Fund your English training thanks to CPF
CPF or Personal Training Account is a system set up by the French government. The ideal? Contribute to maintaining the employment of employees in France. It allows you to pursue certification training courses throughout your career.
At a time when the CPF seems to be taking off, training is on the rise. For them to be eligible for CPF funding, they must be certified. Many English language training They exist. They are distinguished by different teaching methods and many learning methods are offered: remotely or face-to-face, all you have to do is find the training that interests you, without paying your money.
Using your CPF to train in English makes it a valuable opportunity: to improve your language skills without dipping into your savings. If you are unsure about the amount invested in your CPF account, check the site My training account, dictated by the state. You can identify yourself using your social security number and password.
How to choose the right English course with CPF
Assess your needs: Do you want to take advantage of more professional opportunities or improve your language skills? Beginner, intermediate or expert, you’re sure to find a tutorial that meets your expectations. You can also opt for training that will allow you to pass the certification. TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS are the most popular certificates. They allow you to qualify for interesting job opportunities.
- TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) : It assesses your level of professional English.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) : It assesses your ability to use English in an academic environment.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System): An international test that measures your current level of English.
Each of these tests has its own specifications, so be sure to choose one that fits your personal or professional goals. Also think about your preferred learning style and take into account your availability. You can choose:
Intensive English training is essential if you want to progress quickly. They require several hours of commitment per week. These condensed courses aim to improve your skills in a short period of time. The frequency of lessons is high for faster progress. Offered in groups or individually, they require a lot of effort and motivation, but the result is sure.
Online English courses allow you to study at your own pace, wherever you are. You can benefit from interactive courses delivered by expert trainers.
Finally, don’t hesitate to inquire about the quality of training. Read reviews from former learners and check exam pass rate. If you take these elements into account, you will definitely find the training you need.
How to register for CPF English training?
Nothing could be simpler: if you don’t already have a personal account, the first step is to create a personal account. Prepare your social security number and follow the instructions provided by the site. Once logged in, click on “Search for Training”. Then type “English” in the search bar and select the tutorial that matches your criteria. Note that each training course represents its cost in CPF hours – so check your account to ensure you have the required hours. If the entitlements you have received are not enough to cover the entire cost of your preferred course, don’t panic. You have several solutions: ask for help from a complementary financier like Pôle emploi or choose matching contributions (ie make a personal contribution to cover the shortfall). Then, all you have to do is verify your registration request and wait for the verification from the training institute.
Before starting your training, you will usually have to take a language test. By this you can have a clear understanding of your English language and adjust your practice accordingly. At the end of your training, an assessment is carried out to measure progress. You will receive a certificate in compliance with the CEFR (European Framework for Languages): a valuable asset on your CV.
So arm yourself with patience and motivation: learning English takes time, but it is an investment from which you will surely reap the benefits.
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