Often, when students learn French, the hardest thing is to actually speak the language. Which, is a real shame! Especially since most people’s reasons for learning a language is to communicate when travelling. Travelling either to French speaking countries, or to just talk with French speakers when abroad on holiday. This is often due to lack of effective speaking practice or a focus on vocabulary or grammar when learning the language. Thus, hindering confidence and the ability to hold a conversation and communicate easily.
Knowing all the grammar rules, but not being able to speak or have the confidence to speak can be a real hindrance! So, if you would like to have French conversation classes to feel more confident in speaking, get in touch. Not only can we help you to develop your confidence using the French language, we can work on your problem areas.
What’s included in French Conversation Classes?
The main aim is to promote speaking! We will learn vocabulary and grammar as you progress, but the whole course is based around you speaking.
The course is one-one with a private French tutor with over 10 years of teaching experience, as well as two-one if required. Sometimes, it’s enjoyable to learn to speak French with a friend or partner. Generally, each course is tailored to the learner and can therefore be 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 120 minutes. Usually, students take one to two lessons per week.
Below, you will find a 10-week sample French course outline for someone looking to make a move to a French speaking country or travel around in France, Canada or any other French speaking country, which would also include around 60-90 minutes of homework per week:
Sample Beginner French Conversation Class Topics
- Likes, Dislikes and Favourites
- Alphabet, Numbers, Time
- Food & Drink
- Travel & Directions
- News & Weather
As mentioned above, each French conversation class will be tailored to you and we can work on vocabulary, pronunciation, essential grammar points as part of each class.
Reviews For French Lessons
“I have been learning French with Sabina for the past 6-9 months. She had a difficult task, having never learned a language before I was starting at age 46! From a standing start, she has brought me to a place where I can understand basic questions, form simple sentences, use correct grammar and respond in French–all in 6 months! I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her knowledge of the language is excellent, every lesson contains new learning, and most importantly, she makes it fun to learn!” – Chris (Conversational French – Adult Learner) Peterborough
You can see all my private French, German and ESL tutoring reviews on my language teaching student feedback page too.
What Methods Are Used To Promote Speaking?
I employ many different methods to promote speaking in my French conversation classes, including some of these speaking ideas, which include board games. For example. I also use lolly pop sticks, speaking prompts, sentence starters, role plays (although I am not so keen on these!), flash cards, Kloo games, beach balls, cards, PowerPoint games and lots more.
Looking for French conversation classes online or in person (West Pinchbeck, Spalding, Boston, Bourne and South Lincolnshire) with a qualified and experienced French teacher? Please get in touch today for a free no-obligation quote. We can have an informal chat to discuss your needs and requirements for learning French!
WANT SOME IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED WITH LEARNING FRENCH? Try these out: