French in London
Ethnologue states that French is the fifth most-spoken language in the world, with more than 300 million people who speak it across five continents. According to the French consulate in London, more than 300,000 of these speakers live in the city. Traditionally, the UK and France have been ‘historic rivals’, but today their relationship is far more cordial. For example, France is the UK’s third-largest trading partner, importing $32.8 billion worth of shipments in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. With so many cultural and professional opportunities available in London, learning a foreign language like French will open up new and exciting possibilities, both in the city and on the global stage. Taking French courses in London is the perfect way to learn and apply a skill which will benefit both your career and your personal life, and will allow you to participate in French cultural events on a deeper level. Just get in contact with us and start taking French lessons today!
Why Study French in London
For Work: Knowing French will boost your marketability among employers considerably, with a 2014 study by The Economist estimating that the average financial benefit of a second language rests at about $67,000 over a 40-year career. Furthermore, France is the UK’s third-largest trading partner, importing $32.8 billion worth of shipments in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. So, business between the two nations is big! If you would like to connect with French-speaking entrepreneurs, it is a great idea to get in touch with the French Chamber of Commerce of Great Britain on High Holborn. This institution tries to provide a platform for networking between Franco-British firms in the UK and potential partners and employees, so take advantage of this opportunity to connect with international businesses and put your French to use! Also, French can come in handy if you are planning to travel. With over 220 million French speakers in total, according to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, knowing the language will help you make the most out of your trips to countries far beyond just France, such as Canada, Switzerland, Senegal and Belgium.
For Culture: Opportunities to experience French culture in London are plentiful! For example, many restaurants and bars in London have chosen to embrace Bastille Day and celebrate this annual event, such as Comptoir Gascon on Charterhouse St, or Morton’s Mayfair overlooking Berkeley Square, which organises a cocktail party with tricolour dress code for the occasion. Taking French lessons in London will bring you closer to a culture whose literature, art, music and dining have contributed greatly to humanity’s heritage, and will open the door to more new and exciting experiences. And if you are a cinema lover, you can attend an annual festival that runs from November to the beginning of December, organised by French Film Festival UK, an association founded in 1992. This event features many classic and contemporary films of French origin in their original language, so say goodbye to English subtitles and test your newly-acquired French listening skills!
For Social: If you are looking to make some new friends with a passion for the French language and culture, you can join the very popular London French Meetup group, the biggest group of French speakers of all ages and nationalities in London. They hold regular events to get together, talk in French and share their interests in French culture whilst having a good time. After your meetings, you can go and sample some authentic French gastronomy, which has been part of the UNESCO list for ‘intangible cultural heritage’ since 2010. For example, you can go to Aubaine on Brompton Road, where you can order pain aux pistaches or delicious crème fraîche with the French vocabulary and pronunciation you learn in your lessons with Language Trainers!
Where to Learn French in and around London
Learning a new language can be daunting, which is why at Language Trainers our native French teachers are dedicated to creating lessons tailored to suit your individual needs. Just contact us and we will arrange for a tutor to go to your home or workplace, or you can meet at a public place if you prefer, such as Barbican Library on Silk St, the Ace Cafe London on the North Circular Rd or Rainforest Cafe on Shaftesbury Ave.
And if you are not based in downtown London, you can still contact us. We have excellent teachers available in Watford, Wembley, Bromley, Twickenham, Croydon, Dartford, Windsor, Hayes and Harlow.
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1-on-1 General French Course in London
Our general one-on-one courses in London 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 London
Our French courses in London 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 London (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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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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”Lucile, my teacher, is lovely – very friendly and it was a good lesson. It actually made me realise how much I do know and understand.”French course in London, Office Manager, Alken Asset Management
”I am very happy with the course.”French course in London, Partner - Dispute Resolution, Rosenblatt Solicitors