Why we have launched our conversational French classes

Updated: Jan 26

At Sojoourn, we are so much more than just an international community. Our mission is to help expats integrate successfully in their new life in Lyon and to make France the #1 option for relocation. We foster an environment that creates the greatest opportunities for expats to succeed.


So how do we achieve this?


Environment


The essence of Sojoourn is a supportive and collaborative environment and we put the need of the expats at the heart of everything we do. Because of our commitment to our mission and our values, the members of our community feel confident to tackle the challenges of expatriation and they are highly supported by the Sojoourn team.


Learning


One of the main difficulties while integrating to France is overcoming the language barrier. French people are very proud of their language and many don't like speaking English, but they are more likely to help you if you approach them politely and in French (even if it's not correct).


Our French learning programs are designed for expatriates.


We have started to offer language courses (private lessons and small group course) in 2019, because we saw the need for it. We always aim to bring you the best quality services possible, to make your integration easier.

You can study French anywhere, but with us, you get to be a part of an awesome expat family. A choice that makes the difference. We can help you upgrade your current level of knowledge, whatever level you are at, and quickly give you the confidence to speak. Our conversational French courses focus on real life situations and taught by native professors, who have also experienced expatriation.


Unlike big language schools, we keep our groups small (3-6 people maximum) to give everyone enough space to talk. The lessons are based on a structured, fun and progressive learning process.


What makes us unique

  • Each participant has a chance to speak and participate intensively within the group

  • A personalised feedback from the professor at the end of the course

  • It is possible to join our courses at any time

  • We offer a trial session to test our French courses before engaging for a package

  • Choose from different packages: 10h, 20h, 30h

  • Our native French teachers adjust the content of the lessons according to the needs of the participant

  • Extra supportive materials and resources

  • Finding new friends in the study group


"Un grand merci à l’équipe Sojoourn et à notre professeur Christel pour le cours de français Intermédiaire B1. Le cours était bien organisé. Les classes en petit groupe multiculturel avec une bonne tasse de café - que vouloir de plus ? Le bon prof ! Et on l'avait ! Christel est une vraie professionnelle. Le cours est structuré et le contenu des classes répond parfaitement à nos besoins quotidiens.

Les cours ont toujours été intéressants, utiles et simples à comprendre. En plus, nous avons aussi fait des sorties culturelles à Lyon ! Elles sont thématiques : la mode, les fêtes, les traditions françaises, très enrichissantes et pratiques ! Moi, personnellement, j’ai découvert beaucoup de lieux à visiter avec mes amis et j’ai appris beaucoup de choses sur les français et la vie en France en général. Très bon cours, super équipe !" - Elena, Russie


Networking


Expats face challenges that others don’t. We don't just teach French, but we empower you to have more confidence to speak while giving you the opportunity to make new friends and connections.


To help you practise, we regularly organise French speaking events: ApéroFrancais. You can try out your knowledge in "real life" and even meet some local people. You will be able to practice your French and connect with like-minded people at the same time.


Our founder, Emmanuelle with the French teachers (Laure, Valerie and Christel)

For more information about the pricing, the professors and our methods visit our webpage.


Hope to see you around,


The Sojoourn Team


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