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Private French course

Private French course - David and Debs
Debs teaching a Private French course

Private French course - What to expect

Private French course:

  • Focus on learning and improving your French with specific goals in mind
  • Choose which skills you would like to focus on
  • Suits students with inflexible working hours
  • One to one learn French lessons can be postponed or cancelled (with 48h notice) if necessary
  • Lessons are tailor-made to your level, needs and objectives to give you the perfect French course
  • Our teaching style can reflect your personal learning style to ensure you get optimum results from your not to one French lessons
  • A very efficient way to make fast progress
  • Available for all levels
  • Choose from 1-hour, 1.5-hour or 2-hour lessons
  • Leave with a recording of your lesson to enable you to work on this between lessons.  If your phone records, then you can do this on your phone so you can access your lesson again any time you have a spare 5 minutes.

Inspiration for themes of your lessons

  • Have a look at our themes below for ideas of what you might like to work on in your private lessons
  • Choose from 8 specialist areas
  • Focus on what you need most to improve your French
  • Learn useful skills that will help you to put your French into practice
  • Learn to understand the French language in order to use it more effectively

1 – Spontaneous Conversation

Real life chit-chat & gossip you might have with your friend, with your neighbour, somebody you meet at the bar, your in-laws etc… This lesson is authentic socialising!

2 – Guided Conversation

How to : use questions,  answer properly, talk about your work, explain directions, answer the phone, talk about your past experiences, shopping language…… This session is designed to help you with what you dread the most!

3 – Listening skills

How to understand what people say to you more easily, develop easy techniques to improve your comprehension, using real life materials like radio extracts, film trailers, comedy sketches… This is what everybody desperately needs to work on as it is just the way children naturally learn a language; listen and copy!

4 – Useful phrase translation skills

An important session dealing with the way we instinctively translate from our mother tongue to a foreign language split seconds before we utter words. You will learn to avoid or correct recurrent mistakes due to word to word translation which is not always effective!  LiT has developed this unique lesson which will give the tools to avoid common mistakes which often prevent native speakers from understanding you.

5 – Reading skills

Do you find it frustrating not to be able to understand an article of interest in a newspaper or magazine, a poster announcing a special event, sign-posts or an email/ letter/advert which could be useful for your business.  This option will help you develop skills to recognize French language structures and to broaden your vocabulary.

6 – Relevant writing skills

Do you need to be able to write simple letters or emails ?  Learn appropriate registers of the language to enable you to distinguish between formal and friendly correspondence. You will learn about French manners as well as different ways of using the language to help you to understand how native speakers use the language.  This sessions is indispensable to avoid upsetting people who are trying to help or understand you!

7 – Targeted Vocabulary

When you want to express yourself in a foreign language, there is an incredible amount of words and expressions that you need to learn.  This session enables you to cover areas adapted to your needs:

  • Business: chalet, restaurant, transfers…..
  • Maintenance: DIY, building, cars & car repairs, gardening….
  • Parenting : creche/childminder, school & teachers, doctor’s/chemist’s
  • Maternity
  • Shopping
  • Tourism

8 – Intensive Pronunciation

Regardless of how many lessons you have, how much grammar you learn, if you don’t pronounce words correctly, people will struggle to understand you or will misunderstand you… Accurate pronunciation is a must!  This is the session to make your life in France so much easier and make speaking French rewarding instead of frustrating!

Participants

We accept students of all ages for our private French courses.  We also offer semi-private lessons for 2-3 students of a similar level and often have couples, friends or colleagues who take lessons together.

Booking

If you would like to book or receive more information, or if you have any questions, please email us via our booking form We evaluate all of our students and discuss their detailed objectives to ensure that our teachers are fully informed of your level, aims and any specific needs appropriate to your course.

Private French course Fees

  • Receive a personalised folder with handouts specific to your private French course.
  • All of our prices include free unlimited access to our online multimedia centre for the duration of your course.
  • Gain access to our social/cultural activity programme for a small extra charge including daily activities to further improve your French and help you to learn about French culture.
  • 300€ for 1-hour lessons

Private Lesson Availability

Course DatesCourse Dates
Flexible, courses available all year-round

Testimonials

My lessons with Alpine French School have really helped me to eliminate some of my entrenched errors despite speaking French for over 20 years and living in France for more than 10 years. The lessons are creative, engaging, interesting and effective. I've not only learned to refine grammar and increase the...
- Mary Kirkbride Read all Testimonials
L'ambiance dans l'école était très bien.  Nous avons parlé beaucoup pendant les cours et je n'ai pas de suggestion pour améliorer le stage!  Merci pour les 4 semaines à Morzine...
- Samira Machouk, Switzerland Read all Testimonials
C'était un super bon expérience, c'était très cool! Je voudrais bien rentrer ici.  Je suis un peu triste de...
- Hanna Frankenberger Read all Testimonials
I have had a lovely time at AFS.  Who knew that doing a 10 week French course could be so enjoyable?  The whole AFS team are so accommodating and will always do what is in their power to make your stay more enjoyable.  Being able to ski in the mornings...
- Luke Williams, England Read all Testimonials
The school was extremely professional in its approach to providing excellent teaching.  My expectations of the course were met and French language was used at all times so we were totally immersed.  The teaching materials were excellent, don't change...
- John Grauer, Australia Read all Testimonials

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