Learn the 20% of French you need to understand 80% of everyday conversations and speak with confidence

French Together is the only course teaching you the 20% of French you need to know to understand 80% of everyday conversations and quickly speak French with confidence.

After using French Together, you will know exactly what to say to order a coffee like a local, book a table at a restaurant, have conversations with locals or buy a train ticket.

You will completely avoid the embarrassment of not understanding what people say and will be able to engage in meaningful exchanges with locals without feeling like a foreigner.

All of this with lessons you can easily fit into your day and will look forward to, even after a long day at work.

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Step 1

Listen to real-life conversations recorded at slow and normal speed

Your learning journey starts by listening to a fun and realistic conversation between Jérome, Elodie, Stéphane and the other professional voice actors who worked on this course.

They speak fast, don’t they? That’s how all French people speak (especially Parisians, they are the worst!) Don’t worry though, French Together also comes with audio recorded at slow speed so you can get used to the sounds of the language. Simply switch between the two speeds and train your ears to finally understand fast-talking locals.

Do this for a few weeks and you could dramatically improve your understanding of spoken French. Oh and the course also includes audio from a variety of speakers so you get used to different accents and intonations and don’t end up having to ask locals to repeat when you go to France.

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J Williams Robson

One of the best parts of this course is the fact that you had the dialogues at ‘normal speed’ versus slowed down dialogues, so it meant that you could hear how the conversation would sound in ‘real time’ vs the ‘slowed down’ audio for your ears to ‘listen more. By day twenty of this course, I felt confident enough to speak (I had to travel to France), as well as understand simple everyday sentences/directions, which only enhanced my stay in France.

– J. Williams Robson

Nottingham – United Kingdom

Irene Belyakov-Goodman

After using the French Together course, I had a chance to speak to a French person – I traveled to England and Normandy and dared to start a conversation with our guide (who is from Paris and spoke perfect English. He wasn’t very talkative with me in French – but I was thrilled that he understood me and I – him. He was very surprised that I had studied French only for a few months.

– Irene Belyakov-Goodman
United States

Step 2

Improve your understanding of the language with full transcripts and natural translations

Unlike other courses that teach you a ton of words you will never use, French Together focuses on the most common French words because these are the 20% of French words you will find in 80% of conversations.

These words have been carefully selected based on a list of the most common French words in everyday speech. Each sentence has then been reviewed by several native speakers to make sure the sentences you learn are the sentences you will hear the most in real life.

Each conversation comes with a full transcript and translation so you know exactly how to use each word and sentence you learn. This includes literal translations to help you quickly understand how the French language works and discover the true meaning of some of the most common French expressions.

French words often have multiple meanings. Understanding all the nuances is essential if you want to sound French. That’s why the course also includes clear vocabulary explanations when necessary.

Finally, cultural explanations help you learn more about French culture so you don’t simply speak French but also act French and avoid embarrassing mistakes. For example, you will discover how to tip like a local, learn a simple phrase you can use to get tap water for free in restaurants and discover the words you must use if you don’t want to come across as rude.

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Step 3

Understand how the language works with clear grammar explanations

Each lesson builds on what you have already learned, and slowly incorporates new elements, so you don’t have to struggle to memorize anything. You can focus on learning effortlessly.

You learn grammar naturally by focusing on common patterns and similarities between French and English. Instead of learning French from scratch, French Together uses your knowledge of English to help you learn French in the easiest and most logical way possible.

The clear grammar explanations help you easily understand complicated grammar concepts such as the difference between masculine and feminine words and the conjugation of irregular verbs. While most courses teach you as much grammar as possible, French Together only teaches you the grammar you actually need to know.

French Together follows a clear grammatical progression inspired by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR.) By the end of the course, you will have reached a level equivalent to the B1 level of the CEFR. This means you will be able to speak about most everyday topics with confidence and understand most of what people tell you.

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Step 4

Gain confidence and improve your speaking skills with conversation practice exercises

Real life French is nothing like textbook French and French Together prepares you for it with conversation practice exercises.

Whether you are in front of your computer, in your car or working out, these exercises recreate the experience of speaking in real life and help you gain the confidence you need to speak French with locals.

I call these exercises “anti-freeze” exercises because they solve the two main problems French learners face in real life:

  • Even though you know the words, you can’t hear them when people talk because they speak so fast and single words melt into sentences.
  • You can’t seem to string sentences together and frequently freeze when it’s time to speak.

As a language learner myself, I know how scary speaking a foreign language can be. The conversation practice exercises help you gain confidence by simulating real-life conversations from the comfort and safety of your home. This allows you to improve your listening and speaking skills without having to worry about someone asking you to repeat or making fun of you.

French Together app conversation practice

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If you’re a complete beginner, you will build a solid foundation and discover:

  • 8 greeting words you must know if you don’t want to sound rude.
  • The secret to easily guessing the gender of any French noun with 80% accuracy.
  • The simple conjugation pattern you can use to easily conjugate the French present tense.
  • What to do first when you enter a French shop.
  • Why you should never use “how are you” as a greeting in France and what to do instead.
  • Do you know the difference between “tu” and “vous”? I’ll show you which one to use
  • The simple pronunciation mistake that could get you to say the opposite of what you meant to say.
  • How to ask for directions and actually understand the answer.
  • The sneaky way to talk about the future without using the future tense.
  • Nous is the best way to say “we” in French. WRONG. In lesson 6 I’ll show you how locals say “we”.
  • The expressions you can use to add color to your French.
  • The exacts words you should use to book a hotel room or a table at a restaurant.
  • How to ask for the chef’s recommendation and get a meal you will love.
  • Why dropping words and letters can help you sound more authentic.
  • The 3 words you need to know to make comparisons in French.
  • French people speak fast. Here is how to politely ask them to slow down or repeat.
  • WARNING. The French don’t always use the correct word order and you shouldn’t either.
  • How to introduce yourself and other people with style.
  • Why speaking English is an advantage when it comes to learning French.
  • A few embarrassing vocabulary and grammar mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • When to use filler words to sound more natural.


If you already know a bit of French, you will build on what you already know and learn:

  • Follow this simple rule to easily conjugate most French verbs in the future and conditional tense
  • The subtle but extremely important differences between the two main French past tenses
  • How using the present tense to talk about the future can help you sound more French
  • A conjugation mistake most French people make and how to avoid it
  • The easiest way to talk about events that just happened
  • The truth about “vegetarian” French food
  • How to conjugate verbs in the imperfect
  • Warning: you need to know these fundamental differences between spoken French and written French
  • The RE technique: a simple way to change the meaning of French verbs and sound like a local
  • How to ask for the waiter’s recommendation and get a meal you will never forget
  • The multiple translations of “you” (and how to use the right one)
  • Tricky false friends that confuse French learners
  • All the ways to answer the phone in French
  • How to say “should” in French and avoid common mistakes
  • The questions French waiters ask you when you enter a restaurant and how to answer them
  • The 4 letters you can use to easily turn most French adjectives into adverbs
  • How a few hilarious French expressions can help you sound more natural and impress locals
  • The mistake many French learners make when talking about countries
  • 4 ways to say “what” in French and why it matters
  • How to conjugate verbs in the passé composé
  • Learn how to say “have to” in French

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If you’re at an intermediate level, you will learn the French needed to better understand native speakers and go from listening to speaking:

  • An introduction to the French passive voice (and why you need to use it sparingly.)
  • Do you know the difference between “ses” and “son”? I’ll show you which one to use.
  • The easiest way to say “I should probably…” or I better…”
  • How to conjugate verbs in the imperative.
  • The secret of BANGS.
  • A romantic faux-ami to avoid.
  • The essential irregular verb imperative to watch out for.
  • The “most important” French words and how to use them to unlock your Frenchness.
  • Why you shouldn’t use the French “be + ing” form (and the tense to use instead.)
  • How do you say “just + verb” in French? (hint: it’s really simple.)
  • The dozens of ways to use “salle” to create words.
  • The mysterious life of “là.”
  • How to say “has to” in French.
  • How to say “while doing something” in French.
  • The conditional conjugation of “pouvoir” (and why it’s more useful than it may seem.)
  • The “magical” French prefix you can use to easily create new verbs and express repetition.
  • The romantic “to miss” or why the French don’t say “I miss you”.
  • How to know where to place short adverbs.
  • How the French tip (and don’t tip).
  • What “ça fait” really means.
  • How not to let “en” and “y” drive you crazy.

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How does the free trial work?

You have 7 days to tryFrench Together totally risk-free. You can cancel in one click at any time before the end of your free trial and won’t be charged. Atfer your trial ends, you will then be covered by the 30-day moneyback guarantee and can cancel at any time.

Will this work on my smartphone/tablet/computer?

Yes, French Together works on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebooks and the vast majority of devices.

I’m not very tech-savvy, is the course complicated to use?

French Together has been designed to be as easy to use as possible. If you know how to browse the web and found this page, you will have no trouble using it.

Do I need to install anything?

No, just go to frenchtogether.com and start learning.

Can you tell me more about the 30-day sourire guarantee?

After your free trial ends, your subscription will start (unless you cancelled) and you will then have 30 days to try French Together totally risk-free. If you don’t like it, haven’t had the time to use it or feel that it’s not the right course for you, email benjamin@frenchtogether.com within 30 days of your purchase and I will issue a full refund with a smile. No questions asked.

How easy is it to cancel?

I’m a language learner just like you, and if there is one thing I hate, it’s apps that make it easy to sign up and hard to cancel. That’s why I made sure cancelling French Together is as easy as possible. You can cancel your subscription at any time either by:

  • Clicking on “cancel” in your account
  • Clicking on the cancellation link in your subscription confirmation email
  • Emailing me at benjamin@frenchtogether.com

And if you cancel within 30 days of your subscription starting, you will benefit from the 30-day sourire (smile) guarantee and receive a full refund.

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Lyn- Indonesia

Before using French Together, I had spent one year struggling with French grammar and couldn’t speak French at all. After using the course for only 30 days, I feel that I better understand French grammar and feel more confident speaking. I particularly love the slow audio, because it helps my ears to listen more so that I can speak more and can honestly say that this course has saved me lot’s of time and prevented many headaches. I would totally recommend this course.

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Donna Åhrberg – Sweden

I have been getting up a bit earlier each morning just to study french on your course, and then I have it with me all day, repeating to myself and combining different sentences. I only used the duolingo app before and it has helped me build up vocabulary and grammar, but for sentences it hasn’t really done anything for me. As you’re saying, when will I ever say ”Il y a une vache dans le jardin !” ? I even feel confident enough to let people hear me speak, to show them what I’ve learnt and it feels amazing!

Emily Bernstein

Emily Bernstein – USA

It is an excellent French course – very different than how we learn a language in the classroom. I wish I had known these lessons before moving to France. It took me FOREVER to figure out that you could switch ‘on’ and ‘nous’ when speaking. I had no idea what people were saying! Great work!

Is this the right course for me?

French Together is for you if you can say OUI to at least 4 of these statements:

  • You’re just getting started learning French and would like to speak and understand French before your trip to France.
  • You studied French at school and want to refresh your knowledge.
  • Despite knowing thousands of words, you feel paralyzed when it’s your turn to speak French.
  • You can read in French but struggle with conversation.
  • You don’t mind putting in the work as long as you know that the time you invest is a positive step towards your goal of becoming a confident French speaker.
  • In fact, you’re already working hard to learn French and just want to make sure you’re spending your learning time as efficiently as possible.
  • You can’t wait to become a confident French speaker and can already picture yourself asking for the chef’s recommendation in a Michelin-starred restaurant and talking about your favorite movie with your French friend Paul.
  • You love how French sounds and can’t wait to be able to watch French movies and read French books in the original version.

French Together isn’t for you if:

  • You’re looking for a magical pill that’ll allow you to learn French in a day. The French Together course is awesome and it can help you quickly speak and understand French, but it won’t help you unless you’re motivated and ready to work a little bit every day.
  • You regularly speak French with your friends and have become a master in the art of asking French shopkeepers how their family is doing while joking about the weather. C’est GENIAL, this is GREAT congratulation! You could still learn a ton of useful French expressions and improve your French with French Together, but you’d be better off with a more advanced course.
  • You only want to learn French to pass your exams. This is a noble goal, and I congratulate you on it, but unless your exam is focused on expressing yourself and communicating in French, you’ve better ways to prepare for it (learning conjugation tables by heart for example).

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