French Language Courses

Language courses for companies and employees

French language training for individuals at every level

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With over 20 years’ experience in pairing students and teachers, our French teachers have worked with a wide range of learners from novices to experienced speakers looking to improve their knowledge. With a network of teachers offering courses across the UK and the world, SIMON & SIMON can accommodate the needs of any business or private individuals.

As well as helping individuals, we also work closely with businesses that are either expanding into new territories or seeking further training for employees. French is spoken as a native language by over 80 million people in countries including Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and France of course. With many companies now branching out and operating internationally, the ability to communicate in a number of languages is becoming essential.

We provide training for individuals at every level, from absolute beginners to confident speakers, helping them to take the next step in their development. At the outset of each course you’ll receive a trainer profile and a comprehensive course plan. Businesses that provide vocational training to staff will also be given regular progress reports and feedback following each 40 hour block.

Our sessions are conducted almost entirely in French, you will become immersed in the language as you learn, making progress from the very first lesson. Known as the Direct Method, this approach accelerates listening comprehension, improves pronunciation and will soon help you to grasp how French sentences are constructed, not just the words and their meaning.


Information on our French language courses

French Language Profile

French is spoken by 80 million native speakers and has a total number of speakers of 220 million people. It is a Romance language, descending from Latin and evolving heavily over the decades. It is the official language in 29 countries.

French is the world’s second most studied foreign language and is considered a language of business in the following markets:

  • Belgium
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Gabon
  • Ivory Coast
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Switzerland
  • Togo

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1:1 and Group French Courses

We aim to ensure that every student gets the best language training they can get with the amount they are willing to invest in it. Our French language courses can be conducted in groups to save on costs, or 1 to 1 directly with the teacher.

Those on 1:1 French language courses naturally see a faster progression in their French speaking skills as the tutors can tailor the sessions to their needs. With group sessions we recommend no more than 6 learners as with groups any larger than this it is harder for the group member to get the one-on-one support they need.

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French Course Locations & Schedules

Our French courses are designed to be flexible. Lessons can be carried out in your workplace anywhere in the UK, such as Manchester and Birmingham or at our dedicated training centre in the heart of London. Individuals who sign up for our one-to-one courses may also prefer to arrange for their trainer to visit them at home, or conduct their lessons online via Skype. This option is available from 8am to 6pm on Monday to Friday, with weekends also available on request and negotiation with the tutor.

There is an option for intensive courses for speedy learning as well, which entail a 30 hour week of 6 hours each day from Monday to Friday.

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French Course Content

Learning a language is a building process. You have to start at the bottom, gaining a basic understanding of pronunciation, grammar and common phrases. Once these fundamentals are in place you can begin expanding your knowledge and proficiency. French language training is certainly no different. The native language trainers at SIMON & SIMON can help you through each step of the process, and provide you with expert advice and support, as well as professional tuition throughout your French language course.

By working closely with our native French teachers and our multi-lingual and helpful Account Managers, you can create a plan that will help you to achieve your language goals.

We start with a pre-course French assessment, so we understand your level before designing your bespoke plan. We also get a comprehensive knowledge of what your business is about so that we know whether you are looking for business language or conversational language.

So whether you simply wish to develop basic conversational French language skills or are looking to master complex business terms to add more value to your role within the company, we are here to help find a French language course that’s perfect for you.

Additionally, if you are sitting any sort of examinations, please do ask us to help you. We have a 95% pass rate and our teachers are familiar with the registration, administration and certificate issuing processes so can help you through every stage.

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Assess Your French Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their French language trainer can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise French in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

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We offer French language courses in locations around the world. The following are some of our most popular locations:

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Fees & proposals for French language courses

If you would like a proposal including the fees for a French language course, call us on 020 7821 0999 to get an accurate quote.

Alternatively, use this button to send us a quick enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.

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Our French language services also include:

  • the support of our multi-lingual team of account managers
  • pre-course language assessments and course needs analysis
  • trainer profiles, course plans, progress reports and course evaluations
  • purchase and delivery of language course materials
  • registration and preparation for language examinations
  • comprehensive reports on student attendance and progress
  • regular account reviews with HR/learning & development personnel
  • password access to ‘monitor’ – our industry leading online reporting system
  • translation & interpreting service
  • "We are happy to recommend SIMON & SIMON their use of quality trainers in the UK and abroad ensures our students receive excellent training, and their personal approach to account management is very reassuring as they are always available and attentive to the clients requirements."

    Jayne, Personnel & Training, Multinational construction company

  • "I would like to mention that Olga is an excellent Russian teacher. Her lessons are really fun, she is great at explaining language points, her general cultural knowledge is awesome and she does a tremendous amount of preparatory work."

    Gavin, Associate Director, Multinational banking group

  • "SIMON & SIMON is extremely professional and detail conscious... They provide excellent reports on student progress which enable us to make better informed decisions."

    Lisa, Training and Development Manager, Cosmetics company

  • "The information they provide makes it easy for our managers to keep track of each student's commitment and progress and identifies how they can save money and better focus on their investment in language training."

    Toby, Training Manager, Multinational engineering conglomerate

  • "This was an excellent session. Very excited for this and Anette is an excellent teacher! Very happy to have finally started this."

    Michael, Associate, Multinational law firm

  • "The course is going very well. Sue is an extraordinary teacher and I have improved very much thanks to her lessons."

    Luca, Software Development Engineer, Semiconductor suppliers

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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