Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking French teachers available in Newcastle 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:
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.
Our French group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning French. Everybody should be at about the same level at the start of the course, and the entire group should be able to meet at the same time and place each week. Grammar and vocabulary form the backbone of the general course, helping the student gain fluency in conversational topics whilst increasing their overall working French knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further French study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
Listen & Learn's one-on-one French courses for business are integral in taking your existing French skills and making them indispensible for day-to-day business tasks. Lessons are adapted to suit your particular industry and field, and your teacher can help you master specific skills, such as presentation skills and formal business correspondence. This is the best option for professionals who work for international corporations, as well as businessmen working from abroad or seeking overseas work.
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.
Specific purposes French courses are a great boon to people who have already studied French and wish to develop certain facets of their French skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• 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
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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