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Learning a language is never easy: You need to learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, etc. However, since French shares a lot of its vocabulary with English (over 50% of the English lexicon is of French or Latin origin), it’s easier to learn than a lot of other languages. If you already know another Romance language like Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, or Romanian, it’ll be even easier. Here’s how to learn French in London.
Bonjour, London! If you want to learn French and speak it fluently like a native speaker, improve your grades at school, or chat with some French speakers, you’ll have to attend French classes. The French language is spoken in France, Andorra, Seychelles, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and a number of African countries. There are 37 French-speaking countries in the world and 274 million speakers of the language. French culture is also one of the most famous in the world.
French is the official language of the UN, the International Olympic Committee, NATO, the World Trade Organisation, the African Union, the European Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, as well as the Council of Europe. Learning languages comes with a lot of benefits: you can speak with millions of new people, improve your job prospects, or become an English teacher in a French-speaking country.
In London, there’s a lot of people of French origin so it’ll be easy to find someone who can speak French. Additionally, there are multiple ways to learn how to speak French in the capital: language classes, universities, colleges, private tutorials with Superprof.
There are a lot of advantages to speaking French fluently. In addition to visiting cities in France such as Lyon, Limoges, Bordeaux, Bastia, Marseille, Reims, Strasbourg, Grenoble, etc. as well as plenty of other French-speaking countries. Just like in the UK, there are different accents around France and the French-speaking world. Improving your French language skills will allow you to communicate with many people from all over the world. London is a huge cosmopolitan city in which you can sometimes feel isolated due to a language barrier. However, imagine if you could speak to French tourists around the city.
The second advantage is that knowing the French language can improve your career prospects. In an increasingly globalised world, more and more businesses are looking for employees with language skills. What better way to get a job than to speak the language of our closest neighbours? Ideally, most businesses look for a B2 or C1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level. So why should you learn French?
The language is useful when communicating with French-speaking customers, for example. Additionally, you'll also be able to read, write, and speak the language at work.
There are a lot of jobs you can do with French: French teacher, French-English translator, working in tourism (in bars, restaurants, travel agencies, etc.), journalist, etc. French is much easier to learn than some other languages for English speakers. It’s also a great way to learn more about French history and culture.
A lot of English words are of French or Latin origin. This means that you'll recognise a lot of words. You'll soon be able to form sentences and basic phrases. Remember that France is just a short flight, train ride, or drive away, too. However, to achieve an advanced level of French, you'll probably need to study for a long time or take intensive classes. As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day.
There are plenty of places in the British capital where you can learn to speak French. For one, there are universities where you can study a French degree or take French classes. There’s also the Alliance Française (AF), an international organisation that aims to promote the French language and culture around the world. The AF in London offers French language classes. There’s also the Institut Français that offers French classes for a variety of different ages and levels.
There are also language schools and centres offering classes for groups and individuals where you can learn the basics of the language and more about the vocabulary, grammar, conjugations, etc. A lot of these centres run classes on a similar timetable to the academic year with courses starting in autumn and finishing in the summer. If you don’t have the time to attend a class because you’re trapped in the hustle and bustle of London, you can always opt for private tutorials.
Our tutors are ready to start teaching you, regardless of your level. Thanks to French classes, you can get tailored lessons and learn the basics such as:
French private tutorials are an effective way to learn a new language. You can learn with the help of a native French speaker without having to travel to France. There are tonnes of French tutors in London and they’re able to teach all levels. The tutors can also come to your house though some have a classroom set up at their place, too.
The average cost of French tutorials in London is £23 per hour. There are plenty of different types of tutors: students looking to earn some extra cash, native French speakers living in London, qualified teachers, etc. After immersion, private tutorials are the best way to learn a language. You’ll soon learn that French isn’t spoken in the same way in Quebec or Senegal, for example. Between classes, you should consider watching French films, too!
In London, the average rate of French courses is £22.
Tutoring rates for French lessons will differ depending on:
97% of Superprof instructors give the first hour of French classes for free. Check out the prices of our French instructors in your city.
Learning to speak French fluently has a number of benefits. The ability to communicate in another language will open up many doors to you in terms of employment, travel, and culture. Other benefits of learning French include increased employability and improved listening skills.
On Superprof, we have a number of highly qualified French tutors available to offer private tuition.
A French tutor can help you with many things:
You can decide with your tutor what you hope to accomplish from your private French lessons.
All French private courses with a certified tutor offer you the possibility to learn the French language more efficiently.
Connect with native French speakers on Superprof to master the language faster and to perfect your pronounciation.
Many of our French teachers also offer private online tuition. In fact, about 80% of the private teachers across our platform offer French classes online.
To find the available online lessons, just enter your subject criteria into the search engine and select the webcam filter to see the available teachers who are currently offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via webcam offer you more advantages. You can plan your classes to fit around your schedule and online lessons are often less expensive as the teacher does not need to travel.
There are currently 2303 private French teachers are available to teach French lessons in London and the surrounding areas.
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There are currently 2303 tutors are available to teach French lessons in London and the suburban areas.