If you’re looking for a French coach, you might not be sure exactly what you should be looking for.
There are several things that you should consider, and, of course, it all depends on what you’re looking to achieve.
So, to help you make the right decision and get what you want from your French coach, we’ve put together this blog all about what you should be looking for.
Look for the job title
This is a simple one, but it’s a great place to start. The language used in the job title will tell you A LOT about what you’ll be getting.
At VICI, we don’t have teachers, tutors, or trainers.
We have language coaches.
With training, tutoring, or instructing, the approach can be rigid and based on a set curriculum. That means whatever you’re looking to achieve, you’ve got to follow the same set path.
BUT, with coaching, it’s tailored to your needs in a much more fluid and flexible way.
Look for a native speaker
By choosing a native speaker, you know you’re getting a coach with an undoubted passion for what they do.
We choose all our coaches for their excellent linguistic abilities and it’s one of the things we think sets us apart.
Check the training
One of the first things you should look for is how your French coach is trained.
What are their qualifications?
When did they last update their credentials?
Do you know what you’re getting?
All our staff are rigorously trained. Ongoing employee development is one of our key objectives, which is why we’re always offering training opportunities to our language coaches and all our staff.
Learning and development ensure that we’re always up to date with the latest techniques, learning, and opportunities to make sure that you get the very best language coaching possible.
Look for enthusiasm
We can’t imagine anything worse than a language coach who simply doesn’t want to be there.
It’s not fair on you, it’s not fair on us, and it’s a waste of time for them.
You’re FAR more likely to learn and develop your French skills if your coach LOVES what they do!
This is a non-negotiable at VICI. We only work with coaches who share our values, love what they do and have a passion for helping others achieve their language goals.
We believe that by creating an environment that’s fun, engaging, and passionate, you’ll be more determined to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
Make sure your needs will be met
This is probably one of the most important points when you’re looking for a French coach. We really can’t stress this enough.
Firstly, think – what do you want to achieve?
How much support do you need?
At VICI, we know that a coach must UNDERSTAND you if you’re going to get the most out of your experience.
All our coaches adopt a personalised approach, tailoring their method to your needs so that you get the coaching that you need to succeed.
We know that everyone is different. Your goals are unique, your skill level is unique to you, the way that you learn is unique. That’s why we’ll never adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach – because it just won’t work.
A French coach must be responsive to your needs so that you can develop a comfortable coach/client relationship with them.
All of this is aimed at making it much easier for you to achieve your linguistic objectives
Ensure you’re the star of the show
It’s simple: It’s all about you.
You’re the one that needs the coaching. You’re the one that wants to achieve your goals. You’re the one that wants to learn.
We’ll always put our students first. That means putting you at the heart of each lesson.
Our staff want to be a ‘guide one the side’ rather than a ‘sage on the stage’ – that’s a promise!
Check your progression
As much as your French coaching experience is a journey, we’re results-driven.
What does that mean?
All the topics that we cover are designed with your goals in mind.
We keep a record of your overall linguistic objectives, as well as the methods of assessment so that we can prepare a bespoke language programme for you.
All of this is checked and signed off by our Language Coordinator, so you know that you’re getting the BEST programme you can.
We can’t promise we’ve got a magic potion to help you learn French. Even if we wanted to!
What we will do is everything it takes to ensure that you enjoy your student journey and that we make sure we’re giving you all the support you need to achieve the results that you’re looking for.
Ready to start?
So, now you know exactly what you need to look for in a French coach, right?
There’s a couple of other things you should look for too…
At VICI, we believe in having a passion for customer service, not just talking about it. It’s a key part of what we do because we know how important it is.
We’re ALWAYS looking to improve. If there’s something we can do better, we want to do it. We want to improve our service before any complaints arise, which is why we’re always on the front foot with the services we provide.
Culture is at the heart of it all. Everyone at VICI lives and breathes customer service, so you know you’re getting a genuine, passionate, and high-quality experience.