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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


My company will pay for my course, would you provide me with an invoice?

Yes. You need to provide us with your company details. Please note that the payments must be cleared before you start the course.


What happens if I miss a lesson (standard courses only)?

We will email you what has been covered and recommend the homework to carry out to enable you to catch up. See terms and conditions.


What happens if I miss more than two lessons (standard courses only) ? Would Languistique give me a refund?

We are unable to provide refunds in respect of missed classes as your place is reserved for a fixed number of consecutive weeks. See terms and conditions.


When can I start (standard courses only) ?

Our courses are tailored to start at the beginning of each academic term: January, April and September. These dates are regularly updated on the courses page on our website. 


How many countries speak French?

French is spoken by more than 300 million people around the world. It is the official language in 29 countries: France, Belgium, Romandy region of Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Democratic republic of Congo, Madagascar, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Mali, Rwanda, Guinea, Chad, Burundi, Benin, Togo, Central Africa Republic, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Djibouti, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Canada, Haiti and the French overseas regions of Guadeloupe, French Guinea, Martinique, Mayotte, reunion.

French is also prominent in Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, Louisiana, Maine, Lebanon, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.


What are the differences in the French language from Canada, Africa, Asia and Europe?

The differences lie mainly in the pronunciation and the vocabulary.  They are both influenced by neighboring countries and local dialects.

In the Caribbean for e.g, there are numerous French based creole languages; in Lebanon, French and Arab are mixed to give the Franbanais; while in Quebec, French lexis is very developed to avoid the use of English...


What sort of French will I be learning at Languístíque?

We teach the French language from France.