French in New York
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 ones. As reported in 2017 by the Census Bureau, over 184,000 French speakers in New York City form a vibrant “Little France” in the Carroll Gardens area 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, then, is the perfect way to better appreciate a fascinating culture right at your doorstep and to connect with the French-speaking community on another level.
Why Study French in New York City
For Work: Studying French will open doors to new careers and possibilities in the US and beyond, as it is the official language of over 29 countries. New York, home to the Headquarters of the UN, is central to international diplomacy and today, 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. Knowing French, the 3rd most widely known language in the EU is a valuable asset which can elevate your business and take it 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. Some companies that are hiring French speakers are Hearst Magazines, Messier Maris and Associse and even the United Nations. Considering that only 1 in 5 Americans claim to be bilingual, learning the French language will give you an edge which the majority lacks. And if you are interested in networking with French companies, get in contact with the French American Chamber of Commerce on Broadway St, an institution that organizes corporate events, invites high-level speakers and provides great networking opportunities.
For Social: If you are interested in making new friends with a similar interest in French, why not join one of the many MeetUp groups available in the city? The most popular one is French New York City, with almost 10,000 members. This group welcomes all levels of French speakers. Among their many activities, they host French parties, movie nights and book discussions. After the meeting, you can go to a French restaurant, such as La Grenouille on 52nd Street. There, you can order delicious dishes like Coq au vin or Escargots de Bourgogne using the pronunciation you learn with Language Trainers!
For Culture: New York has more French culture than you would expect, and definitely more than just the Washington Square Park Arch, whose design was based on the Arc de Triomphe. If you are interested in getting to know more about French culture, you should visit Albertine Books on 5th Avenue. This is one of the biggest French-language bookstores in the United States and the perfect place to pick up a book to practice reading in French. And if you are a cinema lover, you should attend the French Cinema Week that takes place every September. At this event, established in 2012, you will be able to enjoy French films from around the world. These movies are screened in French with English subtitles, which we are sure you are not going to need after taking a course with us!
Where to Learn French in and around New York City
Whatever your interests or aims, at Language Trainers, we tailor our lessons to suit your needs. Sign up for a French course in New York, and our highly qualified, native-speaking teachers will help you master French in the comfort of your home or office. You can also meet at a public place, such as The New York Public Library on 5th Avenue, Café Grumpy on 42nd and Street and Coffee Project NY on 5th Street.
If you do not live in downtown New York City, you can still get in touch with us and get started with French. We have excellent teachers available in Hempstead, Newark, Elizabeth, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Long Island, Union City, White Plains, and Clifton.
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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.
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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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Some of our Language Teachers in New York
Jane is a native Swahili language trainer who was born in Kenya. She holds of Master’s degree in International Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she currently teaches university students. She has also served as an interpreter for businesses in the United States.
Our clients from New York include:
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”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.”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.”French course in Portland