French in New York

Why learn French in New York City? – New York City is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world. Nicknamed “The Melting Pot,” it is home to over 800 languages! French, as the 4th most spoken language in the U.S., is one of the most influential. As reported in 2017, over 184,000 French speakers in New York City form a vibrant “Little France” in the Carroll Gardens of Brooklyn. With its village-like ambiance, and little cafés and shops, the recent influx of French immigration to Brooklyn adds to an authentic French community. Taking French classes in New York is the perfect way to better appreciate a fascinating culture right at your doorstep.


New York has more French culture than you would expect, and definitely more than just the Washington Square Park Arch, though its design was based on the Arc de Triomphe. Of course, the Met has some of the greatest French artists among its seemingly infinite treasures, but a true spot for French culture in New York is Albertine Books on the Upper East Side. This is one of the best French language bookstores in the United States, and the perfect place to pick up a book to practice reading in French. If you are looking for a bit more relaxing taste of French culture, head over to Manhattan’s Bryant Park and try out your Petanque skills.

As the city which is home to the Headquarters of the UN, New York City is central to international diplomacy and in our current society, establishing strong international relations is more important than ever. Currently, the EU is the largest trading partner of the U.S., with over $735 billion exchanged in 2017, surpassing even China. French, the 3rd most widely known language in the EU, is a valuable asset which can elevate businesses and take them to an international level. By taking French lessons in New York you will be able to fully take advantage of the city’s diverse opportunities, and put yourself in a position to be a true asset to any company that deals in the EU or in the francophone world.

With the U.S.’ increasingly competitive job markets, bilingualism is the key to enhancing employability. MIT economist Albert Saiz estimates that bilingual college graduates in 2018 will earn up to 2% higher than average, adding up to $67,000 more savings at retirement. Considering that only 1 in 5 Americans claim to be truly bilingual, learning a second language will give you an edge which the majority will lack. French, as an official language in over 29 countries, is one of the most sought after languages in all professional sectors, as well as one of the most accessible for an English speaker. Studying French will open doors to new careers and possibilities in the US and beyond, allowing you to travel and venture further than ever before.

Whatever your interests or aims, at Language Trainers, we tailor our lessons to suit your needs, whether professional or personal. Sign up for French courses in New York, and our highly qualified, native-speaking teachers will help you master authentic French without the need to travel to France! Take our free online French level test now to see where you stand, and send us a quick inquiry to get started right away!


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Interesting Language Facts

70% of job recruiters view bilingualism as an extremely impressive quality in job candidates.

Bilingual students have a deeper understanding of the structure of language and are more literate than monolinguals.

There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe.
WHY people learn FRENCH?
Personal reasons (communicating with relatives or friends abroad)
Business in French-speaking countries

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1-on-1 General French Course in New York

Our general one-on-one courses in New York will help students improve their French level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our French classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business French Course in New York

Our French courses in New York are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone French and email skills, as well as a level of survival French, granting them the ability to work in a country where French is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
French Courses in New York (closed group)

Our French courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One French Course or In-Company Small Group French Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster French Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our French Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn French and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your French tutor’s details.

Begin your French training and receive your French course book.

Throughout your French course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in French-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”Nina is a very talented and experienced French teacher, and I’m very glad she is my instructor. She’s been a great match, and she obviously loves what she is doing.”

Cathy Tamraz French course in New York

”My first week of French lessons went really well. I like Christy, my tutor, and our schedules work well together.”

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