French in Canberra
Named as one of the top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet in 2018, Canberra is booming, be it in terms of economy, tourism or cultural diversity. For 2018 alone, Visit Canberra reported 5.21 million visitors to the nation's capital from countries the world over, including France, and almost 10% of the population speak languages other than English at home. French speakers, in particular, amount to almost 1,000 people! This is in so small part because of how strong ties are between France and Canberra. In fact, the French Embassy in Australia is in Canberra! But this relationship is not just one way. The legacy of Australian involvement on French soil in the First and Second World Wars plays an important role in the current bilateral relationship. Over 45,000 Australians lost their lives on French soil, so many Australians travel to the Western Front every year to pay their respects. So, if you would like to connect with this community, travel to France and/or take advantage of the many professional opportunities available to bilingual speakers in the city, learning French in Canberra is a great idea. Contact us today and let’s make it happen!
Why Study French in Canberra
For Culture: There are a variety of opportunities to experience French culture in Canberra. For example, the city hosted Francophonie Week for the first time in 2019, celebrating all things French through cinema, music and cuisine. Also, the event is attended by representatives from the Francophone diplomatic missions based in Canberra, so take advantage of the opportunity to talk to them in French by using the speaking skills you acquire with us at Language Trainers! However, if you do not yet feel confident to test your French in public, you can practise your reading and listening skills at home or on the go. For instance, both native and visiting French speakers in Canberra enjoy access to French programming on both radio and TV. Also, keep up to date with news from Le Courrier Australien and Le Petit Journal newspapers. However, we do recommend trying to use the skills you learn with us in social and cultural scenarios, so what other French activities can you take part in here in Canberra to truly immerse yourself in the language? Well, one example is Australia's annual French Film Festival, which tours the country and comes to Canberra every March. All the movies are screened in their original language, so make sure you attend for the chance to improve your listening skills while enjoying great cinema.
For Work: As well as celebrating French culture, Canberra has many links with French business and diplomacy. The France-Australia submarine agreement of 2019 brought French business and science to many major Australian cities, including Canberra. Companies like Neoen and Affinity now have headquarters in the city and are always looking to hire fluent French speakers. Furthermore, job seekers and business opportunists can get in touch with the Embassy of France on Perth Avenue, an institution that helps French and Australian citizens connect with companies and entrepreneurs of French origin. Taking a language course in Canberra, then, could expand your employment prospects.
For Social: Knowing French will allow you to expand your social circle and get to know others who share your passion for the French language and culture. For example, you can join the Canberra French Language Meetup. This group welcomes anyone interested in French-language cultures, like France, Canada, Polynesia, Maghreb, etc. Practise your French in a friendly environment without worrying about your grammar or pronunciation! And if it is a French culinary experience you and your friends are looking for, try Les Bistronomes or the Courgette Restaurant. You can also attend the Canberra's International Music Festival, held every May. Every year, bands and singers of French origin come to Canberra, like SR9 and Quatuor Voce. Sing along to the lyrics with the pronunciation you learn in your language lessons!
Where to Learn French in and around Canberra
Why not take one of our French courses, designed specifically to suit your schedule and needs? Whatever your language goals, our instructors will support you every step of the way. Just contact us and we will arrange for a native French instructor to go to your home or office. You can also have your lessons in a public place, such as the National Library of Australia on Parkes Pl W, the Coffee Lab on Narellan Place or Café Essen on Garema PI.
If you are interested in taking a French course but do not live in downtown Canberra, do still reach out. We have language instructors ready and waiting for your call in Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Belconnen and Wee Jasper.
Start learning French today! Let’s go, allons-y! Our lessons are tailored to suit your level and interests, so take one of our free online French level tests to check your current ability, and then send us a quick enquiry to get started right away!
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1-on-1 General French Course in Canberra
Our general one-on-one courses in Canberra will help students improve their French level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our French classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business French Course in Canberra
Our French courses in Canberra are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone French and email skills, as well as a level of survival French, granting them the ability to work in a country where French is the native tongue.
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French Courses in Canberra (closed group)
Our French courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One French Course or In-Company Small Group French Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster French Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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Some of our Language Teachers in Canberra
Patricia is an English teacher who has experience teaching students from a wide variety of ages and skill levels. She earned her TESOL certificate in 2012, and enjoys teaching students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Arshiya is a native Hindi speaker who has an extensive academic background and over five years of experience teaching Hindi to learners from all over the world. She is a lecturer of Chemistry at the University of Canberra, and holds a PhD specializing in Physico-organic Chemistry.
Our clients include:
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