Start Learning French

The Best Ways to Start Learning French

French is one of the most important languages in the world, and as such is extremely popular with Cactus language learners. Spoken by 220 million people across France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, many African countries and other parts of the world French will not only enhance your travel experiences but will also enable you to indulge in the rich culture, literature, history and gastronomy of French speaking countries. Not only that but French is in high-demand in the professional world, increasingly so in Africa.

With so many language learning options available ranging from evening classes to online courses, it is often difficult to know where to start your French language learning journey. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination of courses is the most appropriate for you. To help you make the right choice, the experts at Cactus have compared the benefits of each alternative and provided a comprehensive list of language learning options to get you started. So what are the best ways to start learning French?

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French Language Holidays

Taking an immersion course abroad is a very efficient way start learning French and to quickly improve your French language skills. Not only it will increase your confidence in speaking French, but it will also be a unique opportunity to discover and experience the culture of a French-speaking country and practice French with native speakers on a daily basis. Cactus has teamed up with the best language schools across the world to offer you a first-rate language learning experience.

Cactus offers French immersion courses all over the world including France, Canada, the Caribbean, Reunion Island, and Switzerland.

Group French Courses

Evening classes in the UK are ideal if you want to learn French after work or your studies. They are a great opportunity to study the language with a qualified, native or bilingual teacher and will help you learn French quickly in a sociable environment. These courses also offer excellent preparation for a language holiday abroad, as they will enable you to understand the basics of French prior to your trip. Are you a beginner? Find out more about our Beginners Language Courses.

Cactus offers French evening courses in two different formats:
5 weeks language courses.
10 weeks language courses.
Online French Courses

French Private Tuition

If you can’t fit a group language course in your schedule or you prefer to study in your own time, one-to-one French classes are the perfect solution. Cactus offers both face-to-face and Skype French language lessons. These are tailored to your needs and can take place anywhere, anytime.

Online French Courses

Online language courses are an excellent way to practice a language when and where you want. Such courses can’t fully replace lessons with a qualified teacher who will not only motivate you throughout your language learning journey, but will also answer any questions you may have. Nevertheless, they are an excellent way to supplement your lessons with a teacher. As it can be difficult to choose quality resources from the considerable number of courses available online, Cactus has carefully assessed and listed free online French resources for your reference.

TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Living abroad is a dream that many long for, and it is often said to be the best way to achieve fluency in a foreign language. For fluent English speakers, one of the easiest ways to live abroad is by teaching English as a Foreign Language. You can become an English teacher abroad by taking a TEFL course with Cactus. You do not have to be a native speaker but you need a C1 level of English to take the course. We offer CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL preparation courses across the world, including in France. For more information about TEFL courses and advice on how to become a TEFL teacher, please visit our dedicated website, or email us.


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