French Reading and Listening Comprehension Course Level 1: For Beginners


About this product

Build a solid foundation in your reading and listening comprehension with this entertaining yet highly effective course. 


  • 45 reading and listening lessons for beginners: each lesson contains a French short story featuring practical scenarios.
  • Thousands of new French words introduced through the stories in their proper context and further translated in a built-in dictionary. 
  • Vocabulary lists provided after each lesson ensure that the new words can be committed to memory.
  • High-quality audio embedded into the lessons: the audio is voiced by a native French speaker to expose you to authentic French as it is spoken today.
  • Two different speeds of audio narration: slow speed and normal speed. Select which speed you are comfortable with.  
  • Quiz at the end of each lesson to check for understanding. 
  • After every lesson, you will also be provided with a writing exercise to summarize what you have learned. 
  • Offline materials: Get the course in epub/PDF format (3 e-books) and the audio files in MP3 format.
  • Enroll risk-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee

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Do you need help with your reading and listening comprehension? Most learners do. This is a common concern among people learning French, and not just beginners. Listening comprehension in particular is a tough skill to learn and needs a strong foundation in the early stages of your learning. 

Reading, on the other hand, is quite an underrated way to improve your grasp of the French language. Reading helps you form better sentences, introduces you to a wide range of vocabulary, and enhances both your writing and reading skills. 

Now imagine the benefits you can reap when you develop both your reading and listening skills at the same time. You will easily see the connection between what the word looks like and how it sounds---a strong skill to have in the early stages of your learning. 

But this type of learning method is not that easy to find. Often, beginner French learners are stuck with reading materials that are either designed for little children or burdened with literature more suitable for seasoned learners. You’re lucky you’ve stumbled across this course!

This Reading and Listening Comprehension Course is the Perfect Supplement to your Beginner French Lessons

To develop your reading and listening skills in French, you need a resource that offers you more than a simple text and audio. 

The perfect course will teach you new vocabulary, explain some difficult grammar point or nuance you encounter in the stories, and will help you practice your writing skills, too.

This Reading and Listening Course is what you need.  

Encountered a French word that you don’t understand? No need to consult the French dictionary or google translate the term. There’s an embedded glossary within the stories.

Can’t follow normal speed French narration yet? Don’t worry, the audio accompaniment is offered in both slow speed and normal speed. 

Too busy to read long texts in one go? Each lesson, comprising a short story and its additional learning aids, can be completed in an hour or less. 

Meet Your Instructor

Frederic BIBARD

This course is created by Frederic Bibard, the founder of top French website Frederic, a native of Paris, France, has spent more than a decade teaching French abroad. 

One of the things that struck him when he was teaching French is the limited range of resources that fully meet the needs of the busy, modern learner. Since then, he has made it his life’s work to remedy this, one French book and one French course at a time.

Drawing on his long years of teaching, he has selected the most effective approach and tools that will resonate best with the modern student--young and old alike. 

This course is one of the results of his careful analysis and fine-tuning of the learning methods he’s used over the years.

How Will this Reading and Listening Course Help You?

Learning French is a daunting task but, in this course, you will discover how easy, enjoyable, and convenient learning French can be. 

Here’s how this course will help you:

  • The 45 different stories spread over 45 lessons will expose you to a wide range of French grammar structures. This will help you form better French sentences without the monotonous task of memorizing grammar rules.
  • You will be able to increase your vocabulary in French thanks to the thousands of French words and colloquial expressions used in descriptive sentences and casual conversations throughout the short stories/lessons.
  • Sharpen your reading comprehension hand-in-hand with your listening comprehension by seeing how the written word appears alongside how it is spoken.
  • The audio will not only train your ears to understand French as spoken by natives, it will also boost your French listening skills tremendously.
  • Practice speaking French the way native speakers do through the embedded audio in each lesson.
  • Avoid frustrations when listening to spoken French by selecting the appropriate speed for your level. You will have audio in both slow and normal speed--choose the one you are more comfortable with.
  • Practice your writing skills with the writing exercises after each lesson.
  •  The quiz at the end of each lesson will help you ensure that you fully understand what you have read.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop your listening skills to the point that you can easily follow normal-speed French conversations.
  • Understand spoken and written French with ease and be able to properly process and summarize the information you have heard or read.
  • Learn up to 4,000+ new French words and expressions and use these properly in their correct context in everyday conversations.
  • Build better, more complicated French sentences through exposure to different French sentence structures.
  • Read French publications (books, newspapers, blogs, comics) fit for both beginner and intermediate level.

Is This Course for You?

If you are currently studying beginner-level French or you have learned it before and wish to pick it up again, this course is for you.  

This course will benefit you greatly if:

  • You are looking for an excellent course to supplement your French lessons.
  • You are a busy adult learner who is looking for an effective course that won’t clash with your busy schedule and multiple obligations and responsibilities.
  • You can only allot an hour each day to learning French.
  • You want to enhance your reading and listening skills in French.
  • You wish to study French independently at your own pace.
  •  You want to be able to enjoy French movies, books, and other forms of entertainment.

Are You Ready to Give Your Reading and Listening Skills a Major Boost?

This French Reading and Listening Course uses the most effective methods gleaned from years of actual hands-on teaching. Combining highly entertaining stories with useful learning tools, you will be able to improve your comprehension skills immensely.

If you are ready to improve your French skills with this excellent supplementary course, simply scroll down and click ENROLL NOW.

Zero-Risk, 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

There is absolutely zero risk in enrolling. If you find this course doesn’t match your expectations, you can request a refund within 30 days. No questions asked. 

Lifetime Free Access

As soon as you enroll in this course, you will be given lifetime access to the course materials, bonus items, and anything else that might be added to this course in the future. 

So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

15 reviews for French Reading and Listening Comprehension Course Level 1: For Beginners

  1. These are really great, i don’t have much experience with French other than a few basics but these books really helped me improve! The way they’re set up help you learn quickly and the stories are based around real life scenarios so you’re learning the right things for everyday life. Definitely recommend


  2. I found there to be a very helpful companion for learning French, whether you are just a complete beginner or have some experience. I have very little experience with learning French and these are a great tool to learn with. The story format helps with reading and learning new words (glossary included with each story) and an audio companion helps with pronunciation. I highly recommend these books as they cover such a wide range of situations, which will no doubt be useful in speaking French.

    Callum Adam

  3. These stories have helped me asking with my French skills wonderfully. I have much more confidence with both listening and speaking skills now. I was comfortably listening along with everything by the end!

    Leo Gillick

  4. I’ve had French friends for a long while and studied it once when I was younger. I’m also a fan of good stories. The way this book hits the basics allowing me to relearn French is a plus. Its layout design is easy to digest and appealing. And the mixture of English and French helps crutch my way in to having light hearted conversations with my friends from France in their language.


  5. The stories are interesting and very suitable for beginners. Besides, unlike other audios for French learning, this one is very clear and not too fast! I love it.


  6. These e-books entitled “Learning French with Stories for Beginners” volume 1-3 are worth recommending not only for young readers but for adult as well. It makes learning French language enjoyable because each volume has 15 different stories. I’m not a fan of reading but this e-book makes me interested in reading because of the audio recording, you can enhance your listening skills as well as learning the right pronunciation while reading a book. Files such as mp3 and text files are easy to download except for epub and mobi files of volume 2(you still need to use iTunes app).

    Merlinda Estrella

  7. Excellent choice for who love to learn through daily dialogues, and the best of all is that you do not need to appeal the dictionary all the time.

    Bruna Huaman

  8. I’m very impressed by this bundle of books! For the price, there’s a very generous quantity of content, and of great quality too! I’m using mainly the slow version as I’m still not very fluent in French, but I’ve checked both versions out and they’re of very good quality and easy to understand.

    The stories themselves are perfect for a beginner like me, as they tackle various topics such as introductions, weather, clothes, food… This way I’m learning a wide variety of new words! And after each paragraph there’s a glossary as well, so that you don’t have to look up the difficult words on the internet or on a dictionary. I find that very practical!

    I would totally recommend these for anyone who wants to improve their pronunciation and reading skills.

    Adrian Vaquero

  9. I studied French at University and I really needed something that could make me up to speed and give me the tools to start again to study this language. I thought this book could have been a good starting point and it actually was.
    The books really helped me to improve my listening skills and reading. I would definitely recommend it

    Giulia Fabiano

  10. I got bundled books with stories for beginners, I consider it was a helpful choice because I did not have any experience with French before.
    What I really liked was that stories are like daily life scenes then is so easy to match expressions or words with real-life situations.
    You can hear the audios at two different speeds: normal and slow, the first, helps you to familiarize with French and with the second one, you can repeat after in order to improve your pronunciation.
    To be honest I am kind of lazy and I hate to translate or research words in dictionaries, so the best is that each story brings its own compilations of words with meanings.
    Maybe something to improve would be to add an extra audio with all those words and the English translation.
    I highly recommend the books, you can enjoy it and learn simultaneously.


  11. Learn French Stories For Beginners is a three-book series that’s informative and effective for anyone willing to learn the French language. The books themselves contain not only detailed passages but also MP3 tracks in which you can follow along with the in-text stories. These features leave a satisfying and efficient experience. My suggestion? Buy these books and start learning all about French today!


  12. Decent, like “French in Action” education series.

    Emily G.

  13. Great stories, with just the right words explained to get the story and learn some French.


  14. The main selling point for this eBook is that it is organized into stories. My background in french is beginner. This eBook would benefit beginners. It would be helpful if the main words of the stories are translated french first then english in brackets for example Salut (Hi) instead of translating them after a couple of sentences. This translation also applies to the titles of each section. The vocabulary recap at the end of each section is helpful.

    Anthony Osafo

  15. Incredible this e-book: French with stories for beginners, super recommend. I have benefited greatly, it is easy to understand.
    The price is very cheap. And the level of education he provided me was great.
    My choice was super right.


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