Welcome to the Complete Intermediate French Course. Whether you arrived here at this point 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 months.
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.
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:
The lessons are carefully selected to help your skills grow every day until you have accumulated enough knowledge to speak conversational French confidently.
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 whie 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.
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.
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.
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 course 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.
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 learners of the French language such as how to keep your motivation high, how to build an effective learning habit, and so much more.
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 (intermediate). 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.
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 in the lesson marked Offline Materials.
So, without much ado, let’s get started with forty days of lessons!
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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