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Have simple conversations with courage and confidence.
No rehearsed scripts. No memorized phrases. Be able to formulate basic sentences independently – in 7 days

This won’t make you fluent

Actually, it won’t make you close to fluent.

Then again, you didn’t come here because you’re looking for fluency … at least not right away.

While we can’t make you fluent in 7 days, we can do something else. Something I’d argue is equally exciting and probably almost as impressive.

Something so many students take forever to figure out (some spend months studying before doing this, if not years).

I’m talking about starting to speak French.

Hold on. What kind of witchcraft is this? Jamais de la vie!

“Don’t you need to know a ton of background before you’re ready for conversations in French?”

Many students feel this way, and they love to think that French is more complicated than it needs to be.

These students live in a beginner's illusion.

There’s a common fallacy in the French language community that you can’t start speaking until you reach a certain level.

In reality, it's just because these people overcomplicate the situation and pile wild expectations on top.

They think you need perfect grammar, flawless pronunciation, and vocabulary the size of a dictionary before you can even think about talking to native speakers.

Because of their conviction, they insist on spending all their time learning “background stuff” with Duolingo, French Podcasts, YouTube channels, etc. – even if none of those have helped them have a single conversation in French.

It’s like they caught a French language version of Stockholm Syndrome.

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with spending time on resources like Duolingo, but you can spend ages learning “background stuff” and never make it to your first real French conversation.

Then when you finally talk to a native speaker for the first time, you realize you didn’t have to spend so much energy getting the perfect background knowledge.

Think about it this way…

If you suddenly moved to France, would you spend months in solitary before trying to talk to anyone?

Of course not. That would be ridiculous.

You’d more likely try your best to engage in conversations because being alone and isolated would be much worse than the mistakes and embarrassments you’d make in French.

The problem is that most French students don’t learn in a context even remotely similar to this. So they want to use most of their time on “background stuff” because it’s comfortable.

That’s the grand illusion in a nutshell.

You don’t have to accept these terms.

The biggest part of being ready to speak isn’t about how much French you know – it’s about how much courage and confidence you have in what you know 

Of course, you need some foundation, but it’s much less than you think.

It’s just that you got all tangled up in your affection for this language.

It happens, and you wouldn’t be the first one.

Like any francophile or French student who started a love affair with the French language, you know that it can be an overwhelming partner.

One second you feel like you could stay in its warm embrace forever, caressed by the sweet music and romantic sounds you discover with each word.

The next moment, your poor French soul is pulled in opposite directions, tearing you apart.

Tormented by tongue-twisting pronunciations, math equations when you count, people speaking so fast you might as well be zip lining at 100 mph trying to pick out words zooming by – and grammar confusion so diabolic and convoluted you’re wondering if it’s a conspiracy.

Ahh, l’amour français.

You need expert guidance to keep your relationship with this language from spinning out of control and into frustration.

There’s a good chance we can help you make this relationship work if you are here for one of these reasons:

  • You don’t have much time to learn French before you want to use it (or before you need to use it).
  • You took classes before, perhaps in school, but never really got what you wanted out of it (let’s be honest, very few people did back then).
  • You’ve been doing some Duolingo here, a few YouTube videos there, but in reality, it would be so sweet if you could start speaking in full sentences instead of trying to assemble disjointed words that don’t make sense.

Either way, you don’t have months. You might have weeks.

Potentially only days…

You’re in luck because that’s exactly the situation this crash course is for.

Of course, the time limits how far we can get.

You might not become a silver-tongued conversation connoisseur, but you can start speaking French in the most basic and beautiful sense of the language – and a whole lot faster than it would take you to catch a glimpse of every art piece at the Louvre on your next vacation.

(Some estimates claim that it would take 200 days if you spend 30 seconds with each art piece, but Mona Lisa won’t teach you French.)

This course will get you speaking in just 7 days.

We’ll equip you with a rock-solid repertoire of basic French that’ll impress native speakers and make your francophile heart swoon and grow hungry for more.

Even crazier, you’ll be speaking in sentences that you formulate from your own French ability (even if they’re basic). Not something from a rehearsed script.

How thrilling is that?!

The French Crash Course is a one-week fast track where you go from an overwhelming and confusing love affair with the language to having your first basic conversations.

Warning: this might get you into (fun adventurous) trouble.


French Crash Course: An Immersive Video Course to Learn French in 7 Days

Have simple conversations with courage and confidence.
No rehearsed scripts. No memorized phrases.

Be able to formulate basic sentences independently – in 7 days

Formulate basic sentences independently – in 7 days

(EUR 99.00 | CAD 129.00 | CHF 99.00 | GBP 79.00 | AUD 129.00)


It’s time you got started speaking French!

Too many students don’t even start this until they are months into learning “background French.”

Do you want to wait that long?

There’s really no reason why you can’t jump right into the most exciting part – palant en français.

Inside French Crash Course:

Always have the right words on the tip of your tongue

Quickly retain and recognize the most important and common words you’ll need over and over again, and figure out how to use and identify them in longer sentences and live conversations.

Get the right sound in your pronunciation, even if you feel like you’re butchering every other word

Learn how to predict the correct pronunciation when you see a new word. Shape your mouth and place your tongue for the right sounds. Navigate the vacuum of subtle differences between words that seemingly sound the same.

Mold your own sentences (correctly) without spending hours on complicated grammar

Find quick and simple structures to form sentences you can always rely on. Conjugate without worries and constantly express yourself clearly without ever going into “grammar shock.”

Start speaking French in one week

With interactive conversations every day, you immerse yourself and soak up the basics quickly to blast your confidence through the roof. In 7 days, you’ll have the skill and courage to start a simple conversation with any native speaker.

What Your Time Will Look Like Inside Our French Crash Course

It’s an intensive course, and we decided to trim, cut, and discard anything that doesn’t go into the recipe of basic French conversations.

Because of that, we won’t be doing lengthy lessons or lectures with hour-long videos.

Not that we’re against it.

Comprehensive courses have a place, of course, and we’ve actually developed quite a few of them that can bring you to French fluency – but that takes more than one week.

If you’re looking for something like that, you can find them on our course page.

This crash course is going to feature short videos that cover the bare necessities so you can get started speaking from day one.

The entire class has 5 hours of video instruction and guidance, and each video lesson is only 2 to 10 minutes long.

This format ensures that it’s easy to complete every daily lesson. You can even review or go through the material several times if you need to.

Although the videos are short, they're packed with material focused on basic conversation, and you're guided by instructions from a real native speaker.

Your practice will mimic live conversations, similar to living in a French-speaking country – or at least as close as possible.

This way, you’ll absorb the language and get confident about speaking faster than you can get to the front of the line for the Eiffel Tower (nearly).

Every day follows a structure of 4 types of lessons

  • Pronunciation: We have a simple system that shows you how to get tricky French sounds right without getting your tongue twisted in common mistakes. You don’t need to sound perfect, just good enough, and even if you still have a slight accent that’s only charming. 
  • Vocabulary: We’ll show you how to build a basic vocabulary super fast by focusing on the most frequent and versatile words you’ll use over and over again – so you don’t get caught in conversations without anything to say. You’ll also discover hidden French words you didn’t realize you already knew and learn how to recognize words when you see or hear them mashed together in conversation.
  • Grammar: Sorry, we can’t completely rule this out. There’s just no way around it if you want to put together complete sentences without stumbling all over yourself, but we won’t be going very deep here. We won’t drag you through a labyrinth with hidden chambers to weird exceptions and rules. It will be the bare minimum. Nothing complicated. Just a simple foundation where you can grammar-check yourself and get the basics right.
  • Conversations: We always tie it all together through immersive conversations. You’ll go through dialogues that show how to use your lessons in a realistic context, and then you’ll be the one performing in interactive conversations. The best part is that all of these are very similar to the first conversations you’re likely to have in the real world – and you’ll build speaking courage and confidence that is several months ahead of most beginners.

Combining language instruction with immersive practice

We cover language basic instruction in the first 3 types of lessons (in English).

A quick coffee break, healthy juice, glass of wine (or whatever you’re into) later, we jump head first into French practice.

It’s great because you get used to the feeling of having the conversation flowing under your skin.

When you eventually encounter a native French speaker, it won’t feel terrifying and new because you’ll have been immersed in this already.

The conversation lessons are centered around the scenarios you’re most likely to encounter but teach you to build and formulate your own versions. So, you’re not in any way limited to these specific scenarios.

Everything is building towards getting you speaking.

Don’t worry, there’ll be English subtitles available all the way, so you don’t get completely lost.

Meet Your Instructor and Language Pal

Your teacher and guide throughout this course is Melanie… Or more accurately Melanie – “your French friend with the wonderful authentic accent.”

You already met her if you watched the video at the top of this page.

She will be your guide through the entire curriculum and help you build a strong core for all the French basics.

Together, you’ll practice through fun and lively conversations that are sure to make you a courageous and charming French speaker – ready to talk to french-speakers around the world.

Let’s take a look inside the engine room…

Course Curriculum

Day 1: The  Essentials of Basic Communication

  • Le Vocabulaire
  • La Prononciation
  • La Grammaire
  • L'Immersion

Day 2: Perfect Your Pronunciation

  • Le Vocabulaire
  • La Prononciation
  • La Grammaire
  • L'Immersion

Day 3: Finding Your Inner Thespian

  • Le Vocabulaire
  • La Prononciation
  • La Grammaire
  • L'Immersion

Day 4: Bon Appétit !

  • Le Vocabulaire
  • La Prononciation
  • La Grammaire
  • L'Immersion

Day 5: Finding Directions

  • Le Vocabulaire
  • La Prononciation
  • La Grammaire
  • L'Immersion

Day 6: Très chic ! Shopping and Urban Culture

  • Le Vocabulaire
  • La Prononciation
  • La Grammaire
  • L'Immersion

Day 7: Bon voyage !

  • Le Vocabulaire
  • La Prononciation
  • La Grammaire
  • L'Immersion

What If I Feel Shy, Have a Crazy Strong Accent, and Lived My Entire Life as a Monolingual?

This crash course will let you start conversations with native speakers at any opportunity.

No matter where you are as a beginner, you will find the courage and confidence to start playing around with simple conversations whenever you get the chance.

Even if you:

  • Think you don’t have an ear for languages.
  • Are starting from zero and only know “bonjour,” “merci,” and “au revoir.”
  • Only have a few days before you’re traveling to a French-speaking country – (you can start the course now and use it while you’re on the road to supercharge your French. It won’t take away from your experiences – it’ll probably make them better).
  • Feel like you’re about to give up because you haven’t seen any progress with Duolingo or YouTube lessons.
  • Are a long-lost francophile whose last French lesson was 10+ years ago.
  • Feel embarrassed about making mistakes – we’ll show you how you can impress any native speaker.

This Course Is For You If You Can Relate to One of These Situations

You’re traveling to a French-speaking country and don’t want to look stupid

Your bags are packed, the hotel is booked, and you’re going to potentially experience things you’ll treasure for years, yet you have no idea how to get around in French once you get there. 

You’ve been frantically downloading language apps to learn something at the last minute. Still, it feels like you’re trying to connect disjointed words you may or may not be able to use, and you’re also wondering – “Do French people even talk like this?”    

Nothing gives you unique experiences and insights like knowing the language where you’re going, but a frantic shuffle of language resources won’t get you there in time.

Do you want any of the following?

  • I want local people to notice that I made an effort and actually have a basic French knowledge outside of “hello” and “thank you”
  • I want to get local advice on the best restaurants with the best authentic food and ask questions about the menu
  • I want to go out and make a good first impression without making fool of myself
  • I want to feel confident about wherever I might end up when I leave my hotel to explore an area
  • I want to discover the culture on my own terms outside of what everyone researches online
  • I don’t want to look like a typical tourist, and I’m not gonna lie, I want to impress my friends a little bit

The French Crash Course will open these doors in 7 days (even if some of the days are during your trip).

You took French in school but never really learned anything

Maybe you once took a few French lessons that slowly faded away because other more important things entered your life.

Maybe it was fun and fast at first, but after a while, you stagnated, and you didn’t really have anyone to practice with and couldn’t find the time to be consistent about it.

Maybe you want to reignite your high-school French (let’s be honest, very few people actually got far enough that they can use it to this day).

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • It’s crazy how quickly I forgot all about it once I stopped using it.
  • I tried starting up again, but everything feels very rusty.
  • I don’t really know anyone who also wants to learn French.
  • I recently found time to pursue it again, but I’m afraid it’s too late.
  • I’ve nearly given up on it. It will just be one of those dreams that never happened.

Perhaps you should give it one last chance…

Even if your dream about speaking French has been on the back burner for years, that doesn’t mean it’s gone bad.

If it feels like your French is in slumber and needs to be woken up, isn’t it time to replenish your francophile heart and see what could come of it?

You can reignite your dream in only 7 days. 

You’ve dipped your toes in the French pool but haven’t found the time yet to give it a serious shot

We hear from many students who are eyeballing the French language and still have no idea how to start speaking it.

Have any of these thoughts crossed your mind?

  • It seems like a big commitment to get started on a comprehensive course that runs for months and covers a lot of ground.
  • Other people seem to learn so fast – I just don’t know how they do it.
  • Maybe I don’t have an “ear for languages.”
  • I’ve been wondering whether it’s best to buy a book on French grammar, get a premium subscription to a language app, or figure out how to find a language exchange buddy.
  • Most of my friends and family say it’s super difficult to learn a second language and speaking is the last part you do.
  • I’m monolingual – maybe that’s why it’s so hard.


You’ve been spinning your wheels far too long wondering about all this.

You don’t need an ear for languages or a special app that uses gamification to trick you into studying.

You just need a firm basic understanding that stops when things get complicated – and then lots of room to play around with it all.

We can guide you there in 7 days.

Lifetime access

If you enroll in this course now, you'll also be given lifetime access to the course materials, bonus items, and anything else that might be added to this course as it develops in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have a trip to France or another French-speaking country in a few days?

No problem, you have three options:

1. You can start the course now, speed through it, and then use it to review your skills once you arrive.
2. You can simply follow the lessons at the standard pace, and once you arrive, you can use it as your daily challenge and put your practice to a fun test every day.
3. You can mix and match the lessons to your preference – you’ll have full access to the entire course immediately after you enroll.

How long is the course?

The course has 5 hours of video material, so it’s not at all unrealistic that you can go through everything in one week. That’s assuming you can allocate around one hour of study each day (or slightly less).

You can also complete the course at a slower or faster pace and still get results. The 7 days is a guideline based on research and years of teaching French that we believe is the most effective in the shortest amount of time.

Since this course is focused on helping people apply what they learn in the real world soon after studying it, we recommend that you keep a strong focus on learning and absorbing the material in each video.

Ideally, students would go out and use what they learned in the course – remember, we want you to succeed at speaking as quickly as possible.

What French level will I reach?

If you follow and complete all the course material, you can expect to reach proficiency at level A2. That means you’re still a beginner but on the cusp of an intermediate level.

Practically, that means you can have basic conversations in French.

You can understand native speakers when they talk to you, considering your basic level of French.

You can navigate casual everyday situations in French:
(ask questions to keep conversations going and feel confident about restaurant visits, hotel bookings, transport, shopping, and going out).

You can control the pace of the conversation by explaining your beginner level in French and have fun and sweet short chats with your friends or partner.

Will I get help from a teacher/instructor?

Yes, you can always leave a comment inside the course or send us an email at contact@talkinfrench.com if you have any questions.

Sometimes other students will have similar questions as you, and we might refer to something in the comments, but we always read every question individually and answer these in the best way we can to help you. 

What does the Lifetime Access cover?

There’s lifetime access once you buy this course, which means it’s yours forever.

That means you can access the full course material and watch the video lessons as many times as you want, whenever you want.

For example, if something comes up and you need to skip a few days, you can re-enter and pick up where you left off.

If you want to review some or all of the lessons months later, you can do that too. It’s completely up to you.

As a bonus, when we upgrade this course in the future and add or improve material to keep it relevant – you’ll automatically have access to this without paying a cent extra.

What is your refund policy?

We offer a money-back guarantee for 60 days with zero risk.

That means if the course is very different from what you expected, and you don't see any results, or just don’t like it — you have a chance to quit, and we’ll provide a full refund, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, any time in the first 60 days.

Any other questions you wonder about?

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about a course you're looking at. You can write to us at this email address: contact@talkinfrench.com.

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