French Courses for Business in Manchester

SIMON & SIMON have native French teachers across the country, including Manchester, with an average of 15 years’ experience. Both professional and private individuals have used and benefited from our tailor-made French courses.

The Communicative Approach

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

We design all of our courses to the individual/group’s needs so that we can achieve the best results for the learner and we consistently receive outstanding feedback from our clients.

Over the years approaches to teaching languages have adapted and improved so you will find modern teaching very different but see much better results. The experience of learning a new language is much more fun and rewarding. This approach is called the Communicative Approach, where your teacher will conduct your session almost completely in French. Using this approach we have seen our students making progress from the very first session, and soon you will be confident to use French in any social or business situation.

In depth: Our French Language Courses in Manchester

1:1 and Group French Courses in Manchester

Our French language courses can be conducted in either group sessions or on a 1:1 basis, depending on your business’s needs. Most of our clients want their employees to have 1:1 training, as they will make progress faster. This is because the teaching is completely based around their skills. But with careful planning group sessions, with no more than 6 participants, can be really good value for money and the employees can support each other outside of the session times.

French Course Management

At SIMON & SIMON we have a fantastic multi-lingual team of account managers that will oversee your French course. We will send you a profile on your French trainer, followed by a course plan with relevant course material. During your course, we will send you a progress report after every 40 hours of training giving employers the chance to track progress. On top of this, we will also send you some invaluable links to other useful French learning recourses.

French Course Locations & Schedules

Our French language courses run all over Europe for a wide variety of clients. We have a huge global network of native speaking language teachers, which means we can run courses in almost any major city throughout Europe. Courses can take place at your home or office, which most of our clients prefer. We also offer residential courses. To find a location for a residential course please contact our office.

Manchester French Course Schedules

Our course will be designed to fit around you and what your work commitments will allow, but most of our courses are one 90-minute session per week, although if you can we will run more sessions as this will improve the rate at which you progress. Most of our teachers can also run a weekend session if that suits your business better. Our course times run from 8am to 6pm, Monday – Friday, weekend times vary so please contact us for more information. We also provide an intensive course option which can be conducted on your premises or on a residential course. These courses run for 30 hours of the week, 6 hours a day from Monday to Friday.

French Course Content

Your SIMON & SIMON French language course will be customised to improve your skills and achieve your goals. Before the start of the course, we will talk about what you want to achieve from the course, whether it’s business or personal goals. We will also assess your French language level so that we can understand what areas you need to improve on to reach your targets. Whatever your goals, our French language teachers are highly experienced in both social and business conversation so just speak with your trainer before the course starts and we will make sure you achieve your goals.

French Language Examination Courses

Do you have a French exam you need to pass? SIMON & SIMON can also assist in preparing for a French language examination, whether it’s for business or a personal goal. With a 95% pass rate in various language examinations, we believe this is a reflection of our superb French teachers, who all 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 Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. In 2009, its population was estimated to be 483,800, making it the seventh-most populous local authority district in England.

Manchester lies within one of the UK’s largest metropolitan areas; the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester had an estimated population of 2,600,100, the Greater Manchester Urban Area a population of 2,240,230, and the Larger Urban Zone around Manchester, the second-most-populous in the UK, had an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2,539,100. The demonym of Manchester is Mancunian.

Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian vicus associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established c. CE 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Historically, most of the city was a part of Lancashire, although areas south of the River Mersey were in Cheshire.

Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began expanding “at an astonishing rate” around the turn of the 19th century as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Manchester is the second highest ranked city in Britain behind London as ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2014 as a beta world city. It was the site of the very first atom being split, and the Manchester Liverpool Road station was the first inter-city railway station in the world. It is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom behind London and Edinburgh with a diverse culture and a fascinating history that draws foreigners to come see it.

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 Manchester 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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