The original French tutorials include many vocabulary words, sample phrases, and grammatical rules, with free audio files, flashcards, and exercises. Use the links below to jump to a certain section, or start with Basic Phrases.
I've recommended some French books at Amazon, and Interlinear books are great for learning French by reading literal translations in English. French Listening and Authentic French provide audio and video clips of real, spoken French in various accents with transcripts so you can listen and read along, plus some exercises to test your comprehension. For more French learning through authentic videos, I recommend Yabla French and FluentU. For audiobooks and lessons of modern French, try French Today. If you'd like a guide to help with motivation and confidence in learning and speaking French, check out Why French is Easy. Need even more French? Try the French courses at Udemy
Buy French Language Tutorial as an e-book! French Language Tutorial includes more than 200 pages of grammar and vocabulary topics, sample sentences, informal ways of speaking, cultural information about France, and an overview of French pronunciation. French Language Tutorial also comes with more than 200 mp3s recorded by three native speakers so you can listen to and read French at the same time. The PDF e-book and mp3s - which include more than FIVE HOURS of French - are available for immediate download with FREE lifetime updates.
Informal French & Slang
Recordings of mp3s were done by a native speaker of French from Haute-Savoie. Feel free to download them for your own personal use or in other non-commercial educational settings. I encourage French teachers to use them in classes too! If you use Mozilla Firefox, I highly recommend the DownThemAll add-on to make downloading much faster and easier.
For the vocabulary lists, I am making audio flashcards [French to English and English to French] with a flash mp3 player in each "card" so you can listen to the pronunciation of the words as you study. The flashcards will open in a new window and you simply click => to go on to the next set of flashcards or to continue on to the exercises.
The exercises can be matching, multiple choice or fill in the blank and they will also open in a new window.
After certain sections, the Real French icon will direct you to accompanying audio files to help you improve your comprehension of spoken French with the French Listening Resources mp3s and exercises.
I am slowly changing over the pronunciation guides to standard International Phonetic Alphabet symbols, but Internet Explorer has some spacing issues with the symbols. I recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to view this site.
There are many more countries and regions around the world that speak French instead of just France, Quebec, Belgium and Switzerland, but those are the only dialects that appear on this site for now so that is why only those four flags are shown at the top of the page.
|Yabla offers authentic language through French videos with subtitles and translations into English. Hundreds of videos are available with a range of French accents.||FluentU also offers many videos in French with subtitles and translations.|
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