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Prêt à FIDE

Prepare independently to succeed at your FIDE exams for Permis C & Swiss naturalisation

Are you a resident of one of the 7 French-speaking cantons of Switzerland?

If your goal is to live here on a long-term basis, you've probably realised that you'll have to apply for your Permis C or Swiss naturalisation in the near future.

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Here are a few issues you will unfortunately encounter...

All the information relating to your application is in French, which makes it quite challenging and rather confusing to begin.

If you do not have the right level of French yet, how can you avoid spending a fortune on lawyers, relocation agencies, and translators?

Dont remember any French you learned years ago

If you already have a good command of French, how can you avoid the frustration of wasting your precious time in this maze of information?

Here is how!

Pret-a-FIDE

Prepare for success with Prêt à FIDE, our FIDE Exam Preparation Program!

Easily find all the relevant information you need, in both English and French, to help you start your application process.

Follow our step-by-step guide to successfully prepare for the various parts of the FIDE A1, A2 and B1 oral and written exams.

What’s included?

Click on each section to discover what your yearly subscription to Prêt à FIDE will include :

Most important information for Permis C and Swiss naturalisation application process

  • Information, brochures and application forms for all 7 French-speaking cantons of Switzerland, available in both English and French

Everything you need to know about the FIDE Exams!

  • Super Prof Yohann's Special FIDE Webinar
  • Clear explanations about the format of the oral and written exams
  • An official FIDE practice exam with audio files and answer sheet
  • The official list of institutions where you can book your FIDE exam

12 modules designed to help you nail your FIDE A1, A2 or B1 exams!

Review and consolidate all the key grammar and vocabulary points you will need to succeed at your exams, using the most commonly asked FIDE scenarios.

Follow our video recorded lessons with Super Prof Yohann, one of our FIDE specialists, and keep improving independently with our accompanying review sheets, exercises, and answer sheets.

  1. 1
    Introducing yourself and your family
  2. 2
    Your past (how to talk about your childhood, studies, professional experience, move to Switzerland)
  3. 3
    Your health (how to talk about the Swiss health system)
  4. 4
    Your schedule (how to make/cancel appointments on the phone & via email)
  5. 5
    Your home (how to talk about your house/apartment, your household chores)
  6. 6
    Your neighbourhood (how to talk about your neighbours and your integration in the Swiss society)
  7. 7
    Your crèche/school (how to interact with your children's educators and teachers)
  8. 8
    Your shopping habits (how to interact in person and via social media when buying/selling something)
  9. 9
    Your work (how to talk about your position and responsibilities)
  10. 10
    Your job search (how to talk about the Swiss job market)
  11. 11
    Your opinions (how to express your opinion on typical FIDE questions)
  12. 12
    Your proposals (how to invite/suggest something in a polite way)

Special Bonus Section

  • Tips from our Super Profs on how to succeed and avoid known FIDE pitfalls
  • A list of the most common scenarios asked by FIDE examiners since 2019
  • Fun facts, quizzes and games to test your knowledge of the Swiss history, political system, geography, culture, and current affairs

Pricing

Prêt à FIDE

CHF 1,055

(or 2 x 532 CHF / 12 x 89 CHF)

  • 12-month access to Prêt à FIDE 
  • 12-month access to French For Everyday Life 

Prepare for Success with Prêt à Parler!

The best way to prepare for success is to combine Prêt à Fide with private online French lessons with our Super Profs.

We have helped more than 200 expats on their French learning journey. Our satisfaction rate is 100%!

Delighting Our Clients: Our Daily Motto

The best way to prepare for success is to combine Prêt à Fide with private online French lessons with our Super Profs.

We have helped dozens of expats like you before. Our success rate is 100%!

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I was able to pass B1 level in both written and verbal communication, with very high scores!

Prêt à Parler exceeded all my expectations.

I decided to strengthen my French skills and got 5 classes of one-to-one coaching, before my Swiss FIDE exam. Aurore was my teacher. She was extremely attentive, listened to my needs, adjusted her style, and gave amazing tips & tricks for how to handle fide exams.

Thanks to outstanding Aurore's coaching, I was able to pass B1 level in both written and verbal communication, with very high scores!

BIG THANKS to the full team, and highly recommended not only as a preparation for fide exams, but for overall improvement of French language skills.

Mindaugas Zeromskis - Global Brand Director at Procter & Gamble

I felt fully prepared for my FIDE exam which I passed with better grades than what I needed

I recommend Prêt à Parler to anyone who is thinking about taking French lessons. The fact that you can book your lessons online makes it super easy to be organised, especially when you are a busy working mom of 2. My french teacher Yohann was excellent - really kind, patient and encouraging. He went at an excellent pace and I felt fully prepared for my FIDE exam which I passed with better grades than what I needed. Isabelle is personable, professional and caring. Don't hesitate to book a language package with them.

Smita Singh - Marketing & Communications at EBU (Geneva)

My French improved considerably over the 4 months of lessons!

I would highly recommend Prêt à Parler for anyone wanting to learn or improve their French. It is an easy platform to use and being online, it is efficient for those that are time poor. Yohann was my teacher and he made the lessons enjoyable and relatable to my life, whilst preparing me well for the FIDE exam. My French improved considerably over the 4 months of lessons and I'm please to say I achieved a result of B1 in both the oral and written components!

Emma Martin

Having attempted to learn French for countless times, I am glad to have finally found a system that works for me

I started my lessons with Prêt à Parler in the summer 2019; 6 months later, I successfully passed the Fide test with B1 in both oral (88%) and written (94%). The remote online lesson, to my positive surprise, is much more effective and focused than the other courses I had taken. The learning experience is engaging and personalized - thanks to my teacher Yohann, and this is supported by a small team who really cares and strives to make the experience better. I especially appreciate the flexibility in time scheduling, which I need due to my work and travel. Having attempted to learn French for countless times, I am glad to have finally found a system that works for me. Sincere and grand merci to my teacher and Isabelle / PàP team! Thank you for turning my French fear into a true pleasure!

Winnie Shiao - Strategic Insights Director, JTI (Geneva)

Who are we?

Take a peak at our online classes!

Wondering what our online classes look like? Take a look at the screenshots from real classes with our Super Profs! (Click on any of the images below to view them in full size)

FIDE preparation with Yohann
FIDE preparation class with Yohann
FIDE preparation with Brice
FIDE class with Brice
FIDE preparation with Sandra
FIDE preparation with Sandra (2)
FIDE prep with Aurore
FIDE preparation with Marion
FIDE preparation class with Marion
FIDE preparation with Vincent
FIDE class with Vincent

Don't wait any longer! 

Empower yourself now with the right tools to succeed at your exams with Prêt à FIDE!

  • https://pretaparler.ch/
  • +41 22 596 14 21
  • info@pretaparler.ch
  • Lakeside Geneva, Chemin Jean-Baptiste Vandelle 3A, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland

Disclaimer:

The rules and regulations of each canton are independant and liable to change without notice. Accordingly, Prêt à Parler attempts to ensure that all information on this course is updated on a regular basis, with a process of regular review. The intention of this e-course is to provide convenient and easily accessible resources for FIDE candidates.


All  materials in this course are therefore provided with references to their source. We recommend that you double check with your commune and/or canton to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information needed. Prêt à Parler accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy between the information provided in our e-course and unforeseen updates made by the Swiss authorities.