Learning French, a pleasant adventure for everyone!
Since the dawn of time has French been considered as the
Language of Love - ever since the troubadours' era, who used
to sing fin'amor during the XVII and XVIII centuries. At the
time, people used to meet in Parisian salons to converse and
seduce. Today spoken by 201 million speakers to whom it is the
mother tongue according to a 2009 survey led by the World
Organisation of Francophonie, French is becoming a must-learn in Europe.
Often perceived as a complex language due to its grammar,
pronunciation and vocabulary, the French language remains fascinating
and popular. Interestingly, it's the Japanese's favourite language.
Today mastering French language is essential to communicate abroad
or claim a European career. A language
study abroad can really help you to achieve your objectives.
The most popular destination for language study abroad is
France, whose capital is Paris, the City of Light. Renowned for
its "baguette" bread, strong coffee and romanticism, France holds
fabulous historical, cultural and linguistic treasures. Have a break
sitting on a café terrace watching the passers-by. Paris, Nice, Lyon,
Rouen, Biarritz, Montpellier and so many other cities to explore, will
give you the feeling of a France full of contrast.
If you're fond of outdoor activities in mountains or by the lake, go
to Switzerland, the
country with four official languages: French, German, Italian and Rumansch.
Rich in diversity, it will absolutely seduce you. Landscapes of mountains
and lakes at fingertips within a single country are certainly uncommon.
Located right in the centre of Europe, Switzerland also allows travellers
to easily reach bordering countries such as France, Germany, Austria or Italy.
Is your dearest wish to commune with nature while learning French?
Canada is the
perfect destination. With fabulous landscapes and authentic diversity,
it offers many opportunities to revitalise within natural and benevolent
environments. Montreal and Quebec will
amaze you with their green valleys, mysterious mountains and deep oceans.
You'll feel like you're in another dimension, where there are no limits.
If dream islands, fine sand, crystalline water and fruity cocktails
are more your cup of tea, find paradise on Earth in Guadeloupe. While
learning French on a sunny beach, you'll meet lots of interesting and
friendly people and you'll be hosted in highly convivial residents.
Don't be surprised if your language study takes an exotic flavour.
If you want to be able to converse with people in over 43 countries,
live the experience of a total immersion language stay in a foreign country!
After your French language courses, you'll be able to speak
clearly and have an informal conversation with other French-speakers.
You'll be thankful that you've attended those fun language courses.
As for French language schools, you'll feel somewhat
nostalgic to leave them. Indeed, offering language courses tailored to your
needs, focused particularly on the oral practice, they will provide you with
dynamic courses held by competent teachers. Encouraged and inspired, you'll
regain confidence in your practice of the French language and you'll
find it easier to express yourself. Furthermore, the preparation to
official exams is an option to consider. Indeed, obtaining a certificate
is a serious tool for your future, because it is a proof of your language
level and has worldwide recognition.
Thinking about destinations and French courses isn't all. You should
define the type of accommodation that would suit you too. Staying at
a host family for total immersion, or on your own in a studio or apartment,
allowing you to receive family and friends, or even booking a hotel room
to enjoy absolute comfort and total independence - all you'll have to do
is make your choice!
Finally, note that ESL - Language
study abroad, a Swiss agency specialised in the organisation of language
courses abroad, has been involved in the research of varied French-speaking
destinations. Thus each student has a wide choice of destinations for a
language study stays abroad, where learning French according to their needs
Whether for children and teenagers, adults and students or businessmen,
volunteer workers or people over 50 years of age, ESL - Language study
abroad offers custom packages.