Business French Course

COURSE DETAILS

With more than 20 years’ experience of working with many of the world’s leading companies, Communicaid is ideally placed to help you achieve your objectives in business or social French. Available worldwide, choose from weekly sessions at your offices, an intensive training programme at a Communicaid centre or a French immersion at our Paris training centre.

Take a Business French course with Communicaid, one of the world’s leading providers of Business French training courses.

 

BENEFITS OF OUR BUSINESS FRENCH COURSES

A Communicaid French language training course will provide you with the ability to:

  • Interact more confidently when visiting French-speaking countries or dealing with French-speaking nationals
  • Build rapport and strengthen relationships with French-speaking colleagues and clients through a show of interest in the French language and culture
  • Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and organisational level

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

A Communicaid Business French course is suitable for:

  • Anyone planning to relocate to France and wishing to attend our French courses in order to prepare in advance for their assignment
  • Business professionals conducting business regularly with French speakers who wish to build rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a French course
  • Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in a French-speaking region who need to be able to communicate at all levels.

COURSE CONTENT

The content and format of your French training  course will depend on your profession, proficiency in French and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our French courses include:

  • Spoken fluency
  • Listening skills
  • Pronunciation and accent
  • Reading skills
  • Telephone French
  • Email French
  • Sector-specific terminology
  • Presentation & negotiation skills

APPROACH

French training is available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our Business French courses take place between 08:00 and 20:00, although training is also available outside of these hours upon request. Suitable tailored and published materials as well as online learning resources will be used throughout your French course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course. We offer a variety of training formats for our French courses ranging from intensive, week-long courses to extensive, modular French programmes. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy and assessment.

 

YOUR FRENCH COURSE TRAINER

All Communicaid French language course trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional French training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our French trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world. Your French course trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our French training team:

PC

PC currently manages Communicaid’s team of trainers that teach our French language courses in London and is also responsible for running trainer development workshops. She delivers French courses at a number of corporate clients and central government departments, including DfES, DEFRA, DTI and DFID and has been teaching French to the current Secretary of State for Education for several years.

Before joining Communicaid in 2004, PC managed the business language training centre for a leading British corporate organisation. She was responsible for recruitment and management of a diverse team of language trainers and general administration of all the language courses on site. In addition to her managerial background PC has extensive experience in planning and delivering French courses to adult learners in multinational organisations.

 

FRANÇAIS – FACTS ABOUT THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

The official language of 29 countries, French is spoken by approximately 125 million people as a first language and 165 million as a second language. The Francophone world is spread across Europe, Africa, and the Americas as well as in and around the Pacific, with Europe and Africa offering the largest concentration of countries where French is recognised as an official language.

Belonging to the Romance family of languages, French shares close lexical similarities to Romance language relations such as Italian and Spanish. In addition, largely due to its colonial past, the French language is related to over 20 regional dialects and can be directly linked to the formation of a number of Creole languages.

The French alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet. It uses the standard 26 letters.

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