Professional French courses meet the needs of employees or heads of companies who use or are keen to use French as part of their working environment, and of students seeking to add an international dimension to their experience.
Tailored training courses exist to meet this need, concentrating on the requirements of professional situations. Most of these professional French courses are designed for those who already have some knowledge of French, at a level that enables them to communicate on simply everyday subjects (level A2). This makes it easier for them to follow the specialised courses. Some courses, however, are open to beginners and combine both general and professional French. No particular formal qualifications are required to sign up for a course of professional French.
The main specialist subjects currently on offer include : business French, French for tourism, legal French, scientific and technical French, French for the medical professions, diplomatic French, French for journalists and French for translators and interpreters.
The range of training on offer is extensive, whether in France, via the cultural network or on the Internet :
- Map of the French network worldwide
- Oui, je parle français dans mon entreprise
- Francophone Business Forum (FFA)
- Paris Chamber of commerce and Industry (CCIP)
- Alliance Française Foundation
Updated on March 2011