How to learn French in Switzerland
The Local · 16 Jul 2015, 12:01
Published: 16 Jul 2015 12:01 GMT+02:00
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About a quarter of Switzerland's population speaks French, making it one of the country's most significant official languages. Whether you are planning a move to Suisse romande or are already living in Switzerland, speaking French will help you get the most out of your stay.
But that doesn't mean it's easy. So how can you make the process smoother?
”We help people speak French by accelerating their learning through a blended learning programme, using a mix of classroom study, books, and online materials,” says Brad Elliot, Academic Director at the Swiss French School.
”It's focused on getting learners to actually speak and use the language they are learning.”
The Swiss French School is the French language training specialist in Switzerland offering fun, flexible and practical French language courses so expats can enjoy learning French and make quick progress.
Brad Elliot emphasized that the programme doesn't just teach the language – it also helps expats actually integrate into society.
”By providing expats with the tools to communicate with locals, it allows them to use French in a communicative context that will help them integrate into Swiss society,” he says.
”You use authentic French in practical contexts, get exposure and practice real French, making progress very quickly.”
Now through July 31st, the Swiss French School is offering a special discount for The Local's readers.
Enrol ASAP in a French standard course starting on September 1st and you will be able to start now, a month earlier, at no extra cost. Valid on enrolments completed before July 31st.
This article was produced by The Local in partnership with the Swiss French School,