French Training

Do you need help to improve your French language skills to live or work in Switzerland?

Our experienced French trainers at Leman Language Services can help you improve your spoken and written French to meet the new language requirements for work and residence permits. We specialise in providing flexible language training tailored to your individual needs.

 

You might be an organisation looking to provide French language training for existing foreign national employees or as part of a relocation package. Or you might be an individual who needs to meet the new foreign national integration requirements. Whatever your needs, we will work with you to create a French learning programme.

Why Do You Need To Learn French?

Being able to communicate in a local language is key to migrants becoming involved in their local community.

You may know that new provisions on language requirements for work and residence permits came into force in Switzerland with the revision of the Swiss Foreign Nationals and Integration Act (FNIA) in January 2019. Brochure on Swiss permit language requirements (Canton of Geneva, January 2020), available only in French.

For the French-speaking part of Switzerland, you may need to meet the following standards to retain or apply for a permit:

✔ B-permit (residence) applicants require, at a minimum, A1 level in oral French language

✔ C-permit (settlement) applicants require, at a minimum, A2 level in oral French language and A1 level in                     written language

You will need proof of your language competency by passing a recognised language certificate such as FIDE (see the Swiss Language Passport information sheet in French) or DELF, or C9FB certificates for Geneva residents.

Here are examples of the DELF A1 test and A2 test  and FIDE test to give you an idea of what is expected.

If you cannot attend French lessons on a regular basis, Leman Language Services offers a flexible blended learning solution. So, if you’re a busy executive or your job involves travel, we can create a programme that fits around your work schedule.

 

Learning a new language can seem daunting, but our trainers are skilled in making the learning process enjoyable. We help you develop French speaking and listening skills as well as reading and writing skills.

 

Get in touch today to speak to one of our French trainers who can assess your language needs and goals.

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Are you a professional looking to improve your career prospects in Switzerland?

Invest in your career by taking a French course with Leman Language Services.

Are you a student needing to improve your French skills to apply for further study or a part-time job?

If you are a student who needs a French language qualification to apply to a Swiss or International Master’s programme or a part-time job, we can help you too!

Our French classes are taught by certified French trainers and native speakers who have more than 5 years of experience in training people at different French levels and from all walks of life.
 

Our courses are tailored to your needs, pace and learning style. At Leman Language Services, we understand that everyone learns differently, so we don’t have one methodology. Instead, we focus on making you autonomous in your language learning experience. Whether your objective is professional or personal, we will accompany you all the way. 

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You’re in good hands at Leman Language Services.

We put you first with our flexible customer-focused service, working with you from initial discussion to project completion to make sure you are completely satisfied. Our dedication to your business is an investment in ours.

Leman Language Services is committed to serving you. Get in touch today to request a free no-obligation consultation and quote or find out more about our first-rate French training and language services.

General French Training

Leman Language Services

Would you like to be more confident speaking French in your work and social environments?

 

It can be difficult for expats to settle and make friends if they lack the language skills and confidence for everyday tasks such as shopping, banking, school visits, health appointments and social events. We can help you improve your French skills and take an active part in your community.

Learning French can help you:

✔ Retain or apply for a work or residence permit in the French-speaking part of Switzerland

✔ Communicate with your French-speaking community

✔ Integrate into Swiss daily life

✔ Access career opportunities in French-speaking organisations

✔ Study at French-speaking universities or business schools

✔ Make new friends and learn together—take the plunge today!

Whatever your language level or goals, Leman Language Services will help you:  

✔ Build confidence through active participation in a supportive learning environment

✔ Make progress in exclusive one-on-one courses or in a small group setting

✔ Improve your French pronunciation and reduce your native language accent

✔ Focus on conversation, writing, and general or specific language

✔ Work towards official exams or personal or professional goals

✔ Meet other students at our after-work and evening workshops

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Our French classes are taught by certified French trainers and native speakers who have more than 5 years of experience in training people at different French levels and from all walks of life.
 

Our courses are tailored to your needs, pace and learning style. At Leman Language Services, we understand that everyone learns differently, so we don’t have one methodology. Instead, we focus on making you autonomous in your language learning experience. Whether your objective is professional or personal, we will accompany you all the way. 

 

You’re in good hands at Leman Language Services. We take pride in our unique and highly flexible customer-focused service, working with you from initial discussion to project completion to make sure you are completely satisfied. Our dedication to your business is an investment in ours.

 

Leman Language Services is committed to supporting youGet in touch today for a free no-obligation consultation and quote or to find out more about our first-rate French training and language services.

Our French training rates below will give you an idea of the cost of your training. We are committed to finding a solution for all our clients.

French training (individual rates)

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Course

Private

Semi-Private

Group (3+)

60 min

CHF 95

CHF 57

CHF 47

90 min

CHF 135

CHF 77

CHF 57

Registration fee: CHF 20
Travel fee: CHF 10

French placement test: free

Support materials (including two course books): CHF 95

French training (corporate rates)

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Course

Private

Semi-Private

Group (3+)

60 min

CHF 119

CHF 77

CHF 139 per group

90 min

CHF 159

CHF 97

CHF 169 per group

Registration fee: CHF 40
Travel fee: CHF 10


Support materials (including two course books): CHF 95

Corporate rates include needs analysis, a free French placement test, and two progress reports per year.

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