French in Birmingham
Why learn French in Birmingham? – The United Kingdom’s second largest city of Birmingham is one of the most culturally mixed cities in the UK, with French influences that include cuisine and art found in the city. There are popular restaurants such as Cote Brasserie, Cafe Rouge, and Bistrote Pierre serving up delicious French cuisine, or a French-themed guided art tour, which ties together French artists and themes featured throughout the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. In addition, there are about 3,000 French people that reside in the West Midlands, according to the 2011 United Kingdom census. With a total of 1,486 French expats calling Birmingham home, the city boasts more than any other city in the West Midlands.
Birmingham also has an extensive international commercial sector, that is partly fueled by commerce between the United Kingdom and France. According to the French government’s Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, there were a total of €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 a key language for conducting international business. International companies such as Specialist Computer Centres (SCC), which is Europe's largest independent Information Technology services business, are headquartered in Birmingham and have offices across France. Learning French in Birmingham could potentially boost earning power and bring career advancing benefits for those working in the UK’s second biggest city’s bustling international commercial sector.
If you have some concerns about your ability to learn another language, rest assured that French is considered to be fairly easy for native English speakers to learn as second language. The English language has many French words and other words that are closely related to French. Some English words that are of French origin include parlor (parler), mansion (manoir), beauty (beauté), governor (gouverneur), servant (serviteur), traitor (traitre), banquet (banquet), tribunal (tribunal), castle (chateau), crown (couronne), and romance (romance).
The French language is currently spoken in 29 countries, and over the next several decades the number of French speakers worldwide is expected to grow. By taking the leap to become fluent in French, you will join millions of French speakers worldwide! To sign up for French courses in Birmingham, you can start by sending us an enquiry to learn more about our language courses, or by taking our to assess your current French language skills.free, online level test to assess your current French language 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.
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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
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.
A French-Arabic bilingual, Salima is qualified to teach both languages to learners. She holds degrees in both French Teaching and Applied Translation. She is especially experienced in teaching French for professional or business-related purposes.
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