The Complete Beginner French Course

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A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Online Course for Beginner-Level French


Get the best possible start in learning French with this complete course for beginners. 

  • 40 short yet highly intensive lessons for beginners: Each lesson is broken down into grammar, vocabulary, and learning exercises.
  • Effective exercises guaranteed to build a strong foundation for your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
  • Get feedback on your writing skills with essay exercises corrected by a native French speaker.
  • High-quality audio embedded into the lessons: The listening exercises voiced by a native French speaker will expose you to authentic French as it is spoken today. 
  • Work at your own pace: Access the lessons at your own convenience.
  • Proven tips and foolproof advice specific for beginners.
  • Extra in-depth writing exercises with corrections and helpful feedback.
  • Lifetime access: Once enrolled to the course, you will get a lifetime access to the course materials and all additional lessons added to this course in the future.
  • Get (2) FREE e-books and audio: The e-book version of this course is also available for convenient learning anytime, anywhere.
  • Enroll risk-free: Get a 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • New! 100+ Speaking Practice Exercises: Practice your pronunciation and improve your speaking skills in French with 2-4 speaking exercises in every daily lesson.
  • New! Bonus material added: 8 French short stories to upgrade your reading comprehension in French.


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The Complete Beginner French Course

"Start learning French."

This phrase has probably been lurking at the back of your mind for a long time now. Or perhaps it’s a mainstay in your to-do list year after year… after year. But still, for one reason or another, you just can’t seem to get started. 

It’s time that you stop saying you’ll do it tomorrow and start acting on it, NOW. 

“But--I’m too busy to learn French! I simply don’t have the time!”

“There are way too many choices out there! How will I know if it’s the right learning method for me?” 

“But--I just don’t know how and where to begin!

“It requires a huge commitment and I have plenty of other responsibilities to deal with.

I can almost hear your objections from here. Just remember that if you keep waiting for the perfect time to get started, it will never happen. You would always find something less than ideal in your situation that would hinder you from taking the first steps in learning French. 

This Complete Beginner French Course Will Help You Start Now

If hiring a tutor is out of your budget and you cannot squeeze actual French classes into your schedule, learning French on your own is the way to go. When you learn independently, you can choose your own pace and learn at your own convenience.

But this method may backfire when the learning material you choose does not have an effective structure. 

You need structured, carefully planned, and specially prepared lessons that will not frustrate a beginner but instead will offer enough challenge to continue with them. You need a learning method that covers it all, thereby eliminating the need to use two or more learning resources.

This Complete Beginner French Course is the answer you’re looking for. 

With 40 highly-intensive French lessons covering all aspects of beginner French including grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, and writing, you will get a step-by-step course that’s perfect for independent learners. 

Meet Your Instructor

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 Beginner French Course Help You?

Learning French is a daunting task. It needs the right frame of mind, a good dose of motivation, and a foolproof learning method. This course will help you with all that and more. 

Here’s how this beginner course will help you:

  • You will learn the different aspects of beginner French grammar using simple instructions and a straight-to-the-point method.
  • With its strong focus on listening comprehension, the course provides you with plenty of audio lessons to build a strong foundation for your listening and pronunciation skills.
  • You will be able to develop your French vocabulary by learning new words grouped according to themes, starting from the most commonly used. The words are introduced both in writing and in audio.
  • You will be able to grasp the different grammar concepts and vocabulary by seeing them illustrated in easy-to-follow sample conversations.
  • The exercises and practice activities for listening, writing, reading, and speaking will ensure that you fully understand the lessons and can successfully use them in actual practice.
  • Practice your speaking skills and greatly boost your pronunciation with speaking exercises in every lesson.
  • The course also includes learning tips and language hacks specific to beginner-level learners.
  • Maintain your motivation throughout all the lessons learning actionable techniques to keep you on course until you reach your French language goals.

At the end of the course, you will be provided with a free assessment similar to the DELF A1 exam. This evaluation will help you gauge your proficiency after the 40 comprehensive French lessons and give you something to look forward to at the end of the course.

What’s In the Course?

What's Inside the Course?

Week 1: Get started with the basics

Here you’ll learn:

  • How to greet people and introduce yourself and understand counting in French
  • French pronunciation rules
  • The verbs “avoir” and “être”

Lesson and Topic

Lesson 1 : Basics of Pronunciation and Greetings

Lesson 2: Pronunciation / Verb être (to be)

Lesson 3: Family Members and Jobs Vocabulary, Sounds Unique to the French Language, Verb Avoir

Lesson 4: Family and How to Count

Lesson 5: Conjugating verbs: 1st group (-er verbs)

Week 2: Building your first modern French sentences

Here you’ll learn:

  • How to start building short but accurate and useful French sentences.
  • The foundation of where to start and end correct sentences  

Lesson and Topic

Lesson 6 : Definite and Indefinite articles; Food and beverage

Lesson 7: Fruits and partitive articles

Lesson 8: Passé Composé (Compound Past Tense) and Time

Lesson 9: Perfect Tense with “être”

Lesson 10: Placement and Agreement of Adjectives

Week 3: Conversation movers

Here you’ll find out how to:

  • Start and keep a conversation going or 'reset' it by asking a new question.
  • Delve further into the basic parts of French conversation.  
  • Have a selection of words ready so you don't get caught 'blank'

Lesson and Topic

Lesson 11 : Professions and demonstrative adjectives

Lesson 12: Asking questions

Lesson 13: List of useful verbs

Lesson 14: Possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns

Lesson 15: Most useful verbs

Week 4: Tell the tale

Here you’ll learn:

  • How to re-tell and explain personal experiences and actions and share it without mixing up the tenses. 
  • How to describe people and situations

Lesson and Topic

Lesson 16 : Imperfect tense

Lesson 17: The Perfect Tense (Passé Composé) vs. The Imperfect Tense (Imparfait)

Lesson 18: Vocabulary Related to Cinema and the Movies

Lesson 19: Describing people

Lesson 20: 2nd group of verbs

Week 5: Expressing your mind

Here you’ll learn:

  • How to use "c'est" and "il y a" to explain 'in-the-moment’ situations    
  • To express how you feel and describe other peoples personalities

Lesson and Topic

Lesson 21: Irregular verbs with -ir endings

Lesson 22: Presentative Expressions (“c’est” et “il y a”)

Lesson 23: The irregular verb aller

Lesson 24: Expressing emotions

Lesson 25: Describing people's personalities

Week 6: Drawing comparisons

Here you’ll learn how to:

  • Express similarities and differences between people, things, and ideas.
  • Approach people with good manners and polite requests
  • Know exactly what to say when you go shopping

Lesson and Topic

Lesson 26 : Comparative and Superlative

Lesson 27: More irregular verbs with -ir endings 

Lesson 28: Making polite requests

Lesson 29: Shopping for food

Lesson 30: Shopping for clothes

Week 7: What the future holds...

Learn how to:

  • Use "à" and "de" to easily explain the relationship between words in your sentence. 
  • Talk about your upcoming plans, making travel arrangements, and anything you want to express about future events.

Lesson and Topic

Lesson 31: Simple future tense

Lesson 32: The Prepositions “à” and “de”

Lesson 33: Classroom Vocabulary

Lesson 34: Making Travel Arrangements – Préparer un Voyage

Lesson 35: More Vocabulary about Travel and Holidays

Week 8:  Tie it together

You'll learn:

  • How to disagree and use "negatives" to make opposing statements like the french version of "don't" and "not".
  • How to understand and use irregular verbs ending in "re"
  • How to use the verb "faire" to express what you're doing
  • How to get more fluid sentences with pronouns

Lesson and Topic

Lesson 36: Irregular Verbs That End with “–re” and Vocabulary About Nationalities

Lesson 37: Negative expressions

Lesson 38: Direct Object Pronouns and Nationalities Vocabulary Part 2 

Lesson 39: Hobbies and the verb faire

Lesson 40: Indirect Object Pronouns and Pets and Animals Vocabulary

Bonus Learning Tools

Speaking practice exercises: Different speaking exercises to help get the correct pronunciation, develop your charming French accent, and build your confidence for speaking in actual conversations.

Essay exercises: Essay writing feedback: A customized training arena for you to practice and get direct feedback from the course creator himself (that’s me).

Quizzes: Quizzes for every lesson to help you instantly explore and test what you learn along the way.

Short Stories in French: Short stories to practice your comprehension of context and explore French culture.

Weekly recaps: Recap exercises that sum up what you learned in each module and prepare to build on top.

Gain Confidence in Speaking French

With more than 100+ speaking practice exercises in the 8 weeks of lessons, you will be able to practice your speaking skills in French and improve your pronunciation. 

There are two kinds of speaking exercises available: graded and non-graded:

Gain Confidence in Speaking FrenWith more than 100+ speaking practice exercises in the 8 weeks of lessons, you will be able to practice your speaking skills in French and improve your pronunciation. Gain Confidence in Speaking French

  • The graded exercises will immediately capture your spoken answers and provide an instant score.
  • 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.

Improve Your French Reading Comprehension with Weekly Short Stories

In the latest update to this course, you will now find bonus short stories after each week’s worth of lessons. The short stories focus on different aspects of French culture and use grammar structures and vocabulary suited to your level. 

With this addition, this Complete Beginner French Course now offers you a well-rounded and complete approach to language-learning through focusing on the different skills you need to reach fluency---listening, writing, speaking, and reading. 

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Clearly express your thoughts in French using basic sentence structures and uncomplicated vocabulary, whether speaking or writing.
  • Build a strong foundation in your French listening and reading skills.
  • Thoroughly grasp beginner French grammar concepts at a level that enables you to use them in everyday speech.
  • Understand French pronunciation rules and properly enunciate frequently-used French words.
  • Develop a good starting vocabulary in French and use it in its correct context in simple day-to-day conversations.
  • Learn practical tips and tools that will help you stay motivated to learn French until you eventually reach fluency.
  • And so much more.

"What if I can’t study full time and finish the course in 8 weeks?"

The course is constructed in a way that you should have at least 1 hour a week to get something out of it, (I recommend 5 hours for the absolute best results). This way you’ll complete the entire level in about 8 weeks.

But don’t worry if you need to take a break or something is keeping you from finishing the lessons within the ideal timeframe. 

You get lifetime access so you can always move through the course at a pace that suits you best and return to lessons whenever you feel. Most students have been able to finish the entire course within 3 months.

And as an extra bonus and to make sure this program is still valid long after you sign up ㇐ you’ll have access to all future updates I make to keep this course a top French learning product ㇐ at no additional charge.  

The last time I launched an update was in February (2021) ㇐ it focused on daily speaking exercises. Before that, I rolled out another update in October (2020), that restructured the entire course based on feedback from previous students, to make it even better. I plan to keep developing the different areas even further in the future so this is not a course that gets lost in time.

Is This Course for You?

If you are a beginner French learner with zero to little background in French, this course is for you. 

This course will benefit you greatly if:

  • You are struggling to find a learning method that works for you.
  • 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 at most an hour each day to learn French.
  • You wish to study French independently at your own pace.
  • You are in need of a complete step-by-step method that will eliminate the need to create your own lesson plans.
  • You don’t want to use more than one resource in learning French and would opt for a complete all-in-one package.
  • You want to pass a French certification test such as DELF A1

Are You Ready to Finally Start Learning French?

This Complete Beginner French Course uses the most effective tools and methodologies gleaned from years of actual hands-on teaching. Combining highly intensive yet enjoyable lessons and practical exercises in the best possible way, this course is a true step-by-step method that you will enjoy using every day. 

Free Writing Correction.

For a limited time, you may avail of the free writing correction service as a bonus offer. The course offers daily and weekly writing exercises. To help you improve your writing skills in French, you will also receive free feedback and correction in the writing exercises. This manual correction and feedback costs at upwards of US$100 but you will be getting it at no extra cost!

Here's what our students are saying about The Complete Beginner Course

"It gives me the opportunity that I did not have before..."

"I decided that I wanted to take the next step and enroll in the intermediate French course. I have greatly enjoyed this course so far. It gives me the opportunity that I did not have before to have my work checked, to have a teacher willing to explain and give feedback, and to receive simple, concise, but challenging grammar lessons."


"I loved the immediate feedback you gave after each essay..."

"I have really enjoyed this course as it has helped me to realize that I know more than I thought I did. I have also enjoyed the essays where we have to put into practice what we have learned / revised that day. I also loved the immediate feedback you gave after each essay. Thank you.

I am going to consolidate my learning with the other elements in my profile before I venture onto the Intermediate course. But I'll DEFINITELY be doing that before too long!"

LOU O'BRIEN // Talk in French Beginner Graduate

Here's an example of how our team of native speakers give hands-on writing corrections.

If you are ready to take that big first step, this course will help you begin your journey in learning French. Simply scroll down and click ENROLL NOW to finally start learning French today. 

100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.

This online course is covered by the Talk in French 30-Day Refund Policy. Not satisfied with the lessons? Get a full refund within 30 days. 



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? Start learning French today.

Join Complete Beginner French by clicking the button below.

[149.90 USD, 149.90 EUR, 179 CAD, 129 GBP, 199 AUD]

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the course take to complete if I follow the schedule?

If you follow the basic requirement most students finish a complete course within 3 months. If you decide to follow the most effective plan I designed, (5 hours a week), you'll complete the course within 8 weeks.

What happens if I need to take a break or have some days/weeks where I can't study?

No problem, I realize something can happen in life where you won't be able to study as much as you'd like, so I offer lifetime access to any course you join. This includes access to any updates that I add in the future after you join.

Will I get any help from a teacher throughout the course?

Yes, I’ll personally correct your in-course writing assignments and give you feedback on everything from how you put your sentences together to your choice of words and grammar.

There's also a comment section inside each course where you can ask me about each lesson and you can always email me about any topic related to the French culture and language at:

What if I regret joining a course?

I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. That means if it's completely different from what you expected or you don't see any progress at all -- you have a chance to quit. I'll refund you at any time in the first 30 days.

What if I find out I joined at the wrong level?

It doesn't happen often but if you find the level you joined is either too easy or too difficult I will happily let you switch to another level, (up or down), at no extra cost.

This is about you getting the best results so I don't want you to struggle through a level that isn't right for you. (This is also covered by the 30-day guarantee).

Any other questions you wonder about?

Don't hesitate to contact the course creator, (which conveniently is me), if you have any questions about a course you're looking at. You can write me on this email address:


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