French Courses for Business in London

SIMON & SIMON run French Language Courses all over the UK and have helped many companies and individuals improve their French speaking skills.

The Communicative Approach

What’s more, with French being one of the top 3 business languages to learn in London and the U.K, taking up a business French course with SIMON & SIMON can help you advance your business skills and career growth.

With on average 15 years’ experience, our native speaking fully qualified teachers build a course to your specific requirements so you can get the most out of our course, irrespective of your starting level. Our French teachers constantly receive outstanding feedback from our clients. Before the start of your French lessons, a profile containing your teacher’s background and experience are sent to you.

Is the only experience you have of learning a language from when you were at school? You may be unaware that there has been a huge change in the teaching of modern languages! It is now more fun and more worthwhile. All of our teachers will be using the Communicative Approach, which is where your lessons will mostly be conducted in French. Using this method, you will see yourself progress from the first lesson and will soon be confident enough to conduct business or talk socially in French.

In depth: Our French Courses for Business in London

1:1 and Group French Courses in London

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 be excellent value. Group sessions 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 London on a 1:1 basis will give quicker progress.

French Course Management

Each of our SIMON & SIMON French language courses in London is overseen by one of our highly experienced, multilingual account managers. Upon starting your French language course, you will be equipped with various materials including a profile on your trainer, a Course Plan and course materials. You will also receive a Progress Report on every 40 hours of training completed. We make sure you are equipped with a number of resources for your French language course to encourage pro-active learning.

French Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON have experience running French language courses in London as well as many other locations. Our impressive global network of trainers means that any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond can benefit from SIMON & SIMON French language courses. We can provide your French language course in your own home, but many of our clients prefer to run the course in their offices so as to minimise travel. Residential and full-time French language courses are also available. If you would like to discuss available locations please contact our office.

London French Course Schedules

Our French language courses are available across London all year long. Our students on average participate in no less than, one 90-minute lesson per week, this means that the student will benefit from consistent learning, many students will participate in more lessons if work commitments permit so. Our weekday French learning courses run from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm. We can facilitate weekend courses as well as, Intensive French language courses which can be run at the client’s premises or a residential centre in the UK or overseas. Our intensive French language courses take place over 6 hours a day, Monday through Friday, resulting in 30 hours of intensive French language training.

French Course Content

The content that will be provided to you during your French language course in London will be tailored to your previous experience and future goals. Prior to the French learning course, we will speak to you comprehensively about the areas and subjects you are interested in and will assess your French language level. We cater to a wide range of students. Whether you are a complete novice who is in need of everyday French conversational skills or you are proficient in French and wish to be able to discuss business matters such as banking or finance more fluently. Students may have a desire to improve their French language skills for negotiations and meetings or focus on gaining better listening, pronunciation and comprehension skills. No matter what your goal, you can be confident trusting SIMON & SIMON to help you achieve it.

French Language Examination Courses

SIMON & SIMON can also assist with the preparation for French examinations, whether that be a business examination or any other examination, our students boast a 95% rate of passing these examinations. We can also organise the registration and administration of these examinations on your behalf as well as issuing results certificates as a part of our service.

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 London

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. London has the biggest population within Europe with over 8.6 million residents. However, this is not the largest population London has seen, with the current population equivalent to the population 76 years ago. To cope with the extreme population of London, there are approximately 10000 miles of sewage pipes underneath London.

London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Founded by the Romans, who called it Londinium, London retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries where you will find today’s financial and business hub of London. London is a leading global city, with its strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence as a city. London is the world’s largest financial centre alongside New York and has the largest city GDP in Europe.

London is home to 43 universities which forms the largest concentration of higher education institutions in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the Summer Olympic Games three times. London is also leading the way in transport and is home to London Heathrow airport which sees the largest amount of international passengers pass through it compared to any other airport in the world, and is also home to the London Underground which has annual passenger numbers of over 1.25 billion.

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 in London 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.


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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