Carltan Languages is pleased to provide International Corporations,
Employees and Expatriate assignees with tailor-made Language
Training. Training is available in the home or office, and
is scheduled according to the student's availability. Our
dynamic and patient approach accommodates a variety of learning
styles and instructional techniques, and focuses on building
speaking confidence in the target language.
Whichever course format you choose, we work together to build
your programme. We expect you to tell us about your language
ambitions, e.g. what you want to learn, how you’re going
to use it, what situations you expect to find yourself in
and what level you need to attain. We then plan all the linguistic
components that take account of your current level, your learning
patterns and desired course content. As we’re all implicated
in the design of your programme, we’re all motivated
to see that it works.
CONTINUOUS LANGUAGE TRAINING IN FRANCE, YOU MAY ASK FOR YOUR
If you are employed in France on a local basis whether you
are French or not,
on the 5th of May 2004 the French Government made continuous
training available and mandatory for all employees in France.
The French Continuous Training scheme known as the DIF (Droit
Individuel à la Formation/Individual Right to Training)
encourages all employees on a local permanent contract ( CDI)
who have been at least one year with their company and all
employees on a local short term contract who have worked at
least 4 months to benefit from 20 hours of training which
can be cumulated over a period of 5 years with a total of
120 hours of sponsored Continuous Training.
This is a unique and extraordinary National Law available
to all professionals encouraging the acquisition and the learning
of new competences during one’s professional life.
Carltan Languages is an Accredited Formation Continue organization
and all our Language training programmes are eligible for
the DIF scheme.
If you are eligible for the Continuous Language Training scheme
, your course will be sponsored by the National French Training
Taxes institution to which your company pays its training
tax every year.
The law stipulates that the employee must ask and choose himself
his Language programme and his organization.
All you need to do is to contact us and inform your Human
Resources Department with a letter available on our web site
that you wish to benefit from your DIF .( it is requested
to mention the name and address of Carltan Languages , the
Language you wish to study, the dates of the Training, the
number of hours, and the training fees).
A variety of approaches and methodologies are used by CARLTAN
language trainers, depending on the learning style of the
individual or group. As a general rule, we tend to teach using
fairly eclectic methodologies, drawing from the best practice
available. As a default approach, we will tend to focus on
building speaking and listening skills and vocabulary development,
through active, hands-on and communicative teaching
Together with your teacher, you are given the flexibility
to identify and evaluate your language goals, while focusing
on specific areas of interest. This flexibility allows you
to effectively engage in your own language training style
with the subject matter of most importance, resulting in the
successful acquisition of language proficiency that is so
vital in today's global market.
Our instructors have native proficiency in the target language.
Our Instructors have considerable language teaching or private
Our instructors have a college level degree in the target
language or an equivalent education.
Our instructors have professional references and a love for
the Language they are teaching.
Training and Evaluation
Language Trainers are evaluated by their students on their
preparation, professionalism and effectiveness in teaching
throughout their Programme.
Language Trainers are evaluated regularly by our language
training department Team
• TAILOR MADE PROGRAMMES
Carltan languages offers training in a variety of Foreign
Languages. Carltan Languages designs each Foreign Language
program to meet your individual learning objectives.
French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian and many
• FRENCH AS SECOND LANGUAGE
We design each FRENCH as a Second Language (FLE) programme
to meet your individual learning objectives . You come to
us with varying levels of FRENCH proficiency and we customize
programmes and offer flexible schedule.
100 hour programmes (Standard
for Beginners) [
For beginning students with limited or no established proficiency
in the target language, CARLTAN LANGUAGES recommends at least
100 hours of language training to be completed within 12 months.
This is a common format if you are away on business, and you
can combine, for example, language training in the morning,
with real work commitments in the afternoon. As an extra bonus,
you can have your trainer to come along to a real business
meeting/trade fair/presentation so they actually see you “performing”
in your target language. This is about as real as it is possible
to make your training programme, so you can imagine it’s
quite exciting for us. You’ll then receive feedback
during the next lesson, and you can work together on problem
Semi-intensive programmes are also often requested when juggling
is required between improving language skills and looking
after children or running a business.
One-to-One Weekly / Bi-Weekly
Programmes (20/30/50/hour programmes)
For students with some level of established proficiency in
the target language, Carltan Languages recommends at least
20 hours of language training to be completed within.1 month
30/60 hour Programmes
The same individual approach, but this time training takes
on more of a coaching role the more you spread out your sessions.
The minimum is once per week for at least 2 hours. This makes
the lesson worthwhile, but gives you plenty of time to really
work autonomously between sessions. This is the secret to
successful and rapid progress and best value, but requires
you to knuckle down and adhere to the times you set aside
for self study! In this format, your trainer will spend some
time each session going through the work you’ve been
preparing, but there will still be plenty of time to push
forward and cover new ground.
Two-to One Programmes
As with one-to-one programmes, you are free to schedule the
hours as you wish – intensively or spread over a number
of weeks or months.
When two people are sharing the same trainer, it’s most
important that both trainees share the same or very similar
level in the language. This applies to work colleagues, couples
and children alike. It’s also vital that both parties
agree on course content – it might be useful to discuss
this fully and even sketch out the subjects you’d like
to cover, so you both feel the course is beneficial. Provided
you have these united objectives, two-to-one courses work
out to be much more cost effective too.
One-to-one intensive programmes
Not just for the busy executive, intensive one-to-one programmes
simply give you the utmost flexibility in terms of your needs
and availability. If you opt to take your programme intensively,
we’ll be able to recommend an ideal maximum for your
level, and suggest ways of varying content to maintain efficiency.
We sometimes use two trainers to provide variety, overlapping
the two trainers over lunch to simulate a business meeting
or similar small group encounter.
Spouse or Parner programme
Our programmes are appropriate for the trailing
Spouse or Partner. The international assignee or working spouse/partner
may need to focus more on business language; whereas a training
curriculum for a non-working trailing spouse/partner learning
French in France may be customized with a concentration on
day-to-day life, in order to help in the assimilation process.
Our Immersion programmes incorporate the fundamental
elements necessary for you to begin speaking in the target
language quickly, without investing a lot of time away from
the home or office.