Learn the French way of life along with the language!
If you’re not born French, it’s likely you’d want to learn the language anyway. Though there are 80 million French native speakers, there is an estimated 274 million people that have learned French as a second language. What draws people to this beautiful Romance language? Learning it is just as enjoyable as speaking it fluently, and with the language you learn the French ways of life.
First and foremost, French is not spoken exclusively in France. The French language is widely spoken all over the world, and is the official language in 29 different countries. The Quebec region of Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and regions of Africa: these are only a few of the many far reaching places French has had an influence on, and has taken its own unique cultural spin.
French is one of the biggest Romance languages, along with Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Catalan and Spanish. Though the French are depicted in many films as a romance language for reasons such as love, the Romance languages originated from Roman times and primarily come from Latin origins. French made such an impact however, it replaced Latin in the 17th century as the language of diplomacy for international relations. In fact, even today French is the second official language of the United Nations and the European Union.
One of the most compelling reasons to learn French is to travel to France easily. With France being the number one tourist destination in the world, it’s understandable that keeping traditions and culture alive is important while catering to the booming tourism industry. People travel to France to experience authenticity, and learning French is a gateway to interacting with the people and the culture that you’d otherwise have no way of communicating with. The French pride themselves on their culture, and it shows a high amount of respect if you make the effort while you visit.
French is an alluring language that rolls off the tongue. It influences many different aspects of other languages, as sayings and words have infiltrated different countries all over the world. Learning French is not just a language, it’s learning an exclusive and exquisite lifestyle as well.
Our French courses inspire and motivate you to learn French easily and to experience and enjoy the local culture. Immersion into the culture and way of life of a particular country is the secret to learning the language.
For special, closed groups of younger students or for groups of adult students with particular language needs, the TANDEM French schools can design “made-to-order” French courses to your liking.
TANDEM schools in France offer French language courses to develop your French skills and prepare you, in an individual way, for one of the official French exams DELF/DALF. These courses include a French course in the morning and then individual classes dedicated to exam preparation in the afternoon. You will get to know the various types of tasks and train your aptitude and strategies for the examination. We simulate realistic exam situations, advise you with regards to the progress you make, and give you valuable hints for mastering the tasks.
Our TANDEM schools in France also invite you to participate in teacher training courses. The courses are aimed at European trainers and other experts in the field of further education for adults, especially for French as a foreign language, who want to update their knowledge about learning strategies and share their professional experience with peers.
For a professional or a student, our TANDEM schools in France recommend these programs if you wish to improve your level of general French and professional French: Business French, French for medicine, administration, tourism and law. Great choices especially for people coming to France for work purposes, but lacking the specialized vocabulary the job requires.