French Classes in San Rafael / North Bay area, CA

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Department of Modern Languages, College of Marin, North Bay:
The Department of Modern Languages in the College of Marin provides quality language instruction in a range of foreign languages, including French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese among others. Conveniently situated in Kentfield, just 3 miles south-west of San Rafael, we offer French classes for students at elementary, intermediate or advanced level. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.) in French.

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Why Learn French?

In California, knowledge of a second modern language is now required in many jobs that involve dealing with the public. These may include Civil Service roles, social work, nursing, and other service-oriented fields.

Another major reason to learn the French language is that you also learn about the culture, philosophy, and civilization of another people, thereby broadening your understanding of the world and enriching your intellectual growth. On the practical side, any field of specialization (medicine, law, journalism, business, teaching) is enhanced if you can speak another language.

French Language Classes:
- Elementary French classes
- Intermediate French classes
- Advanced French classes
- Associate of Arts Degree in French

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Address: 835 College Avenue, Kentfield, Marin County, California 94904, USA
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ABC Languages, San Francisco
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Bonjour! French is a fun and rewarding language to learn. ABC Languages in downtown San Francisco makes sure you also learn French in an effective way.

Our learner-centered classrooms encourage lively conversations, role-play and games all in French.

We want to see you learn French in a natural way, so you can use your language skills in the real world, not just in the classroom.

Our native French instructors teach you skills you can practice right away in your class, while you chat and make friends with the other students in French. We know when our students learn French well, they stay on to achieve fluency.

We also teach French at our language school in downtown Menlo Park (serving the Silicon Valley and Peninsula region of San Francisco Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and San Jose).

Student Testimonial:
"The entire experience was seamless, the quality of teaching very professional and quite immersive in nature, and the small class environment provided the support and motivation I needed to keep going."
- Adam W
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- Group French classes from total beginner to advanced (Standard classes - 1.5 hours)
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Paris Version à la Francaise - CA Online
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Learn French by Skype with an experienced teacher from France! 

Paris Version à la Française offers French learners in Pomona, California and across the U.S. the opportunity to learn French online through conversation and structured lessons. 

The aim of our online French classes is to help you to get confidence in your French language. Online French lessons allow you to study whenever and wherever you want.

Schedule your classes around your work and family commitments, and learn at your own pace.

"I studied with Pascale earlier this year and massively improved my French in only a short time! She will assess your ability and tailor lessons to your competence in a relaxed, conversational style. Highly recommended!"
- Rob

“I found Pascal’s method of teaching very effective as well as enjoyable. Pascal uses a combination of conversation, reading and listening skills, to teach and encourages learning the French language. Pascal also offers an online program that supports her teaching. I would highly recommend Pascal as a French teacher.”
- Wendy
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ABC Languages, New York City
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Learn French in Manhattan with ABC Languages! A leading provider of foreign language instruction, ABC offers group French classes and private French tutoring to adults, teenagers and kids.

Founded in 1997, we teach students at all levels - from total beginner to advanced. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available. In addition, we provider corporate French language training to companies and organizations in NYC.

Learning French greatly improves your opportunities in the employment market. It is a key language for European markets. French is spoken by about 75 million people worldwide. After English, French is the second most frequently taught language in the world. Today, it still enjoys great prestige culturally.

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"Nice folks - wide range of classes, and very friendly/accomodating. I took a French class there a few years ago and had a great time - only reason I didn't continue was that I got busy with work. The owner, Elizabeth, seems to have a real passion for languages herself . She's lived in quite a few places and speaks four or five languages fluently. She's a nice woman, too - you should at least give her a call to see how they can help you out with your language aspirations."
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Study Business French in Quebec, Canada:
HEC Montréal School of Management is ranked among the top university business schools worldwide. We provide a 4-week Business French Summer School for U.S. and international students that will help you reach your language and professional goals.

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All participants are awarded a Course Certificate at the end of the Summer School.

HEC Montréal was the 1st university business school in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious accreditations in its field: AMBA, AACSB International and EQUIS.

HEC Montréal campus is situated on the northern slope of the magnificent Mount Royal Park, only a few short minutes away by Métro (subway) from downtown Montreal.

Renowned for its varied cultural offerings and historic richness, Montreal was recently awarded the title of best university city in Canada (according to the British firm QS).

Student Testimonial:
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4-Week Business French Immersion Program - For Beginner to Advanced Levels:

- Intensive courses in Business French focusing on the 4 key skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking
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French Language Salon, NYC
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All of our instructors are native French speakers who are trained to take a special interest in each of their students. Learning a language should be more than memorizing vocabulary lists and completing verb tables. That’s why French Salon teachers develop understanding through meaningful conversation, rather than dry exercises.
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