia, and government.

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Standard Group Courses in Business French

Group business French courses are intended for small groups (of 2 to 12 students) who already have a working knowledge of French, and want to extend their skills in the arena of business language. Your group should have approximately the same level of French, whether that be intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. You should all be available at the same time every week, and have complementary learning aims. Your trainer will develop your course around your group's language goals and particular field of business, and can incorporate any specific areas of focus, such as improving negotiation or presentation skills. Group business language courses are suitable for a wide range of organisations, including multinational companies, and those whose employees require a higher level of French to develop international business relationships.

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Standard One-to-One Courses in Specific Purposes 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

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Standard Group Courses in Specific Purposes French

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

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"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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