Close collaborations with the Chambre de Metiers et de l’Artisanat and the town halls concerned has enabled us to set up groups in the north-west of Haute-Vienne (Bussière Poitevine & St Bonnet de Bellac) and in the south-east of Haute-Vienne (Saint-Mathieu).
We also plan to extend our courses to other areas. These courses are funded by CRMA New Aquitaine for craftspeople.
St Bonnet de Bellac :
2 levels of FLE taught on Wednesdays
Bussière Poitevine :
Advance group training on Thursday mornings
Saint- Mathieu :
Mixed beginner and intermediate group on Friday afternoons.
Other categories of professionals
Our courses are suitable for traders, service providers, farmers, employees, auto/micro-entrepreneurs and artistic or sporting professions.
We can also provide individual courses at your home or via Skype or Zoom (online) for all categories of professionals. These programmes can be financed within the framework of continuing professional training (CPD).
If you are a professional or an employee and you wish to learn French to facilitate your social and professional integration in France or to learn other modern languages to develop your career internationally or simply to travel to non-French speaking countries, contact us!
We will then take care of the necessary steps in collaboration with you.
Our programmes include the following information: prerequisites, objectives, duration, teaching methods used and evaluation methods, since the start of each training programme is organised according to our respective schedules. I greatly appreciate Alain's help with navigating the MonCompteFormation administration. I needed to improve my spoken and written French for personal and professional reasons. My experience with HVF has been 100% positive. Quality instruction; easy-to-understand instructions with MonCompteFormation administration; outstanding, timely communication. Everyone appreciates Alain's gracious help and HVF's quality of instruction (especially Aurélie). Thanks for being so awesome!
I wanted to attain FLE at level B1 for french nationality. I loved all my lessons with Aurélie. It was like chatting to a really good friend who fixed my French at the same time! She really took into account my learning style and didn’t grill me on the subjunctive too much 😉 I passed my end of course exam with level B2, which I was really happy about. Alain made the process of using my training credits really easy, and the level of teaching provided by Aurelie was second to none. I would 100% recommend HVF to anyone wanting to improve their french.
Alain will support you in organising the paperwork if you would like to use your training fund for French lessons. That's a lot of work, and on my side I had to do very little to make it happen. Alain/HVF are professional and always put the students' needs first and foremost. My confidence in speaking French was not great, I liked the one to one online teaching which meant I could fit the lessons around my work easily. Alain's flexibility was also something that was important to me. Our discussions were always relevant to my day to day life, which helped me improve a lot in that area of speaking. I now feel more confident to speak French, and I am not as embarrassed when I make any mistakes. I no longer need someone to support me with medical appointments or face to face discussions with various organisations. My listening has also improved a great deal, and I understand French much better. It’s fun to learn French with HVF, and convenient being able to do it online.
Do you qualify for funding for your learning?
If you want funded language classes with us, we’ll endeavour to find a way to finance your learning.
Where possible, whether you are self-employed, running a business or an employee, we will explore ways to qualify for full financing by the OCPOs (skills operators) or within the CPF framework (personal training account).
French as a foreign language
Professional certifications (DELF, TCF, and DCL)
HVF makes every effort within the framework of its present and past partnership with the certifying bodies (France Education International and the University of Limoges examination centre for the DELF and Culture Apha in Limoges for the TCF and the appropriate Academy for the DCL) to enable trainees to arrive prepared for the certification exams for their language level.
It is also possible for employees to have access to the training courses provided by HVF by using their CPF account on the Mon Compte Formation platform. To date, 100% of the trainees who have taken the TCF, DELF & DCL have obtained their certification.
At present, there are no gateways and there is no possibility of validating ‘blocks of competencies’.
Even if the language level certification exams are open to the public, HVF verifies (by means of an evaluation test or on presentation of a level certificate) that the trainee will follow the training adapted to his/her level of the French language.
The competences attested by the certifications (DELF, TCF, and DCL) are based on knowledge, know-how and learning skills, present in the ability to communicate on the linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic levels in a professional context. The implementation of this competence in the realisation of language activities in a professional context involves comprehension, expression, interaction and mediation.
We invite those who are interested in the DCL to click here.
The level validated by the DELF, TCF or DCL (from A1 to C2) will provide a precise indication to the professional participants of the level of communication of the holders of the language level certification, which can be a factor of integration in the company.
The certified acquisition of a CEFR level automatically allows integration into HVF or any other FLE training organisation for the preparation of the assessment of the higher level.
I wanted to sit the DELF B1 exam and needed help with my grammar to be able to pass it. Aurélie was really wonderful, and the lessons felt more like a conversation with a friend than a lesson. Grammar points and new vocabulary were introduced into the flow of the lesson fluidly. I passed my B1 exam with 89.5/100 and I gained the confidence to apply to university to do my nursing diploma, which I am currently studying. I had a really positive experience. HVF are very professional and their teaching methods really work!
Thank you for giving me the confidence I needed to really integrate into French society.
I was lacking confidence and feeling like I had made little progress over the last few years. The DCL examination was a good focus and motivation for me. I found the course really well suited to my needs and working speed. I had the utmost confidence in the tuition I received and it made me feel more confident myself. I look forward to the lessons without any anxiety! I already made several recommendations to friends and acquaintances - HVF offers tailored tuition and is a professional and reliable organisation.
The course with HVF fit around what I already knew and helped me to grow my knowledge. These people listen before they plan, they endeavour to understand where you are in your French journey so they can then help you and put you in the right direction to move forward. From day one I felt at ease learning from home and that continued right through my course. I do not speak perfect French, I never will, but now I speak more than enough to give me the confidence to be out there working in the French community. Doing the course has opened new horizons for me and enriched my life in France. When I sell houses to people, I always mention HVF and Stéphanie, my tutor, as inspirational people who have made my French speaking life a pleasure.
Our training catalogue
1. DCL product sheets and programmes for courses leading to DCL certification
2. Training for DELF
We work with a network of professionals to offer other language courses (English, German, Spanish and Italian) and homework help.
Interested professionals and employees can contact us to open groups, which could qualify for funding within the professional training scheme.
Samples of English programmes
Samples of Spanish programmes
Projet Voltaire (ideal for those with minimum of B1 level in French)
We are authorised by the Voltaire Project to offer a Voltaire certificate preparation course, which is now registered on the EDOF platform and allows anyone with a CPF to use their funds to follow this course
The course includes
The objectives of the course
Voltaire – Individual training plans
Voltaire – Group training plans
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