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French Courses for
your Business

The Alliance Française in Dublin is uniquely placed to provide your company French language training with
real added value: flexibility, tailor-made tuition, certifications, & excellence


What makes us the best French School to train your employees


- According to your specific goals we can arrange one-to-one, group, intensive and immersion courses.
Tuition is available either on your premises or at the Alliance Française and matches your preferred choice of location, day and time of classes. and extends to cancellations and reschedules.


- Our training is tailor-made to match your organisation’s objective and adapt to the specific needs of your business, including logistics and budget.
- Each programme is designed following a free written and oral pre-training assessment of the level of French of those participating.
- Throughout the contract progress is carefully monitored by our Corporate Services Manager who will be happy to discuss any issue that may arise during the programme.
- Any subject and special field can be covered in our tuition including practical situations like formal conversation and emails, conferences, meeting or interviews.

- Courses may include a final examination and be rewarded by an official Certificate of Attendance from The Alliance Française.
- Students who have reached a defined standard may also register for any internationally recognised exams available at the Alliance Française Dublin which is the main Examination Centre in the French language in Ireland.


- The AF Dublin has over 50 years’ experience in teaching French and belongs to a worldwide network established since 1883 to promote French language and culture in 136 countries.
- The AF Dublin employs and trains the best native French teachers in Ireland. We will choose from a large and dynamic team
the most qualified and experienced teacher in your business area.
- The AF Dublin is not only a school but a Cultural Centre and provides a real French experience more than a regular tuition. Your course with us entitles every participant to a free Alliance Française Membership that includes borrowing rights in our French Multimedia Library and its reference materials, as well as preferential access to the 200+ cultural events we organise each year.


Tax Benefits
- The AF Dublin is also part of the Irish Charities and other Approved Bodies under the terms of Section 848A Taxes Consolidation Act, and all contributions from your company are tax deductible.


French-speaking Countries in the World


Why the French language is essential to the Corporate World


Here are 10 reasons from the top of our head:


1. A Global language
More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents. The Francophonie, the international organisation of French-speaking countries, comprises 68 states and governments. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the ninth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. France operates the biggest international network of institutes, which run French-language courses for more than 750,000 learners.


3. An investment for Tomorrow's Economy
Corporations have begun flooding into Africa and it will be an increasing focus of global trade and international relations. 27 out of 54 African countries have French as one of their main languages and half of the top-10 fastest growing countries in Africa have French as the official language.


5. A language for Higher Education
Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world. Students with a good level of French are eligible for French government scholarships to enrol in postgraduate courses in France in any discipline and qualify for internationally recognised French degrees.


7. The language of Reason
French is an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking, which is a valuable skill for discussions and negotiations.


9. A language for Learning other languages
French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Roman languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian) as well as English, since 50%cent of current English vocabulary is derived from French.

2. A language for the Job Market
An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and North and sub-Saharan Africa).
As the world’s fifth biggest economy and number-three destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner. With regards to Ireland, France is Ireland’s 6th largest supplier and 5th largest customer.


4. The language of International Relations
French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts. French is the language of the three cities where the EU institutions are headquartered: Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg.


6. The other language of Media
French is the third most used language on the Internet, ahead of Spanish. An ability to understand French offers an alternative view of the world through communication with French speakers from all the continents and news from the leading French-language international media (TV5, France 24 and Radio France Internationale)


8. The language of Culture
French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. A knowledge of French offers access to great works of literature, as well as films and songs, that constitutes a soft power.


10. A language for Travel
France is the world’s number-one tourist destination and attracts more than 70 million visitors a year. French also comes in handy when travelling to Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, the Seychelles and other places.




Our Portfolio


The following companies, among others, have already entrusted their business to the AF Dublin:

Alltech, APPCO Group Ireland, Central Bank of Ireland, Crédit Agricole Creditor Insurance, Dalkia, Davy Stockbrokers, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Etsy, European Commission Representation in Ireland, Google, Greenval Insurance / BNP Paribas Group, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Mazars, Michelin, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Renault , The Law Society of Ireland