French in Birmingham
As a global lingua franca of art, cuisine, dance and fashion, French is one of the top ten most spoken languages in the world, according to Ethnologue. There are more than 275 million speakers in the world, and about 3,000 of these people reside in the West Midlands, according to the 2011 United Kingdom census. With over 1,400 French speakers calling Birmingham home, learning this fascinating language will allow you to connect with this wonderful community, to make the most out of the many themed festivals organised in the city and to stand out against monolingual candidates when applying for the many French-influenced jobs.
Why Study French in Birmingham
For Culture: The United Kingdom’s second city has one of the most diverse and integrated mixes of cultures in the nation, including a substantial French influence. For example, there are popular restaurants, such as Cote Brasserie, Café Rouge, and Bistrot Pierre, serving delicious French cuisine, and a French-themed guided art tour at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The tour is delivered in French, so take advantage of this opportunity to refine your listening skills after taking some lessons with us! Also, you can participate in many activities hosted by the University of Birmingham Francophile Society, a group that organises cultural, social and pedagogical events, from screening films to wine and cheese nights. Make the most out of this fascinating cultural experience by learning French with us at Language Trainers!
For Work: Birmingham also has an extensive international commercial sector that is partly fuelled by commerce between the United Kingdom and France. According to the French government’s Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, there were €31 billion in exports and €28 billion in imports between the United Kingdom and France in 2017, which makes the United Kingdom France’s 6th largest customer. Also, with French being the third-most widely spoken language in the European Union, it is often considered to be important for conducting international business. Many international companies, such as The Wells Tobias Group’s, Mondelez and IPS Group, are headquartered in Birmingham and have offices across France. So, learning French in Birmingham may help to boost your career by providing you with new and advancement opportunities among the city’s bustling international commercial sector.
For Social and Travel: Those who would like to put their French into practice while meeting new people can join the Birmingham French Meetup. They get together about twice a month, keeping meetings varied by gathering at different locations and on different days of the week, so there should be something for everyone who would like to join. You can get all the details about the events from their calendar, so access their page and join them if you want to practise what you learn in your French course! And if you would like to travel to a French-speaking country and try your new skills by communicating with the locals, you will be happy to know that, since 2016, there are direct flights to many French cities, such as Paris, Toulouse, Nice, Lyon and more. A French adventure awaits you! Make the most out of your trip to this amazing country by starting your French course with Language Trainers today!
Where to Learn French in and around Birmingham
Our flexible French lessons in Birmingham are structured so you can choose the place, time and venue for your lessons. Language Trainers’ tutors will come directly to your home, workplace or another location in the city that suits your needs. You can meet your instructor at the fashionable Quarter Horse Coffee Roasters on Bristol Street, at the popular Damascena Coffee House at Portman House, or at the Library of Birmingham, which is located in the city centre at Centenary Square.
Do you live outside Birmingham but would like to have some lessons with us, anyway? Don’t worry, we have got excellent instructors waiting to start teaching in Coventry, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Solihull.
Are you ready to get started? Let’s go, allons-y! If you have studied French before, please take our free French level test so we can assess your current ability and then offer you a language course suitable for your skills!
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1-on-1 General French Course in Birmingham
Our general one-on-one courses in Birmingham will help students improve their French level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our French classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business French Course in Birmingham
Our French courses in Birmingham are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone French and email skills, as well as a level of survival French, granting them the ability to work in a country where French is the native tongue.
2-to-1 and Small Group
French Courses in Birmingham (closed group)
Our French courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One French Course or In-Company Small Group French Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster French Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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Some of our Language Teachers in Birmingham
Matthew is a qualified English teacher who has taught English to learners in the UK and Italy. He holds a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) as well as his CELTA certificate. He is experienced in teaching English in both private lessons and groups.
Born and raised in Brazil, Simone is a native Portuguese speaker who has vast experience in language teaching and interpretation. She has taught both Portuguese and English to students in the UK and Brazil. Her clients as an interpreter have included the NHS. She has also worked for Derby City Council applying speaking tests for students taking GCSE exams in Portuguese.
Our clients include:
Bilfinger Berger UK Ltd
Chrysalis VCT Management
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”The first class was a delight. I'm very excited about learning French & Alix is personable & clearly a qualified instructor.”French course in Derby, Wife of one of the managers, Rolls Royce
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