French in Edinburgh

Why learn French in Edinburgh? – Edinburgh, a fast-growing city of over a half a million people, has long been a natural location for foreign consulates since Scotland was an independent kingdom. One of those, and the most well-known, is the French consulate, due to the countries’ diplomatic relationship spanning over a millennium to the Auld Alliance. Thanks to the long-lasting accord, French influence can be found throughout the city.

The new French consulate, opened in 2017, dominates the busiest square in Old Town. It’s filled with a language school, a concert venue and a library of French literature with 30,000 books. Other significant cultural stages in the city include the Franco-Scottish Society of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival (2019’s lineup boasts the Orchestre de Paris). French restaurants lead the way in the culinary scene in town too, from Chez Jules to L’Escargot Blanc and L’Escargot Bleu. Learning French in Edinburgh will open you up to a whole new world!

Whether you speak French or not, you’re probably aware of some common French words that have worked their way into the everyday Scottish vernacular: ashet for serving dish, pan for bread, and gigot for lamb leg. Even Scottish country dancing has French roots! No, it’s not about the country’s rural customs, but comes from the French word contre-danse. So why not learn a few more words while you’re at it and study French in Edinburgh with us?

What’s more, thousands of French people are living in the city. According to a 2017 city council report, the number of French nationals living in Edinburgh increased 22 percent from 2014 to 2016. That’s more people to practice the language with! A number of major companies in the city like Sykes, Amazon and Adobe actively hire French speakers as well. Signing up for our French classes in Edinburgh would be a great way to get that pay raise you’re looking for!

Because of Scotland’s strong ties with the European Union, trade relations between the two groups are only expected to grow. So why not learn one of its most popular languages, French? And not to mention, it’s the official language of 29 countries across several continents. According to the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, approximately 300 million people worldwide are French speakers. By taking French lessons in Edinburgh, you have the chance to join them! To get started, try out our free, online French level test or Send us an enquiry.

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WHY people learn FRENCH?
Communicate with friends and family abroad
Business in French-speaking countries

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1-on-1 General French Course in Edinburgh

Our general one-on-one courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Our French courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh (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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Take our French Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn French and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your French tutor’s details.

Begin your French training and receive your French course book.

Throughout your French course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in French-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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