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French Courses for Business in Devon

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 Devon

1:1 and Group French Courses in Devon

French Courses from us can be run for groups or individuals. While many of our clients offer their employees French courses on a 1:1 basis, group sessions can also be excellent value. Group sessions, however, do require planning and commitment from the participants and we recommend that no more than 6 people participate in a group. As 1:1 lessons can be tailored to an individual’s needs, strengths and weaknesses, learning French in Devon on a 1:1 basis will give quicker progress.

French Course Management

Every SIMON & SIMON French Language Course is overseen by one of our highly experienced Account Managers, all of whom are multi-lingual. At the start of your French Language Course we will send you a profile on your trainer, followed by a Course Plan and relevant course materials, and then a Progress Report after every 40 hours of training.

French Course Locations & Schedules

French Language Courses have been run by SIMON & SIMON in many locations. Our global network of language trainers means that any major city in the UK, Europe, and beyond can host your French Language Course. We can arrange your French language lessons in your own home, but many of our clients like to run them in their offices so as to minimise travel. Residential full-time French Language Courses are also available. Our office can discuss available locations with you.

Devon French Course Schedules

We run our French Language Courses in Devon all through the year. Many of our students, if work commitments allow, will attend more than one session weekly, and the vast majority take part in least one 90-minute lesson weekly. We also arrange weekend French courses on request. Our French programs commence from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. Intensive 30 hour per week French Language Courses, held on clients’ premises or at residential centres in the UK or abroad, are also available on a 6 hours per day basis, Monday through Friday.

French Course Content

The French language course that you undertake will be customised for your French level and personal goals. Before you start the course, we will speak to you about your desired focus and assess you French level. You may have little or no experience of French and only want basic conversational skills or you may be more proficient and desire more fluency with which to discuss business. You may want to raise your French skills for use in meetings and negotiations or rather develop increased comprehension and pronunciation skills. Whatever your objectives, our French language trainers are highly experienced, and you can be confident that your personalised French course will help you to meet your goals quickly.

French Language Examination Courses

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

Devon is a large county in southwestern England. The county is sometimes referred to as Devonshire, although the term is rarely used inside the county itself and often indicates a traditional or historical context, such as The Devonshire Association, which was formed in 1862. The county shares borders with Cornwall to the west and Dorset and Somerset to the east. Its southern coast abuts the English Channel and its northern coast the Bristol Channel. The name “Devon” derives from the kingdom of Dumnonia, which was home to the tribe of Celtic people who inhabited this area of the southwestern peninsula of Britain the time of the Roman invasion in AD 43, Dumnonii―possibly meaning ‘Deep Valley Dwellers’ or ‘Worshippers of the god Dumnonos’. Devon is the fourth largest of the English counties and has a population of 1,141,600. The county town is the cathedral city of Exeter and the county contains two independent unitary authorities: the port city of Plymouth and the Torbay conurbation of seaside resorts, in addition to Devon County Council itself. Plymouth is also the largest city in Devon. Much of the county is rural (including national park) land, with a low population density by British standards. It contains Dartmoor 954 km2 (368 square miles), the largest open space in southern England. The county is home to part of England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as the Jurassic Coast for its geology and geographical features.

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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