Take an online business French course to communicate effectively with your French-speaking clients
“French for Trade and International Relations” is designed for professionals who wish to learn how to better communicate in French to boost their business performance in an international context. The course starts at the A2 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you are a beginner, you are advised to take general French classes before starting a business course in French for the trade sector.
Please click on the “General French classes” to learn more about the programme for the general French course.
After an initial, complimentary online meeting to discuss your goals, a tailored business course will be designed to meet your company’s specific needs and goals in your sector of activity. Customised content, simulations and activities will be adapted to your business needs.
In this French course for professionals, we will focus on developing your speaking skills. In order to do so, you will learn the specific vocabulary used in your field and the grammar structures that you need to communicate better with French-speaking clients and colleagues.
You will also improve your business speaking skills by simulating and role-playing online meetings, telephone conversations and negotiations with clients, colleagues and trade intermediaries. You may also be asked to do presentations in French based on practical cases.
If needed, a customised curriculum can be designed to develop your readings and writing skills. You will learn how to write emails and reports and improve your understanding of business articles, documents and correspondence in French.
After this French course for business and international relations, you will be able to :
All the contents of the French courses can be adapted to your needs and expectations: you can follow the whole course or only a part of it according to your aims. The duration of the whole course is about 120 hours.
How to make contact with a client or potential client. How to introduce yourself. How to describe a product.
How to communicate in a business environment and conduct a work meeting.
How to introduce a client to your company and business.
How to negotiate and order by phone and via the Internet.
How to deliver the products. How to register a complaint and return an item.
How to issue an invoice and write a payment reminder letter.
How to apply for a job and prepare for an interview.
How to take part in a trade show and book a stand.
How to meet a visiting client at a trade show and look for a trade intermediary.
How to gain customer loyalty and look for new clients. How to promote a product and provide after-sales service.
You can learn the business French vocabulary on the website of the “Office Québécois de la langue française”.
If you would like to focus specifically on improving your job-seeking skills and preparing for a job interview, you can take
a course for job interviews in French, which can be tailored to your specific needs.
If you would like to develop your intercultural knowledge of how to do business in France, you can explore the following website
to learn about minimizing intercultural risks while working with French companies.
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