What does a French course at Regina Coeli involve?
Your French course is completely tailored to your goals, what you need the language for and your current skill level. We can do this because you have your own team of trainers who are there just for you—the course is fully individual. With them, you practise using role plays based on your daily life and business. Before you know it, you will be speaking French with the best of them!
Read more about what you can expect from us.
Why Regina Coeli
- Lessons based on real-life situations
- Well-educated native speakers with extensive experience
- Boost your self-confidence
- Attention to your personal communication style
- Better understand the French culture
When you take a French course at Regina Coeli, you fully focus on learning French over a number of days. Your well-balanced lesson days are made up of private lessons and independent study hours filled with multimedia exercises, assignments and studying.
You have lessons with multiple trainers each day. We do that to keep your concentration up and also because every trainer has a different accent, different background and different approach to teaching. That way, you build a broad foundation in French.
You might focus on grammar for a number of hours each day and then spend a number of hours working on your conversation skills; it all depends on your goals. Director Paul Verhoeven spent two weeks going over the script of his acclaimed film ‘Elle’ with our trainers, and a sales manager spent hours doing role plays for his own commercial context.
At Regina Coeli, you start communicating in French right from the start and we tailor what you do and learn to your specific needs. We explain the language in a clear, straightforward manner without necessarily going into all sorts of grammatical exceptions. Those come later, once you are able to have a good conversation in French. Ours is a highly effective approach that works!
If you have a clear reason for learning French or want to improve specific skills, you need a targeted, personalised programme. At Language Institute Regina Coeli, everything revolves round your goals and your starting point is your own current skill set. Your personal programme is designed based on your in-depth intake conversation with a French trainer.
The programme mainly consists of private lessons, multimedia exercises and practical assignments.
Private lessons from native speakers
At Regina Coeli, you learn French in private lessons given by well-educated native speakers. With them, you practise real-life conversations and role plays. Grammar and vocabulary expansion are a natural part of this.
Sophisticated multimedia programme
You can work independently after each lesson by, for example, using our multimedia programme. Your trainers select exercises which dovetail with your training programme. You might practise grammar, pronunciation and intonation by recording yourself and comparing it to a native speaker. Do you notice a difference? Or you might practise the verb tenses again and again, so that using the right tense at the right time becomes an automatic process.
During your course, work on one of your own presentations, sales pitches or documents that you (can) use in real life. Work independently in your study hours and practise speaking in your private lessons. A course can be especially beneficial if you want to prepare for a specific event.
Your personal goals
You always work towards your own goals during the course. They are as specific as possible and geared towards practical situations such as ‘making my point clearly during the weekly teleconference with my international team’. We strive to help you reach your goals by the end of the course and use what you have learnt straight away in real life.
Score based on the CEF
At the end of the course, your team of trainers assesses your skills based on the CEF. This is the European norm for assessing skill levels in foreign languages. You receive a score for each specific applicable skill, such as speaking and writing.
An unforgettable experience
A course at Regina Coeli is an experience that stays with you long after you walk out our doors. You have the luxury of withdrawing from the commotion of everyday life and fully concentrating on learning a language. You are completely cared for while your team of trainers give you their time and undivided attention. Besides improving your self-confidence in a foreign language, your network grows when you get to talking to all the other people on their courses here.
Language Institute Regina Coeli is renowned for its intensive individual language courses—the ‘week with the Nuns’, but did you know that so much more is possible? Below you can learn more about our most popular types of courses.
Intensive individual courses
Your skills improve by leaps and bounds in a five-day course because you can fully concentrate on learning the language. You can take this training form from Monday through Friday, or spread it out over multiple weeks. You can also add a day or take a shorter course.
You can also take a short course targeted to what you do in business or daily life. Work on sharpening up your presentation for two half-days, or noticeably improve your writing skills over the course of multiple days.
We also deliver in-company courses. A trainer comes to your chosen location to train one or more employees. If you want your employees to have an intensive group programme, we can design a programme for them that takes place at our institute in Vught.
Every language course at Regina Coeli is tailor-made for you. Following your personal intake interview, you will receive a detailed, non-binding proposal for the most effective language programme for you.
You can of course consult the list with our fees.
A student about his French course
'The role plays we’re doing are great for my self-confidence. The fact that I’m understandable in French is a real boost!'
Planner at Bolk Transport
The Regina Coeli Method
The secret to the effectiveness of our courses lies in our time-tested method. The core of the method is a personal programme which involves and inspires you. Moreover, you are coached by native speakers and stay in surroundings which allow you to get centred and completely focus on learning a language.Read more about the method
Native language trainers French
The French language courses are given by a team of language trainers from France and Belgium. One of them is Nathalie Jennes. She studied Dutch and works as a interpreter and language trainer.More French language trainers