French Lessons in Ottawa

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.

 

French 1-to-1 General

These French lessons are more general in nature and are targeted at students with a whole range of different needs. While all beginners level students can expect to cover Survival French - required for short visits to a country where English may not be spoken and/or the intention is to make good contacts with the local population, students then generally progress in different directions depending on their needs. Typical students include those buying property overseas, spouses of overseas nationals, people about to set off on that long-awaited world trip, French culture enthusiasts and those who are keen to pass a particular French examination.

 

French 1-to-1 Business

These lessons in French are meant for those that feel that learning French would make a change in their work. For starters, it is expedient to learn how to say hello/goodbye, as well as basic business protocol; once the basics have been mastered, reading and writing come to the fore. Students who have greatly benefitted have been involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where another language is required, and those working in the international academia and government circuits. Even on our most fundamental beginner's lesson, students can anticipate ending the lesson with basic telephone French and e-mail French skills for communicating, as well as survival French if a short visit to the country is needed.

 

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French Closed Group Lessons

If there are 2 or more of you with the same level of French, the same targets within the language, and be able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these French lessons can also be made available for Two-to-One French Lessons or Small Group In-Company French Lessons. Listen & Learn do not generally recommend classes of more than 6-8 people, although Taster lessons in French can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time.

 

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French Language Essentials

Top French Food/Drink
1) Soupe à l’oignon (French onion soup)
2) Ratatouille
3) Gratin Dauphinois (dish of sliced potatoes and cream)

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Top 3 French Survival Phrases
1) Comment allez-vous? (How are you?)
2) Au revoir (Goodbye)
3) Parlez anglais? (Do you speak English?)

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Top French Idioms & Proverbs
1) Avoir le cœur sur le main ("To have the heart in the hand.")
2) Avoir un poil dans le main ("To have a hair in the hand.")
3) L’habit ne fait pas le moine (‘The clothes don’t make the monk.")

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French Slang Words & Phrases
1) Le Blé (money)
2) Bouffer (to eat)
3) Le Bordel (mess)
The Easiest Things About Learning French
1) Borrowed vocabulary.
2) Fewer tenses to learn than other Romance languages.
3) More opportunities to pratice.
The Most Difficult Things About Learning French
1) Words aren't always pronounced as they're written.
2) There's more than one accent.
3) Many false friends exist between English and French.

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3 Surprising Facts About French
1) Astérix has been been translated into 100+ languages
2) French doesn’t use the letter “W”
3) English has borrowed heavily from French

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Top 3 mistakes French students makes
1) Gender
2) Accent Marks
3) Être, avoir, and faire.
Top French Dialects
1) Standard French
2) Quebec French
3) African French

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