French Courses for Business in Greater Manchester

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 Greater Manchester

French Teaching Approach & Experience

SIMON & SIMON’s team of qualified native French speaking teachers average 15 years of experience. Professionals and private individuals from all over the UK have benefited from SIMON & SIMON’s French language courses, all of which are tailor-made to reflect each student’s level of experience. We consistently receive outstanding feedback from our clients about our French tutors. Each student is sent a specific profile on the experience and background of their French tutor before they start their course of lessons.

If the only experience you have of studying a language is from your time in school, you may not know that there has been a revolution in the teaching of modern languages so that it is both more fun and more worthwhile. Your French teacher in Greater Manchester will be using the Communicative Approach, where your lessons will, with few exceptions, be conducted in French. You will see your progress from that very first lesson and will soon be confident enough to conduct business or talk socially in French.

1:1 and Group French Courses in Greater Manchester

We offer French courses as group sessions or on a 1:1 basis/ Most of our clients offer their employees 1:1 French training, however, if planned carefully, with participants numbering 6 or less who commit to meeting every week, group sessions can be good value for money. Those who learn French at Greater Manchester on a 1:1 basis will find that they progress more quickly, as the lessons can be specifically tailored for their individual needs, strengths and weaknesses.

French Course Management

SIMON & SIMON’s French language courses all have a specific Account Manager who oversee the course. Each of these managers is highly experienced and multi-lingual. At the start of your French course, you will receive a profile on your trainer, course materials and a Course Plan. After every 40 hours of training you will receive a Progress Report. We will also send you our quarterly newsletter, Breaking the Language Barrier, which contains a wonderful prize draw as well as weblinks to valuable language learning resources.

French Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON’s French language courses have been run for clients in many different locations. With a global network of language trainers a French language course can be held in almost any major city throughout Europe and elsewhere. We can arrange French language courses in your home or, as many of our clients prefer, in your offices to remove the need for you to travel. Full-time residential French language courses are also an option. For a list of locations, please contact our office.

Greater Manchester French Course Schedules

Our French language courses in Greater Manchester run throughout the year. The majority of our students attend at least one 90-minute session per week and many students will try to do more than one session depending on work commitments. Our French teachers are available Monday – Friday from 8am – 8pm, and Weekend Courses can also be arranged on request. Our intensive French language courses run for 30 hours per week, (6 hours per day Monday – Friday), and take place on our clients’ premises or at a residential centre here in the UK or abroad.

French Course Content

The content of your French language course will reflect your level and your particular objectives. We will assess your French language level before your course, and discuss with you in detail the subject areas you wish to focus on. You may be a complete beginner looking for day-to-day French survival language skills, or a more proficient French speaker needing to improve your fluency when discussing areas such as law, banking, finance, insurance, sales, travel, marketing, and administration. You may want to focus on improving your French for meetings, discussions and negotiations, or to concentrate on improving your listening comprehension, pronunciation and telephone skills. Whatever your needs, working with one of our highly experienced French language trainers you can be confident that the content of your French language course will be tailored just for you and that you will soon be meeting your objectives.

French Language Examination Courses

We can also help prepare you for French examinations of a business or general nature. We are proud to say our students have a 95% pass rate in language examinations, and their success further underlines the value we place on working with French teachers in Greater Manchester with above average experience. As part of our service, SIMON & SIMON will also organise the registration and administration of French examinations and the issuing of result certificates.

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 Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.6 million. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.

Greater Manchester spans 496 square miles (1,285 km2). It is landlocked and borders Cheshire (to the south-west and south), Derbyshire (to the south-east), West Yorkshire (to the north-east), Lancashire (to the north) and Merseyside (to the west). There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but overwhelmingly the land use is urban. It has a focused central business district, formed by Manchester city centre and the adjoining parts of Salford and Trafford, but Greater Manchester is also a polycentric county with ten metropolitan districts, each of which has at least one major town centre and outlying suburbs.

The Greater Manchester Urban Area is the third most populous conurbation in the UK, and spans across most of the county’s territory. For the 12 years following 1974 the county had a two-tier system of local government; district councils shared power with the Greater Manchester County Council.

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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