French Classes in Nairobi

The Language School in Kenya offers French classes in Nairobi. The classes are designed for professionals working in organizations, companies and students in colleges and universities. Moreover, French for Beginners course is useful if you are waiting to join institutions of higher learning in Kenya or in France.

We also offer crash programs for French language if you are planning to move to a French-speaking country. Examples of French-speaking countries include France, Canada, Belgium, Luxembourg etc. It could be for a short-term visit or long-term work or educational purposes.

In addition, our classes start from the French for Beginners course (Level A1). You will learn the basics of French language. Gradually, you will progress to become an advanced speaker of the language.

We offer our French classes in a conducive environment. Our teachers are very experienced teaching all levels from French for Beginners to Advanced level. Moreover, you can learn French Online. Start your journey to success today.

OUR FRENCH COURSES

General French

The current general French Language Diploma course that we offer follows the curriculum and model proposed by the Alliance Française. It conforms to The Common European Reference Framework for Languages (CERFL), which is a standard bench mark for foreign languages. Additionally, it is internationally recognized.

We organize individualized, private and small group French classes in Nairobi to meet each learner’s needs and schedule.  You will also have a wonderful experience learning French. Moreover, we have French for Beginners for students who have no knowledge of French language.

French for Specific Objectives (FOS)

We also offer specialized French language courses for professionals that is French for Specific Objectives (FOS) upon request. Such courses include Secretarial French, Business French, Tourism French, Legal French, Medical French, French for diplomacy and French for International Relations.

French for Corporate

Due to global economic dynamics, countries are forming regional economic blocks. This is to give them a leverage in terms of global competitiveness. One criteria for the formation of these blocks is language

Companies that have multilingual staff have a competitive edge in the business world. Its important for your company to train your staff to be able to speak French language.  The solution is to take French lessons.

As a result, we now have French classes in Nairobi for companies and organizations. Moreover, we have special packages for group classes for companies.

Learn French Online

Did you know you can now learn French online from the comfort of your home of office? The Online French classes are designed to ensure you catch up with your French lessons.

French Classes in Nairobi
French Classes in Nairobi

French for Beginners

We now have French for Beginners course. This is designed for you if you do not speak French at all. It usually covers 120 hours.

When you complete French for Beginners course, you should to do tasks as described in Level A1. (see below).

In this French for Beginners course, you will learn greetings, introducing yourself, introducing someone, the alphabet + letters combination, nationalities and countries. In addition, you will learn professions, numbers, giving personal details (address, telephone number, email, age), filling a form, ordering for food and drinks.

Other topics include holidays, seasons, describing a city (jobs and places), asking and telling your way or direction and much more.

Conversational French

Do you struggle speaking French with ease? You are not alone. Even after after completing French for Beginners, some students somehow struggle with conversational French.

Under this program, we give you the tips, essential French conversational words, phrases and vocabulary to be able to speak French with ease. Consequently, this will help you master the basics of conversational French.

This is tailored for every level: from Beginners French students to Advanced learners.

DELF / DALF Exams in Nairobi

DELF / DALF EXAMS 

We regularly organize  internal examinations. In addition, we prepare students for international examinations such DELF/ DALF. France Education International, formerly Centre international d’études de Paris, CIEP, offers these French exams.

The DELF and DALF are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.

There are six independent diplomas, which correspond, respectively, to the six levels of the Council of Europe’ s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

After  taking your French classes in Nairobi, we encourage you to sit for the DELF or DALF tests. These tests are internationally recognized.

Levels

At Level A1 (Beginners), you can recognize and use familiar words and simple phrases for concrete purposes. You can introduce yourself or someone else. Moreover, you can ask and answer basic questions about home, family, surroundings, etc.

Additionally, you can communicate in a basic way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is ready to repeat or reformulate to help communication.

This level is achieved after taking French classes for 120 hours.

Certifies that the student is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in situations having to do with immediate needs or everyday situations

At Elementary level, you can understand isolated phrases and common expressions. They relate to areas of high personal relevance (like personal or family information, shopping, immediate environment, work).

You can similarly communicate during easy or habitual tasks after taking our French lessons. The tasks require a basic and direct information exchange on familiar subjects. Using simple words, you can describe your surroundings and communicate your immediate needs.

This level certifies that you can understand commonly used, everyday phrases and expressions. These relate to areas of experience especially relevant to you. This is to say basic information about themselves, and their families, shopping, places of interest, work, etc.

After completing French classes in Nairobi for Level 1 and 2, you are now an intermediate speaker. You can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school, leisure activities, etc. Moreover, you can manage in most situations that come up when travelling in a region where the language is spoken.

So, you can san produce a simple and cohesive text in French on familiar subjects or subjects of personal interest. You can also narrate an event, an experience or a dream; describe a desire or goal, and outline reasons or explanations behind a project or idea.

This level certifies your capacity to understand the essence of clear texts, in standard language. This is truer if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure.

It also certifies your ability to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where French is spoken. You can produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest.

Lastly, you can describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain your plans.

You are now in Upper Intermediate after completing 180 hours of studying French lessons at Level B1. You can understand the main ideas of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text. This includes a technical article in your user’s area of expertise.

Further, you can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency during a conversation with a native speaker. Both of you can be quite comfortable.

In addition, you can speak in a clear, detailed way on a number of subjects; express an opinion on current affairs, giving the advantages and disadvantages of the various options.

You can produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics. You can express the pros and cons for each argument.

At level C1, you have already taken enough French lessons to be able to understand a wide range of long and complex texts. This includes any sub textual or stylistic nuances. You can express yourself freely and fluidly, without obviously fumbling for words.

Moreover, you can use French language effectively and fluently in a social, professional or academic contexts. You can speak in a clear, organized way about complex subjects, developing a well-structured argument. You can correctly use mechanisms of organization, articulation and cohesion in the text.

This level certifies sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and demanding texts. Further, you can grasp implicit meaning in the same.

You can also express yourself fluently and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words. Additionally, you can use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

Lastly, you can effortlessly understand almost everything that you read or hear. You can make a coherent summary of events or arguments from oral or written sources.

Moreover, you can express yourself precisely in a spontaneous, fluent way, conveying finer shades of meaning precisely.

This level is achieved after competing some 250 hours of French classes at Level C1. It certifies sufficient linguistic competence to communicate effectively in any situation.

You have proven ability to spontaneously adapt to any context, with a high degree of precision. You can show subtle control of nuances which allow for fluent and natural expression in all interactions

Study Options For French Classes in Nairobi

There are several study options to take your French classes in Nairobi tailored to your needs and convenience. Some students want to finish one level in a matter of days. Others in weeks while others are comfortable with a slow paced program. This entirely depends on you.

For example, you can take Immersion French program. It will take you 5 weeks to complete level A1. Same applies to French level A2. This is program is ideal if you want to settle in a French language  speaking environment soonest.

If you are busy at work, can take a less intense program like the extensive or standard option. However, this option will take a little longer to complete one level.

Study Option & Duration

Option Hours per day Lessons per week Hours per month
Extensive 1.5 3 18
Standard 2 3 24
Semi intensive 2 4 32
Intensive 2 5 40
Super intensive 3 5 60
Immersion 5 5 100

What's the Importance of Learning French?

1. A language of International Communications

French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English. It is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world with over 300 million speakers.

This makes French the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. Moreover, France operates the biggest international network of cultural institutes. These institutes run French-language courses for close to a million learners.

This makes French a major language of international communication and relations.

Research shows that by 2025, French will surpass German as the most spoken language in Europe!

The OIF, an international organization of French-speaking countries, is made up of 88 member States and governments. This gives French major international geopolitical influence.

2. It Boosts Your Career in the Job Market

Speaking French and English is an added advantage for your career. Most international companies and organizations require a working knowledge of French. A good knowledge of French opens the doors to French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world.

France is one of the world’s largest global economies.  Additionally, it is a leading destination for foreign investment. Therefore learning French will give you an edge over your peers.

French is one of the most useful languages to learn. You stand a chance of making more money !

This a good reason to attend French lessons.

Earn More With French

3. French is a Language for Higher Education

Speaking French opens up opportunities to study at renowned French universities and business schools. These institutions are ranked among the top tier higher education institutions in Europe and in the world.

Access to these world-class therefore requires knowledge of French language. Therefore, that’s a good reason why you need to take French lessons. You will need to start the French for Beginners and within no time, you’ll speak French fluently.

4. The Language of International Relations

French is both a working and an official language of the United Nations, and the European Union and AU. Others are UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee and the International Red Cross.

Several international organizations also use French. French is the language of the three cities where the EU institutions have their headquarters: Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg.

5. A fun language to learn

Actually, French is an easy language to learn. Moreover, there are many working didactic methods on the market. This makes learning French very enjoyable for children and adults. Be it face to face or online French classes, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the French classes!

Kids Enjoying French Classes

6. French Opens up The World

Understanding French provides you access to an alternative view of the world. You can follow French thinkers and leaders from all over the world. Moreover, you can follow news from leading French-language international media.

Renown French news media include TV5Monde, France 24 and Radio France International.

7. A Language for Global Travel

France is the world’s #1 tourist destination. It attracts more than 87 million visitors a year! Speaking even a little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France.

You may want to travel soon. As such, it is important to take some French lessons, even if it’s just French for Beginners! It will make a big difference.

It will also offer you insights into France’s culture and way of life. Similarly, it comes in handy when travelling to French-speaking parts of the world.

Tourism in France
Visitors to Louvre Museum topped 10.2 million in 2018. France is a top tourist destinations in the world.

8. A Language of Culture

French is an international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. A good knowledge of French offers you access to great works of literature in the original French. This includes films and songs.

It is the language of great world leaders who ever lived. Examples are Victor Hugo, Molière, Léopold Sendar Senghor, Edith Piaf and Jean-Paul Sartre. Others are Alain Delon and Zinedine Zidane, scientists Marie and Pierre Curie. Which other great French leader do you know?

9. French is A Language of Love and Reason

Learning French gives you the pleasure of learning a beautiful, rich, melodious language. Furthermore, it is often called the language of love.

Lastly, French is an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking. These are valuable skill for discussions and negotiations.

10. French Makes Learning other Languages Easier

French language is a good base for learning related other languages, such as the Romance languages. Romance languages include Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian as well as English. Interestingly, a significant percentage of English vocabulary is derived from French.

These languages share a common base. That is to say they all originate from Latin. So, once you speak one of the Latin-based languages such as French, it becomes easier to understand another Latin-based language.

You may want to pursue a career that requires languages such as International Relations. Consequently, taking French lessons will make it easier to learn other languages. You can start with French for Beginners course and progress gradually.

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