Corporate Classes for Groups & Individuals

Gain a competitive edge in French-speaking markets, enhance your business and travel experience in French-speaking countries, improve communication with clients and colleagues, and foster team-building within your company by signing up for FIAF’s corporate classes.

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Tanya Akl, FIAF’s Private & Corporate Instruction Coordinator, will contact you after reviewing your request and work with you to customize and schedule the classes.

  • The FIAF Advantage

    Great Flexibility: Classes are tailored to meet your organization’s timeframe, goals and logistical needs. Courses are offered at FIAF or at your office, with a flexible (daytime and evening) schedule starting at any time during the year.

    Competitive Pricing: Prices scaled to long-term programs, class size, and organizational needs—the more classes you commit to, the better the value.

    Excellent Teachers: Experienced in teaching French in a corporate setting, our teachers are all native French speakers fully qualified to teach French as a second language.

    Extra Perks: Corporate students receive a complimentary FIAF Individual Membership, gaining access to all FIAF’s cultural and arts programs, special events, and the leading private French-language library in the U.S. Check out the Membership benefits.

  • FIAF’s Class Offerings

    General French

    FIAF’s curriculum covers extensive training for all levels, from beginner to expert. The recommended program consists of 2-3 hours per week. As your partner in language learning, FIAF is committed to regular assessment of students to make sure individual and company goals are achieved. Your company will receive regular progress updates.

    Custom French

    FIAF can create custom classes tailored to the specific needs and goals of your business. We work with you to develop the best language learning experience for your team.

    Specialized Programs and Workshops

    Intercultural Training; French Business Etiquette; French Diplomacy and International Relations; Legal French / Commercial Laws; Translation; French for Travel; French for Fashion; Art & Culture; French Art de Vivre; and Certification Exam Preparation

    English Lessons

    To meet the needs of expatriate employees of French companies, FIAF has developed a program to improve verbal and written English skills quickly and effectively. View info and rates for English lessons here.

  • Our Rates

    FIAF offers affordable corporate lessons for individuals (1 student), small groups (2-12 students), and large teams (13+ students).

    Prices vary depending on type of class, number of students, and duration of class. The more classes you commit to, the better the value. We recommend 2-3 hours per week. A minimum of 5 hours of lessons must be purchased.

    Special rates available for packages of 12-29 and 30+ hours.

    We also offer special pricing for tax-exempt organizations.

    View hourly rates & discounted packages.

  • Meet a Few of Our Teachers

    Thierry Bidault studied international politics and economy at the Université des Sciences Politiques in Paris, as well as literature at the Sorbonne and international commercial law at Paris-Assas In 1994, he received a Certificate in English from Columbia University Teachers College.Thierry worked as an instructor from 1995 to 2007 in Washington D.C. for the Discovery Channel, the Federal Communication Commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. He also co-founded the DC Independent Film Festival in 1995. From 1998 to 2002, he was the VP of the Washington DC chapter of the Sciences-Po Alumni Association. Thierry joined FIAF in 2005 and has tutored top executives at BNP, Goldman Sachs, and Cartier, among others. He also works for NGOs like the United Nations. His students include high-ranking executives such as former US ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and former US ambassador to France Janet Hartley. In addition to his comprehensive experience tutoring in the banking and business sectors, Thierry is the author of books on French grammar, history, international relations, and French wine.

    Peggy Cambier-Weinstein has been teaching at FIAF since 2004, specializing in private tutoring. Originally from Lille, Peggy received a degree in translation and interpretation from the Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et Traduction and a degree in English literature from the Sorbonne. She worked as a translator and interpreter in Paris before moving to the U.S. A Parisian at heart, Peggy lives on the Upper West Side with her American husband and their three bilingual children. She has extensive experience teaching in the business, international affairs, luxury, and media sectors.

    Sosthene Mikala is a bilingual interpreter and teacher with over 18 years of professional experience in legal and educational environments. He works with global leaders within the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations, The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in democracy and cultural pluralism from the New School University, as well as certificates in language proficiency and communication from New York University. Prior to coming to FIAF in 2009, Sosthene taught French and English at Barnard College for 3 years. He also taught French for 6 years at Prep for Prep, a school in Manhattan that develops ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society for the enduring benefit of all.

  • Clients & Testimonials

    Recent clients include: Credit Agricole, LVMH, Helen Keller International, Hearst Magazine, Guttmacher Institute, Vivendi, L’Oréal, Natixis, Ipsos, World Economic Forum, AXA Equitable, Harry Winston, Doctors Without Borders, and United Water.

    “Working in financial services mostly with French individuals and corporations, our management decided to give employees an opportunity to learn French. From my experience, speaking even a few words of French helps to break the ice during conference calls, in-person meetings and client dinners. Taking French lessons proved to be a fun team building activity and enlarged our corporate culture. The teachers are knowledgeable and fun.”
    — Nataliya M., Groupe Natixis

    “I feel compelled to say a few words about the great operation at FIAF. A few years ago, the company I work for had allowed my boss, a native English speaker to take private French lessons.  My boss and I came upon FIAF and am happy to say we have been with them ever since. We cannot say enough how lucky we have been to find such a great group of professionals!”
    — Patricia K., Ipsos Americas