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French Lessons in London

The French language has a reputation for being nightmarish to learn due to its complex grammar and seemingly difficult pronunciation. But what most English speakers don’t consider is that about a third of basic English words come from French (because of the historical contact between these two languages, especially after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066). For example, English terms like pedigree, surf, view, pride and war all come from French.

So, while the prospect of learning another language can feel a little intimidating initially, you should know that, as English speaker, you already have a head start when it comes to studying French. Contact us at Listen & Learn and we will prepare a course that suits your preferences and goals. And while it’s true that mastering all the French verb conjugations is a lifelong journey, we will make the experience accessible, attainable and enjoyable with our interactive, personalised lessons. After all, you only need to know a handful of conjugations before you will start to see the benefits the next time you book a trip to Paris. 

And knowing French will not only be helpful when travelling abroad, as the French-speaking community in London is huge! With over 300,000 speakers, you won’t have trouble finding people with whom you can practise. Immerse yourself in the language and you’ll gain confidence and fluency quickly! For example, you can join the weekly gatherings of language exchange groups around the city, such as the very popular London French Meetup group.

Connect with one of Listen & Learn’s native-speaking instructors to quickly and conveniently start learning French. No matter where you are based in London, we come directly to you. Soon, you’ll be using idiomatic phrases like quand les poules auront des dents (not a chance!) when somebody asks you if you regret learning French instead of another language!

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General French

These French lessons fit a broader spectrum and can be useful for those who need different things from the language. Most beginner students will have a handle of survival French by the end of their lesson, which will provide them with enough French to communicate at least at a basic level during short trips to the country, but those who require more would benefit greatly from these sessions. Typical students have been those eager to travel all over the world, those buying overseas property, those with foreign spouses, aficionados of French culture and those who just wish to pass a particular French exam. Enquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business French

These lessons in French are meant for those who feel that learning French would make a change in their work. For starters, it is expedient to learn how to say hello/goodbye, as well as basic business protocol; once the basics have been mastered, reading and writing come to the fore. Students who have greatly benefited have been involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where another language is required and those working in the international academia and government circuits. Even in our most fundamental beginner's lesson, students can anticipate ending the lesson with basic telephone French and e-mail French skills for communicating, as well as survival French if a short visit to the country is needed. Enquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business French

The French lessons are also available for 2 or more people studying together (Two-to-One French Lessons or Small Group In-Company French Lessons). All participants must have the same level, the same business or general language needs and be able to study at the same time in the same location. The booking must be made for all participants at the same time. Listen & Learn does not recommend group classes of more than 6-8 people though In-Company Taster French Lessons can be run with up to 12 people. Enquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business French

You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified French teachers and can meet at your place of work or home at a time that works best for you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not fitting for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials. Enquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business French

Two or more people can benefit studying French together as these French lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One French Lessons or Small Group In-Company French Lessons). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students simultaneously. Listen & Learn does not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster French Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people. Enquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Top Tips For…

french Apps

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Memrise

Memrise is one of the most well-known apps in language learning today and you can use it for free as a handy tool on your mobile to expand your vocabulary and strengthen your listening skills. With the app, you’ll have access to an array of resources that include vocabulary exercises, grammar explanations and even video clips with words and key phrases uttered by native speakers (to improve your pronunciation). You will also find quiz-type games, so you can challenge a friend, family member or roommate to learn new words with you and keep on improving your French while having some fun! Click here to get started!

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Busuu

Looking for an app that helps you improve your vocabulary and language skills in French? Bussu is a great option for you! The mobile app offers guidance for 12 different languages, including French, and features activities about grammar, vocabulary and listening skills. Also, it uses speech recognition technology, so you can upload your French audio recordings to get some feedback on your pronunciation. Furthermore, it has a forum where you can socialise with other learners and share experiences while using your French in real-life conversations. Most of Busuu’s content is free, so take advantage of this opportunity to practise your French in a fun, interactive manner. Click here to start practising!

Nemo Program

The Nemo Program has recently developed a free app for 34 different languages, including French, so it’s a great opportunity for you to practise everything you have learned in your course with Listen & Learn. The best thing about this is that you can use the app whenever you have some spare time, as lessons are very short and interactive and users learn the basic words, concepts and phrases that will help them to get by when using French for communication in real-world circumstances. The app even allows you to record yourself and compare your pronunciation to that of a native speaker. Click here to start practising!

french Youtube Channels

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Joueur du Grenier

Joueur du Grenier is a French YouTuber who specialises in old video games and consoles. He enjoys playing classic games, like Pacman or The Legend of Zelda. While recording these walkthroughs, this YouTuber also talks about the history of the game and makes comments about their stories. The vocabulary he uses might be a bit hard to understand unless you’re a gamer yourself, so make sure you turn on the subtitles, especially if you are a beginner in French. Each episode lasts 5-8 minutes, so you can take a break from work and have a laugh with his videos! Watch his content here!

french Youtube Channels

Squeezie

Lucas Hauchard is a 21-year-old with over 10 million subscribers on YouTube, making him one of the youngest millionaire YouTubers in France. His channel is called Squeezie and features reaction videos to famous series, comical shorts, and walkthroughs of well-known games. One of the most viewed, with over 7 million comments, is a hilarious guide to the all-time famous Nintendo game Mario Bros. He speaks quite slowly while playing, so those who like gaming and the French language can combine both interests and improve their skills while watching entertaining, funny videos. Watch his content here!

Remi Gaillard

Are you looking to have a good time while putting your new French skills into practice? Then, you should follow Remi Gaillard, a famous prankster who impersonates famous athletes and celebrities, with most of his videos hitting over a million views. He gained attention from the French media in 2010, when he disguised himself as a football player at a match and was even greeted by the president of the Republic. Watching his videos is a good idea for those who’re looking to improve their listening comprehension at an advanced level while acquiring some conversational phrases and slang. Watch hilarious content here!

french News

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LCP

With our increasingly developed means of global communication, you don’t need to be in France to know what is going on there or to watch French content. Furthermore, watching and reading the news in your target language is one of the best ways to strengthen your reading, listening and vocabulary skills while also improving your cultural understanding. If you are learning French, La Chaîne Parlementaire is a TV channel that broadcasts activity from the National Assembly and Senate of France. You can watch it online anywhere you are and the channel also features news broadcasts you can download. The newscasters speak slowly and clearly, so you’ll be able to improve your French skills, even if you are a beginner. Click here to be informed.

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France TV

Thanks to the Internet, you can access the news from anywhere in the world, at any time. All it takes is a few clicks of your mouse and you have hours of language learning material at your disposal. So, if you are learning French, you’ll be glad to know that France TV allows you to watch public TV channels online a few hours after they aired. Some options for what to watch to improve your language skills include the news, soap operas and programmes for children (which are great for those of you who are just starting out and would like to pick up some new, simple words). Click here to be informed by France TV.

France Télévisions

News is a predominantly helpful tool for those of you wanting to improve either your listening or reading skills (or both!), even if you are just starting your language course. Sure, you might not understand everything the journalists are saying, but you will pick up words over time and start training your ear. After all, the more you practise, the better you’ll get. So, why not tune into France Télévisions to improve your French skills? This is the public national television station of France, a state-owned company that provides users with interactive news, sports and weather services, together with social media sharing features. Click here to be informed by France Televisions.

french For Kids

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Hello World

Games are great instruments to help children acquire a new language while having fun. Luckily, the internet is full of websites that offer language games for free, such as Hello World. This site is full of interactive activities and songs that help kids learn basic French vocabulary, such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colours. Most of the games are classical ones, like tic tac toe, listen and match, etc. There is also a section that features expressions, like greetings, thanking others or asking for food, where children can listen to recordings of real conversations and repeat them while completing exercises.

Check out the page here!

french For Kids

Babar

Looking for children’s books in French with a great message to read to your kids? Histoire de Babar is a famous children’s book that tells the story of Babar, a young elephant whose mother is killed by a hunter. The baby escapes and visits different places looking for a new home. So, your kid will learn vocabulary related to the different places and people Babar visits, like the jungle (arbre: tree, feauille: leaf), the city (rue: street, bâtiment: building) and other families (mère: mother, père: father, fils: son, fille: daughter)!

Click here to know more about the books.

Rolie Polie Olie

Looking for a great animated series for your children to watch and acquire French vocabulary and structures? Rolie Polie Olie is a Canadian television series produced by the Disney Channel that follows the adventures of Olie, a little robot and his friends on the moon. The robot is composed of several geometric shapes, so it's a great opportunity for your children to learn new words, such as circle (cercle), sphere (sphère) or square (carré). Also, it is spoken using the Canadian accent, so the series is also helpful to become acquainted with French Canadian.

Learn more about the cartoon here!

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French course in Cardiff.

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French course in Newcastle.

"I wish i had time for extra lessons and would highly recommend you guys to anyone."
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French course in Dublin.

"My verbal French and vocabulary has increased massively along with my ability to speak on many subjects."
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French course in York.

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Nick Sage French in London
My Listen & Learn tutor, Yann, made a huge effort to help me understand how the grammar works, and how to say things properly – these aren’t things you can learn from a book

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DAX Restaurant
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