French in Oxford
Did you know that Oxford is considered one of the most diverse cities in the world? According to the most recent census from 2011, almost half of the city’s population speaks a language besides English. With such a linguistic variety within the population, learning a foreign language can only be advantageous to visitors and residents alike. French, in particular, is an asset to know. The ties between the city of Oxford and France have been strong ever since the 1940s, when the Maison Française d'Oxford was set up with the aim of consolidating the links between the two sides of the Channel, in both academic and cultural terms. Contact us today and we will start designing a French course that suits your needs and schedule!
Why Study French in Oxford
For Studies: Oxford is one of the most prestigious universities in the world and offers a lot of educational possibilities to those interested in starting a programme in French. Their undergraduate French course is 50% language-based and will help you to attain an excellent level of fluency and confidence when using the language. The other half of the course provides a wide range of subjects to study, centred around a core of French literature and culture. As most of the programme is taught and examined in French, the institution requires prospective students to have at least an intermediate level of the language. If you are interested in enrolling in this programme but you don’t have the required French skills yet, don’t worry! Language Trainers has a tailor-made Exam Preparation course that will ensure you achieve the required certification.
For Culture: Those who would like to experience French culture without leaving Oxford will be glad to know they have many opportunities for doing so. For example, you can visit the Maison Française d'Oxford on Norham Road in the Park Town neighbourhood, a library and French research centre that is known as one of the largest cultural monuments in Oxford. Director Frédéric Thibault-Starzykmain opened the Maison’s doors in 1946 in an effort to build close relations between England and France and to bring more cultural value to the two countries. Meanwhile, those who love French literature can attend the weekly gatherings of the Book Club, organised by the Alliance Française. All the speakers have moderate to advanced French skills because discussions are conducted exclusively in the language. So, take advantage of this opportunity to improve your speaking, listening and reading skills! And if you have children, you can take them to French Story Time, hosted every Friday afternoon by the same institution. They tell stories in French for all ages, followed by theme-related crafts.
For Social: French is also a helpful skill for people trying to make new friends around the city. For example, why not join the Oxford French Language Meetup? This group of people gets together once a week at different locations around the city and serves as a means for like-minded Francophiles to meet up for fun and conversation about the French language and culture. To build your confidence and prepare to meet others interested in French, start by practising your speaking skills, build your vocabulary and master verb conjugations with us at Language Trainers!
Where to Learn French in and around Oxford
Whether you choose to take French classes in Oxford to get new job or for cultural exploration, Language Trainers can help you attain your language goals. Contact us today and we will arrange for a professional French tutor to go to your home or office. Or, you can also take your lessons in a public place, such as the Oxford Public Library on Pontiac Street, Art Café at 14 New Road or The Grand Café at 84 High Street.
And if you are not based in Oxford but want to study French, you can still get in touch with us. We have top-notch teachers waiting to get started in Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Aylesbury, Bicester and Carterton.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, allons-y! And if you are not an absolute beginner, you can take our free French Level Test so we can assess your skills and then design a personalised course that suits your preferences and abilities!
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1-on-1 General French Course in Oxford
Our general one-on-one courses in Oxford 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 Oxford
Our French courses in Oxford 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 Oxford (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 Oxford
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”The classes are going well, we are also doing more business French with Nicolas our trainer which is good.”French course in London, Investor Relations, Alken Asset Management
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