Language Programs

Marie-Antoinette (1774-1791) was taught French as a child, but as it was badly-spoken at the Vienna court, she was far from being fluent by the time she found herself betrothed to the future king of France. When she moved to Versailles, she decided to learn French again and to immerse herself in the French culture to better settle into her new life.


Your goal is to:

  • Improve your French conversation within a short amount of time (3 months)
  • Refresh and reinforce the basic French language skills you have previously learned
  • Feel more comfortable in your everyday life in your new French speaking country

Together, we will:

  • Place special focus on your French conversation skills and pronunciation
  • Review your reading, writing, and comprehension skills in French
  • Use the right tools to boost your confidence and help you dare to speak French

Guillaume ‘‘William’’ Tell (early 14th century) is a folk hero of Switzerland. He was known as a strong man, a mountain climber, and an expert shot with the crossbow. This especially important skill allowed him to succeed and prevail throughout his numerous political and business adventures.


Your goal is to:

  • Develop and improve a specific skill within a short amount of time (3 months)
  • Cast aside recurrent mistakes which block you from moving to the next level of French
  • Refresh and reinforce the basic French language skills you have previously learned
  • Improve your Business and Everyday Life French conversation 

Together, we will:

  • Focus on a specific skill which is crucial for your business and everyday life
  • Place special focus on your French conversation skills and pronunciation
  • Review your reading, writing, and comprehension skills in French
  • Use the right tools to increase your self-confidence and help you speak French more fluently

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was a francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. His political philosophy influenced the Enlightenment in France and across Europe, as well as aspects of the overall development of modern political and educational thought. He strived all his life to improve his knowledge through his work and philosophical reflections on the role of the human being as a citizen in our society.


Your goal is to:

  • Improve your French language skills to reach a higher level of speech over a longer period (6 months)
  • Better understand and interact with French native speakers in your day-to-day activities
  • Cast aside bad habits which prevent you from moving to the next level of French
  • Improve and refine your French conversation

Together, we will:

  • Improve your overall proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding French to reach a higher level of speech
  • Place special focus on your French conversation skills and pronunciation
  • Review, reinforce, and thoroughly develop specific skills which are essential for your business and everyday life (email writing, job interview preparation, writing a CV and a motivation letter, telephoning, giving a presentation, customer service, meeting etiquette, making appointments)
  • Use the appropriate language tools to boost your confidence and help you speak French more articulately

Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein (1766–1817), commonly known as Madame de Staël, was a French woman of letters of Swiss origin who gained a reputation for her lively wit and intellectual curiosity. After the French Revolution, she gathered round her a considerable number of writers, philosophers, scientists, politicians, musicians, and artists in order to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge at her salons de conversation, which were held at Le Château de Coppet for more than 25 years. Celebrated for her conversational eloquence, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times.


Your goal is to:

  • Refine and perfectionate your French language skills to reach a higher, more eloquent level of speech, over a longer period (6 months)
  • Improve your understanding and interaction with French native speakers in your day-to-day activities
  • Develop your reading, writing, and comprehension skills in French to reach the next level
  • Make significant progress to feel more comfortable in your business and everyday life in French

Together, we will:

  • Help you better understand and immerse yourself into the French language culture (business and everyday life etiquette)
  • Place the Art of French Conversation at the heart of your learning process
  • Review, reinforce, and thoroughly develop specific skills necessary for your professional and personal development (email writing, job interview preparation, writing a CV and a motivation letter, telephoning, giving a presentation, customer service, meeting etiquette, making appointments)
  • Use the appropriate tools to boost your confidence and help you speak French more fluently, efficiently, and articulately

Prêt à Parler clients who book Madame de Staël Language Program will be granted free access to Les Salons d’Isabelle.


Pricing

Fees for our language programs vary from 930 CHF to 3,200 CHF and can be paid monthly.

Click here to download our Learning Programs & Price List

Please contact us for more detailed information about our corporate and semi-private lesson pricing.


Free Trial Lesson

Please contact us to book a free trial lesson to better understand our style of teaching.

We will be happy to make an assessment of your French level and to recommend the best language program for your specific needs.