Learn French in Beijing, Shanghai, or anywhere with our Online Classes!


About the French Language

From business to diplomacy, culture, sports, international law or military, the French language plays a major role worldwide. It is currently spoken on all 5 continents by 220 million people who are expected to become 700 million by 2050.

The French Speaking World



40% of them are in Europe, where French is the second most widely spoken mother tongue with 78 million speakers, just after Germany (100 million) but ahead of English (61 million) and demographers forecast that France’s birth rate will make French the most widely spoken mother tongue in Europe, ousting German, by 2025.

50% are spread between the most rapidly developing regions of Africa and the Middle East

The remainder is mostly scattered within North, Central, South America and Asia or the Indian Ocean

French is also an official language in 29 countries, second only to English in this category, and one of the working languages of many other international institutions (WTO, WHO, NATO, UNESCO…)

Furthermore, France and French-speaking countries play an active part in the world economy, accounting for some 20% of world trade in goods.

So don’t wait any longer, just contact us and try a one hour TailorMade French lesson with one of our professional teachers!



Online 1-on-1 Lessons

Study French online from anywhere

TailorMade Language Training is specialized in French language training both in china and online.  All of our online French teachers hold language university degrees in French language. They are either native speaker or local Chinese and teach you French during live session with a whiteboard, just as they would do in a normal classroom.

Online 1-on-1 Lesson Pricing

Hours
10-59
60-119
120+
Local Teachers
¥215/hr
¥190/hr
¥175/hr
Native Teachers
¥400/hr
¥380/hr
¥360/hr

All you need to attend your French lesson is a computer, a headset and a reliable internet connection. Then we can help you design a personalized training program, or you can follow our standard French course. We have developed over the years a unique teaching method focusing in the first instance on speaking & understanding.

Please feel free to contact us for more information!

If you're located Beijing or Shanghai you might also want to consider looking into our Private 1-on-1 Lessons!

Cancellation Policy & Validity Period

Any private lesson can be canceled for free if you inform the teacher the day before the lesson before 8pm. You can check with your teacher if she is available at another time to make up the lesson or just cancel it but pay attention to the validity deadline.

The validity deadline will be calculated according to the number of hours you buy and the number of hours you book a teacher per week. We will add 50% more time to the period you normally need if you follow your booked schedule and do not cancel any lessons.

For example, if you decide to buy 60 hours lessons and book 3 hours per week, you will have 60/3 + 50% = 30 weeks to use all the hours.



Standard Group Lessons

Come to our Beijing or Shanghai center and join any of available Group Classes. You will meet new people with equivalent French level, share experience and knowledge.

Different schedules and levels;

2 to 5 students per class.

Please feel free to contact us for more information!

Standard Group Lesson Pricing

Local teachers
¥100/hr
¥120/hr
Native teachers
¥140/hr
¥160/hr
You might also want to consider looking into our Private Group Lessons!

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Standard Group Lessons are not flexible and cannot be canceled.



Private 1-on-1 Lessons

Private Face-to-Face 1-on-1 lessons represent the most efficient and fastest way to learn French. The teacher will fully focus on your own goals and needs, customizing classes in real time.

Face to Face lessons can be taken at our Beijing and Shanghai centers, your office or your home.

You go at your own pace.

You can adapt the content of your training to your precise needs and objectives.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information!

Private 1-on-1 Lesson Pricing

Hours
10-59
60-119
120+
Local Teachers
235/hr
¥210/hr
¥195/hr
Native Teachers
¥420/hr
¥400/hr
¥380/hr

You might also want to consider looking into our Online 1-on-1 Lessons!

Cancellation Policy & Validity Period


Any private lesson can be canceled for free if you inform the teacher the day before the lesson before 8pm. You can check with your teacher if she is available at another time to make up the lesson or just cancel it but pay attention to the validity deadline.

The validity deadline will be calculated according to the number of hours you buy and the number of hours you book a teacher per week. We will add 50% more time to the period you normally need if you follow your booked schedule and do not cancel any lessons.

For example, if you decide to buy 60 hours lessons and book 3 hours per week, you will have 60/3 + 50% = 30 weeks to use all the hours.



Private Group Lessons

Ideal for colleagues, friends or family members of equivalent level and needs:

Make your own group with friends and colleagues;

Take classes at our Beijing or Shanghai centers, your office or home;

Adapt the schedule and content of the training to your needs.

Please feel free to contact us for more information!

Private Group Lesson Pricing
(Local Teachers)

Students / Hours
10-59
60-119
120+
2 Students
¥135/hr
¥125/hr
¥105/hr
3 Students
¥110/hr
¥100/hr
¥90/hr
4+ Students
¥90/hr
¥85/hr
¥85/hr

Private Group Lesson Pricing
(Native Teachers)

Students / Hours
10-59
60-119
120+
2 Students
¥240/hr
¥220/hr
¥200/hr
3 Students
¥180/hr
¥165/hr
¥150/hr
4+ Students
¥150/hr
¥140/hr
¥130/hr

Prices are per student.
Depending on location a transportation charge may apply.

You might also want to consider looking into our Standard Group Lessons!

Cancellation Policy & Validity Period

Any private lesson can be canceled for free if you inform the teacher the day before the lesson before 8pm. You can check with your teacher if she is available at another time to make up the lesson or just cancel it but pay attention to the validity deadline.

The validity deadline will be calculated according to the number of hours you buy and the number of hours you book a teacher per week. We will add 50% more time to the period you normally need if you follow your booked schedule and do not cancel any lessons.

For example, if you decide to buy 60 hours lessons and book 3 hours per week, you will have 60/3 + 50% = 30 weeks to use all the hours.



French Self-Test


Evaluate your French language skills with the simple quiz below!

Level A1

① Mon âge?
Je suis 27 ansJ’ai 27 ansMoi avoir 27 ansJe ai 27 ans
② Où est-ce que tu es né? Ⓐ En ChineA ChineAu ChineLa Chine
③ Pardon, je cherche la poste. Elle est Ⓐ en face du caféen face de le cafésur le caféface du café.
④ Je dois rendre ces livres Ⓐ à la libraireà la bibliothèquechez le libraireà la bouquinerie, sinon je vais avoir une amende.
⑤ Je vais arriver en retard. Ⓐ Mon alarmeMa montreMon réveilMon horloge n’a pas sonné.

Level A2

① Est-ce qu’il reste des œufs dans le frigo? - Non, il Ⓐ n’y en ane les an’en an’y a plus.
② Votre week-end à Paris s’est bien passé? Bof, nous Ⓐ avons attenduattendionssommes attendusattendons deux heures au péage.
③ Grâce aux cours de français, je comprends Ⓐ bonmoins bienmeilleurmieux les gens.
④ Cette tarte est délicieuse! Je vais reprendre Ⓐ une pièceune partune partieune tranche.
⑤ Je revends ma tablette à bon prix. Elle est toute Ⓐ nouvellenouvelneuveneuf.

Level B1

① Charlotte, ça fait combien de temps que vous êtes ici ? Je suis ici Ⓐ pourpendantdepuisil y a sept mois.
② Comment s’appelle le réalisateur Ⓐ qu’a faitqui a faitqu’est faitqui est fait «Intouchables»?
③ Demain, retour du soleil ! Il Ⓐ faitferafaisaitferait beau partout en France.
④ J’ai acheté cette belle robe Ⓐ une réductionprix basen soldeune affaire cet été.
⑤ Paul m’a invitée au restaurant mais qui va payer Ⓐ la facturel’additionle billetle prix?

Level B2

① Hier, en raison de violents orages, des villageois Ⓐ sont privésont été privésétaient privéesse privaient d’électricité.
② J’ai écrit ce livre de 2000 pages Ⓐ en trois ansdans 3 ansil y avait 3 anspendant 3 ans.
③ Géniale cette fête ! Dommage que tu Ⓐ n’as pas pune sois pasn’aies pas pun’es pas pu venir.
④ Pour devenir membre, il suffit de payer Ⓐ l’abonnementle prixla cotisationle prix de la fédération sportive.
⑤ Suite à l’envoi de ma candidature, j’ai décroché Ⓐ un entretienune interviewun examenune rencontre.

Level C1

① Je vous inviterai à la crémaillère Ⓐ tant queavant queune fois quejusqu’à ce que je serai bien installé.
② On peut manger libanais Ⓐ à moins quesauf sià moins deen supposant que tu n’aies prévu autre chose.
③ La reconnaissance de mes compétences, c’est Ⓐ ce quece à quoice dontce qui j’aspire avant tout.
④ Ⓐ L’absentéismeL’abstentionL’absenceL’abstinence massive lors des élections européennes favorise l’avancée des europhobes.
⑤ Le spécialiste des techniques de fabrication et de conversation de vin s’appelle Ⓐ un vigneronun sommelierun vignobleun œnologue.


French Lessons - Level Introduction

Level A1 - 60-100 Hours


  • Introduce yourself, get to know someone.
  • Talk about your daily life habits.
  • Buy and sell items.
  • Read and fill up postcards, easy forms and invitations.

Level A2 - 150-200 Hours


  • Describe your personal and professional environment (people, places, work).
  • Exchange information and simple ideas.
  • Relate a short and simple event.
  • Understand short and simple texts.
  • Write short and simple notes.

Level B1 - 350-400 Hours


  • Understand and participate in daily life conversations.
  • Share your opinion about actual topics.
  • Relate an event, an experience or a dream, describe a dream/goal.
  • Talk about a project or an idea.
  • Write a letter, a structured email.

Level B2 - 550-650 Hours


  • Share your opinion in a precise and detailed way.
  • Justify your opinions.
  • Understand most of the TV programs.
  • Understand and write cleared and detailed texts about different topics.

Level C1 - 800-900 Hours


  • Develop your thought from simple to complex.
  • Being able to express yourself spontaneously about complex or academic topics.
  • Take notes from long and difficult documents.
  • Write long and difficult texts.

Level C2 - 1050-1200 Hours


  • Understand and use the language in an exact and precised way.
  • Understand every aspects of the language (accent, expression) in life and medias.
  • Write complex texts (articles, reports…) adapted to the circumstances.


Holiday Cheatsheet


Are you going to France soon and don't have time to take lessons? Here is a little list of survival words to get you started!

You might also want to consider our Online One-on-One classes!

Essentials

Essentiels

Please
S'il vous plait
Thank you
Merci
You're welcome
De rien
Yes
Oui
No
Non
Excuse me
Pardonnez-moi
I'm sorry
Je suis désolé
I'm don't understand
Je ne comprends pas
Do you speak English?
Parlez-vous anglais?


Contact Us

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About


TailorMade was created in 2009 in Beijing by a team of expatriates and entrepreneurs committed to making languages more accessible to everyone. Since then, we have provided high quality Chinese classes given by teachers with Genuine Language University degrees, both in China and online.

In 2015, thanks to the good feedback from students and willing to expand to new perspectives, TailorMade’s team decide to start French Language training in our Shanghai and Beijing centers and also offers an online solution to learn from anywhere.

The company mainly works with professionals and focuses in the first place on oral and practice, with the main goal to get students operational in the language as fast as possible.

If you are looking for a good place to learn Moliere’s language, don’t hesitate anymore and contact us!


Our Teachers


We propose both native French and local Chinese French teachers:

Our native French teachers are experienced professionals featuring higher university or schools’ degrees in different fields, some from Language Universities, others from business, engineering or other specializations.

Our “local Chinese” French teachers are all graduated from French Language Universities, where they learnt the specificities of French language teaching while discovering French local culture. They also all have at least 1 year’s concrete experience in teaching French.

A Couple of Teacher Backgrounds


Nathan

Mathias is a pure product of South of France. After passing a Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, he started to travel in different countries(England,Germany,Japan,China etc...) in order to make people discover his country and teaching his language. Full of joy, funny but also very precise when it comes to teach French Mathias can, thanks of his experience, adapt the way he teaches to the student and aim for the best way of learning possible. Mathias also like sports a lot especially rugby and football


Celia
Celia Wang grew up in Suzhou. She holds a Master Degree in French Literature from La Sorbonne (University Paris 4,Paris). Célia taught French during 1 year at the French Institute of Suzhou. She really loves French culture and it's her happiness to help students discover the culture and the French way of living. She is also a fitness enthusiastic.

Stephane
Stephane is an experienced teacher. He comes from East of France and speaks 4 different languages : French, English , Spanish and Chinese. What he enjoys more in his job is to be creative to make the class always more fun and lively. For him motivation is the key in the learning process. Every student enjoys different way of learning. Some of them have a lot of free time and some others have already busy working weeks. Stephane loves to adapt to every one and to provide tailor made methods to create a learning experience as fun and effective as possible.

Nathan

Nathan has a strong love for France and its language. He thinks French language is rich, colorful, powerful and deep. Very early in his life, he developed a passion for France’s culture and the diversity of this country.

Nathan lived in Toulouse and Paris where he was studying FLE, teach French as a foreign language.

Methodology


Methodology is a system of practices and procedures that a teacher uses to teach. It will be based on beliefs about the nature of language, and how it is learnt (known as 'Approach').

At TailorMade we are strong believers of the Communicative Approach. This approach premises its belief on the view that language is communication. In order to nurture communication, TailorMade’s lessons are:

Student-centered and activity-based, with lots of group interaction and opportunities for input, output, and negotiation of meaning;

Task-based with authentic materials used in real-life situations, using a variety of input that is slightly higher than the students’ own level;

Built upon the evolving needs of students in the classroom;

Focused on providing a safe environment where mistakes are secondary to communication.

In communicative teaching, the above points are central. The teacher acts as a facilitator in the learning process, guiding the students, and laying the foundation for them to practice and develop confidence in their skills both in and out of the classroom. Most importantly, this approach respects the way adults learn by giving them control over their learning process.

When learners are involved in real communication, their natural strategies for language acquisition will be used, and this will allow them to learn to use the language and remember it better.

The classroom activities will be characterized by trying to produce meaningful and real communication for all levels. The result will be more emphasis on skills than systems, also lessons are more learner-focused and we may use authentic materials (pieces of newspaper, pictures etc…) as well as the book “Alter Ego”.

Also, here at TailorMade we can adapt our lessons depending on students’ levels and objectives by using most famous and standard French teaching methodologies on the market, both from French and Chinese authors, sometime to combine them, and regularly design customized material or select original supports to better fit students’ precise needs.



TailorMade Centers

Beijing Sanlitun Center



Our language center is installed in a building named “Maison France-Chine” in Sanlitun. It’s a perfect place to meet French people and try to practice your French after classes.

Our  language center is ideally located in a building named “Maison France-Chine” in the heart of Chaoyang district, at the center of the commercial and diplomatic area of Sanlitun. The proximity with other French companies of the building among which the “French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China” at the same floor with TailorMade generates a positive and energetic ambiance, allowing students to meet French people and practice French language with them after classes.

Address


北京市朝阳区工体北路4号81号楼225室

Maison France Chine, Room 225, Building 81, No. 4 Gongti beilu, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Telephone


+86 (0)10 5714 7546, +86 139 1043 7734

Shanghai Jing’an Center



Our Shanghai Center is installed in an old and traditional Shanghainese house, in the middle of a small lane of Shanghai’s youngest and most active district. It will only take you about 5 minutes’ walk from Jing’an Temple to reach the center which is located few steps away from the cross between Jiaozhou Road (or Yanping Road) and Wuding Road.

You will not only be able to enjoy high quality French Classes in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere but can also discover the many restaurants and coffees of neighboring streets.

Address


上海静安区胶州路319弄29号底楼

No.29, No.319 Lane, Jiaozhou Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai

Telephone


+86 (0)21 6034 4153, +86 137-6130-4914


Testimonials


A few kind words from some of our customers...

Iryna K.

Student


“Very professional and high-quality school which provides tailor-made classes. I took a 60 hours package as a total beginner, now I’m almost finished, and I can already make a conversation in French. This is very ex ouring. I would recommend TailorMade to anyone who wishes to learn or improve their French skills.”

Chia Wan L.

Canadian Consulate — Chief Representative


“I have tried learning French for several years by enrolling in language schools. The huge class size makes the progress of my learning limited and sometimes, unenjoyable. Since commencing my lessons with TailorMade several months ago, I have made notable progress and becoming more confident of practicing my French. My tutor is very attentive to my needs and takes great care to correct my mistakes. I look forward to every lesson and the experience of learning a new language is so much more enjoyable at TailorMade.”

Echo L.

Paypal — Manager


"It’s great to explore new opportunities by learning an unknown language. I’ve tried to self-learn French several times but didn’t get anywhere.

The professionals from TailorMade do help me discover the fun and make big progress in learning French.”