French Courses for Business in Birmingham

SIMON & SIMON’s team of qualified French speaking teachers have on average 15 years of experience. Professionals and private individuals from across the UK have benefitted from SIMON & SIMON’s French language courses, all of which are tailored to each candidate’s level of experience.

The Communicative Approach

Our French language tutors are consistently receiving outstanding feedback from our clients.

Each candidate is equipped with a specific profile of the experience and background of their French tutor before they start the course.

Modern language teaching is now approached much differently to how you may remember, the experience is now considered a far more fun and rewarding one. We use The Communicative Approach, where your French language teacher will conduct your lessons almost entirely in French, this will allow for progression to be made from your very first lesson. Soon enough, you will have the confidence to start using your French skills in social and business situations.

Our French Language Courses in Birmingham

1:1 and Group French Courses in Birmingham

Our French language courses can be provided on both a 1:1 and group basis, but the majority of our clients choose to offer 1:1 French language training to their employees. Group sessions can, however, be organised with careful planning and the commitment of all participants, group sessions offer great value for money and give you a chance to test your French Language skills against others. We strongly suggest that group sessions are kept to no more than 6 candidates, this is to ensure each participant gets an adequate amount of attention. Those learning French on a 1:1 basis will find themselves making considerable progress in a short time frame, this is because the course will be tailored to the candidate’s previous experience and future goals.

French Course Management

Each of SIMON & SIMON’s French language courses are overseen by a specific Account Manager, Each of these managers boast large amounts of experience and are multi-lingual. Before you start your French Language course, you will receive a profile on your trainer, detailing their previous experience and background. You will also be equipped with course materials and a course plan before you start. After each 40 hours of training that is completed, you will be presented with a progress report, keeping you up to date with what progress has been made.

French Course Location & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON have run French language courses in many locations. Our global network of language trainers means that your French language course can take place in any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. We can arrange for your French lessons to be run from your own home, but the majority of our clients like to run them from their offices, so as to reduce travel. Residential full-time French language courses can also be facilitated, our office will be happy to discuss this further.

Birmingham French Course Schedules

Our French language courses in Birmingham are run all year round. Most of our clients try to attend at least one weekly 90-minutes session and will take more sessions if work commitments allow. If you would prefer a weekend course, we can arrange this. Our French daytime courses run from 8am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. We can also provide intensive French language courses at clients’ premises or in residential centres across the UK and abroad also. Our residential courses run for 30 hours a week, 6 hours a day from Monday to Friday.

French Course Content

Your French language course will be customised by your French tutor to reflect your current standard of French, and before your course begins we will speak to you about your future goals and any previous experience you have learning French. You may have little or no French language experience, and may only want to focus on a basic level of conversational skills, or you may be more proficient and desire to further your French language skills for use in business discussions and negotiations. You may want to develop your French skills for use in meetings and negotiations, or you may just want to develop a better understanding when it comes to comprehension and pronunciation skills. Whatever your objectives, our highly experienced French language trainers will get you feeling confident enough to practise your French language skills in social and business situations.

French Language Examination Courses

SIMON & SIMON also offer assistance with the preparation for French examinations, whether that be for business purposes or personal qualifications. We believe that our 95% pass rate for language examinations is a reflection of our policy of working with French teachers who boast above average experience. Registration and administration of French examinations, along with the issuing of results certificates are all provided by SIMON and SIMON.

About French

French is a Romance language spoken as a first language by around 136 million people worldwide. A total of 500 million speak it as either a first, second, and foreign language. Moreover, some 200 million people learn French as a foreign language. French speaking communities are present in 56 countries and territories. Most native speakers of the language live in France, the rest live essentially in Canada, particularly Quebec, a minority in New Brunswick and Maine, as well as Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, Luxembourg and Louisiana. Most second-language speakers of French live in Francophone Africa, arguably exceeding the number of native speakers.

About Birmingham

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands county of England. It is the most populous British city outside London, with a population of 1,028,700 (2009 estimate), and lies at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation, the United Kingdom’s second most populous urban area with a population of 2,284,093 (2001 census).

Birmingham’s metropolitan area, which includes surrounding towns to which it is closely tied through commuting, is also the United Kingdom’s second most populous with a population of 3,683,000. Birmingham was a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in England, a fact which led to it being known as “the workshop of the world” or the “city of a thousand trades”.

Although Birmingham’s industrial importance has declined, it has developed into a national commercial centre, being named in 2010 as the third-best place in the United Kingdom to locate a business. Birmingham is a national hub for conferences, retail and events along with an established high tech, research and development sector, supported by its three Universities. It is also the fourth-most visited city by foreign visitors in the UK, has the second-largest city economy in the UK.

Birmingham is ranked as a gamma-world city by the Globalisation and World Cities Research Network. In 2010, Birmingham was ranked as the 55th-most liveable city in the world, according to the Mercer Index of worldwide standards of living.

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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