How Can I Learn French Online?
In the 21st Century, we are so lucky, as we can not only learn French online through multiple digital channels, but we still have the ability to learn French via more traditional formats, such as through books or acquire the language with private French lessons.
Below, you will find my TOP 5 TIPS to kick start your French learning journey online. If you already have some knowledge of the French language, you will also come across ways to help you to improve your French too!
TOP 5 WAYS TO LEARN FRENCH ONLINE
1. Use French Learning Apps for Vocab and Grammar
Nowadays, most people have a smart phone and so they can access free apps, such as Duolingo and Babbel to get started. You can spend just 5-15 minutes per day and learn French online via these extremely popular apps and learn words, grammar and sentences.
2. Listen To Podcasts
If you have earbuds and you’re on the go, or you have a journey to work by car, then listen to some podcasts to tune your ear to French sounds and pronunciation. I’d recommend https://www.newsinslowfrench.com/ – weekly French podcasts for beginners. Listen for 5 minutes whilst writing down as many words as you recognise to get you started.
3. Immerse Yourself in The Culture with French Songs
You could just listen aimlessly to songs for hours, which is still a great way to immerse yourself in the language. However, you may get a lot more from the activity if you try out https://lyricstraining.com/fr/ . It’s an amazing website which allows you to listen to French songs, karaoke style and fill in the gaps for missing words as you go along – easy, medium and difficult settings available. Not only will you hear the language, but you’ll be able to read and have a go at writing it too. This will expose you to lots of new words!
Language learning is about communication, but before you can communicate, you need to have the words! Reading is a fabulous way to improve your vocabulary. Start short, with children’s books, such as: https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com which includes short French children’s stories with audio and/or video – ideal for beginners and intermediate students. Make sure you make a list of new words that come up and try to learn them with apps such as Quizlet.
Often, French learners are enthusiastic about learning the language and develop their vocabulary and reading skills, but find communicating in French incredibly difficult; mainly due to inconsistent or lack of speaking practice. To overcome that, you need to find French speakers to communicate with. Obviously, that’s sometimes easier said than done! If you need a starting point, then a French tutor can certainly be a good way ti improve this skill. As this post offers ways to learn French online, you can easily learn French in the comfort of your own home!
Online French teachers teach through bespoke professional teaching platforms. Many language teachers also tutor French privately on the phone (if video chat isn’t important) and also via Skype if you’d like to see the person you are talking to. Prices usually start from around £25+ for a quality French tutor for private French lessons online, especially if you would like to learn with a French teacher with a good track record of achieving results, experience and with relevant qualifications. Private French lessons could help you to meet your French language needs quicker than without. So, all in all, that personal touch could pay off.
FRENCH TUTORING STUDENT REVIEWS
“I have been learning French with Sabina for the past 4 months. She had a difficult task, having never learned a language before I was starting at age 46! From a standing start, she has brought me to a place where I can understand basic questions, form simple sentences, use correct grammar and respond in French – all in 4 months! I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her knowledge of the language is excellent, every lesson contains new learning, and most importantly, she makes it fun to learn!” – Review of French Conversation Lessons from Chris, an Adult Learner of French in Peterborough
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I hope my 5 top tips to kick start learning French online will get you on the right path to achieve your French learning goals.
If you are looking to learn French with books as a beginner, then check out: Unlocking French by Paul Nobes, as well as my list of 85+ . If you are interested in a free no-obligation quote or to discuss your language needs further, please do get in touch. I’d be happy to have a chat and we can discuss how private French lessons can help you to learn French online!JOIN ME ON MY SOCIALS FOR MORE FAB TEACHING CONTENT >>