Learn French and embrace a new culture
Learning French enables students to be more aware of cultural influences from various French-speaking countries, whether these be the French Canadian region, France or the French Caribbean. Each region will have a specific accent and often dialogue. Therefore the more exposure a student has gained of various accents and cultures, the greater the cultural understanding of French will be.
Learn French for Business
One of the most effective ways of negotiating is to do so in the language of the client. Learn French for Business so that your negotiating skills are as effective as possible and tailored to the industry you work in. The Museum of Knowledge develops content for a set number of industries in the creative services industry as well as the hospitality sector. The creative services industry of focus includes the fashion industry with complimentary industries such as retail also incorporated into the French language learning programme. Sales and Marketing also form part of the French language learning programme offering a wider scope to learn French for various industries within the creative services industry as well as the hospitality, travel and leisure sector.
Learn French for Leisure
Developing social skills is paramount for seamless integration into new communities. The Museum of Knowledge has developed a programme for students who wish to learn French for leisure so that diners can communicate with ease in a French restaurant for example. This not only includes developing skills such as being able to order gastronomic delights and beverages in a French restaurant using French and words and phrases, but also developing French social skills and the rules of etiquette.
Also pertinent to consider is the Museum Of Knowledge focus on increasing its student’s ability to communicate effectively in French in a fine dining setting, exchange pleasantries and understand the type of dialogue and greetings that are appropriate for this setting.
Learn French and understand the importance of French cuisine
French cuisine and the service enjoyed by those who have dined in Michelin star restaurants are best understood by embracing French culture. Perfection and attention to detail personifies French cuisine. The delicate aroma of herbs and spices that accompanies the rich flavour of French cuisine delights diners from far and wide. With natural ingredients and regional delicacies such as white wine used to create typical French dishes such as Coq au vin, students who learn French will soon discover the importance of mealtime and the essence of socializing the French way.
Learn French and understand French artistic influences on the world stage
As French artists became more popular in the nineteenth century, so did the artistic movements they personified. In 1875, furniture, textile and jewellery designers were officially given the status of artists by the French government.
French historical and cultural influences can be found in various creative disciplines including architecture and interior design. The Art Déco period (la période des Arts Décoratifs) began in France just before World War I. The Art Déco period is personified by architectural prowess as seen in the Chrysler Building New York (built during the 1920s) and the Prometheus sculpture at the Rockefeller in New York City, USA. Understanding French culture and its influence around the world enables students to embrace its usage and understand its global relevance. Art Déco is greatly influenced by the need to be modern and so the geometric styles of cubism can also be seen in architecture and interior design reflecting the Art Déco period of the 1920s and early 1930s.
Art Déco and its influence in the creative sector are often showcased in jewellery, fashion, cars, furniture, architecture and interior design. Art Déco is known to represent optimum levels of glamour, style and exuberance. Craftmanship was highly specified in the Art Déco period with strong influences of the bold geometric styles of cubism in contemporary furniture designs from the Louis XVI and Louis Philippe I eras. French language learners will understand more comprehensively how the French heritage of attention to detail and perfection is visible in all that transcends this period.