French is an official language in 29 countries across five different continents. French is the fourth most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union and the 18th most spoken language in the world.

Strong Population & Economic Growth

France is the third-largest country in Europe after Russia and the Ukraine. The country is surrounded on three sides by the sea: the English Channel to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean to the south. Spain sits across the Pyrenees to the southwest, and Switzerland and Italy lie to the east over the eastern Alps and Jura ranges. The total population is 66.03 million and is largely make up of 92% French, 3% North African, 2% German, 1% Breton, 2% other (including Provençal, Catalan & Basque).

France has a diversified economy. The chemical industry is a key driver which helps to develop other manufacturing activities and contributing to the country economic growth. Tourism industry is another main driver as France is recognized as one of the most visited destination in the world. Paris is ranked as the most elegant city in the world, which propels the agglomeration of the fashion industry.

French Language Schools in Singapore 

When selecting which French language school in Singapore to enroll in, consider not only if your language needs will be met, but more importantly, consider how those language needs will be met. How your needs are identified, for example, shouldn’t just be a rudimentary “read and speak” distinction but should also take into account your specific needs and training gaps. Check out our Berlitz learning cycle to find out more.

Assess Candidates’ Proficiency Objectively

Having worked with many HR managers and executives, we know that a common problem HR managers and executives in multi-lingual corporations face is how to objectively assess a potential candidate’s language proficiency.

Our solutions: the Berlitz Online Proficiency Tests (BOPT)

BOPT was specially designed to assess an individual’s language proficiency (listening and reading skills). It is a 90-minute test that can be taken at a Berlitz Language Center, or, for your convenience, can be arranged to be taken at your site. Results for the BOPT are immediate.

The BOPT is available in EnglishGerman, Spanish, Italian and French.

Berlitz Rater

To assess the oral proficiency of individuals, there is the Berlitz Rater – it can assess the oral proficiency in the areas of fluency, grammatical accuracy, linguistic range and phonological control of individuals in the context of a workplace environment.

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