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French Lessons in New York

Today, French is considered one of the languages of international communication. With more than 220 million people speaking French on all the five continents, it is the sixth-most widely spoken language in the world. And did you know it is also the most common source for borrowed words in English? This started a thousand years ago with the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. During and after William the Conqueror’s rule, thousands of French words like state, rendezvous or diplomacy entered English as French became the official language of the church and the upper classes. So, if you start learning French with us at Listen & Learn, you’ll very quickly discover the hundreds of words that are already familiar to you. In fact, we’re betting you already know a lot more French than you think you do!

Practicing outside of class what you learn in your lessons is also essential to master a language. Luckily, you can find more than 185,000 French speakers living in New York, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice with other learners or native speakers and gain confidence when using the language in the real world. For instance, you can join the weekly meetings of French New York City Meetup and put your new skills to use while having a good time. Further, New York City celebrates the French Cinema Week every September, where you can find classic and contemporary movies screened in their original language. Learn French and enhance the experience! You won’t just be able to understand the movies without needing the subtitles, but also the cultural references as well.

So, reach out to us at Listen & Learn and join the worldwide community of millions of French speakers! Soon, you’ll be watching French movies starring amazing actors, like Alain Delon or Juliette Binoche, and understanding everything they are saying!

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General French

French lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival French - needed for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'; those studying French usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefitted from these French classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in French culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in French. Inquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business French

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. Inquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business French

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. Inquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business French

You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified French teachers, and can meet at your place of work or home at a time convenient to you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not suitable for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials. Inquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business French

The French lessons are also available for 2 or more people studying together (Two-to-One French Lesson or Small Group In-Company French Lesson). All participants must have the same level, the same business or general language needs and be able to study at the same time in the same location. The booking must be made for all participants at the same time. Listen & Learn do not recommend group classes of more than 6-8 people although In-Company Taster French Lessons can be run with up to 12 people. Inquire now about our French Courses or Take A Free French Level Test

Top Tips For…

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Rosetta Stone

Would you like to put your French into practice after your lessons with Listen & Learn are over? Then, you’ll be happy to know there are countless resources that will enable you to use your French on your phone. One of them is the app Rosetta Stone, where you will find a ton of videos featuring real-life conversations in French. By watching them at various points throughout the day, wherever is easy and convenient, you can improve your contextual vocabulary and listening skills, making your language learning more natural and realistic. Though the app isn’t free, the monthly subscription is very affordable. Try the app here!

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Duolingo

If you are a language learner looking for options to put your skills into play, Duolingo is a must: it is one of the most popular language-learning apps available for Android and iOS. The app offers learning tips and exercises for 26 languages, including French, with a focus on vocabulary development. Words are categorized into different groups (like Food, Family, Animals, etc.) and these are presented in contextual phrases. You’ll also be challenged to use them in different sentences and can listen to how to pronounce them correctly. If you want to enjoy some extra features, you can pay $9.99 a month for Duolingo Plus. Download the app here!

Hello Talks

Would you like to speak with French native speakers using a cell phone app? Then, download Hello Talk, an app that joins more than 15 million people looking to practice foreign languages together. You can try it for free for a month and then decide if you want to pay for their monthly subscription. Their system is quite simple: you teach your native language to native French speaker, who will teach you their language, in turn. This way, both of you will be exposed to real-life speech and cultural exchanges of your target languages. You can interact with others using text, voice recordings, and calls. Download Hello Talk here!

french Youtube Channels

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Cyprien

Cyprien Iov, also known as Monsieur Dream, is a popular French YouTuber and comedian with more than 15 million subscribers! Cyprien creates hilarious videos with subtitles in over 10 languages, including English. This makes this YouTube channel a great option even for beginner language learners looking to increase their listening skills with real-life materials. Some of the topics he touches upon include ads versus reality, school, being a geek, and living alone. He speaks quite quickly at times but uses simple vocabulary, so it’s a nice option for anyone who wants to improve their French while having a good time. Subscribe to his channel here.

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Norman fait des

Want to have some fun while watching content in French and improving your listening comprehension? Then, you should definitely subscribe to Norman fait des vidéos YouTube channel. He’s the third-most popular French YouTube channel (based on the number of subscribers) with videos that have over 34 million views! He focuses on topics like bilingualism, popular brands, animals, and video games, producing short sequences of less than 5 minutes. And the best part is that they have subtitles in Japanese, English, and French, so no matter your proficiency level, you can enjoy Norman’s videos! Subscribe to his channel here.

Antoine Daniel

Unlike other popular French Youtubers’ videos that cover random topics, Antoine Daniel’s channel has a clear focus. The content explores different countries’ traditions, like Japan, Spain, or Russia, analyzed from a humorous point of view; so, this is a great option for those looking to have some fun while improving their French. Just consider that this YouTuber speaks quickly and uses lots of slang, so it might be a bit challenging to understand at first. But don’t let this stop you: use English subtitles until you advance your French proficiency! Subscribe to his channel here.

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Euronews

Euronews is a European TV channel headquartered in Lyon, France, that has been broadcasting for almost 30 years. Tune in to find programs about culture, technology, news, and even soap operas (original or dubbed) in French. It covers these topics from a European perspective and you can watch it on TV or live stream via their website or YouTube channel. You’ll never run out of fresh content, which you can continually use to build upon your learning. And if you want to improve your reading skills, you can also read many of their articles online. Watch Euronews here!

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France 24

If you are looking for a channel that covers the news from a French perspective, then you can watch France 24. This Paris-based TV channel was specifically created for people living outside of France. Follow the headlines in real time with the latest news bulletins or via their live stream service, or replay their programs by paying a monthly subscription. Their reporters usually speak in a very clear and articulate manner, so it isn’t too difficult to understand what they are saying and a great way for learners of all levels of French to expand their vocabulary and cultural awareness. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter to know more. Watch France 24 here!

BFM TV

BFM TV is the most-watched French TV channel in the country, dedicated to news and weather forecasts. With BFM being so popular (it has more than 10 million viewers every day!), it can be watched online and from anywhere in the world. Their journalists tend to enunciate clearly, which is ideal for both beginners and intermediate students, so don’t hesitate to watch BFM to improve your listening skills! Similarly, their online articles are very well-written, with appropriate use of grammar and elevated vocabulary; so, reading these articles will be helpful to take your reading skills to the next level. Watch BFM TV here!

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Kids United

There’s no better way for children to learn a language than through real-life materials, like movies or songs. So, why not expose them to beautiful music, like that of Kids United? This is a French band of 6 children, formed to support UNICEF in 2004. Their first album, Un monde meilleur (A better world), features hits about peace, love, and the importance of family. The tunes are catchy and repetitive and the vocabulary is simple, so your child will have no problem learning the lyrics while enjoying great music in French! Click here and subscribe to their channel!

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Petit Ours Brun

Looking for classic tales to tell your children, so you can share quality time together while they improve their French skills? Petit Ours Brun (Little Brown Bear) is a successful series of illustrated stories that follow Claude’s (a little brown bear) adventures. With a bird as his companion, Claude discovers the world around him, having fun with other animals in the forest and learning new things with the help of his parents. The series is not only great for kids to learn everyday vocabulary in French, but it’s also nice and fun way to teach values! Listen to the stories here!

T'choupi

T'choupi is a series of children's literature books perfect for kids who are just starting to learn French. It follows the adventures of a young boy who has a penguin as his pet. The penguin is a bit different from the animal in reality. Instead of a beak, it has a round orange clown-like nose and its wings have thumbs, resembling human hands. Every episode features a different theme, such as professions, colors, or animals, so the cartoon is fun way for your kids to acquire basic, everyday vocabulary in French. Watch the series here!

Testimonials

From our clients all over the world

"I'm very happy with how things are going! Rod quickly assessed my level and made a plan. We have done some hard work and I feel like I will make good progress."
Catherine Gautreau

French course in Longueuil.

"Rudy is such an authentic French teacher. He also moves at a fast pace. We covered a lot in our 2 hour lesson."
Lindsay LePage

French course in Burlington.

"The lessons are going very well. Kadidia is an excellent teacher and does very well at preparing lessons and introducing new concepts."
Joy Gridley

French course in Online.

"The French lesson last Thursday went great! I think it is going to be a great experience for us all."
Shelly Papadopoulos

French course in Kansas City.

"My teacher is wonderful and we really get along on a personal level. She has shown me some wonderful resources that have proved to be very helpful. Thank you for choosing her to be my teacher."
Deborah Schmelzer

French course in Oshawa.

Client case studies

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Nick Alcock French in Amsterdam
Going from not being able to create basic sentences to being able to hold conversations. It’s been great to notice the progress month by month

Our Clients Include

From our clients all over the world

RHI Canada Inc
Language learned: Portuguese in Oakville.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Language learned: Spanish in Washington, D.C.

Ubisoft Vancouver
Language learned: French in Vancouver.