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French Lessons in Ottawa

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.

French 1 to 1 General

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.

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French 1 to 1 Business

French lessons of this type are aimed towards those that need to learn French to aid them with their employment. For those just starting out, it is integral to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and reading and writing can be adopted once the simple precepts are out of the way. Success has come from students who are involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, those seeking jobs in multinational companies, and those working with foreign colleagues, academia and bureaucracy. Just our most basic beginners lesson will have the student finishing the lesson with basic telephone/e-mail skills in French, as well as survival French should a short stay in the country be needed.

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French Group Lessons

Those wishing to learn French in groups of 2 or more together (Two-to-One French Lessons or Small Group In-Company French Lessons) can sign up for our group classes. All students must be at nearly the same level of French proficiency, must have the same needs from the language, and must be able to study at the same time and place as the others. Bookings must be made for all students simultaneously. Listen & Learn do not propose group sizes or more than 6-8 people, but In-Company Taster French Lessons can occur with up to 12 people.

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French Facts

The official language in 41 countries around the globe, most French-speaking nations are part of 'La Francophonie'

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

French has only two genders - masculine and feminine - and some verb tenses need auxiliary verbs, usually to have ('avoir') and to be ('être')

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French Language Level Test

Please choose the correct answer for this question.

De quoi avez-vous besoin ?


Pour avoir l’heure.


De mon billet d’avion.


Le mal de tête.


C’est interdit.


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"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."

Chuck Dennis, WV

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Ottawa

Ottawa may be only the fourth largest city in Canada, but it is the capital of the nation, and as such is a leader in terms of government, commerce and even entertainment. With a population of well over a million people, Ottawa is a melting pot, where individuals from all over the country come to live and do business in the robust economy. Ottawa is home to the finest museums in Canada as well as a number of national landmarks. The town's professional hockey team, the Ottawa Senators, recently won a championship, bringing additional pride to a city that treasures hockey above all other sports. The ethnic makeup of Ottawa is unique as well, with a large number of South Asian, Chinese and Arab families calling the area home. With such a vibrant mixture of people, and the thriving international business community, this might be the best time to learn a new language in Ottawa. Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese are all considered 'hot' languages of the 21st century. Learning them, and others, will help individuals do business in the global economy and communicate more effectively with their neighbors.

 

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