French for Civil Servants -Diplomatic or NGO staff

Black SuitcaseFrench for diplomatic staff/ civil servants working for the European institutions or for civil servants of other international institutions (ex NATO,ICJ,EPO) European/ international lawyers, NGO staff…. or Europhiles : ) Levels B1, B2 and C2 only. Please click here to check your level.

Please note, the aim of this course is to enrich your French vocabulary and grammar by using documents regarding the European Union; it is not a course on the EU Institutions themselves, although you will certainly develop your knowledge through the documents we will study.

  • You will improve your fluency by developing your vocabulary in order talk in a more natural way by learning new words, synonyms, idiomatic expressions and avoid repetitions.
  • You will learn how to talk in a formal manner which is crucial to communicate in your professional environment.
  • You will acquire more autonomy by learning how to autocorrect your mistakes.
  • You will learn about France (ex: its institutions, education system, political life, press and media, traditions etc…) and the European Institutions (ex: the recent events/ news, the common agricultural policy, the Euro/ the European central bank, European justice etc).

A language cannot be learnt in isolation, and therefore you will also work on your command of general language skills. As part of this, you will take a systematic approach to grammar, vocabulary development, and skills work.

Material used:

Newspapers’ articles, graph, maps, TV/ radio programmes, documentaries, official documents, podcasts etc.

All the lessons are truly tailor made courses and customisable. I will listen to you and adapt and modify them where and when appropriate. 

To discuss your needs or course content, please contact me.