French Language Course in Gurgaon


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10 Good Reasons for Learning French

1- Universal language

More than 220 million people speak French on the five continents. The OIF, an international organisation of French-speaking countries, comprises 77 member states and governments. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth 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 cultural institutes, which run French-language courses for close to a million learners.


2- Professionally acclaimed and praised language

The ability to speak French and English is an advantage in 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 the continent of Africa). As the world’s fifth-biggest economy and third-ranking destination for foreign investment, France is an economic partner.


3- 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 in the original French, as well as films and songs. French is the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Léopold Sendar Senghor, Edith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alain Delon and Zinedine Zidane.


4- A language for travel

France is the world’s top tourist destination and attracts more than 79,5 million visitors a year. The ability to speak even a little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions
of France (from the mild climes of the Cote d’Azur to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps via the rugged coastline of Brittany) and offers insights into French culture, mentality and way of life. French also
comes in handy when travelling to Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, Seychelles and other places.


5- A language for travel

France is the world’s top tourist destination and attracts more than 79,5 million visitors a year. The ability to speak even a little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions
of France (from the mild climes of the Cote d’Azur to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps via the rugged coastline of Brittany) and offers insights into French culture, mentality and way of life. French also
comes in handy when travelling to Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, Seychelles and other places.


6- Another 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.


7- A language that opens up the world

After English and German, French is the third most widely 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 over the world and news from the leading French-language international media (TV5, France 24 and Radio France Internationale).


8- A language that is fun to learn

French is an easy language to learn. There are many methods on the market that make learning French enjoyable for children and adults alike. It does not take long to reach a level where you can communicate in French.


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 fifty per cent of current English vocabulary, is derived from French.


10- The language of love and reason

First and foremost, learning French is the pleasure of learning a beautiful, rich, melodious language, often called the language of love. French is also an analytical language that structures thought and
develops critical thinking, which is a valuable skill for discussions and negotiations.


French (le français or la langue française) is the language of Rome of Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Roman languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d’oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France’s past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as “Francophone” in both English and French.

French is an official language in 29 countries, most of which are members of la francophonie, the community of French-speaking countries. It is spoken as a first language (in descending order of the highest number) in France, the Canadian province of Quebec, the region of Wallonia in Belgium, western Switzerland, Monaco, certain other regions of Canada and the United States, and by various communities elsewhere. As of 2015, 40% of the francophone population (including L2 and partial speakers) is in Europe, 35% in sub-Saharan Africa, 15% in North Africa and the Middle East, 8% in the Americas, and 1% in Asia and Oceania.

French is the second-most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union. 1/5 of Europeans who do not have French as a mother tongue speak French as a second language.

As a result of French and Belgian colonialism from the 17th and 18th centuries onward, French was introduced to new territories in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Most second-language speakers reside in Francophone Africa, in particular Gabon, Algeria, Mauritius, Senegal and Ivory Coast. In 2015, French was estimated to have 77 to 110 million native speakers and 190 million secondary speakers. Approximately 274 million people are able to speak the language.According to a demographic projection led by the Université Laval and the Réseau Démographie de l’Agence universitaire de la francophonie, total French speakers will number approximately 500 million people in 2025 and 650 million people by 2050. The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie estimates 700 million by 2050, 80% of whom will be in Africa.

French has a long history as an international language of commerce, diplomacy, literature, and scientific standards and is an official language of many international organisations including the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the WTO, the International Olympic Committee, and the ICRC. In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked French the third most useful language for business, after English and Standard Mandarin Chinese.

French culture: customs and traditions

Most people associate French culture with Paris, which is a centre of fashion, cuisine, art and architecture, but life outside City of Lights is very different and varies by region.

France doesn’t just have different cultures; the word “culture” actually comes from France. “‘Culture’ derives from the same French term, which in turn derives from the Latin colere, meaning to tend to the earth and grow, cultivation and nurture,” Cristina De Rossi, an anthropologist at Barnet and Southgate College in London, told Live Science.

Historically, French culture was influenced by Celtic and Gallo-Roman cultures as well as the Franks, a Germanic tribe. France was initially defined as the western area of Germany known as Rhineland but it later came to refer to a territory that was known as Gaul during the Iron Age and Roman era.

French is the dominant language of the country’s 66 million residents, but there are a number of variants based on region. French, the official language, is the first language of 88 per cent of the population, according to the BBC. French is the second most widely learned foreign language in the world, with almost 120 million students, according to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
About 3 per cent of the population speaks German and there is a small group of Flemish speakers in the northeast, according to the BBC. Arabic is the third-largest minority language.

Those living near the border of Italy may speak Italian as a second language, and Basque is spoken by people living along the French-Spanish border.
Other dialects and languages include Catalan, Breton (the Celtic language), Occitan dialects, and languages from the former French colonies, including Kabyle and Antillean Creole.


Catholicism is the predominant religion of France. In a survey by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP), 64 per cent of the population (about 41.6 million people) identified themselves as Roman Catholic. According to a 2010 survey by the Pew Research Center, 7.5 per cent (4.7 million people) are Muslim. Pew estimated that the Jewish population was 310,000; there were 280,000 Buddhists and 30,000 Hindus. Nearly 18 million people practised folk religions, “other” religions or no religion (“unaffiliated”).

The French take immense and great pride in their nation and government and are typically offended by any negative comments about their country. Visitors, particularly Americans, often interpret their attitude toward foreigners as rude.

The expression “chauvinism” — meaning an attitude that members of your own gender are always better than those of the opposite sex, or a belief that your country, race, etc., is better than any others — originated in France around 1851, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. While women are playing a greater role in family life and business, many still see it as a male-dominated culture.

The French embody romance and passion, and there is an open attitude toward sex outside of marriage, according to a study by France’s National Research Agency on AIDS. Even the country’s top politicians have been known to carry out extramarital affairs without making an effort to conceal them. As a reflection of the country’s secular nature, about half of children are born to unmarried couples.
“From around the 16th century, in Europe, culture became a term for the cultivation of the mind, the intellect, knowledge, learning, creative faculties and acceptable ways of behaving,” said De Rossi. The French embrace style and sophistication and take pride in the fact that even their public spaces strike a regal tone.

The French believe in égalité, which means equality, and is a part of the country’s motto: “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.” Many say they place higher importance on equality than liberty and fraternity, the other two words in the motto.

A traditional French dish is coq au vin — chicken in Burgundy wine, lardons (small strips or cubes of pork fat), button mushrooms, onions and garlic.

French cuisine

Food and wine are central to life at all socioeconomic levels, and much socializing is done around lengthy dinners.

While cooking styles have changed to emphasize lighter fare, many still associate French cooking with heavy sauces and complicated preparation. Some classic French dishes include boeuf bourguignon — a stew made of beef braised in red wine, beef broth and seasoned with garlic, onions and mushrooms — and coq au vin, a dish made with chicken, Burgundy wine, lardons (small strips or cubes of pork fat), button mushrooms, onions and optional garlic.

Currently, traditional French cooking is on the decline. Seventy per cent of the restaurants in France are using prepared meals instead of fresh cuisine that is a cornerstone of the culture, according to the New York Times.


Paris is known as the home to many high-end fashion houses, such as Dior, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Many French people dress in a sophisticated, professional and fashionable style, but it is not overly fussy. Typical outfits include nice dresses, suits, long coats, scarves and berets.

The term haute couture is associated with French fashion and loosely means fancier garments that are handmade or made to order. In France, the term is protected by law and is defined by the Paris Chamber of Commerce, according to Eva Domjian, a London-based fashion writer and editor.

Domjian writes on her blog:

“To earn the right to call itself a couture house and to use the term haute couture in its advertising and any other way, a fashion house must follow these rules:

  1. Design made-to-order for private clients, with one or more fittings.
  2. Have a workshop (atelier) in Paris that employs at least fifteen people full-time.
  3. Each season (i.e. twice a year) present a collection to the Paris press, comprising at least thirty-five runs/exits with outfits for both daytime and evening wear.”

French art

Art is everywhere in France — particularly in Paris and other major cities — and Gothic, Romanesque Rococo and Neoclassic influences can be seen in many churches and other public buildings.

Many of history’s most renowned artists, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro, sought inspiration in Paris, and they gave rise to the Impressionism movement.

The Louvre Museum in Paris is among the world’s largest museums and is home to many famous works of art, including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

Holidays and celebrations

The French celebrate the traditional Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter. They mark May Day, also known as Labor Day, on May 1. Victory in Europe Day on May 8 commemorates the end of hostilities in Europe in World War II. Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14. This is the day the Bastille fortress in Paris was stormed by revolutionaries to start the French Revolution.

French levels of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

BeginnerA1Can recognise and use familiar words and simple phrases for concrete purposes. Can introduce themselves or someone else. Can ask and answer basic questions about home, family, surroundings, etc. Can communicate in a basic way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is ready to repeat or reformulate to help communication.
ElementaryA2Can understand isolated phrases and common expressions that relate to areas of high personal relevance (like personal or family information, shopping, immediate environment, work). Can communicate during easy or habitual tasks requiring a basic and direct information exchange on familiar subjects. Using simple words, can describe his or her surroundings and communicate immediate needs.
IntermediateB1Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school, leisure activities, etc. Can manage in most situations that come up when travelling in a region where the language is spoken. Can produce a simple and cohesive text on familiar subjects or subjects of personal interest. Can narrate an event, an experience or a dream; describe a desire or goal, and outline reasons or explanations behind a project or idea.
Upper IntermediateB2Can understand the main ideas of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text, including a technical article in the user’s area of expertise. Can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency during a conversation with a native speaker, in a way that is comfortable for everyone. Can speak in a clear, detailed way on a number of subjects; express an opinion on current affairs, giving the advantages and disadvantages of the various options.
AdvancedC1Can understand a wide range of long and complex texts, including any subtextual or stylistic nuances. Can express him or herself freely and fluidly, without obviously fumbling for words. Can use the language effectively and fluently in a social, professional or academic context. Can speak in a clear, organised way about complex subjects, developing a well-structured argument.
Master or ProficientC2Can effortlessly understand almost everything he or she reads or hears. Capable of a coherent summary of events or arguments from oral or written sources. Can express him or herself precisely in a spontaneous, fluent way, conveying


Is the French language difficult to learn AND how long will it take?

The most common response I receive upon telling someone that is learning French to someone who is starting to learn it —from English and French speakers alike—is something along the lines of, “French is so hard! I can’t believe you can speak like this after only three months!” Yes, 3 to 6 months to be able to speak French fluently.

This exclamation is typically followed by exasperated handwriting over the difficulty of the pronunciation, a seemingly endless list of exceptions to every grammar rule, conjugations, and so on. As a french native and for the fact I actually used to teach the french language, I’d like to dispel, once-and-for-all, the (surprisingly) pervasive notion that French is somehow impossibly difficult to learn.

Spoiler alert: it’s not.


Any discussion of why French is not difficult for English speakers ought, to begin with, the date September 28, 1066, which is the date the Norman conquest of England when it began.

During the four hundred years that followed, a dialect of French known as Anglo-Norman became the language of the crown, the educated elite, the ruling administration, and the justice. Even today, the Queen’s assent, which must be given to legislation passed by parliament in order to become law, is still issued in French. How cool is that!

Nerdy historical tangents aside, what does any of this have to do with learning French nowadays? Linguists estimate that about a third of English words are derived from French, meaning that, as an English speaker, even before you crack open a phrasebook for the very first time, you have a ready-made vocabulary that you can start using from day one. Do you have six hours to spare? Great—have a crack at this Wikipedia list of shared vocabulary. Second spoiler alert: it’s long.

From a practical standpoint, I’ve found that anytime students wander their thoughts for the right French vocabulary, coating an English word in a heavy French accent is a surprisingly effective strategy. I remember during my first time teaching French class, students were trying to say that a certain French word exists in English but has a different meaning.

They did not know the word for “meaning” in French, so they said the English word “connotation” with a thick French accent. They paused and studied me coyly, waiting for me to correct them. I looked at them expectantly as if to say, “Well, duh! Connotation! Everyone knows connotation!”

You’ll notice that many other “tion” words appear in French almost exactly as they do in English, especially British English, which never replaced the “s” in words like réalisation with a “z” as we’ve done in American English.

The circumflex you find in many words usually signifies that an “s” used to be present but has since fallen out of use. Thus, words like hôpital and forêt translate to “hospital” and “forest” in English. There are many more tricks like these, and though they can’t always be perfectly applied, these examples should give you a sense of just how much linguistic history the two languages have in common.



Okay, so perhaps you’re thinking that, yes, you realize that English and French have many words in common, but there’s no way you’re ever going to be able to master that perfect accent your fantasy French husband/girlfriend/whatever has. Ah, but not so fast!

Along with many of the French words that migrated into English came vestiges of their former pronunciations. Consider words and expressions like montagejà vubourgeoiscomprisebrochurefilet mignonchauffeurlingerie, and encore. Without knowing it, you actually use many of the sounds found in French regularly.

Still, others can give you clues as to what you shouldn’t pronounce, including faux pasbuffetcoup, and laissez-faire. Even the dreaded liaison rears its ugly head in the words vis-à-vis (pronounced “vee-zah-vee”) and bon appétit (pronounced “baw na-pey-tee”).

Now I’ll admit that the French “r” and nasal sounds will probably take some practice and getting used to, but the best advice I received—from my Lonely Planet phrasebook, nonetheless—was just to go for the most stereotypical French accent I possibly could. Try it—it actually works!



One of the most common complaints among French learners is seemingly the incomprehensibility of verb conjugations.

Consider the forms of the verb manger (meaning “to eat”) below:

First Person Singular: Je mange (“I eat”)
Second Person Singular: Tu manges (“You eat”)
Third Person Singular: Il/Elle/On mange (“He/She/One eats”)
First Person Plural: Nous mangeons (“We eat”)
Second Person Plural: Vous mangez (“You (pl.) eat”)
Third Person Plural: Ils/Elles mangent (“They eat”)

Did you survive that with your sanity intact? Great! It may look like a lot to wrap your head around, but it’s actually not, especially in spoken French. In fact, the difference between written and spoken French is so vast that the first person singular, second person singular, third-person singular, and third-person plural forms of the verb manger are pronounced exactly the same despite having written forms that appear to vary substantially.

Add to that the fact that the third person singular On form is usually used in place of the first person plural, and you don’t even have to think about changing the pronunciation for the majority of verb forms in the present indicative.

The group of verbs that manger belongs to, the –er verbs, is one of three, the other two being –ir and –re verbs. The –er verbs are completely regular, the –ir verbs are mostly regular, and the –re verbs are mostly irregular.

Don’t let the third “irregular” group scare you, though. Not only does it comprise the smallest of the three groups, but it’s also considered to be a “closed-class,” meaning that all new verbs introduced into the French language are of the first two “regular” classes.

Thus, new words like googlisertextoter, and téléviser take regular forms. Even among the irregular verbs, you’ll be able to pick on patterns that make their conjugations fairly predictable. Also remember that, as was the case with the –er verbs, the verb forms of the irregular verbs are pronounced mostly the same, though there are some exceptions.



As for the other tenses, anyone who’s learned Spanish will be relieved to find out that there are fewer tenses in French than in Spanish. In modern French, for example, the most frequently used past-tense construction is the passé composé, a compound tense composed of the verb avoir (meaning “to have”) or être (meaning “to be”) followed by the past participle of the conjugated verb.
In the passé composé, the first person singular form of manger is J’ai mangé, which literally translates to “I have eaten,” but it is also used to say “I ate.” Unlike English or Spanish, French uses the same tense to express both concepts. There is a passé simple, but it’s an antiquated literary tense that is seldom used in contemporary spoken French.
French also uses an imperfect tense—the imparfait—which has only one set of endings (unlike Spanish), contains only one exception (être, meaning “to be”), and is used in exactly the same way as the Spanish imperfect. In order to form the imparfait, take the present indicative Nous form of a verb, slice off the conjugated ending, add the imparfait ending, and voilà! You’re in business.
There’s the futur proche, which is extremely familiar to English and Spanish speakers. It simply combines the conjugated form of the verb aller, meaning “to go,” with an infinitive. It’s equivalent to saying in English, “I am going to [BLANK].” There’s also a futur simple that, like the imparfait, uses only one set of endings that are added to the “future stem,” which is usually just the infinitive or, for the irregular verbs, the infinitive with the final “e” chopped off.
There are about two-dozen irregular future stems, but this irregular stems also double as the stems for the conditional, which is formed by adding the imparfait endings you already know to the future stem. This might all sound confusing, but the main point is that these verb forms and moods are constructed using things you already know. The more you learn, the more your knowledge builds on itself.


The Dreaded Subjunctive

It almost exclusively follows que or qui, which is less often the case in Spanish. For instance, the following phrases in English, Spanish, and French:
English: If I were you, I would be happy.
Español: Si yo fuera tú, sería feliz
Français: Si j’étais toi, je serais heureux
Take a look at the two verbs in bold for a moment. Whereas the Spanish version uses the imperfect subjunctive, the French phrase uses the imperfect indicative (standard past tense use of the word, like English) to express the exact same idea. In French, the imperfect subjunctive is a stodgy literary tense that nobody uses anymore!


There are, of course, plenty of quirks and exceptions in the French language, as there are in any language, but the key is, as always, is just to go out and SPEAK IT!
Native speakers won’t be shy about correcting you, and the more you speak and adjust, the more natural it will become. Don’t worry if your pronunciation is a little off, or if you forget how to conjugate such a verb, or if you forget which preposition to use. Just remember: everyone starts off speaking any language they start from scratch as a child.Acquiring language skills is a job that can expand your thinking to new outlooks, augments critical thinking and can join you with all types of people across boundaries of terrain and language. When it’s about learning French, these causes are mainly accurate.

There are about three hundred million people in the world who speak French to some extent, making it the sixth most verbal language internationally. It is the official language of around thirty nations, and it is also the second most studied language universally after English.

There is not a single approach to learning French — or any language. There are so many roads to your language journey; it is not astonishing that opting a learning style or method can be overwhelming! There is no precise method, and it is up to you to make a decision which one suits you for the most part to study French.

It is a means developed by the Council of Europe to express the command of a foreign language like French, according to diverse standards. Since 2001, this is a reference in the arena of French education.


French levels of CEFR

CEFR refers to the Common European Framework of Reference. According to CEFR French is divided into four levels of learning.

A1 – Beginner

A2 – Elementary

B1 – Intermediate

B2 – Upper-Intermediate

C1 – Advanced

C2- Master Proficient

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French Language Course in Gurgaon

Hunting for the topmost French language courses and classes in Gurgaon? British School of Language is one of the reputable and most prominent foreign language institutions in Gurgaon providing French language courses.

If a learner wants to be instructed in French by the best coach and educator, the British School of Language is the correct place. Apart from learning to read, speak and write the language, one can also get near the French culture and civilization.

One of the most tried and tested methods to learn a foreign language is to comprehend the opinion in which it is expressed, thus, the British School of Language is one of the best centres to learn the French language in Gurgaon. We have French courses for the learners with a view of teaching French because we realize the importance of communication with other native speakers for dedicated work settings. British School of Learning offers French courses with the help of well-informed educators and at a very judicious charge.

Here’s how BSL will help you to learn French

BSL is one of the prominent foreign language institutions in Gurgaon where the learning environment is packed with professional language educators, assorted programme of education and a all-inclusive approach en route for language learning. Learning French at BSL is a great experience for beginners as well as progressive learners. You can look ahead to attain self-confidence in diverse stages of learning a foreign language i.e. – reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Our Teaching Methodology:

In addition to offering some of the best-taught French classes in Gurgaon, we also conduct extensive educational courses in languages like English, German, Spanish, and many more. The institute operates with the most sophisticated technology and collaborative tools and techniques to carry out the teaching sessions.

What makes us stand apart?


  • Preparation by experts in the field of French Language Training
  • Sensible Charges
  • Practical usage of Languages
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  • Unique Instructional system
  • Connectivity with road network facilitating an ease to commute
  • BSL’s French Language Course for Beginners


Beginner: A1 level


French course A1 level is the most fundamental level of French language education and there are five more levels after.


A Learner at A1 Level: 

  • Can accept and use recognisable words and simple phrases for actual purposes.
  • Can make acquaintance with someone else.
  • Can ask and reply to fundamental questions about family, relations, backgrounds, etc
  • Can interconnect in a basic way when the other person talks slowly and clearly and is ready to repeat or restart to assist communication.

British School of language has French course A1 level offered to all the applicants with a view of coaching French because we understand the momentum of communication with other native speakers for specific workings. British School of Learning provides French course A1 level with the help of knowledgeable and   at a very reasonable charge.


At British School of language, we appreciate the value of learning a foreign language especially French language which is common in most parts of the globe. Our instructors try to their maximum extend to impart the knowledge of French to its students applying such an approach that they can discover enhanced career choices and a assurance of better life ahead. British School of language has courses open for learning French at this level. Our skilled faculty teaches the beginners at this phase so that they can talk in a clear, comprehensive way on a number of topics; articulate their views on current issues, giving the advantages and shortcomings of the several discussion.

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