French in Dublin
With more than 275 million speakers worldwide, French is one of the few languages to be widely spoken on all six continents. Did you know that, with more than 587,000 recognised Irish francophones, Ireland ranks among the top western European countries for the use of French? And more than 5,000 of these speakers live in Dublin. Plus, French is learnt by more than 180,000 people in Ireland either in schools or universities, and France is a top destination for Irish Erasmus students. In terms of business, France and Ireland have signed numerous bilateral agreements, such as a long-standing trade agreement that attracts international companies to establish their headquarters in Dublin. So, if you would like to take advantage of the many professional opportunities available to French speakers and connect with the francophone community on a whole new level, start studying French with us!
Why Study French in Dublin
For Work: Learning French in Dublin will boost your employability and broaden your professional horizons. In 2015, trade between France and Ireland totalled 8.9 billion euros, and French investments in Ireland amounted to 17 billion euros with 350 French companies operating in Ireland. Some of the most important ones are Renault, Allianz Worldwide, Air France and Sanofi. Most of these businesses are always looking for bilingual speakers who can communicate with their French clients abroad. Also, if you are looking to connect with French companies and entrepreneurs, you should get in touch with the France-Ireland Chamber of Commerce on 44 Upper Mountain Street. This is a private, non-profit organisation, founded in 1978, with the aim of supporting the increase of trade between France and Ireland, and to attract potential investors to both countries.
For Culture: Those who want to experience French culture around the city will find many instances for doing so. For instance, the Alliance Française Dublin organises monthly events, like poetry readings attended by famous French authors, such as Maryvonne LeRoy, Claudine McKeown and Allison Neill-Rabaux. If you are into art, don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy great poetry and impress the artists with the language skills you learn with us at Language Trainers! And those who are into films should attend the Shorts Film Festival hosted by the European Union National Institutes for Culture. You will enjoy screenings of the best short films from all over Europe, including France. All the movies are showcased in their original language. Forget about English subtitles after taking some French lessons.
For Social: If you are looking to meet like-minded people while using your French, you should join the Dublin French Meetup Group, which gives you the opportunity to improve your French conversation skills while making new friends. From beginner to advanced levels, everyone is welcome to come along, so take advantage of this opportunity to put your French to use! The meetings are usually held in restaurants that serve French dishes, like La Maison on 15 Castle Market, where you can order gazpacho soup or salade de petit pois, and La Mere Zou, where you can taste delicious pot au feu of rabbit. Order in French and impress both the staff and your new friends with your amazing pronunciation and language skills!
Where to Learn French in and around Dublin
No matter your goals when learning French, our professional, native-speaking tutors will help you achieve them. Sign up for French classes today and we will design a personalised course that suits your needs and preferences. You can take your lessons in the comfort of your home or office, or a public place if you prefer. Some great options around the city are the Dublin Public Library and Archive on Pearse St, Art Cafe Dublin on Frenchman’s Ln or The Stage Door Cafe on Essex St E.
And if you are not based in downtown Dublin, do still reach out to us. We have excellent tutors who can start teaching as soon as possible in Finglas, Ballyfermot, Booterstown, Monkstown, Drogheda and Swords.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, allons-y! Please, if you have already studied French, take our free French Test so we can assess your level and then start designing a course that suits your skills!
Europe boasts about 225 indigenous languages.
Bilinguals have more grey matter, the part of the brain responsible for muscle control and sensory perception, than their monolingual counterparts.
Over half of the world’s population is bilingual.
1-on-1 General French Course in Dublin
Our general one-on-one courses in Dublin 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 Dublin
Our French courses in Dublin 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 Dublin (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 Dublin
A lover of languages, Gerald is a native French speaker who also speaks English, Spanish, and Russian. He holds Master's degrees in both English and French as a Foreign Language. His knowledge of language enables him to have very interactive and communicative lessons with students of diverse backgrounds and needs.
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Arawak Energy UK Ltd
HSBC Private Bank
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