Our native speaker qualified French language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning, afternoon or evening. In certain circumstances, if your home or office is not suitable, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Lesson books are provided.
These lessons in French are wider-ranging in their nature, and are driven towards students who have a variety of differing needs. All beginner students will expect to study enough survival French to get them through a short visit to the country, those staying on with the lesson can progress differently, depending on their individual requests and requirements. Whether you are buying property in a foreign country, married to a foreign national, planning a round-the-world trip, interested in French history and culture, or if you simply want to attain a particular level of French, this is the choice for you.
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.
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.
From the 1600s to the 1800s, France was the dominant European nation, and French was the common tongue for matters of culture, diplomacy and art
French was the most popular global language for many years, but gave way to English during the early 1900s
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
"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."
OshawaOshawa is located near Ontario, but is not technically a part of the Greater Ontario Area. The backbone of the Oshawa economy has always been the automotive industry. General Motors has long been a staple of the area, with the car manufacturer's Canadian operations located there. GM has been the primary employer of many of Oshawa's residents for years, at both the executive level and in the major parts assembly plant that sits just outside of the downtown center. Canada's most famous race horse, Northern Dancer, was born in Oshawa at Winfield Farms, the well-regarded Canadian horse farm and breeder. Of the 150,000 people who live in Oshawa, over 10% are minorities from around the world. As such, learning a second language such as Arabic, Chinese or others is an essential part of communicating with those who live there. In addition, the European heritage of the residents makes Eastern European tongues a popular learning experience as well.