Our French speakers, fully qualified to teach their native tongue, can train you and, if need be, the rest of your group at a time that is suitable to you, at your home or place of work. Sessions can take place on the day of your choosing - even weekends - and at the time you want: whether it be morning, afternoon or evening. If circumstances arise where your home or office is not convenient, the classes can be held at your trainer's office. Resources for the lesson are provided for you.
These French lessons fit a broader spectrum, and can be useful for those who need different things from the language. Most beginner students will have a handle of survival French by the end of their lesson, which will provide them with enough French to communicate at least at a basic level during short trips to the country, but those who require more would benefit greatly from these sessions. Typical students have been those eager to travel all over the world, those buying overseas property, those with foreign spouses, aficionados of French culture and those who just wish to pass a particular French exam.
Those who would benefit the most from these French tutorials are those who feel they need to learn French to help them out in their business lives. For starters, learning salutations and business etiquette is integral; once these have been practiced then reading and writing lessons can start. Typical studiers have been those involved in international import/export, negotiations and acquisitions, those in multinational companies requiring another language, and those working in any way with international governments and relevant administration. Just our simplest lesson for beginners will have students finishing the lessons with basic telephone and e-mail French, as well as survival French should a visit to the country be necessary.
Lessons in French are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One French Lesson or Small Group In-Company French Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster French sessions can be run with as many as 12 people.
French has only two genders - masculine and feminine - and some verb tenses need auxiliary verbs, usually to have ('avoir') and to be ('être')
As a Romance tongue, most French words come from Latin, since it was a great influence on the country's culture after Caesar's Gallic invasion
Many African countries are former French territories and have retained French as their national language; including Cameroon, the Congo, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Madagascar and the Seychelles
"I needed to learn some French because I'll be relocating to Canada next year. My Business French course was great - my teacher was real professional, and if I had any questions she was happy to answer them. Can't believe how quickly I got into it."
New YorkNew York City is the most densely-populated city in the United States, with over 8.2 million residents within just 322 square miles; and its residents boast an exceptionally diverse mix of cultural backgrounds. 38 per cent of the population of New York is foreign-born, but with no dominant nationality the mixture of languages spoken throughout the city is astonishing - recent studies estimate around 170 different languages are spoken throughout New York. Even though it is rarely thought of as a hub for learning, the Big Apple also lays claim to the largest department of education in the USA, and features many of the USA's most elite and influential private schools. With its broad range of cultures and huge influence in the field of international business, New York is a great place to learn a new language in a private setting, as well as granting you plenty of avenues for daily practice and improvement.