French for International Affairs

Business - EU & OCDE policies - International Relations

 and / or  "Professional French"

Ideal for activating and improving your French with a focus on a specific domain or task:

  • Train in your area of expertise: Economy, Legal matters, Energy, Environment, EU, UNESCO & OECD Policies…
  • Prepare for a specific task: interview, meeting, speech,  product or project presentation…

"News of France"

  • Improve your French & your knowledge of France without “talking business”.
  • Discover the most recent events in French political, social & cultural life.


Our Courses

  • All our courses will be tailored to suit your level in French, your availability and your needs.


  • Our service is exempt of VAT under the terms of Article 293 B of the French General Tax Code.


  • The same card can be shared by several persons working in the same office.

1. "Classic"

90 min (or 2 x 60 min) weekly individual sessions


60 € / 60 min

  • Each lesson starts with the correction of interactive language exercises prepared in-between two sessions: morphology, syntax, vocabulary & idiomatic expressions, spelling and pronunciation.
  • It is followed by an intensive conversation in French based on the prior reading of news articles or any relevant materials chosen according to your areas of interest.
  • These documents are supplied with a detailed discovery questionnaire.
  • You can also propose your own documents (news articles or more technical documents).
  • The teacher can help you prepare for a meeting or repeat a presentation in French.

For Intermediary, Advanced & Superior Levels.

2. "Classic & Short"

60 min weekly individual sessions


70/ 60 min

  • The same lessons as “Classic”, but shorter, for your most intense periods of activity.

3. "Classic & Intensive"

3 x 90 min weekly individual sessions


50 € / 60 min

  • Tailor-made course for professionals and families (Elementary & Intermediary levels) who need to quickly improve their French when beginning their stay in Paris.


Classic Courses


Our Strengths

35 years of international experience

  • With academic degrees both in French teaching and in International Relations, your teacher has 35 years of international experience (South America, North Africa, North-East Asia and Europe) in training clients with specific professional interests.
  • This course has been offered in the past in Paris & Copenhagen to corporate managers and in Brussels, with a special focus on EU Policies, to experts working in national, regional and corporate representations to the EU.

Our clients in Paris and Brussels (“French for Business & European Public Affairs” / 1996_2003): Stora Enso France, Sony Europe, BT Brussels Representation Office, Touchstone Europe, the Financial Times, Dow Jones International, Reuters, the UK and Finnish Representations to the EU, German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) Representation to the EU, and Regional Representations to the EU from Sweden (West Sweden), Denmark (Aarhus, Aalborg, South Denmark, West Zealand), the UK (Scotland Europa, Scottish Executive) and Netherlands (East Netherlands Provinces).

A high degree of flexibility

  •  You choose a 10, 20 or 30-hour tuition card & the lessons’ duration (40 min, 60 min, 75 min, 90 min...) according to yours needs and availability.
  • The same card can be shared by several persons working in the same office.
  • The lessons take place on line via Skype or Zoom once or several times a week.
  •  The individual meetings are agreed upon one week in advance with the possibility to reschedule, even at short notice.
  • The duration of each lesson itself may vary depending on your availability: the actual teaching time is deducted from your card at the end of each lesson.

A focus on speaking skills

  • During the lessons, your teacher only intervenes to ask questions and give short explanations: more than 80% of the speaking time is yours!
  • French language structures are acquired through interactive oral exercises in form of micro-dialogs.







  • The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ cultural services (Colombia, Morocco, Denmark)
  • And the Eurocentres Foundation (Centres Européens Langues et Civilisation, Zürich) in France.

● He is the founder of "French for Business" (Paris, 1998-2003) and of "French for EU Public Affairs" (Brussels, 1996 - 2003), a service dedicated to the staff of the representation bureaus & missions to the European Union.

● Since 2009, he works too as an independent editor of e-learning material ("France e-Leaning Editions"):

  • "French for International Affairs: EU Public Affairs & International Relations" - 2012 (CD-ROM, discontinued).
  • "News of France: Politics & Society" - 2013 (CD-ROM, discontinued).
  • A series of e-Learning Apps available on Google Play & Amazon Appstore (see on this website).

● He has also lived, worked or studied during long periods in Seoul, Stockholm, Washington, Geneva & Algiers.

● Born in Normandy, he holds a Master's degree in Classics (French, Latin, Ancient Greek) from the University of Caen, France and a Master’s degree in Baltic Sea Region Studies with a specialization in International Relations from Södertörns Högskola, Sweden.

Yves Capra has worked as a…

● Teacher & Teacher trainer,

● School or Course Director,

● Language course designer,

● Lecturer for…


Your teacher


Contact:


yves.capra@france-elearning-editions.fr


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Group Courses

"Classic - Group"

60 min (or more) weekly group sessions


For 2 participants: 80 € / 60 min


Additional participant: + 10 € / 60 min

  • Each lesson starts with the correction of interactive language exercises prepared in-between two sessions: morphology, syntax, vocabulary & idiomatic expressions, spelling and pronunciation.
  • It is followed by a group discussion in French based on the prior reading of news articles at the participants’ choice:
  • Each participant makes a short presentation on a specific topic and answers his colleagues’ questions.
  • This leads to a 10/15 min casual group discussion, before moving on to the next topic.
  • Topics may concern French news in general or the participants’ areas of expertise.
  • The speaking time is divided equally among all participants.

Participants must have approximately the same level in French (Intermediary or Advanced).

"Conversation Club"

60 min (or more) weekly group sessions


100 € / 60 min

  • This club formula can be set up in firms with a relatively large number of employees.
  • It is a fixed weekly meeting attended by the employees available on that day:
  • Each participant makes a short presentation on a topic of his/her choice and answers his colleagues’ questions.
  • This leads to a short casual discussion, before moving on to the next topic.
  • Language corrections and input are given straight away during the lessons.
  • Topics may concern French news in general or the participants’ areas of expertise.
  • The speaking time is divided equally among all participants.

In-Company Synergy Building:


Beyond improving one’s French, these group courses can be a unique opportunity for participants to discuss their current projects or share their experiences with colleagues they usually don’t meet!


"À la carte"

Choose one or more of these 4 specific courses to build a 60 min (or more) session.


60/ 60 min

"Pronunciation"

  • Phase 1: Reading texts aloud & discussing with simultaneous correction of your pronunciation.
  • Phase 2: Systematic exercises that focus on the main difficulties revealed during phase 1.
  • Note that this course cannot be taken alone.

"Grammar"

With this course you will learn to master the French grammatical structures while speaking!

  • Phase 1: You prepare in-between two lessons a series of interactive grammar exercises presented in a "Question / Answer" format (“micro-dialogs”).
  • Phase 2: While correcting these exercises, you will talk intensively for 60 minutes with your teacher and you will thus learn the structures of French by speaking it.

Intermediary Level: Systematic review of the main grammatical structures.

Advanced & Superior Levels: Study of complex grammatical structures (subjunctive, questioning with inversion, indirect speech, discursive processes...).

"Writing & Spelling"

With this course, you will be able to write letters, emails, tweets or reports without complex!

  • Phase 1: Correction of written productions made in-between two sessions.
  • Phase 2: Correction of exercises that focus on the difficulties revealed during phase 1.

"Conversation"

  • Intensive discussion in French on topics of your choice.
  • Language corrections and input are given straight away during the lesson.


Other Courses

"Intensive Discussion"

40 min (or more) weekly individual sessions


60/ 60 min

  • Intensive discussion in French on topics of your choice.
  • Language corrections and input are given straight away during the lessons.
  • No special preparation work is required in-between two lessons.
  • Sessions can take place at lunch time or after work, at your office or in a coffee shop or even early evening on What's App.

This individual course is best suitable for persons with an Advanced or Superior Level who want to activate, improve or maintain their French but have a very tight schedule (hence the possibility for a 40 min session) and no time for preparation in-between two sessions.

"Task-oriented Course"

60 min (or more) weekly individual sessions


60/ 60 min (minimun 5 hour card)

One-off help to prepare for

a specific task in French:


  • to present oneself in a private or professional context.
  • to interview or be interviewed (job / media).
  • to present one’s company or organisation.
  • to participate in a specific meeting / seminar.
  • to present a product or a project.
  • to explain an administrative procedure or a technical process.
  • to deliver a speech (rehearsal exercise).
  • to find an apartment or a school in Paris.
  • to open a bank account in Paris.
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Topics at your choice:

60 € / 60 min

A full training in French with:

  • The last news in your fields of interest (written, audio & video material).
  • A series of Interactive Grammar, Pronunciation & Vocabulary exercises.

Online French Lessons for:  

  • Diplomats in bilateral missions.
  • OECD, UNESCO & EU Staff & Permanent Representation experts.
  • Company managers.

Spring Session:

All the lessons

via Skype or Zoom!

50 € / 60 min

We also help foreign students with their homework and exams in French.

Not this spring!

Not this spring!