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1
French Newspaper Phrase
Expires After: Does not Expire

2
Conversational French Dialogues
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Do you dread having conversations in French? You’re hardly alone. Even those who have been learning French for a long time still feel a wave of panic each time they have to speak to someone in French–especially if that person is a native speaker. 

Imagine trying to understand exactly what the person is saying, then having to respond to it by connecting your reply into the right words, stringing those words in the proper sequence, and finally verbalizing them out loud with the correct pronunciation. Ahhh, what a hair-raising ordeal it can be. 

But conversations can never be avoided, and sooner or later you will have to conquer those fears and eventually start talking to somebody in French. When that happens, you don’t need to go through the stomach-churning scenario described above. You simply need to practice, practice, and then practice some more. 

Easier said than done, right? Practicing your conversation skills in French can be tough if you don’t have access to French-speaking conversation partners or if you are not in a French-speaking country. And even when you’re in a French-speaking country, you still need prior practice before going outside and interacting with the locals. 

No need to worry though. With the right learning materials that cater to what a learner truly needs, you will be able to master French conversations, too! 

 

100+ Practical French Dialogues for Extensive Listening Practice

To be able to boost your fluency in speaking French, you need listening practice. Lots of listening practice. You need to train your ears to listen to actual authentic French as it is spoken nowadays. You need to be very well-versed with French pronunciation and intonation. You can achieve that by listening to French dialogues. 

French Conversations contains more than 100 practical French dialogues between two speakers—a male and female native French speaker. You can follow the dialogues while listening to the audio then you can challenge yourself later on by simply listening to the audio without reading the dialogue. 

The conversations are about realistic daily interactions and day-to-day events that you could use to model your conversations. You can find themes such as asking for a favor, having drinks in a bar, introducing someone, buying a train ticket, going to the airport, talking about art, transacting at the bank, going on a first date, job interview, and so much more other useful scenarios. 

More than just listening practice, through constant listening and repeating the French conversations, you will also be able to follow the correct pronunciation and enhance your speaking skills towards a level that will make you confident enough to practice with a conversation partner. 

 

Expand your Vocabulary 

One of the ways you could improve your conversational skills in French is by expanding your vocabulary. Here in this course, you’ll find thousands of French words and phrases that you can readily use in your day-to-day conversations. Since the dialogues are sorted by theme, you will be able to learn the vocabulary by topic, plus, with the audio accompaniment, you can compare how the words appear versus how it sounds. 

The dialogues are also written in parallel text format with its English translation, so on your first reading of the conversation, you will be able to understand it immediately. Once you are feeling more confident of your listening skills, you can challenge yourself by listening to the conversations without the text in front of you. 

 

Survive–and Thrive!–in a French-Speaking Area

If you are currently living (or planning to move) in a French-speaking country, this course can also be a great help to you. Spanning a wide range of day-to-day topics and scenarios, you can practice the conversations at home before you go out to interact with the locals.

 

Become a Good Conversationalist in French

To become a fluent French conversationalist, not only should you arm yourself with a wide vocabulary and correct grammar, you also need to be able to hold interesting discussions about a variety of topics. This course will expose you to different flows of dialogue that you can use as a model in your real-life conversations–with topics ranging from art, movie recommendations, fashion, cooking, TV programs, football, and even what to say on your first date. 

 

More Features and Exercises Coming Soon!

This course will be updated with more coming features including vocabulary lists and different kinds of exercises. So watch out for the big update coming in the near future.

With practice and persistence, you too can be an amazing conversationalist in French. This course and its audio accompaniment will make sure you will be able to reach that goal. 

 

Best of luck to you. Bonne chance !

 

Frederic Bibard

3
Advanced Level French Podcast
Expires After: Does not Expire

It can be quite frustrating to look for learning materials that perfectly suit your level. And that’s exactly why this new French podcast was developed. 

The podcast is perfect for advanced learners or at least B2 (Upper Intermediate) to C1 (Advanced) and C2 (Proficient) in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). If you plan to pass DELF B2 and above, this podcast is one of the best tools you can use to practice your listening comprehension and increase your vocabulary. 

Fun Conversations and Engaging Format

Listen to a variety of topics and go through important grammar points and vocabulary with Frédéric and his British co-host Katie. Katie raises questions from the perspective of a French language learner, and together, Frédéric and Katie talk about topics such as language, food, cultural differences, humour, literature, love, children, and a whole lot more. 

Every episode also comes with a grammar section which focuses on the main issues faced by advanced learners, as well as a discussion on useful French expressions.

Here’s What You’ll Get in this Podcast

  • Each podcast episode is about 40 minutes on average. 
  • The total duration of the whole season would be more or less 20 hours in length
  • The Podcast notes and transcription are a hefty 1,000 pages—to give you full access to review the grammar lessons, vocabulary, plus a way to follow the conversations in its entirety.

What’s Inside this Podcast?

Episode # Titre Grammaire
0 Les tendances
1 Comment des lardons ont failli briser l’amitié franco-italienne Verb Faillir
2 Les langues se sont adaptées à leur environnement Le gérondif. Dans le texte: “des chercheurs venant de mettre en evidence…”
3 Hemingway, un Américain fou de Paris Il y a / il y
4 «Ognon», «nénufar», accent circonflexe: la réforme surprise de l’orthographe Il s’agit de
5 Différence de conversation Le verbe falloir
6 La femme qui désirait une « personne mature » malheureusement attirée par les hommes en travers de la gorge
7 La monstrueuse littérature jeunesse part 1 Si (on the contrary)
8 La monstrueuse littérature jeunesse part 2 Si (if)
9 Les français ne sont pas de gros dégoutant valoir mieux
10 On a passé un an dans la peau des marchés vieil / vieux
11 Comment être arrogant comme un français le verbe rendre/ se rendre
12 Les français puristes de la langue Part 1 Verlan
13 Les français puristes de la langue Part 2 Celui-ci / Celui-là
14 Trop de vacances en France Vocabulaire / expressions pour les vacances
15 La discrimination par l’accent Part 1 Les expressions régionales
16 La discrimination par l’accent Part 2 to care about something
17 Les blagues Exemple de blagues
18 Le coq et le cocu français Le genre des mots
19 Detester les français Verbe se rendre
20 Français et Anglicismes Phrases pour le subjonctif
21 Faire deux choses à la fois could in french
22 Les français sont nuls en anglais Ne pas + infinitive
23 La France, un pays pas très recommandé should in french
24 Brexit encore et toujours
25 Ambiancer, arty, spin-off, émoticône… Le Petit Larousse accepte 150 nouveaux mots Le Causatif
26 Les 12 fautes de français qui vous énervent le plus to care about something

Maximize Your Comprehension with Full Transcripts 

Each episode comes with full transcripts and complete grammar notes. This way, you can follow along to the conversations or review the grammar and vocabulary lessons any time you want. 

Offline Version Available for Free

This course is also available in downloadable format which you can get for free below. With the audio files in MP3 format and transcripts in PDF, you will be able to access the podcast anytime, anywhere for utmost convenience on your part.

Talk in French le podcast en français saison 1

Talk in French le podcast en français saison 1

4
My French Routine Volume 6
Expires After: Does not Expire

Hey there, French learner. Bonjour and welcome to the final volume in the My French Routine learning series. Whether you started with the previous courses or enrolled in this course separately, I would like to start by saying, thank you for signing up.

I would also like to wish you the best of luck as you embark on a four-week journey to brush up on the French language. If you’ve started out with the earlier lessons, you will notice that this course immediately picks up where the 5th volume ended.

Just as with the beginner and intermediate courses, you now have access to a complete step-by-step learning method to learn and practice your French.

Here’s how this course works

The entirety of this course is divided into twenty lessons. You will find that it is designed for you to work on a single lesson each day, 5 days a week, for 4 weeks, with a recap lesson every weekend.

Each daily lesson contains the following:

  • One to three topics per day
  • Sample dialogues recorded by native French speakers to illustrate the different grammar points
  • Audio guides for help with pronunciation
  • Exercises and practice activities
  • Vocabulary  and expressions lists
  • So much more

The topics are carefully selected and the lessons are arranged to ensure that comprehension flows naturally.

The daily lessons are short enough to grab your interest, but still challenging enough to keep you going and make you feel a sense of progress day after day.

What makes this French course different?

I know, I know, the market is overloaded with French language courses. But what makes the My French Routine learning courses different is the method.

A Strong Focus on Listening

Throughout my years as a French teacher, I have always emphasized listening as a key skill that learners need to focus on. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced learner, practicing your listening skills in French is very important.

But just any type of listening is not enough. I want you to have audio materials that are specially crafted and inserted in all the right places to help boost your learning. These are embedded into the material itself.

Unlike all the other audio courses you can find on the market, the listening exercises that I included in this course have been merged with the daily lessons in order to fully maximize your comprehension.

As part of the lessons, you can listen to and follow along with French conversations that illustrate the grammar topics, as well as practice your pronunciation of the vocabulary. The audio material is narrated by native French speakers and recorded for you to easily follow along.

Create a Learning Habit

Learning French is no walk in the park. It requires you to sustain a certain level of enthusiasm and commitment. As a French learner, you already know that some days are harder than others, and some moments your motivation is so low that you feel as if you cannot go any further.

How to remedy this? Break the tasks into small, daily doses and build a learning habit as you go along.

This is the core concept behind all of my products and courses at www.talkinfrench.com. This course, like the rest of the Talk in French resources, builds on that idea. I believe that if you spend time everyday consistently following a daily lesson, you can learn so much more, and progress so much more quickly than if you do it irregularly.

This course—plus all of the previous courses in this series—will help you with that.

So, if you are an intermediate or advanced French learner, you are looking at the course that is ideal for your level. However, if you are a complete beginner or low intermediate level, I suggest you begin with the previous courses and make your way from there.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Convey your ideas very clearly and have meaningful conversations in French with native speakers
  • Demonstrate boosted knowledge and polished skills in the French language
  • Confidently navigate different scenarios while using the French language
  • Pull from an arsenal of 3000 vocabulary words and expressions for use in your daily conversations.

I sincerely hope you will find this course helpful.

Bonne chance, good luck!

Frederic BIBARDFounder, Talk in French

5
French for Kids: A French Reading and Listening Course for Parents and Children
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course contains 30 French short stories with English translation–great for bedtime or anytime reading and listening!

Whether you are a parent who wishes to raise your child to become bilingual, a young reader (aged 6-12 years) old who wants to learn French through fun reading materials, or you’re an adult French learner, this course is perfect for you!

So, what exactly can you expect from this course?

Fun, fantastical themes

You’ll find ten different stories designed to be read by kids from ages 6 to 12—as well as the kids at heart! Featuring a wide array of fun themes touching on dreams, quests, magic, and fantasy, you can rest assured that the material in this book is suited for children and is appropriate for your child’s age.

Written in parallel text

Each paragraph is written in both French and English — first in French, then in English. You can also read the stories in French only or in English only.

Practice your listening skills with the audio

The audio is designed to be a perfect supplement to help readers learn the correctpronunciation and improve their listening skills as well. This makes it perfect for bedtime listening-a great way to lull yourself (or your child) to sleep!

Learn Offline

This course is also available in e-book format which you can download for free below. With the epub or PDF version and the audio files in MP3 format, you will be able to access the lessons anytime, anywhere for utmost convenience on your part.

Bed Time Stories English – French Vol 1

Bed-Time Stories French English Vol 1 (ideal for smartphone and tablet)

Bed Time Stories English – French Vol 2

Bed-Time Stories French English Vol 2 (ideal for smartphone and tablet)

Bed Time Stories English – French Vol 3

Bed-Time Stories French English Vol 3 (ideal for smartphone and tablet)

Learn Hands-Free with the FREE Audiobook

You have an option to listen to this course hands-free while you drive, on your commute, while you are running, picking up groceries—or basically just anytime and anywhere. Simply grab the audiobook version below—also for free!

Download the Audiobook Version

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress? 

You will see the progress bar at the upper left of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

 

2. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

 

3. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

Yes, you should be able to see the first module called “offline materials” where you can get the downloadable version of your course. We are about to simplify the system to make it even easier. A print version and an e-book version will be provided as well.

 

4. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

5.  Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

6
Fluent in French
Expires After: Does not Expire

You know as well as I do that learning French can be quite difficult. Adding to the degree of difficulty is the fact that, in each direction you look, you are bombarded with a deluge of French learning resources.

What is the best learning method to use? Which will work best for your motivation type and level of learning? Where exactly should you begin?

Throughout my years of teaching French, I have heard these dilemmas over and over again from hundreds of French learners. When not done properly, learning a new language can be pull-your-hair-out frustrating. When you do not know which way to look, it can be overwhelming at best and miserable at worst.

Even as I say this, you are probably wondering, out of the many available resources in the market and all of the different methods claiming to be the best way to learn French, why exactly should I pick this course?

There are many things I could say about what this study guide is, but let me tell you what it is not.

It is NOT your usual run-of-the-mill study guide

I created this course specifically with learners like you in mind. When I first took up teaching French in 2008, I was amazed (and deeply troubled) by the dearth of good quality resources that resonate fully with different kinds of learners.

Yes, there are plenty of good books on the subject, of course, but I was looking for something different. Something the average learner could relate to. Something not only beginners can use, but something everyone from different backgrounds and all levels can learn from.

Sounds ambitious? Probably. But if you cannot find the material that you are looking for, the best way to solve the problem is to create the material yourself. That is exactly what I did by coming up with this course.

This is a study guide designed and crafted with the needs of learners in mind, and the result of the years of conversations with French learners like you.

This is NOT a band-aid solution to learning the language

While there are no shortcuts or quick fixes to learning French, this course offers tried-and-tested tips that will help you navigate your way towards your goal. It provides practical advice on habit-creation and how to maintain your motivation, busts long-held myths about learning languages, shares brilliant ideas for improving listening skills and pronunciation, lists tips for getting the best out of reading in French, and gives clear-cut guidelines for writing in French like an expert.

This course is brimming with sure-fire ways to boost your French studies. Learning French may not be easy, but this will help you work your way around the pitfalls and difficulties of language-learning until you reach fluency.

This will NOT be a one-shot deal

The study guide is only the beginning – and it is the perfect starting point for you no matter which age bracket you belong to or what your background and level of learning. When you enroll, you also get a special bonus – a step-by-step learning plan catering specifically to your individual learning needs. Think of it as something resembling a healthy meal plan designed for your nutritional requirements.

As your go-to guy for learning French, I also have loads of other resources that you can use when you head over to my website, www.talkinfrench.com.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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French Noun Gender Mastery Course
Expires After: Does not Expire

Whenever I ask my students what they think is the most difficult part about learning French, I always hear these three typical answers:

  • French pronunciation
  • Tenses
  • Word genders

Argh, the infamous French word genders! Why do we have those rules for words, anyway? Who plays heads or tails with each word and decides that a table (une table) is feminine and a book (un livre) is masculine? Sounds like a bunch of nonsense, right?

Well, I can actually feel your pain and that is why I came up with this course to tackle this issue in two major ways:1/ Understand the logic behind the gender: because yes, there is a sort of logic/patternbehind the words)2/ Try to create an automatic reflex when it comes to choosing the gender: our goal here is to develop a reflex when you say the word in French.

Develop “a melody for a word”

French people do not memorize the gender of words. They just see it , hear it everyday and whenever somebody says the wrong gender of a noun, people will automatically cringe and think “hey it does not seem right; it is not le table but la table”.

Imagine your favorite song—the one where you know the lyrics and melody by heart—but suddenly the singer hits a wrong note. You’ll definitely know something’s not right.

This is the same idea for gender.

You have to learn the “melody of a word” by associating the word with the gender automatically. I want you to develop the same logic by creating a daily routine for 30 days.

Spend 15 minutes per day by associating a word with the right gender. I am not asking you to memorize the word itself. 

Why does this course use 600 French words in the drills?

Did you know that the 600 most frequently used nouns in French account for 90% of common texts? If you know all of them, you can claim “yes, I speak 90% French” (sounds good, no?)

I break those words down into a 30-day drill session in order to make it as easy as possible for you.

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress? 

You will see the progress bar at the upper left of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

 

2. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

 

3. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

Yes, you should be able to see the first module called “offline materials” where you can get the downloadable version of your course. We are about to simplify the system to make it even easier. A print version and an e-book version will be provided as well.

 

4. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

5.  Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

8
French Reading and Listening Comprehension Course: Level 2
Expires After: Does not Expire

How does a child learn to talk, speak and read? By experience! Someone who cares talks to them, reads to them and teaches them how to write. What little child doesn’t like to have a story read to them?

 Learn how to communicate in French the same way. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective and enjoyable.

Learn French in a more natural, entertaining way

This course contains a total of 21 original French short stories designed to help you improve your reading and listening skills and learn new vocabulary easily. The stories are fun and engaging and are written for low intermediate French learners [or A2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)].

Enjoy yourself while you learn to speak French

A common complaint for those learning to speak French is how difficult it is to find suitable reading material to practice reading comprehension, and the lack of audio content to practice listening and pronunciation.

This course provides a solution for both of those problems. It gives the learner a fun wayto learn how to read, speak, listen to and pronounce French without getting bored orintimidated by the monotony of memorizing grammar rules and vocabulary lists.

Have fun while learning French

Useful story themes cultivate a natural development to speaking French instinctively.Imagine listening to your favorite story. Learning happens naturally. Here, your brain puts the pieces of vocabulary and grammar structures together as you spend time in stories that revolve around real life scenarios. Then, use what you learn in your day-to-day conversations.

You retain more because you can actually use it!

In learning this way, your instincts connected with communication are engaged and your conversation will flow naturally. Also, this format makes it easy for you to do away with the dictionary! (Thank heavens.) French-English glossaries are tucked into the stories to help you understand certain words.

Not only will you will be introduced to over 2,000 French words and expressions, but you will learn how to use them in the proper context.

The stories are not only interesting to read but also revolve around useful situations. You will learn about: travelling, love, relationships, cooking, shopping, school, movies, and more.

Advice on how to use this course effectively

While you can choose your own way of enjoying this course, we have prepared some advice on how you can take full advantage of it and maximize your learning and enjoyment.

1. Don’t try to understand everything the first time around. As a beginner or low intermediate French learner, your French skills will take time to develop. You may not understand everything. That’s OK.

Don’t give up or get frustrated just because you are stuck on one word. We have tried to provide as much vocabulary as possible that I believe can instill in your mind the comprehension of the stories. If one word confuses you, just skip it and continue reading.

2. Beware of direct translation. You may have already learned some individual Frenchwords separately. Sometimes, though, when these words are put together, the meaningcompletely changes. Be careful not to translate word for word. For example: « toutle monde » (literal meaning « all the world ») = everybody.

The same idea applies for phrasal verbs. For example: « se mettre » (literal meaning « to put yourself ») = to start/to begin.

3. Review the words you learned. The vocabulary recap at the end of each chapterallows a review which will help you recall and retain the new vocabulary and expressions you learned in the story.

Learn Offline

This course is also available in an e-book format which you may download and save to any of your devices. If you wish to continue learning offline to make use of your time while on your commute or  doing other tasks, you may also use the e-book version of this course. Simply download the PDF or epub version and the free MP3 files below.

Learn French with Stories Vol 1

Learn French with Stories Volume 2

Learn French with Stories Vol 3

Learn French with Stories (ideal for tablet and smartphone)

Learn French with Stories Vol 2 (ideal for tablet and smartphone)

Learn French with Stories Vol 3 (ideal for tablet and smartphone)

You can also get the link to download the e-books in the email receipt upon purchase of this course. 

Having said all these, I wish you all the best in taking this course. 

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress? 

You will see the progress bar at the upper left of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

 

2. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

 

3. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

Yes, you should be able to see the first module called “offline materials” where you can get the downloadable version of your course. We are about to simplify the system to make it even easier. A print version and an e-book version will be provided as well.

 

4. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

5.  Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

9
French Reading and Listening Comprehension Course: Level 1
Expires After: Does not Expire

How does a child learn to talk, speak and read? By experience! Someone who cares talks to them, reads to them and teaches them how to write. What little child doesn’t like to have a story read to them?

 Learn how to communicate in French the same way. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective and enjoyable.

Learn French in a more natural, entertaining way

This course contains a total of 45 original French short stories designed to help you improve your reading and listening skills and learn new vocabulary easily. The stories are fun and engaging and are written for beginner to low intermediate French learners [or A1-A2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)].

Enjoy yourself while you learn to speak French

A common complaint for those learning to speak French is how difficult it is to find suitable reading material to practice reading comprehension, and the lack of audio content to practice listening and pronunciation.

This course provides a solution for both of those problems. It gives the learner a fun wayto learn how to read, speak, listen to and pronounce French without getting bored orintimidated by the monotony of memorizing grammar rules and vocabulary lists.

Have fun while learning French

Useful story themes cultivate a natural development to speaking French instinctively.Imagine listening to your favorite story. Learning happens naturally. Here, your brain puts the pieces of vocabulary and grammar structures together as you spend time in stories that revolve around real life scenarios. Then, use what you learn in your day-to-day conversations.

You retain more because you can actually use it!

In learning this way, your instincts connected with communication are engaged and your conversation will flow naturally. Also, this format makes it easy for you to do away with the dictionary! (Thank heavens.) French-English glossaries are tucked into the stories to help you understand certain words.

Not only will you will be introduced to over 4,500 French words and expressions, but you will learn how to use them in the proper context.

The stories are not only interesting to read but also revolve around useful situations. You will learn about:• Family• Days/Months• Numbers• Weather• Introducing yourself• House/Nature• Clothing• Shopping• Visiting/Tourism• Weekend Activities• Daily Routine• Describing yourself• Food/Cooking• Jobs and Occupation• At the Train Station

Advice on how to use this course effectively

While you can choose your own way of enjoying this course, we have prepared some advice on how you can take full advantage of it and maximize your learning and enjoyment.

1. Don’t try to understand everything the first time around. As a beginner, your Frenchskills will take time to develop. You may not understand everything. That’s OK. Don’tgive up or get frustrated just because you are stuck on one word. We have tried to provide as much vocabulary as possible that I believe can instill in your mind the comprehension of the stories. If one word confuses you, just skip it and continue reading.

2. Beware of direct translation. You may have already learned some individual Frenchwords separately. Sometimes, though, when these words are put together, the meaningcompletely changes. Be careful not to translate word for word. For example: « toutle monde » (literal meaning « all the world ») = everybody.

The same idea applies for phrasal verbs. For example: « se mettre » (literal meaning « to put yourself ») = to start/to begin.

3. Review the words you learned. The vocabulary recap at the end of each chapterallows a review which will help you recall and retain the new vocabulary and expressions you learned in the story.

Learn Offline

This course is also available in an e-book format which you may download and save to any of your devices. If you wish to continue learning offline to make use of your time while on your commute or  doing other tasks, you may also use the e-book version of this course. Simply download the PDF or epub version and the free MP3 files below. These files are also available in the email receipt upon purchase of this course. 

French Short Stories for Beginners Vol 1

French Short Stories for Beginners Vol 2

French Short Stories for Beginners Vol 3

French Short Stories for Beginners Vol 1 (ideal for tablet and smartphone)

French Short Stories for Beginners Vol 2 (ideal for tablet and smartphone)

French Short Stories for Beginners Vol 3 (ideal for tablet and smartphone)

I wish you all the best in taking this course. 

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress? 

You will see the progress bar at the upper left of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

 

2. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

 

3. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

Yes, you should be able to see the first module called “offline materials” where you can get the downloadable version of your course. We are about to simplify the system to make it even easier. A print version and an e-book version will be provided as well.

 

4. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

5.  Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

10
French Grammar Mastery Course: 60-Day Bootcamp
Expires After: Does not Expire

French is the second most widely taught foreign language in the world.  Weirdly, however, and despite the staggering amount of material available on the topic, there is a distinct lack of resources that approach the subject in a fun and lively a manner.

Complete beginners are often overloaded with complex grammar lessons that add more confusion than clarity.

This is the glaring omission I attempt to cover in my website, the subsequent emails, newsletters, and of course, this grammar course. Since the creation of my website www.talkinfrench.com, my team and I have endeavored to approach learning French in an unconventional way by making it engaging, friendly, and injected with a little bit of humor here and there.

Learning French as a Habit

I am not going to sugarcoat my words and say that learning French is just a walk in the park. Unless you are a linguistic genius, it’s definitely not easy.

Learning French takes time and effort. You will experience a lot of hurdles along the way, and in a lot of cases, slow progress can break even the most motivated learner’s spirit.

This is where developing a learning habit comes in. This course book provides you with short and practical grammar lessons, which you can accomplish at less than 15 minutes per day or 30 to 45 minutes including the exercises.

By building on this daily 15-minute routine, you’ll be able to slowly work your way into creating a healthy learning habit.

Learn Offline

This course is also available in e-book format in the form of two French grammar e-books which you may download and save to any of your devices. If you wish to continue learning offline to make use of your time while on your commute or  doing other tasks, you may also use the e-book version of this course.

Simply download the PDF or epub version and the free MP3 files which you can get below. It is already available in the email receipt upon purchase of this course.

Grammar Beginner PDF Version (best for computers)

Grammar Intermediate Epub Version (best for smartphone and tablet)

Full Folder

With that said, I hope you’ll join me on a 60-day journey to learn the ropes of French grammar. So come on! Hop on board with me for two short months and let’s make learning French a habit!

À bientôt!

Frédéric BIBARDFounder, Talk in French

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress? 

You will see the progress bar at the upper left of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

 

2. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

 

3. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

Yes, you should be able to see the first module called “offline materials” where you can get the downloadable version of your course. We are about to simplify the system to make it even easier. A print version and an e-book version will be provided as well.

 

4. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

5.  Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

11
French Online Crash Course: A Highly Intensive Crash Course to Learn French in 7 Days
Expires After: Does not Expire

Faster is not always better… or is it?

Everyone is crazy about everything fast and instant these days. Fast cars, fast food, instant dinners, instant dates… and the list goes on. I do not want to be that archaic voice in your head telling you “all good things take time.” But, really, they do, just like falling in love, cooking a perfect dish, and learning a language like French.

Learning French takes time. Learning French is not like instant food. It is a Ratatouille or a Bouillabaisse that needs to be cooked low and slow for it to turn out deliciously well. However, while this is definitely a preferred approach to learning French, and one I firmly believe in, I also understand that slow is just not an option in some cases.

Whether you like it or not, sometimes learning at a slow pace is just not in the cards for you. So, you need a course that can teach French very quickly.

For when slow is not an option….

Congratulations!

You have officially found that one course. This is “it”.  You have stumbled upon an awesome teaching tool that knows exactly what you need right now.

But before we continue, let me set the record straight: there is no way you can master French in just seven days.

Let that sink in for a moment.

I can imagine a lot of raised eyebrows and a smattering of what-is-this-guy-talking-about or wait-you-gotta-be-kidding-me looks right about now. But we need to be realistic about this process.

I have no intentions of giving you false hope and over-promising that you can be fluent in French in just a few days. Unless, of course, you are a language savant like Daniel Tammet, who can become fluent in any language within the span of a week.  Or if you have magic beans.  Or a language super-gene.  Which is kind of the same thing, I think.   

So, wait… What is this course really all about then?

We have established that this course is not like one of those get-rich-quick/lose-weight-fast/learn-French-in-a-few-days hoax-type things you often come across.

What this course aims to do is:

  • speed things up a little by compressing basic French language instruction with immersion techniques giving you seven days of highly substantial French lessons.
  • guide you through the whole process by providing you with FREE audio material to help you speak and pronounce French words, not just quickly, but properly as well.  Improve your listening comprehension skills with the ONLY course of its kind that offers free audio at a low-price point.
  • provide seven days of high-impact French language lessons grouped into easy-to-follow daily topics, exercises, and fun activities that include: Le Film du Jour (Film of the Day), La Musique du Jour (Music of the Day), and L’activité du Jour (Activity of the Day).
  • build a stable starting point for learners who want to begin strong when learning French.
  • equip you with all the essentials you need to be able to form a basic grasp of the French language and arm you with enough know-how to help you get by in a French-speaking environment.

While I am not promising that you will be a whiz at French in seven days, I can promise that you will learn all the basics of the French language FASTER and in a more immersive way.  Merge your language lessons with fun activities like watching French movies, listening to French music, and more, all with the help of free supplementary audio that you can listen to anywhere.

So, is this that one course — the game-changer that totally gets you?

To find out, check all that apply:

You are:

  • an impatient human being who cannot take months of lessons in order to learn French.
  • traveling for an extended period of time (or moving) to a French-speaking destination and you want to make sure you will survive and thrive in your new environment.
  • officially on a hiatus from life in general and wish to spend a full week learning something new.
  • planning an entire week of self-improvement, and learning French is on your checklist.
  • an employee or businessman who needs to learn the basics of French quickly for something career-related.
  • an especially competitive student who wants to make headway in learning French in order to leave a trail of dust in your opponents’ – er, classmates’ – awestruck faces as you happily speed past them in French class.
  • not into long language learning processes. Your attention wanders or motivation lags in the long term.
  • a strong believer that faster is always better.
  • someone who studied French a long time ago (e.g. in high school), and just want to refresh your memory a bit.
  • going to France very soon and just want to enjoy your holiday by being able to speak the language.

If you checked at least one of the above, then this course is written with you in mind.

If you’re ready, as I am sure you are, buckle up and hold on tight for an entire week of fun and fast French lessons that you will surely enjoy!

Merci.

Frédéric BIBARD

Founder, Talk in French.com

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress? 

You will see the progress bar at the upper left of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

 

2. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

 

3. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

Yes, you should be able to see the first module called “offline materials” where you can get the downloadable version of your course. We are about to simplify the system to make it even easier. A print version and an e-book version will be provided as well.

 

4. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

5.  Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

12
The Complete Advanced French Course
Expires After: Does not Expire

Hey there, French learner. Bonjour and welcome to the final course in the My French Routine learning series. Whether you started with the previous courses, or enrolled in this course separately, I would like to start by saying, thank you for signing up. 

I would also like to wish you the best of luck as you embark on an eight-week journey to brush up on the French language. If you’ve started out with the earlier lessons, you will notice that this course immediately picks up where the intermediate course ended.

Just as with the beginner and intermediate courses, you now have access to a completestep-by-step learning method to learn and practice your French.

Here’s how this course works

The entirety of this course is divided into forty lessons. You will find that it is designed for you to work on a single lesson each day, 5 days a week, for 8 weeks, with a recap lesson every weekend.

Each daily lesson contains the following:

  • One to three topics per day
  • Sample dialogues recorded by native French speakers to illustrate the different grammar points
  • Audio guides for help with pronunciation
  • Exercises and practice activities
  • Vocabulary  and expressions lists
  • So much more

The topics are carefully selected and the lessons are arranged to ensure that comprehension flows naturally.

The daily lessons are short enough to grab your interest, but still challenging enough to keep you going and make you feel a sense of progress day after day.

What makes this French course different?

I know, I know, the market is overloaded with French language courses. But what makes the My French Routine learning courses different is the method.

A Strong Focus on Listening

Throughout my years as a French teacher, I have always emphasized listening as a key skill that learners need to focus on. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced learner, practicing your listening skills in French is very important.

But just any type of listening is not enough. I want you to have audio materials that are specially crafted and inserted in all the right places to help boost your learning. These are embedded into the material itself.

Unlike all the other audio courses you can find on the market, the listening exercises that I included in this course have been merged with the daily lessons in order to fully maximize your comprehension.

As part of the lessons, you can listen to and follow along with French conversations that illustrate the grammar topics, as well as practice your pronunciation of the vocabulary. The audio material is narrated by native French speakers and recorded for you to easily follow along.

Create a Learning Habit

Learning French is no walk in the park. It requires you to sustain a certain level of enthusiasm and commitment. As a French learner, you already know that some days are harder than others, and some moments your motivation is so low that you feel as if you cannot go any further.

How to remedy this? Break the tasks into small, daily doses and build a learning habit as you go along.

This is the core concept behind all of my products and courses at www.talkinfrench.com. This course, like the rest of the Talk in French resources, builds on that idea. I believe that if you spend time everyday consistently following a daily lesson, you can learn so much more, and progress so much more quickly than if you do it irregularly. 

This course—plus all of the previous courses in this series—will help you withthat.

So, if you are an intermediate or advanced French learner, you are looking at the course that is ideal for your level. However, if you are a complete beginner or low intermediate level, I suggest you begin with the previous courses and make your way from there.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Convey your ideas very clearly and have meaningful conversations in French with native speakers
  • Demonstrate boosted knowledge and polished skills in the French language
  • Confidently navigate different scenarios while using the French language
  • Pull from an arsenal of 3000 vocabulary words and expressions for use in your daily conversations.

Learn Offline

This course is also available in an e-book format which you may download and save to any of your devices. If you wish to continue learning offline to make use of your time while on your commute or  doing other tasks, you may also use the e-book version of this course. Simply download the PDF or epub version and the free MP3 files  below. These files are also available in the email receipt upon purchase of this course. 

My French Routine Vol 5

My French Routine Vol 5 Epub (ideal for Smartphone and Tablet)

My French Routine Vol 6

My French Routine Vol 6 Epub (ideal for Smartphone and Tablet)

Bonus lessons

Aside from the daily lessons, you will also be able to access free lessons from the Ultimate French Language Study Guide, Fluent in French. 

The extra lessons will help you address common issues faced by learners of the French language such as how to keep your motivation high, how to build an effective learning habit, how to manage when you plateau in your lessons, and so much more.

I sincerely hope you will find this course helpful.

Bonne chance, good luck!

Frederic BIBARDFounder, Talk in French

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

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1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress?

You will see the progress bar at the upper left corner of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

We offer writing exercises that are personally being reviewed and given feedback by myself, Frederic Bibard. Once the essays are reviewed and approved, the writing exercise will be marked as completed. So if your essay is not yet received and corrected, the lesson will not be considered complete by the system.

2. Where can I access the corrected essay?

I will personally leave comments in the essay section of the course. You should be able to receive a notification in your email inbox and from there click on the “permalink” and you will be able to view the feedback and corrections.

In general, I will correct the error(s) in red and provide an alternative to your sentence in green font. In most cases, your sentence may be grammatically correct but it can sound more natural with the alternative sentence written in the green font.

3. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

4. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

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5. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

6. Can I resubmit an essay in the writing exercises?

We limit the number of submissions per quiz, but if you think you sent your essay by mistake, just contact us using the email address I provided above or you may also leave your message below with the link to the quiz.

7. Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Do you have a question for me? Please email me using the contact form below:

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13
French Verb Conjugation Course
Expires After: Does not Expire

Are the different verb tenses giving you a hard time? Are you too exhausted to memorize one more verb table and remember each and every rule and exception?

Most French learners consider verb conjugation as one of the biggest problem areas in learning French. But if you’re wondering if there’s a less difficult, less painful way to approach French verb conjugation in French, yes, there is.

It’s time to let go of the usual cumbersome method of memorizing each and every French verb form and all the rules that go with it. This course can help you develop a reflex for picking the correct verb form without any hesitation. Just like how native speakers do it.

In this French Verb Conjugation Course, you will learn 15 of the most useful French verbs and use them as a model to cover 80% of all French verbs.

How to use this course

You will find that this course is divided into two sections:

  • Part 1 is a review of the different verb tenses
  • Part 2 covers the Audio Drills and the different exercises.

For those who are not yet familiar with the usage and construction of the French verb tenses, I would suggest that you start with this section before proceeding to the audio drills. However, if you are already familiar with the grammar aspect of French verb conjugation and wish to focus on audio drills, you may proceed directly to Part 2 where you will find the audio drills. 

You can go back to the lessons in Part 1 anytime you want to review the tenses or you can revisit it from time to time especially if there are some grammar points you wish to review before taking the exercises. Ideally though, I would recommend that you follow the sequence of the course for more effective results.

How to Use the Audio Drills in Part 2 of this Course

The drills make use of repetition exercises to build up your reflexes in forming the correct verb form naturally. By doing the drills, you will be able to develop an instinct to select the right verb form without any hesitation, just like any native speaker.

The verbs that you will be learning are selected based on the most useful in everyday conversations. You will then use it to model 80% of all the verbs in the French language.

Take note that only the most useful tenses are included in the drills. These are:​

  • Passé composé
  • Imparfait
  • Conditional
  • French Future Tense
  • Future Perfect Tense
  • French Imperative
  • French Present Participle
  • French Subjunctive

Tenses that are barely used in actual speech such as passé simple and plus-que-parfait are not being focused on to prioritize the most important verbs and tenses used in daily speech.

Aside from the drills, you will also find several exercises to help you practice the verbs you’ve learned.

With the help of the Offline Materials, you can do these drills anywhere—while driving or on your commute, while doing household chores, or while you go out for a run. It’s easy to insert into your day— perfect for even the busiest French learners!

Advice on How to Use the Drills Effectively

Each drill is about five to six minutes long, very easy to follow, and narrated by a native French speaker (myself) to help you learn the correct pronunciation as it is spoken today.

The words are repeated with enough time in between for you to practice your pronunciation as well as your listening skills. By completely following the drills, you should be able to create a reflex and be able to choose the correct verb conjugations on instinct.

Best of luck on your lessons!

Frederic BIBARD

Founder, Talk in French

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress?

You will see the progress bar at the upper left of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

 

2. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

 

3. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

Yes, you should be able to see the first module called “offline materials” where you can get the downloadable version of your course. We are about to simplify the system to make it even easier. A print version and an e-book version will be provided as well.

 

4. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

5.  Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

14
The Complete Intermediate French Course
Expires After: Does not Expire

Welcome to the Complete Intermediate French Course. Whether you arrived here at thispoint after going through the previous lessons (Weeks 1-8), or you enrolled directly to this course because you are already familiar with beginner-level French, let me shake your hand virtually and offer you a warm hello!

This course picks up where the Complete Beginner French Course left off, and continues to give you another set of 40 days’ worth of lessons that you can review on your own (or with a group) for the next two month.

Just like the beginner course, this one strives to teach you all that you need in order to learn French on your own: a complete step-by-step learning method to have you practicing your French and speaking it fluently.

Here’s a look at how this course works

This intermediate French course is divided into forty lessons and is designed for you to tackle a single lesson each day, five days a week, for four weeks. Each daily lesson consists of the following:

  • One to three topics per day
  • Sample dialogue to illustrate a grammar point
  • Audio recorded by native French speakers for you to listen to and follow along
  • Audio guides to help you learn proper pronunciation
  • Exercises and practice activities
  • Vocabulary lists
  • More

The lessons are carefully selected and arranged to not only make learning a breeze, but also to help your skills grow every day until you have accumulated enough knowledge to speak conversational French confidently.

Aside from that, we’ve made sure the lessons are short enough to grab your interest yet challenging enough to keep you going.

Why this course?

Let’s face it. There are way too many courses promising to teach you French. For intermediate-level French learners who stumbled onto this course before checking out the previous courses, you might be wondering:

“Why should you pursue learning French using this course? Just what exactly makes this any different?”

For that, I can give you one short answer: the method.

I made use of the most effective lessons and techniques that worked for my students during all of the years I taught French by incorporating them into a method specifically designed for French learners.

This learning method includes:

A Strong Focus on Listening

Regardless of where you are in your French learning journey, listening is a key skill that should be focused on. But you do not want just any kind of listening activity. You want to have audio materials that are specially crafted and inserted in all of the right spots to help boost your learning.Unlike the other audio courses you will find on the market, the listening exercises included in this course have been carefully incorporated into the daily lessons in order to fully maximize your comprehension.

As part of the lessons, you can listen and follow along with French conversations that illustrate a grammar topic, as well as practice your pronunciation of the vocabulary. The audio clips are narrated by native French speakers and recorded for you to easily follow along.

Develop a Healthy Learning Habit

Learning French is not easy. But if you break it into small daily doses and build a learning habit as you go along, it will become less difficult and more fun and exciting.This is the foundation of all of my products at www.talkinfrench.com, and this course builds on that idea.

By spending time following a lesson daily, you can learn and progress so much more than if you practice irregularly. After all, quality beats quantity when it comes to learning French, and this book will help you with that.

So, if you are an intermediate learner, you are looking at the course that is specially crafted with you in mind. However, if you are a complete beginner,I suggest you head over to the Beginner French Course and start from there.

After completing the 40 lessons in this course, you should be able to:

  •  Convey your ideas in French and be able to speak it with an admirable level of confidence and skill
  • Demonstrate your familiarity with basic French grammar structures
  • Have simple, yet meaningful conversations in French
  • Navigate and discuss different scenarios while using the French language
  • Learn a total of 2500+ vocabulary words and expressions that you can use in your daily conversations

Learn Offline

This course is also available in an e-book format which you may download and save to any of your devices. If you wish to continue learning offline to make use of your time while on your commute or  doing other tasks, you may also use the e-book version of this course. Simply download the PDF or epub version and the free MP3 files below. You can also get these files in the email receipt upon purchase of this course. 

My French Routine Vol 3

My French Routine Vol 3 Epub (ideal for Smartphone and Tablet)

My French Routine Vol 4

My French Routine Vol 4 Epub (ideal for Smartphone and Tablet)

Bonus lessons

Aside from the daily lessons, you will also be able to access free lessons from the Ultimate French Language Study Guide, Fluent in French. 

The extra lessons will help you address common issues faced by intermediate learners of the French language such as how to keep your motivation high, how to build an effective learning habit, how to get over a learning slump, and so much more.

So, without much ado, let’s get started with forty more days of lessons!

Bonne chance, good luck!

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course

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1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress?

You will see the progress bar at the upper left corner of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

We offer writing exercises that are personally being reviewed and given feedback by myself, Frederic Bibard. Once the essays are reviewed and approved, the writing exercise will be marked as completed. So if your essay is not yet received and corrected, the lesson will not be considered complete by the system.

2. Where can I access the corrected essay?

I will personally leave comments in the essay section of the course. You should be able to receive a notification in your email inbox and from there click on the “permalink” and you will be able to view the feedback and corrections.

In general, I will correct the error(s) in red and provide an alternative to your sentence in green font. In most cases, your sentence may be grammatically correct but it can sound more natural with the alternative sentence written in the green font.

3. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

4. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

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5. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

6. Can I resubmit an essay in the writing exercises?

We limit the number of submissions per quiz, but if you think you sent your essay by mistake, just contact us using the email address I provided above or you may also leave your message below with the link to the quiz.

7. Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Do you have a question for me? Please email me using the contact form below:

First NameEmail AddressMessageSend message

15
French Vocabulary Mastery Course: French Words and Colloquial Expressions
Expires After: Does not Expire

Memorizing French vocabulary can be a daunting task, but it’s also one of the most rewarding parts of learning the language. In fact, vocabulary is one aspect that you should devote a lot of time if you want to learn a new language.

Aside from learning French words, to fully understand French vocabulary, you need to learn French slang as well, and learn the frequently used French idiomatic expressions.

But how do you boost your French vocabulary in a way that is both intuitive and logical?

Master French Vocabulary and Expressions

When the French vocabulary textbooks, reviewers, dictionaries, and flashcards are not enough for you to learn new words in its right context, you need a different approach.

You need a course whose main aim is to help you not just learn French vocabulary, but fully understand them as well. You need an online course that combines lessons, audio, and exercises for a fully maximized vocabulary learning experience.

In this course, French Vocabulary Mastery Course, learn all the words, slang terms, and idiomatic expressions that you need to fully understand French texts and spoken conversations, and be able to use them in your speech.

With its strong focus on teaching you correct pronunciation, you will be able to compare how the French word or expression looks versus how it is spoken. You will also be able to fully comprehend how the word or expression is used through the example sentences and exercises.

Best of luck on this course.

Merci ! Thank you!

Frédéric BIBARD

Founder, Talk in French

16
The Complete Beginner French Course
Expires After: Does not Expire

So you’ve decided to teach yourself French. C’est magnifique ! Contrary to what some people believe, learning French on your own is very achievable.

With the right amount of motivation, a healthy learning habit, and the right tools and resources, your dream of speaking French is just around the corner.

And, lucky for you, we have just the thing to help you out.

Here is a course that promises to teach you all you need to learn French on your own: a complete step-by-step learning method to get you speaking French in no time.

How does this course work?

This course is divided into a total of 40 lessons, and is designed for you to tackle a single lesson each day, 5 days a week, for 8 weeks.

Each daily lesson consists of the following:

  • One to three grammar topics
  • Sample dialogue to illustrate grammar points
  • Audio recorded by native French speakers for you to listen to and follow along
  • Audio guides to help you learn the pronunciation
  • Exercises and practice activities
  • Vocabulary lists
  • and more

The lessons are short enough to hold your interest, yet challenging enough to keep you on your toes, leaving you wanting more.

What makes this course different?

There are so many books out there that promise to teach you French. So, what makes you sure you’ve picked the right one this time?

The answer is simple: the method itself.

I have taken the best bits and pieces of what has worked so well for my students in the past, and incorporated all of it into a single go-to guide for learning French.

A strong focus on listening

This course is hinged on the idea that listening to intuitive audio material boosts your learning immensely. Unlike regular audio courses in the market, however, the listening exercises in this course are carefully integrated into daily lessons, ensuring fully maximized learning.

Listen to French conversations that illustrate a grammar topic, follow along and practice your pronunciation of the vocabulary, and get a stronger grasp of your lessons through the audio aids provided.

Build a Learning Habit

If you’ve visited my website, TalkinFrench.com, or purchased any of my other French language books, audiobook or courses, you might already be aware of how much I stand behind the idea of building a learning habit.

Learning a new language, such as French, takes a lot of time and effort. For you to make headway and make things easier as you go along, creating a learning habit is very ​important.

This particular framework guides all of my products, and this course is no different. By allotting time to practice each day and doing so consistently over a period of time, learners like you will be able to learn French much more efficiently than doing it in a sporadic manner, regardless of how much time you spend on it.

Bonus lessons

Aside from the daily lessons, you will also be able to access free lessons from the Ultimate French Language Study Guide, Fluent in French.

The extra lessons will help you address common issues faced by new learners of the French language such as how to keep your motivation high, how to build an effective learning habit, and so much more.

Is this course for you?

If you are a beginner learner with little to no knowledge of the French language, you are looking at a course that is specially crafted with you in mind. It will also work for people who have studied French years before and want to get back on track.

Lastly, it is perfect for learners who prefer learning French on their own and are tired of the incomplete materials available in the market.

What can you expect from this course?

After two months of studying the daily lessons five days each week, you should be able to:

  • Convey your ideas in French and be able to speak with an admirable level of confidence and skill
  • Become familiar with basic French grammar structures
  • Have simple conversations in French
  • Start to be able to express your opinions in French about some topics
  • Learn a total of 3,000+ French vocabulary words and expressions that you can use in your daily conversations.

Excited? Well, buckle up and let’s get going!Bonne chance, good luck!

Frédéric BIBARDFounder, Talk in French

FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about the Talk in French online courses

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1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress?

You will see the progress bar at the upper left corner of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.

Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.

In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.

We offer writing exercises that are personally being reviewed and given feedback by myself, Frederic Bibard. Once the essays are reviewed and approved, the writing exercise will be marked as completed. So if your essay is not yet received and corrected, the lesson will not be considered complete by the system.

2. Where can I access the corrected essay?

I will personally leave comments in the essay section of the course. You should be able to receive a notification in your email inbox and from there click on the “permalink” and you will be able to view the feedback and corrections.

In general, I will correct the error(s) in red and provide an alternative to your sentence in green font. In most cases, your sentence may be grammatically correct but it can sound more natural with the alternative sentence written in the green font.

3. How can I access my course?

You need to login in this URL:

https://store.talkinfrench.com/wp-login.php

Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.

4. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?

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5. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?

Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.

You can send me an email at contact@talkinfrench.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.

6. Can I resubmit an essay in the writing exercises?

We limit the number of submissions per quiz, but if you think you sent your essay by mistake, just contact us using the email address I provided above or you may also leave your message below with the link to the quiz.

7. Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Do you have a question for me? Please email me using the contact form below:

First NameEmail AddressMessageSend message​

7. Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?

Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected.  But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.

Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !

Frederic Bibard

Founder, Talk in French