French Lessons in Ottawa

Our native-speaking qualified French teachers can guide you and your group  at your work or at home, at a time convenient to you. Classes can take place on any day of the week - even weekends - morning, afternoon or evening. If needs be, if meeting at your office or home is not suitable, you can take your lessons at the trainer's office. Study materials are supplied for you.

 

French 1-to-1 General

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 1-to-1 Business

These French lessons are driven towards people who have a requirement to learn French to bolster their work output. For novices, you will find it useful to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and once you have become more proficient then reading and writing will come to the fore. Typical students include those concerned with import/export, those seeking work in multinational companies, international negotiations, and anyone working with international colleagues or administration. Even on our most rudimentary beginners lesson, students can expect to finish the lesson with decent telephone and e-mail French, as well as a good enough grip on the language for a short trip to the country.

 

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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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