Training your employees in French with native French teachers is the most effective way for them to learn the language quickly. The Alliance Française de Pretoria regularly trains our teachers in-house, and in France, with the latest language teaching methods and techniques. Keeping up to date with the latest developments.

Internationalise your company by connecting with your current and potential clients in a more personal way by learning their native language!

We know that the needs of each company are unique, which is why we adapt our French language training according to your company’s objectives. Group French language training is ideal for employees of a similar level. We offer in-house (at our premises), offsite (at your company), and online classes, depending on your needs. Individual/private French classes are perfect to meet objectives such as: improving grammar, defending oneself in a business conversation in French…

We offer French at all levels of competency, from A1 to C2, as established by the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR).

Develop your team’s professional communication skills in French.

The Alliance Française de Pretoria offers practical business French lessons to suit your specific professional goals. The emphasis is on communication in real-life situations, with functional workshops, role-play, and case studies. Professional French classes are available in person or with Skype, Zoom or Ms Teams, privately or in a group.

The Alliance Française de Pretoria creates a custom curriculum with a combination of themed workshops and interactive activities:

  • dynamic exercises to help you formulate business propositions and opinions.
  • comprehension audio and video activities tailored to your sector of activity (tourism, banking, services, medical…)
  • role-plays and workshops so that you can deal with oppositions, negotiations, and complaints in French.
  • knowledge enhancement of essential grammar points useful in business French.

Our professional French lessons will help you at:

  • communicating more fluently with clients, executives, and colleagues
  • understanding and using specific French business vocabulary
  • negotiating and selling on the international scene
  • making oral presentations, corporate meetings, and steering committees
  • preparing for recruitment and job interviews in France
  • feeling more confident with French-speaking business partners

Fill in the needs assessment form (find button below) to let us know what your company needs in terms of language training, and we will set up a meeting to discuss your company’s requirements, we will assess the language level of your employees, group them according to that level and put together an offer for you.

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French lessons tailored to your work environment.

The Alliance Française de Pretoria organizes professional French courses for various fields, for example:

French for diplomacy

As Pretoria is the diplomatic hub of South Africa, the Alliance Française de Pretoria offers highly customized private/group French courses to assist diplomats and any people involved in international organisations reach their goals in French.

French for medicine

Learn to communicate efficiently in French with your patients. Whether you are a doctor, vet, dentist, medical assistant, nurse, pharmacist or therapist, these classes are for you.

French for gastronomy

Do you dream of opening a restaurant or bakery in France? To achieve your goal, we offer tailored gastronomy French classes. Ideal for cooks, pastry cooks, bakers, sommeliers, chefs, and sous chefs

French for tourism

With nearly 90 million total foreign tourists, France is a top destination. French classes can be adapted to your role: airline pilot, travel agent, cruise ship worker, tour guide, flight attendant, travel blogger…

French in art

We can also assist with French lessons customized to your artistic field. We work with writers, photographers, fashion designers, illustrators, architect, journalists, make-up artists…

If your organisation is interested in offering French as part of your staff’s “Continuing professional development” programme. Please contact us to find out more on or call us on +27 12 343 6563