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, some guidance and feedback, and the right learning method, your dream of speaking French is just around the corner. And, lucky for you, we have just the course to help you out.
This course is divided into a total of 40 lessons with 8 weekly recaps. It 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:
You will notice as you take the course that the lessons are not too lengthy. We try to make the lessons as clear and concise as possible while giving you plenty of time for practising your listening and writing skills and reinforcing the grammar and vocabulary you learned through the quizzes.
If at any point during the course you are confused or you feel the need to clarify some key points, please send me a message in the contact form in this page or by leaving a comment in the lesson page and I will answer you shortly.
There are so many courses out there that promise to teach you French. So, what makes you sure you’ve chosen 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 this course. You will find the most important grammar points and vocabulary lists in a short daily lesson followed by several exercises for you to practice your listening and writing skills.
Aside from that, I offer a complete support to every course-taker. I will be personally checking each writing exercise and I will provide feedback to help you improve your writing skills. Should you have any question throughout the lessons, send me a message and I will try my best to give an immediate response.
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 to practice your pronunciation of the vocabulary, and get a stronger grasp of your lessons through the audio aids provided. You will also have plenty of listening exercises to help you harness your listening skills right from the get-go.
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.
This course comes with essay writing exercises to help you improve your writing skills in French. The essays are personally corrected by me, Frederic, and I also provide feedback on the essays you submit. You can learn more about the essay instructions here.
In each essay writing exercise, we provide example sentences for you to study and model your answers from. But for your own interest and to help you improve your skills, please create your own unique sentences regardless of how challenging or full of errors it may be. It is part of the learning process after all.
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.
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 in the lesson marked "Offline Materials".
In the latest update to this premium course, you will now be able to improve your pronunciation and gain confidence in speaking French through the speaking exercises in each daily lesson.
There are 2-4 speaking practice exercises in each lesson---graded and non-graded. The graded exercises will help you know if your pronunciation is correct while the non-graded exercises work as a recorder with audio playback and download option to help you listen to your pronunciation, compare how you sound versus the native speaker, and be able to clearly assess your progress.
To make this course truly a complete and immersive learning method for you, we have added short stories after each week of lessons to help you practice your reading skills in French.
Each short story focuses on an aspect of French culture and is designed specifically for your current level (beginner). The stories make use of grammar structures and vocabulary that you will encounter throughout the lessons.
Read the story first and at the bottom of the page, you may click to view the English translation so you could compare if your understanding of the French text matches that of the English translation.
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. It is also perfect for learners who prefer learning French on their own with some support and guidance from an instructor.
After two months of studying the daily lessons five days each week, you should be able to:
Excited? Well, buckle up and let’s get going!
Bonne chance, good luck!
Founder, Talk in French
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Another way you can access the corrected essays is by checking Your Profile page. Please see the screenshot below.
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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.
Yes in most courses 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 printable version and an e-book version/audiobook version will be provided as well whenever applicable.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.
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.
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 !
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