Is it ever too late to learn a language such as French? 26102018

Is it ever too late to learn a language such as French?

Is it ever too late to learn a language such as French? The Museum of Knowledge would say that learning a language is as difficult as the student makes it! The best way to learn French is to have an open mind and dedicate the time and effort to learn.

Explore success factors and define new communication techniques

The exploration of success can be defined by new communication techniques, accents and punctuation. Being aware of these factors will assist language learners to learn French and improve their competency no matter what age the learner is. Mastering the art of good vocabulary and grammar is also important and these are aspects of language learning that are a focal point of the Museum of Knowledge French language learning programme.

Practice makes perfect

Regular practice delivers the essence of learning a new language such as French. The more the student practices the more they will progress. Structure is also an important element of language learning and the Museum of Knowledge modules offered to intermediate and advanced language learners emphasize structured French courses from the outset.


Learn French for Hospitality, Museum of Knowledge Techniques 17082018

Learn French for Hospitality, Museum of Knowledge Techniques

Learn French for Hospitality and take on board Museum of Knowledge techniques for robust language learning. French cuisine transcends the world around us and client meetings over dinner or lunch can reach high levels of persuasion between business professionals who speak the same language as their clients.

Museum of Knowledge French language courses for the Hospitality industry use dynamic industry specific vocabulary that will set French language learners apart from their fellow language learners. As well as learning about the intricacies of French dining, Museum of Knowledge French language learners will also be able to explore topical subject areas that relate to the hospitality, travel and leisure sector such as choosing a travel agency and how to choose the best travel essentials for a long haul flight.





Museum of Knowledge Top 5 reasons to learn French 03082018

Museum of Knowledge Top 5 reasons to learn French

Museum of Knowledge top 5 reasons to learn French include some practical advice on how to excel in the French language and why the French language is so significant.

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.



How long to learn French? Museum of Knowledge tips 13042018

How long does it take to learn French? Museum of Knowledge tips

The Museum of Knowledge team is often asked by students, how long does it take to learn French? One of the Romance languages, French is also a Latin language rich in colourful sounds with strong accentuation at the heart of French pronunciation. To learn French is to learn and not be intimidated by the placement of accents in writing, accentuation when speaking, and having an open ear to the various accents when listening. Reading French is a skill that can be mastered by taking into consideration various educational tools, from books and newspapers to business related materials such as contracts.

Certainly the Museum of Knowledge team suggests that students dedicate sufficient time to learn French. Depending on how quickly the student wishes to progress, a minimum of three hours per week should be assigned to learn French. Students who wish to learn French will have to take into consideration that they will need to master various skills including speaking French, listening to French, reading French and writing in French. Three hours a week must be assigned over a set period of time, for example six months in order to advance quickly. Progress can be accurately measured via a tutor feedback session such as those developed for the Museum of Knowledge French language courses.

Some students find developing certain language skills more difficult to obtain than others. For example Museum of Knowledge students often highlight the difficulty they experience when attempting to write in French. Many reasons for this challenge include the fact that writing in French requires a high level of both comprehension and accuracy and some students will find it more difficult to master accurate French prose compared to developing conversational skills within six months for example.