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Importance of Learning French:

Why should one even consider learning French? Let’s see them, one by one. French has always an important place in the world of business. Being the official language of The United Nations, The European Union, UNESCO, NATO, The International Olympic Committee, The International Red Cross and international courts, French plays a major role in the international arena. Above all, French is the official language of not only France, but also 29 other countries including Canada, Belgium, Switzerland and many more.

What is Express Entry (EE):

Express Entry (EE) is an online immigration application system. Citizenship and Immigration of Canada use the Express Entry (EE) system to manage applicants who want to settle in Canada permanently and take part in their economy.

It allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.

Learning French & Express Entry (EE) Canada:

In the Express Entry Program of Canadian Immigration, the French Language has a vital role to play. Since Canada has two official languages viz: English and French, Citizenship and Immigration of Canada require strong communication skills either in English or in French. There are two exams available to measure the language proficiency of an aspiring Canadian Immigration applicant. They are IELTS & TEF Canada. IELTS measures one’s competency in the English language whereas TEF Canada measures the competency in the French language. The competition for English language speakers are always high in India and is continuously increasing. This opens the opportunity for the French speakers to win over English speakers. Since French speakers in India are mostly bilingual whereas English speakers remain monoglots.

But how French speakers from India can validate their linguistic skills?

This is possible only through the TEF Canada Exam. Even though there are more aspirants who would want to learn French and to immigrate to Canada, there is no training facility available in the country for TEF Canada. Hence, HERE AND NOW has designed a tailor-made program to take-up the TEF Exam.

Demand for Learning French & TEF Canada:

In 2011, HERE AND NOW – The French Institute has received a lot of requests from all over the country for designing a program for Canadian Immigrants and to help them achieve French language proficiency for their immigration purposes. We at HERE AND NOW took the suggestion very seriously and started working on towards the solution.

Birth of Diploma in Business French:

Psychologists & educationalists worked day & night to design a one of a kind program and the result is Diploma in Business French | A Canadian Immigrant’s Degree. The term Business French is developed by HERE AND NOW to describe French that is used not only for business purposes but also in various contexts of life.

HERE AND NOW has witnessed the need for Business French in the Canadian Immigration Process. This need is constantly increasing in the world, due to various factors such as the technological development, new economies, new markets etc. However, HERE AND NOW is the only institution which provides TEF Canada Training in India and even more interesting fact is that it is available on weekends as a part-time course.

What is Diploma in Business & how it serves in Learning French for Canadian Immigration:

In fact, TEF Canada Training Course is presented as a single comprehensive program as Diploma in Business French. Also through which one can achieve mastery, i.e., from A1 till B2 in just 15 Months. Being a part-time program, it is the shortest duration available in the world to accomplish till B2 from scratch.

Diploma in Business French | TEF Canada Training Program | A Canadian Immigrant’s Degree helps Aspiring Applicant to build a powerful profile through this comprehensive and intensive program. It shares a few similarities with IMMERSION PROGRAM of HERE AND NOW, but the primary focus is Canadian Immigration.

The e-TEF Canada – Test d’Evaluation de Français adapté au Canada – is a French language test approved by “Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)” for people aspiring to immigrate to Canada including Quebec.

This test assesses comprehension and expression skills in French. It gives a quantitative and qualitative measure of the level of the candidate’s linguistic and communication skills in French. TEF Canada offers a detailed and personalized analysis of results.

Test Format:

The e-TEF Canada includes 4 compulsory sections:
  •   Written Comprehension (1 hour)*
  •   Listening Comprehension (40 mins)*
  •   Written Expression (1 hour)
  •   Oral Expression (15 mins)

*These sections are done online, using a computer. Hence basic knowledge in windows operating system is necessary.

Learning French – General vs Business French:

One of the biggest differences between Business French and General French is the method of teaching and the targeted audience. Through various empirical studies, HERE AND NOW found that Business French teaching is valued by learners who are highly motivated professionals, who want to increase their business skills especially in the international environment.

Learning Business French includes the following aspects:

  •   Technical or academic terminology
  •   Taking notes.
  •   Making presentations.
  •   To meet specific expectations and needs of the business environment.
  •   TEF Canada Preparation
  •   Diploma in Business French B2 Degree

With these sorts of changes, business professionals and Aspiring Canadian Immigrants can perfect their French to be more business-like and add value to their profile. HERE AND NOW also wishes that companies should offer business French classes to their employees, especially to those who work with international clients and sales. When the employees use fluent and accurate business French vocabulary, the credibility of the company also increases. Hence, a real win-win situation!

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What they saying?


I started to learn French in March 2021 and I was a beginner. I didn’t know anything, even the alphabets. But after these six months, I speak French well. Thanks to the immersion program. It is a short but effective program. In class, everyone must speak only French during these 108 days. The teaching methodology is unique and the teachers are very nice, approachable, kind and we had a great time in class. Thank you to my teachers M Ruthran, Mrs Deepti, Mrs Shruti, Mrs Myriam and Miss Iman for your knowledge and for making these days useful and memorable 😊

Maya Rajalingam

I started to learn French language in Pondicherry in 2019. But I cannot speak French. After that, my friend referred me to ‘the French institute here and now and then I joined there. The course duration is only 6 months, I can’t believe how I learned French in 6 months. Now I am proud to say that I can speak French well, thanks to the immersion program and thank you very much to sir and ladies😊😊

Revathy Ray

I’m daffini from the immersion team 7. it’s a great place to learn french from scratch. Everyone at this institute was very friendly and helpful. I first thought how come it is possible to learn a new language and achieve b2 but later I realized that it could be possible in this course and that is an unforgettable experience.

Daffini Ruby

I love the way the Here and Now institute teaches French, especially Monsieur Ruthran and Madame Deepthi, their immersion program methodology is very unique and useful for people who want to learn French earlier and with the best quality. Personally, I will recommend this place to everyone because before joining this class, I don’t even know the alphabets in French but now I am proud to say that I have finished level B2 in French thanks to Mr Ruthran and Mrs Deepthi.

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