is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019 locationHarpenden, Herts

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French Assist offers the following French language services to individuals and professionals (from start-ups to corporate businesses):
• Language Tuition (children, GCSE, A-Level, Entry exams, Adult learners of all levels)
French Assist has developed tailored language tuition solutions to enable you to decide how you want to learn French: individually or as a group, on a weekly basis or with intensive programmes, in your office, in the comfort of your home, at French Assist premises or in an external venue, the choice is yours.
• Property Management
French Assist works with French estate agents, notaires, financial, legal and business advisors and surveyors to ensure that the purchase, sale and/or rental of a French property is as informed and as stress free as possible. French Assist can also help and support with any utility services, insurance, banks, builders, local authorities, government departments, etc...
• Marketing & Communications
If you want to develop and grow your business into a French speaking market, you need to adapt your marketing communications in French.
French Assist offers translation services in French for marketing and advertising communications: website and social media contents, sales presentations, product literature, descriptions and labels, etc...
French Assist provides transcreation services: advertising (online and offline), slogans, SEO keywords, etc... to guarantee the French version has the same intent, style, tone and context as the English one.
French Assist can also help you with your name evaluation before launch for your brands, product names and taglines.
• Translation & Interpreting
French Assist offers translation from English into French and from French into English of documents, proposals, presentations, etc...
French Assist offers interpreting services, either in the UK or in French speaking countries: trade fairs and conferences, guided tours, cultural events, factory visits, business trips, talks, telephone conversations, meetings, negotiations, etc...
• Business Culture
Attitudes and values are the foundation of every country’s culture, and are the building bricks for developing business culture. Cultural influences, communities, attitudes and behaviour vary within and across nations and within and across ethnicities, and are strongly embedded in. French Assist will teach you the French business culture so you can approach French professionals confidently.
• Business Support
French Assist provides support in business services such as administration, legal, travel arrangements and itineraries, recruitment, phone calls, writing and translation of emails and letters, expenses, customer service, email management, etc...ensuring efficient communication and logistics between French and English speaking professionals and/or individuals.
• Relocation
French Assist offers a range of support services to individuals and their families moving to France or the UK. Having experienced living and working in these two countries, we understand the obstacles that can be faced when relocating.
French Assist can help before, during and after the move, in person, online and over the phone. These services include French/UK social security and health system, housing, purchase of a vehicle, removal, school system, transport, insurance, utilities, banking, language tuition, etc, the move is as stress-free as possible for you.
• Consulting
French Assist offers a range of consulting services, all designed to help your company reach its potential. Whether you're looking for a small tweak or complete overhaul, we have you covered. Our services are a la carte, so you can get precisely what you need.
• Event Management
French Assist offers a complete bespoke language service from venue finding to delivery either in France or in the UK. French Assist uses business management and organisational skills to envision, plan and execute your business events.
French Assist will work with your budgets, schedules and objectives to create the best possible events for you.

French Assist was founded in 2012 by Valerie O'Connell, a French native, living in the UK since 1999.
French Assist is based in central Harpenden.

Contact details:
French Assist, 100 Cowper Road, Harpenden, AL5 5NL
Valerie O'Connell, 07733 118 359

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Review of by Amanda Coleman
5 Amanda Coleman

Our French lessons helped us to grasp the structure of the language - verbs, tenses, vocabulary...

A creative teaching style resulted in each lesson being different (playing 'Guess Who' in French was a particular favourite!).

Lessons have been tailored around French current affairs and subjects reflecting our particular interests (mainly sport, art, food and wine!).

This has resulted in us gaining the practical skills and confidence needed to deal with day to day situations every time we visit.

A big thank you!


Review of by Claire Wollaston
5 Claire Wollaston

Valerie is a fantastic french tutor: the real deal, and has an evident passion for both her country of origin and tutoring the language. I cannot emphasise enough how useful I found it to have a french native teaching me- there are so many advantages. Highly recommended.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love the diversity of the requests/enquiries I get. Every day is a different day but always a French day!

What inspired you to start your own business?

I always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I knew I had to do something with France and the French language so setting up French Assist was like and evidence to me.

Why should our clients choose you?

Don't ask us, ask our clients
We get the work done and we care about the work we do.
French Assist is committed to deliver a friendly but professional service tailored to the individual requirements of each client.

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