French courses/schools in Mexico
Thread poster: Seth Phillips

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Mexico
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Mar 6, 2014

I'm currently living in Mexico DF for the long-term and working as a Portuguese & Spanish to English translator (in different fields such legal, bus/fin, etc.), and looking to learn French (as a fourth language) in order to work in the French to English pair once I get mastered in that language (as an idea to offer different language pairs).

I do have my other reasons to learn French and plan to travel annually to Quebec and/or France in order to practice and master the language. A
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I'm currently living in Mexico DF for the long-term and working as a Portuguese & Spanish to English translator (in different fields such legal, bus/fin, etc.), and looking to learn French (as a fourth language) in order to work in the French to English pair once I get mastered in that language (as an idea to offer different language pairs).

I do have my other reasons to learn French and plan to travel annually to Quebec and/or France in order to practice and master the language. After learning Spanish for years, I started learning Portuguese and it was quite easy to learn immediately (due to the similarity between those two languages). Although I am told knowing my three languages will facilitate learning French, I know French will be it different story when it comes to pronunciation (quite distinct from other romance languages!).

I am aware that there different schools offering French courses / certificates in Mexico, such as:

- CELE UNAM
- Alianza Francesa
- Idiomas CUC

However, I am pondering which school to pick, especially that there are price differences amongst them. Alianza Francesa seems to be the most expensive and prestigious of all, so I am thinking that this school would make my CV standout (more than CELE or Idiomas CUC) in the respect if I were to study French there. But I am not sure if in the translation market that they would pay attention to which language school you attend. Or do they look more at your foreign living / travel experiences in a country speaking your second/third/etc. language?

I would like to know what are your ideas concerning this point of view. Thanks in advance!

[Edited at 2014-03-06 17:40 GMT]
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