FRENCH LESSONS ADAPTED TO ALL LEVELS
AND ALL NEEDS

French for diplomacy

French for Diplomacy is aimed at  diplomats and officials of international and European organizations who work closely with French governmental and non-governmental bodies.

The objective of this training is to give you the autonomy and ease needed to understand and handle professional situations in diplomatic life.

METHODOLOGY

Target audience: diplomats and officials of international and European institutions
CEFR Level: B1 and B2, levels C1 and C2
Type of class: individual lessons, mini-groups, face-to-face or distance learning
Objective: acquire and/or improve your knowledge of the established codes of French diplomacy
Method:
• Tailor-made programs
• Simulations, role-plays, presentations
• Communicative and interactive approach

Contents

• Professional introductions, explaining your responsibilities and duties
• Presenting a project: the pragmatic ‘Anglo-Saxon’ style versus the French-speaking approach
• Memo writing
Note Writing
• Drafting reports
• Writing professional emails
• Diplomatic vocabulary
• Preparing official speeches for an international audience
• Choosing the appropriate language register for different situations
• Professional or informal conversation
• Learning the language as it is actually spoken in formal contexts
• Leading professional meetings: participants prepare an agenda and take part in a real meeting
• Administrative language
• Analysis of the major themes covered by the activities of international and European institutions: the environment, social and economic development, etc.
• Thematic workshops: focused on a cultural or professional topic

French for Business

French for Business is aimed at executives and staff of French and international companies.

The objective of this training is to give you the autonomy and ease needed to adapt to your new environment, handling real-life professional situations and understanding intercultural relations and French  corporate culture.

MethodologY

Target audience: executives and staff of French and international companies
CEFR level: intermediate level B1; upper-intermediate level B2; advanced levels C1 and C2
Type of class: individual lessons, mini-groups, face-to-face or distance learning
Objective: acquire and/or improve your business French and professional writing
Method:
• Tailor-made programs
• Role-playing, simulations, presentations
• Communicative and interactive approach

CONTENTs

• Know how to present yourself: the pragmatic Anglo-Saxon style versus the French-speaking approach
• Presenting a project
• Telephone interview techniques
• Leading a professional meeting
• Negotiation techniques
• Memo writing
• Summary writing
•Report writing
•Conference
• Intercultural relations within the company
• Corporate culture
• Understanding the French work culture
• Thematic workshops focused on a cultural or professional topic
• "Small talk": speaking about any subject spontaneously without prior preparation

French for Everyday Life

French for Everyday Life is particularly suitable for newcomers to France, whether for short-term assignments or for a longer period.

The objective of this training is to give you the autonomy and ease needed to understand everyday situations and adapt to your new environment.

MEthodologY

Target audience: all ages: adults, teenagers
CEFR Level: from A1 to C1
Type of class: individual lessons, mini-groups, face-to-face or distance learning
Objective: acquire and / or deepen the French language in everyday situations
Method:
• A more fun and concrete approach to teaching that goes beyond the classroom context
• Learn French by getting out and about
• Communicative and interactive
• Tailor-made programs

CONTENts

• Grammar and syntax
• Verb conjugation
• Spelling
• Pronunciation
• Thematic oral expression workshops
• Thematic workshops on written expression
• Spontaneous conversations on a topical subject
• Learning through vidéos
• Listening comprehension
• Social and cultural activities outside the classroom: outings, cultural visits, breakfasts, shopping, etc.

French for Writers

French for Writers is primarily intended for a French-speaking public who encounter writing difficulties at work or in daily life.

Methodology

Public: French citizens, French-speakers
Level: bac or post bac
Organization: individual lessons, mini-group lessons, face-to-face or distance learning
Objective: acquire and / or improve fluency in writing skills
Method:
• Program adapted and personalized according to the needs of each participant
• Use of actual company documents serving as support
• Coaching and editorial advice

CONTENts

• Spelling rules
• Grammar rules
• Use of conjugations
• Syntax
• Language registers
• Writing notes
• Email writing
• Report writing
• Minutes, summaries, administrative notes, formal and informal letters

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