BONJOUR! – Did you know that 30% of the English language is French?
French and English don’t share the same language roots. However, France and Britain have had multiple interactions, and as result, certain words were borrowed by speakers from both countries. France’s influence on the English language began with the Norman conquest of Britain in the 11th Century. It still continues today, as trade and exchange between France and the Anglo-Saxon world remains active.
This has long-lasting consequences on the English language. An estimated 30% of English words are borrowed from French, making French, as well as Latin, the most influential language in English. Most of these words look the same and have the same meaning, such as ‘banana’/’banane’, ‘tiger’/tigre’. But others are misleading: linguists call them ‘false friends’, words that look similar but differ in meaning (like ‘library’/‘librairie’, which means ‘book store’ in French).
What I Will Learn from French Lessons in Surrey?
- Speaking, listening, reading, writing skills
- Key vocabulary & grammar
- Conversation practice
French lessons in Surrey, London and all regions of UK for private individuals and companies
French is a widely spoken international language. Being able to speak conversational French is useful for employment and well as being ideal for trips to France and its fabulous regions and cities.
Our French lessons are interactive with the emphasis on bringing out our student’s confidence in speaking using new vocabulary and practical exercises. Our lessons involve using a wide range of audio-visual teaching materials to help you get to grips with French quickly whether you are studying for business or pleasure.
Our teachers will help you to get to grips with speaking French from day one. Our teaching methods are focused on communication. This hands-on, interactive and personalised approach ensures that you will understand and speak from the very first day.
We have an extensive network of teachers from across the UK, each with an average of 5 – 10 years teaching experience. Most of our teachers are native speakers and have experience of teaching French for a variety of reasons including business, to prepare for an exam or just for pleasure.
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