Officially launched on 1st June 2010, French Toast is fast proving to be a huge success. Starting off with a handful of students seeking private (one-to-one) lessons, French Toast grew to over 300 students spread across 20 different classes by the fourth term with about 100 more private students as well as companies and international schools. Currently we have about 50 different classes opened catering to over over 600 students.
However there is more to French Toast than simply being a successful French language school. Our real aim is to share and spread the French culture and language. Besides providing French lessons, we have successfully launched and organized various French-related projects and events such as : wine tasting classes, a French-singing contest, a treasure hunt…
Passionate, efficient and dedicated : these are the common qualities of each French Toast team member. Be it our native French-speaking teachersor our coordinator, we all share a common passion for France, its culture and language.
French lessons for companies (Singapore Airlines, Louis Vuitton, Socomec, Ubisoft, Turbomeca, Tanglin Trust, GESS, Canadian School…)
French group classes and private tuition
French classes for children from playgroups to Secondary French in Lieu of mother tongue
French translation and interpretation
French-related event coordination
On top of the above services, we also have :
a library of French books(they can be borrowed for free by our students)
a growing collection of French movie (S$20 for 8 movies)
Nowadays any great Chef has his own French Toast recipe, but the dish’s beginnings were not that exciting… Originated during the 14th century, it was very popular among the lower class. Bread being cheap and easy to make, it was the base of the alimentation, however it couldn’t be kept for long and had to be eaten quickly.
The dish’s purpose was to make use of the bread which has gone stale, too hard to be eaten, instead of throwing it away or giving it to the animals. This is the reason why we call it Pain Perdu. Pain stands for bread, and perdu (literally “lost”) stands for wasted.