Professional French Courses
You can rest assured that we will meet your goals in a cost-effective manner through a highly personalised and agile service at Language Services Direct.
When you get in touch with us, one of our team will contact you to discuss your learners’ purpose for learning French, any other details or requirements of your course, and to arrange an assessment of the learners’ ability.
Once we have an initial idea of your needs, the best Account Manager will be chosen to become your single point of contact. Your French course will then be handled entirely by that person and the process from here onwards becomes very simple for you.
Your Account Manager will perform a search through our very extensive database to locate a French tutor that meets your needs.
We are very specific about teacher’s skills here according to your learners’ requirements. For example, if your staff were preparing to be more involved in negotiation in French, then that specific skill of negotiation training is what we will look for in the teacher. We would most likely also be finding a teacher that has experience in your industry.
Collaboration with the teacher and your Account Manager then happens so that a French course is built that meets the needs you specified. The teacher’s experience with optimising learning business French, along with the Account Manager’s experience with organising French lessons means that they will craft a highly effective course for you.
Your course structure will then be communicated in a concise manner to you through your Account Manager so you are kept in the loop, but do not have to spend too much time sifting through extensive documents or making lots of decisions.
The Account Manager will stay attentive during the French course. Any questions that come up can be made to them at any time, and progress will be monitored at regular intervals. If the learner’s HR or L&D department managers require any sort of particular details or progress information, your Account Manager will ensure clear reports are sent through at whatever frequency is desired.
This step is one we pay particular attention to, and the reason in two-fold. Firstly, return on investment has to be made clear to you if this course is going to make any sense for your company. Secondly, the learners’ need to actually be satisfied with what they are learning and how they are learning it, so we need to make sure they are constantly able to give any feedback.
We know we are not the only providers of French language training, and that you are probably shopping around to figure out which is ideal for your company.
There are a few reasons we think Language Services Direct are head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to corporate language training.
Everything about Language Services Direct is composed to be easy for corporations to understand and work with, and are entirely focused on the goals of the organisation.
We cooperate with procurement and L&D specialists, line manager and learners constantly, and that has given us very specialised knowledge on how to organise business language training is the most streamlined way.
Our courses and teachers are all centred around skills that are specific to the business environment. Our reporting has been refined with managers in mind, so that KPIs may be communicated with ease. The way we organise and set-up classes allows managers in the organisation to be entirely hands-off and they can rely on us to ensure everything is sorted out with minimal effort from their end. Literally every element of our organisation is scrutinised to be suitable for producing language training that is ideal for the business environment.
We pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer, and with the speed of response that our Account Managers maintain. Each Account Manager is a highly skilled, organised and experienced person who is passionate about language learning. They are there to take care of you and your learners.
Your Account Manager will specially take a look at the content, materials, duration, location, format, reporting and every other tiny detail to ensure your French language course is exactly right to meet your goals.
We focus on your business goals, and so naturally, we have to become cost-effective in order to provide the return on investment that is required from any organisation. And high-quality and flexibility are our points of pride, so we have naturally formed highly efficient processes to achieve them.
We are consistently focused on developing the most efficient method for everything we do, and are always asking, “How do we get our client to pay less for this without compromising quality?”
The lynchpins that drive the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your course will be your Account Manager. Each of these passionate, hard-working and highly skilled professionals have been carefully vetted to be the right kind of person to manage corporate language training courses.
They will ensure that communication with you is clear and not scattered about as they will be your single point-of-contact.
Your Account Manager will be in your corner, looking to optimise the value-to-cost ratio with full use of our technological systems and they will ensure every element of your course runs smoothly and pulls everything together.
We can produce French language training in whatever format, or mix of formats you require.
The core course formats that we offer are:
• Flexible Individual Training – individual, one-to-one, personalised French lessons, usually conducted at the learner’s office.
• Group Training – French lessons for up to six people from the same company, usually conducted at the learners’ office.
• Intensive Courses – 35-hour week (including 1-hour working lunch each day) French language training that can be done one-to-one or in groups of up to six.
• Language Clubs – groups of up to 10 people from the same company for non-essential and more informal language learning at a fixed time every week.
• Blended Learning – face-to-face training combined with online, e-learning and/or telephone options so your course can be flexible for busy schedules.
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The content of your course is will be designed according to the requirements you and your learners have specified. Your Account Manager will ensure that every important element is included, and will liaise with the French teacher to ensure complete coverage.
In a broad sense, the following are the kinds of skills and areas we tend to cover in business French courses:
• Job-specific vocabulary related to the sector of the business and role of the learner.
• French language skills for presentations and speeches
• French writing skills specifically for business writing
• French oral skills for negotiations
• French written and conversational skills for meetings
• French pronunciation and accent reduction
Here are some of the clients for whom Language Services Direct has delivered impactful language training for:
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Whatever your organisation’s French language training requirements are, get in touch at +44 (0)20 7357 6657 or use the button below.