Free French Lessons

Looking for a great way to learn French for free? These French lessons will teach you the 20% of vocabulary and grammar you need to understand 80% of everyday conversations and speak with confidence.

You will also discover proven proven tips to learn French and learn about French culture and pronunciation.

Oh and most of these lessons come with audio recorded by native French speakers and are ogaznized by level (beginner or intermediate).

What You Really Need to Know About Writing French Letters and Emails

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When I was learning French in school, writing letters was one of the most intimidating things we covered. There were so many formules de politesse (polite phrases and salutations) and all of them seemed absolutely required to be included in any formal or professional correspondence. Then, I came to France and found that letter (and …

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15 Proven Tips to Help You Learn French Fast

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Learning another language isn’t easy. I’ve been a fluent French speaker for a long time, but I’ve never forgotten how challenging it was to get here. Along the way, I learned some lessons and discovered some strategies that helped me with everything from studying, to self-esteem (a crucial part of learning just about anything). If …

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How to Use (And Not to Use) Au Contraire

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Au contraire means “On the contrary”. But if you’re an English-speaker, the phrase’s translation isn’t contrary at all; it turns out we use it the same way the French do. Still, it’s not quite so simple. Let’s take a closer look at au contraire. The meaning of au contraire Important: There is only one way …

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The Complete Guide to the French Education System

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What is school like in France? It’s a question you might find yourself pondering as you study French and get to know more about French culture. In some ways, French school is like school in many places in the world, including the US and UK – but there are a number of key differences, including …

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Everything You Need to Know About the French Verb “Savoir”

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Savoir means “to know” in French. Let’s explore all things savoir, starting with its conjugation. Savoir conjugation Savoir is an irregular verb, which means you’ll have to memorize its conjugations. A small consolation is that it’s conjugated with avoir in compound tenses, so you don’t have to agree the participle and the subject in a …

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