FRENCH FOR BUSINESS - ALL LEVELS

 

PHONE CONVERSATION / MEETING INTERACTION

WRITING CORRESPONDENCE & REPORTS / WRITING & GIVING PRESENTATIONS

Do your employees need help with languages?
Are they struggling during meetings/negotiations with your international partners and colleagues?
Would you like them to consolidate their writing skills?

 

I’m a French native speaker with expert knowledge of English and my speciality is teaching French to British adult learners (and English to French adult learners!).

 

I offer bespoke workshops and courses to help your employees:

  • consolidate their knowledge of French grammar,

  • sharpen their presentation skills,

  • practise their pronunciation,

  • master key language to communicate and negotiate,

  • acquire sound writing tools and practices,

  • understand cross-cultural nuances and differences,

  • take the DELF and DALF exams,

  • prepare for their move to France / French-speaking countries,

  • become confident, independent communicators.​

Teaching platforms: video conference and/or by telephone.

Formats: one-to-one or small groups (max. 3 participants), either as an intensive course or with classes spread across a determined period.

Services:

I tailor all my services to the needs of the learner and provide a collaborative learning experience, delivering manageable and flexible learning steps. My aim is to empower learners with language.

If you have any questions, or would like a quote, don't hesitate to send me an email.

SERVICES

Every package listed below includes:

  • A language assessment at the beginning and the end of each course.

  • Practical tasks / exercises.

  • Information sheets.

  • Study guides.

  • Reference lists.

Each one of the packages below can be modified (duration, length, content, etc.), to meet the needs of your staff. Don't hesitate to ask for a quote.

PHONE CONVERSATION PRACTICE

  • Reviewing and consolidating grammar fundamentals, where necessary.

  • Listening comprehension practice.

  • Mastering key language (idioms, expressions and turns of phrase) to communicate and negotiate effectively.

  • Pronunciation practice.

  • Adapting communication, to take into account cross-cultural differences and nuances.

MEETING INTERACTION PRACTICE

  • Reviewing and consolidating grammar fundamentals, where necessary.
  • How to formulate and answer questions.
  • Mastering key language (idioms, expressions and turns of phrase) to communicate and negotiate effectively.
  • Pronunciation practice.
  • Adapting the language, to take into account cross-cultural differences and nuances.

GIVING A PRESENTATION

  • Reviewing and consolidating grammar fundamentals, where necessary.
  • Mastering key language (idioms, expressions and turns of phrase) to introduce ideas clearly.
  • Improving pronunciation.
  • Tailoring the presentation to a French audience.

WRITING A PRESENTATION

  • Reviewing and consolidating grammar fundamentals, where necessary.

  • Improving pronunciation.

  • Mastering key written expressions and turns of phrases to present ideas clearly and concisely.

  • Using formal language and punctuation adequately.

  • Adapting the presentation, to take into account cross-cultural differences and nuances.

WRITING A REPORT

  • Reviewing and consolidating grammar fundamentals, where necessary.
  • Mastering key written expressions and turns of phrases to introduce ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Using formal language and punctuation adequately.
  • Adapting the report, to take into account cross-cultural differences and nuances.
  • Improving pronunciation.

WRITING CORRESPONDENCE

  • Reviewing and consolidating grammar fundamentals, where necessary.
  • Mastering key written expressions and turns of phrases to introduce ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Using formal language and punctuation adequately.
  • Adapting the language, to take into account cross-cultural differences and nuances.
  • Improving pronunciation.

PHONE CONVERSATION & MEETING INTERACTION PRACTICE

  • Reviewing and consolidating grammar fundamentals, where necessary.
  • Listening comprehension practice.
  • Formulating and answering questions.
  • Mastering key language (idioms, expressions, turns of phrase) to communicate and negotiate effectively.
  • Improving pronunciation.
  • Adapting the language, taking into account cross-cultural differences and nuances.

WRITING & GIVING A PRESENTATION

  • Reviewing and consolidating grammar fundamentals, where necessary.
  • Mastering key written expressions and turns of phrases to present ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Using formal language and punctuation adequately.
  • Adapting the presentation, to take into account cross-cultural differences and nuances.
  • Improving pronunciation.


 

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 MY EXPERIENCE IN BRIEF

  • I'm trilingual (French, English, Italian)

  • I have 20+ years of teaching experience, including at university.

  • I'm the former manager of an independent publishing company.

  • I've worked for Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education and the University of Cambridge.

  • I'm a fiction writer, with four novels in two languages under my belt.

  • I'm the host of the Creativity for All Podcast.

MORE ABOUT MY TEACHING APPROACH

'The creative approach to language learning' (on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts), Episode 15 of the Creativity for All Podcast, which I launched in January 2020.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, or would like a quote, don't hesitate to send me an email.

STUDENTS' TESTIMONIALS

''Caroline is quite an exceptional teacher. She is adept at constructing lessons to make the most effective use of time, while maintaining an atmosphere of care and humour which makes the work so much more enjoyable.''
Bryan Ward

''Caroline is a truly engaging teacher. Her love for languages and teaching is clearly evident with her enthusiastic and fun method of delivery. After a few failed to learn French since school, she gave me the confidence and belief that I could succeed. Unlike previous teachers, this was not just a job for her, but a vocation! Inspirational!''
Clive S.

''I was part of a small group Caroline tutored in French earlier this year. Caroline has a great focus on getting people talking in French and gaining confidence in the language. Her knowledge of teaching and supporting learners is her greatest attribute. Great empathy with students – highly recommended.''
Ian M.

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​​© 2019 Caroline Jestaz

 

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