Do business in French

Perhaps you speak some French, but it’s become a bit rusty? Could you use a refresher? Do you need the language for your work? Would you like to get back up to speed as quickly as possible, so that you can make a good impression in conversation, in a presentation or at a trade fair? The cultural differences are considerable. To be able to work successfully with French- speaking clients and colleagues, we can offer you some advice on manners and do’s and don’ts.

Overview

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At the end of your course:

  • you will speak and understand French much better

  • you will be more confident in conversations with French speakers

  • you will be able to present yourself and your company or organisation optimally

  • you will know all about French culture and how you can respond to the differences with your own culture

  • you will be able to communicate, negotiate and collaborate effectively

 

These skills will be trained:

  • Communicate in French about subjects that are essential for your work

  • Respond correctly during conversations with French professionals

  • Prepare presentations and trade fair presence

  • Listen to conversations

  • Write emails, letters, contracts and proposals in French

  • Acquire knowledge about manners and the French culture

  • Negotiate and close deals in French

 

This is what you will learn:

Whatever your position – director, sales manager, HR manager, engineer, technician, IT specialist, etc.. etc.. – we start at your level. It is important for us to know in advance in which area of industry you work. Each training is unique and is custom developed!

A training starts with the preparation of an elevator pitch in French: who are you, what do you do, what do you have to offer. So the practice starts straight away. After that, we will go into greater depth so that you can speak, listen and respond better and faster during conversations and presentations.

 

 

 

Locations

The courses take place online or at one of our training facilities: Amsterdam, The Hague, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Utrecht.

Training can also be given at your own company premises if preferred.

Types of training

Intensive training

The intensive training course is intended to prepare you for doing business abroad within a few weeks, even as little as one week. This is especially useful if you need to gain language knowledge quickly and thoroughly, for example for a trade show, a presentation or a new position.

Flexibel training

During this training your planning your personal schedule is the driver and we adapt to your needs and availability. We spread the training over a number of days or parts that suit you best, building in enough space to practice and study in the meantime.

Group training

We provide training both in-company and group training at any of our locations. We work with small groups allowing us to monitor individual progress and make adjustments where necessary. Everyone will reach his or her desired level.

Online training

Wherever you are in the world, we can also provide all types of training online. We can meet you seamlessly via Zoom, Teams, Skype or any other application. Individually or in small groups and for all levels.

Check our publication on doing business in French for Dutch speakers

How-to guide and training in Business French

After reading this book you will know all about manners and do’s and don’ts, how to seduce in business and how to attract business and boost your French – Dutch business relationship.

Further information

More information

Contact

+31 (0) 6 39 83 59 42
Fabienne van Dillen