I learned French mainly by using resources online. I believe that you can become fluent in any language with language learning tools online. The days are over when you needed to go to a boring and an expensive classroom to study a new language. Today I am going to share What Are the Easy Ways to Learn French Online.
Are you ready to learn French? Let’s go!
1.Fluent in 3 Months Premium
Our #1 Recommendation for learning a foreign language online is Fluent in 3 Months Premium. It’s full of resources, ideas, concrete tips and hacks to learn your target language. FI3M-premium covers more than 10 different languages and French is one of them.
The founder of FI3M, Benny Lewis, is probably the most famous language guru in the world. In the premium area, you can also find interviews from people who are speaking 40 or even 50 different languages. You will have an opportunity to learn from the best.
I want to ask a short question. Which one of these persons can teach you better how to learn a new language: 1.Your local language teacher who speaks 2-3 different languages himself OR A person who has learned 50 languages himself and knows the language learning process very well?
I believe that having Fluent in 3 Months Premium may easily change the way you think about language learning. Learning French or any other language will become much easier and more enjoyable.
2.Why French is Easy
Why French Is Easy is made by the same author like Fluent in 3 Months Premium. Benny Lewis made this course for people who are afraid of speaking or using French. Maybe you had started but got afraid when some people said that French is very hard language.
In this course, Benny Lewis teaches how French pronunciation is actually very easy and straightforward. Even though I had studied French for a long time, I learned several new things when I read Benny’s eBook “Why French Is Easy”.
In my opinion, if you are going to have Fluent in 3 Months Premium, then you don’t need this one. I would recommend having FI3M because it’s more comprehensive and it covers also many other languages than French.
This course is definitely for those who think that French is hard! I bet that your opinion will change. If not, you can have your money back ;).
Francais Authentique one of the biggest movements for learning French in the world right now. It’s founded by a French man Johan Tekfak who is passionate about teaching French language and culture for people all around the world.
Most of his content is totally free. Francais Authentique has published hundreds of Youtube videos, podcasts and blog posts. Then they have a few premium courses if you want to try their paid resources.
I want to mention that Francais Authentique’s content is 100% in French. So their resources are the most suitable for intermediate and advanced learners. You can also learn if you a beginner but you learn even more if you already have an intermediate level in French. You can listen to a few lessons and see if this works for you.
#1 language learning community online. You can find French native speakers and other French students from all around the world. Through Italki I found another French student and we have practiced together tens of times. We also became very good friends in the process.
In Italki you can also find community tutors and professional teachers if you want to speed up your French learning process. You can also have $10 bonus if you register through my links. Italki is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced French speakers as well. It doesn’t matter what is your current level because you can make progress in Italki.
One of my best friends used Pimsleur-method to learn French. He listened to Pimsleur-lessons when he went around by bike. Notice that he didn’t need to use the time for learning, but he still improved quickly.
You can listen to Pimsleur on your way to work or back home so you don’t need to sit in front of the books but just listen and do what they teach in their courses. Pimsleur French has 5 different levels for French so their courses are suitable for beginners and intermediate French speakers.
One of the best free resources to learn French for free online. Memrise has hundreds of “short courses” that you can use to improve your French skills. You can also choose different subjects like religion, sports, politics, music etc.
With a few quick searches, you can find tons of different French courses, and they are all 100% free. Memrise also has their option to buy a premium account if you want to speed up your learning. I think it could be useful if you like using this tool. Also, their premium membership is very cheap.
However, I have only used Memrise’s free version to learn French because it has been enough for me.
Duolingo is 100% free. They don’t even have a paid option which makes their system very interesting. Probably it’s one of the biggest reasons that Duolingo is the most downloaded language learning app in the world.
I used Duolingo to get started with French and German. In my opinion, Duolingo is the most suitable for total beginners when you want to get started and learn the basic vocabulary. For more advanced speakers Duolingo doesn’t give such a big benefit.
+ Bonus: French Today
French Today is a movement created back in 2009 by a lady who has more than 20 years of experience of teaching French.
You can be 100% sure that their courses are incredibly helpful for your French learning because they have achieved an average rating of 4,89 out of 5 stars. That’s pretty impressive, huh?
French Today provides comprehensive online courses but they also have other resources if you want a full immersion for learning French: Paris tour or an opportunity to live with a French native speaker that’s also a French professional teacher.
Conclusion – The Internet Is Full of Wonderful French Learning Resources
In my opinion, you don’t need a single classroom lesson to become a fluent speaker in French. By the way, the creator of Fluent in Three Months Premium has learned more than 10 languages without having a single formal class.
I think that the most successful language learners don’t pay for expensive language courses at local language schools because they prefer more natural ways of learning.
Nowadays we have better resources to learn French than ever in the human history. You can learn French anytime, anywhere in the world without using a single penny if you want. Of course, you can sometimes speed up the process by buying a few paid resources but it’s not 100% necessary.
Have you tried some of those 7 French learning resources?
It is amazing to think one can learn a new language in only three months. I am sure I would take much longer.
Do you have any idea how much the course costs. Is it cheaper than learning through an institution?
It really looks like studying online is going to become a major trend for the future.
It’s possible also for you to learn a new language in three months but it requires lots of work.
Yes. These online resources are much cheaper than expensive French courses from local language institutions. That’s one reason why I prefer learning languages online or with my friends. I don’t want to pay too much for expensive courses 😉
Benny’s course is only $97 and it covers around 10 different languages so it’s really cheap compared its value.
One of the most phenomenal benefits of learning a new language is that the doors are opened to us around the world. I had met a lot of foreign tourists here in our province in the Philippines for vacation and most of them came from European countries. Some of them approached me and from then on we became friends.
Now, all i want is to learn French & German languages so that i can understand them very well. A big thanks to Duolingo, a very helpful app for me. I started learning basic vocabulary and i believe that sooner i would be able to speak their language.
yeah, the ability to speak several languages opens many new doors.
Philippines is a great country for tourists because people speak English there 😉
I love the concept that you are able to learn a language in three months, but is that even valid? I believe that there is a difference between having a written and an oral knowledge of the language. Does the course ready you to hear, read and write in the language, or would you become fluent enough to speak the language? Most of the languages that I have taken in the past only enables me to read, write and hear. But when it comes to conversing with others, that’s it! So does this program truly provide the true fluency of languages?
I had the same reaction when I first time heard about Fluent in 3 months. I was like, “No way! That can’t be possible!”
However, after studying better language learning methods and the best language learners in the world, my eyes have opened. It’s really possible to become fluent in 3 months.
Of course, it requires lots of commitment and dedication and most people don’t want to do it.
You are right that in 3 months one doesn’t reach the native speaker’s level if you start from 0. However, fluent speaking, reading and writing is completely achievable. We just need to remember that it requires right techniques and lots of practice. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary 😉
It’s funny how you ask that question. Off course it’s valid. My dad learned how to speak and write German from the scratch in just three months. You might argue on the point of fluency. But you know its almost impossible to be perfect when it come to speaking a language. Even your native tongue can get you lost sometimes.
I think I would download Duolingo because I have no idea about French and German and I do not even know a single word in those two languages. I really wanted to learn these two languages and I have no idea where, to begin with, thought I would take off my journey from Duolingo? What do you think?
That’s a great idea. I started my own studies with German and French in Duolingo. You can also have a look to other resources that I proposed in this article. They all offer great value for the price. I have used all of them myself. If you have any questions regarding to any of them, please let me know 🙂
I agree, mobile application like Duolingo is really a great help in learning a new language. It also gives you time to playback the words that are not clear. There are also other websites that helps you to translate the words, phrases or sentences in the languages you wanted to learn.
Have a look at these language learning games. They are great.
I enjoyed reading this article on how to learn french. I’m partly interested because I am contemplating one day moving to Montreal, Quebec and understand that i would need to be on my P’s and Q’s. I learned a little bit of phrases but I have concern and am a little bit insecure about not having the “french” accent on my words. Is this something that can be developed? Am I being Trivial?
You will for sure learn the authentic French accent if you want and you practice enough. Listen how natives speak and repeat A LOT. There is also one very interesting language program that helps you to sound like a native. It’s called MimicMethod. It is created by a guy who speaks 5-6 languages like a native. Many times people have thought that he is a native speaker even though it has been his third or fourth language!
I believe it will help you 🙂
Hello! I love languages and I have been looking for a site like this. Someone who has been learning languages online, just like I have. I have learned English and Portuguese by myself and for me, that’s the best way for learning. Courses and that kind of think doesn’t work for me!
happy to hear that you have found a way that works for yourself. I don’t like classroom teaching either.
What do you actually mean by learning “by myself”? Do you use some online apps, textbooks or other resources?
I’ve been studying french for over a year now. Right now I’m on a local french academy but due to personal reasons I had to leave for a few months until I finish some of my other studies. Nevertheless I’m eager to start learning again and I’ve found this webpage to be great to practice meanwhile.
I had only heard of Duolingo before but all of the other links you published are definitely worth checking out, thank you so much!
I’m sure you will learn French when you just practice enough. Practice makes progress.
Duolingo is a great service and it helps you to get started. But I think doesn’t help us to become fluent itself. I’ve used it with French and German when I started out with those languages.
Hi thanks for the reply!, I was wondering how could I subscribe to the webpage? I can’t find any way to do so from the main page, and I see people are registered since they can change their avatars 🙂 Thank you!
you can have a WordPress Avatar but I don’t offer a membership on website yet. Maybe in the future.
Thanks a lot for your answer Roope, I already logged in from my wordpress account, I’m hoping to see more French-related posts in the future!
Great to hear that. I’ll be writing more French related posts in the future. Stay tuned!
It is good to learn many languages as much as we can so that we can understand each other. It will remove the wall between us. It can help us in many ways.
you are right that when we are able to speak more languages, it removes barriers. My ability to speak Spanish has given me many friends that I couldn’t know if I wouldn’t be able to speak Spanish.
Recently I have figured out that it’s important to have reasons why you want to learn certain languages. Studying just for the sake of it may not be the most useful way of using your time. Of course, learning languages is always useful but the big question is whether is the most useful thing you can do with your life. Sometimes it is and sometimes it’s not so it depends on your situation.
Great that you like Jassp! 🙂
I had a trip to French a long time ago. I went to Paris specifically. I liked the city but there was one issue. Almost all french citizens could not speak the English language.
Moreover one day at the Metro station when i tried to communicate to one of the public servants to get instructions about the stations using the English language he did not understand and started to make fun of me because i kept trying to communicate. I did not like his behaviour that day.
After a few days i return back to my country. I thought the next time I should try and learn their language. So it is a nice thing to have all these resources to learn the French language for free in order to communicate to French people otherwise its going to be difficult!
thanks for sharing your story. I’ve also visited in Paris and once in Montpellier in South France.
However, my experience with speaking French was quite the opposite. I started speaking French and a few times local people replied me in English because they quickly saw that I’m a tourist.
Speaking a local language really helps. I’m thinking about moving to Ukraine for 3 months and I think I should study some basics of Russian first.
Thanks for this amazing piece.
Spanish and French, which one is more easy to master?
And is it really possible to be fluent in those two languages for someone who speaks only English?
it depends on your attitude and need which one is easier. For example, if your good friend speaks French, then it’s much easier because you have a language partner available all the time. I could say that Spanish was a bit easier for me because the pronunciation is very similar to my native language, Finnish.
It’s completely possible for you to become fluent in both of those languages. Have a look at this Spanish learning resource. It’s my #1 recommendation for those who want to become fluent in Spanish.
Thank you so very much for this informative post and website in general. It would never have occurred to me that I could learn another language well enough to speak it, simply by going online and especially without having to shell out a lot of money.
I checked out Duolingo because of what you said about it not even having a “pay” option, for more advanced or premium instruction and was very pleased with the result. I am first generation Canadian, having German parents and have always wanted to be able to converse with my relatives rather than just be able to sort of understand what they are saying.
My mom and dad discouraged me from speaking German when I was young because my older brother had trouble with English when he started grade one. The end result was I was deprived of being fluent in a second language. But now, thanks to your post and Duolingo, I have the chance to learn how to actually speak German and have a real conversation with the aunts, uncles, and cousins who all live in Germany. I can’t wait until I can surprise my mother with my first all in German conversation with her.
Thank you again for the tip about these language sites.
yeah, it’s completely possible to become fluent in any language just by studying online. There are so many wonderful learning resources and many of them are free. Of course, some paid online courses can speed up a process a little bit.
I’m 100% sure that you’ll learn German. There are many similar words in English so you can already translate some sentences or phrases even you wouldn’t have ever studied a single word of German. Duolingo is a great tool for learning the basics. Have a look at my article Why German is Easy for English Speakers to Learn.
I want to learn French and German when I listened to people who know these languages, my jaw’s dropping. I pity myself because I don’t know how to speak German and French. I may try Pimsleur one of this days.
I know that you can speak fluently both of those languages in the near future if you commit for learning. Pimsleur is a great resource for learning them both. Then you can have a look at Yabla, Mimic Method and LingQ as well. I bet they’ll help you a lot!
Very informative blog i like this
Thank you Romelice. I’m glad you like.
This is a very informative article. I used to fear learning other languages such as french since I found the pronounciation difficult. This might be my way to learn a new language together with my korean and japanese studies. Might as well learn mandarin and spanish along the way. And hey! It is true that the internet has many ways of teaching different wonderful languages and dialects from all over the world!
it seems that you have studied many languages already, that’s impressive! I am sure that Benny’s Fluent in 3 Months course will help you to master all those languages.
You also mentioned that you’re learning Spanish. Recently I found a wonderful Spanish learning resource called Baselang. I would love to hear what do you like it.
Wow this is great! I had attended last summer a french course in my university and mind you I also had it for 3 months. It’s really interesting to know that even in these kinds of intangible materials we can garner free information. I only know Duolingo, so maybe I’ll try the others.
I’m happy to hear that you are learning French. It’s a really beautiful language.
Have a try also on other resources and let me know what did you like and which one was your favorite.
It’s nice! I want to learn french because my auntie is living in France. Maybe one day, I’ll go to her place and I can Speak french. It’s very convincing to enroll because, in three months, I can be fluent in french. Thanks for this article!
sounds like a great plan! I just want to remind you that you can become fluent in 3 months but it requires work on your part. The course doesn’t automatically drop the knowledge on your head but it provides all tools you need to become fluent in 3 months.
Its very good to start learning earlier than later to be prepared. I want to learn french and i know i can do it. It just need time to be fluent even basic only. I am very happy that there are lots of people share thoughts about learning experiences with different language.
Wow! this is great and a very informative article :}
I’m glad you enjoyed it Aikak.
I had my french subject before and it is indeed a beautiful language. Sadly, it’s just for a semester, so I don’t have much time to learn about it because we just had the basics. Hope i could continue learning it.
good to hear that you have studied at least some basics of French. I’m 100% sure that these online resources which I mentioned in the post will help you to become fluent in French over the time course. Which one are you gonna try first? 🙂
Many years ago, I enrolled in a language school to learn French. It was a two-year program that was supposed to make you an expert on the language. I could not complete the course because I had a business to attend at the time when my clas would start.
Since then I never went back to my French lesson. However, my desire to learn French never died. I hope to check out these resources and see if I can benefit from any of these resources.
these resources will definitely help you to become fluent in French. You won’t need any classes anymore because these resources are enough. I would love to hear which one you like the most.
I am a big fan of Duolingo as it turns into almost a game if you hook up with other people and compete against them for earning points each week. But beyond that the site is good for learning basic vocabulary.
I think one you missed is just youtube videos, one thing I did when learning vocabulary was made a playlist of my favorite songs in english that were subtitled in spanish. So then you can just read along and see how sentences are put together. Especially generic love songs are great for learning common expressions.
Hey, you are right! YouTube videos are a great resource to learn languages. I’ve talked about them in many other posts but didn’t mention in this one.
Spanish love songs… Wow, they are so beautiful and a nice way to learn the language! 😉
Yes you are actually right Youtube is one also that helps us to learn new things with different languages. This site is where you can find almost all of things you wanna learn. Songs also are the best way to learn like the Despacito song with 2 languages used in it and i love it.
It’s absolutely nice to think I could learn a language in three months.
Could you tell me how much the course costs? Would it be cheaper than presential lessons? Cheers!
You can watch more details of the Fluent in 3 months course here. It will definitely cost much less than language lessons or language courses at your local language school.
When I was still working for a company, they paid me a German course at a local school. The price was huge 339€ (=$400) + 2 text books around for around 20€ ($25). In my opinion, the value of the course was much, much less than Fluent in 3 months course even though it was like 5 times more expensive.
Nice article! very informative
I’m glad you like.
I can’t imagine just in three months you’ll become fluent in French. This very helpful especially for me. I really want to go in France after my graduation to visit there. This is a very interesting site, now I’m planning to take that course for me to be fluent in French. Thanks for this now I finally found it!
Yeah, becoming fluent in 3 months is possible but of course it would require lots of work and dedication. If you have a job, family and other hobbies, it can be challenging to reach fluency in 3 months. Then it will more likely take a year or so.
I started French for around 6-9 months actively and reached a good level. However, I haven’t used it recently so I’m starting to forget words. Maybe I need to use these tools again to refresh my memory 😉
As I am planning to migrate to Canada, I’m thinking of learning French for additional criteria points. Good thing learning new laguage/s right now makes easy because of the internet. I know it takes a lot of time and dedication just to learn new one, but its possible and doable in 3 months.
you have a great attitude. I’m sure you’re going to learn French fast. In my opinion, learning a new language depends 80% on your mindset and 20% on the right techniques. If you believe you can do it, you’ll take action to learn it fast.
I did try to learn French on a site that offered free lesson. I found it easy to learn a few words and using them in a sentence in just 30 minutes. So I wouldn’t be surprised if one would learn it in three months.
I mean, be able to write and speak the language fluently. I am planning to learn more about the language for my future plan of going to France one day. And I’m pretty sure this would be a great tool for me to achieve it.
There are 7 resources in the post so which one do you mean? Anyway, I’m happy you’ve found it helpful.
Thank you for these interesting and informative article. I want to learn french but I became hesitant because I don’t know where to start and been heard a lot of rumors that I can’t do it since it is difficult to learn but now I got more reason to continue and that’s because of you. You really are a motivator 🙂
I’m more than happy to hear that my content motivates you 🙂
You’ll learn French for sure. Use these resources that you find in this article and you are well on your way to fluency.
Wow! these are very helpful and informative. One of my goals is to learn to speak French and I’m lucky I found this article. I will definitely try these recommendations during rest days. I remember during my college days, French was not an option in our Foreign language class so I took up the Spanish class instead.
I had a bit of a hard time learning the language, I ended up with very low scores. Anyway, thank you for the recommendations, bonne journée!
I believe these resources will be helpful for you.
If you want to learn Spanish, I recommend taking a look at this highly interesting service.
French is a very interesting language, I’ve tried learning it before and had fun, it is so lovely, though pronunciations are quite difficult for me. But with all of those resources and platforms provided above, I think the learning process is going to be easier.
you are right. French is definitely a beautiful language. The pronunciation can be a bit tricky in the beginning, but over the time course, it becomes always easier and easier. When you have mastered it, you start thinking that it wasn’t so hard at all 😉
It sounds good and I think half the battle is making people think they can achieve. Often the stumbling block to any learning is in the mind and I may use this to revive my rusty French. In addition, and an idea that could be incorporated, reading a children’s book in the language can help.
you are right that reading children’s book is a great way to learn French. When I started out learning French, I went to Paris and borrowed lots of children’s videos in French in Pompidou library. Then I watched them over and over again. It was one of many methods I tried and I found it helpful.
Except for a few obscure movies and some cuisine, I have barely been in contact with the french culture at all. While that is so, I’m still quite interested in learning the language. It’s like one of the most pleasant to hear languages out there and I think it would really look cool just having it in your resume.
If I can really learn it in 3 months, then that’s really awesome. By the way, can you also recommend any websites out there where we can also practice speaking by talking with native speakers. That would be very helpful. Thanks.
there are many websites where you can practice with native speakers.
Have a look at Italki, Preply and Hellotalk.
I bet you’ll find them very useful like I did.
It is nice that day by day you give out tips and solutions that make learning new languages quite easy and I must say that you’ve been helpful to someone like me with the daily articles you write on this site. I used to have fears about learning new languages that I couldn’t learn any other native language we speak in Nigeria like Hausa or Yoruba. I’m Igbo and because I always have fears about learning new languages, I never dared trying to learn them.
It is just incredible to know that one can learn French in 3 months and speak it fluently as well. I have taken notes of the sites and programmes such as fluent in 3 months premium and Why french is easy, being pioneered by Benny Lewis, Italki and the rest of others and I am already making plans on how to maximize the means of learning French using these platforms for most African countries speak French as well.
one of the biggest reasons why I wanted to learn French was also that many African countries speak French and I wanted to visit there. So far I’ve only been in Morocco but not in “real Africa”. I believe some day I’ll have an opportunity to come.
I am very grateful for your positive feedback. I think that having a helpful blog is great because the content is still here after years and people can get benefit from it.
Hello Sir, This is method is very helpful. I am teaching a foreign language. I teach them in an easy, fun and exciting way to learn it. I might as well recommend this method to them.
But every time they asked me about the effective and easiest ways to learn it? Talking to people using the language, watching movies, listening to music and reading books written in a language they want to learn are some of my answers.
Still, though, it depends on how they can easily adapt to the said language. But with this helpful method, it would be easy for them to learn in a short period of time. Most especially to those who don’t have much time in studying for a longer time. Thanks
I think that speaking your target language is one of the most efficient ways of learning. Also language games and other online resources are great. Anything that you do with your target language takes a student one step closer to fluency. So sometimes I’ve just chosen the method that I enjoy the most because I know it makes progress.
I learned few french language from my friend who worked in Belgium. It was so nice to learn new word, diction and intonation aside from your own country language. I am very excited to learn more because i am planning to work there. I want to be fluent before i go there if ill be given a chance.
Now that there is internet, it made me more easier to teach my self speaking in french language. This site is one of the motivational site why to learn french language. I love it so much and amazing.
you have a great plan. I’ve also been in Belgium and I have some Belgian friends. It’s a beautiful country and people are nice there in my opinion.
I believe these resources will help you to master French.
Yes i really believe this could help me gain more ideas how to speak French. Your website is one of my stepping stone to achieve those. Yes you are right Belgian people are so nice to talk to, they are very hospitable and respectful. I wish i could go back there to meet more friends.
If you want to learn French, I recommending commit yourself to dedicate at least 30 minutes every day during 1 year to study it. Whatever you do during that 30 minutes doesn’t matter: you can use any of those language learning resources that I mentioned in this article or something else.
Just do something every day that takes you closer to your goal. You’ll be surprised how much progress you can make in a year.
Yes everything needs time and focus. I will visit and try those recommended website not even in minutes but most of my free time. Thats how i am interested to learn that language. Thank you Mr. Roope.
Sounds great! I’m looking forward to hearing about your progress.
How exciting!! I’ve been practicing french with Pimsleur recently and with only a few lessons I am able to hear more of the hidden sounds that I couldn’t catch before. It’s amazing to think that just with learning a new language you notice that you’re listening and observing more!
Pimsleur is definitely a great way to learn a new language. I just talked last week with one of my friends who is using Pimsleur for learning Spanish and he was fully enjoying it.
I really love the French language because it really sounds regal and sexy, and yes, I did try learning it. I first had the chance of learning the basics when I was still in the university but because of the lack of focus, I did not learn much.
I tried using Duolingo but I guess my dedication and perseverance to really learn it were lacking at that time because after only 5 days of trying, I gave up, and switched to Spanish. I found it too difficult because other then their unique pronunciation of words that I couldn’t seem to grasp, the way they construct their sentences and the plural forms of the words were so confusing that every time I try learning it, I end up with a throbbing headache.
I guess I did gave up too quickly. I do believe that if one really focuses, be patient, and work hard for anything she wants, nothing is impossible. I guess I did not just want it that badly to give myself time to process the whole thing about the language. Reading this makes me want to learn it again, and I think I would try again soon.
Yeah, maybe you just gave up too quickly this time. But hey, you can always try again! 😉
I started studying Spanish in the high school but then I also gave up because I didn’t have opportunities to use it. However, in the University I got a wonderful opportunity to do my internship in Spain. That sparked the motivation inside of me and I started studying Spanish again. Then I became a fluent speaker after a while.
My story is an encouragement for you. Never give up. Even though you take a pause for a while, it doesn’t matter because you can keep going after a while again.
Yes, I realized that now after reading this article. Learning another language takes real patience and perseverance in order to be really fluent on it. I know there are a lot of effective ways to do it, but I guess at that time, I was just not willing enough to go that extra mile and use different methods that are available for me to achieve it. I learned a lot from the articles you have here and I’d surely make you use of those next time I try learning French again.
Great to hear that. I’m glad that my articles can inspire you-.
Now this is something really interesting. It’s absolutely amazing to know I can learn a foreign language in just a couple of weeks. I’ll be sure to get started with one or more of the recommendations above.
This reminds of highschool. I always hated those French classes. I didn’t see the need of knowing any other languages than English. How wrong I was. Wish I could take those years back.
I know the feeling. I thought that I wouldn’t need to practice German because everyone in Austria speaks English. However, it would be much easier and more natural to communicate with other people if I would be able to speak German fluently.
If I would have studied German since I moved to Austria, I would speak it now almost like a native. Well, failures are only temporary and I can always start practicing German if I want. 🙂
French seems to be my interesting language to learn. French has nice accent and looks beautiful when you hear their French conversations. What website can I go when it comes to learning french? France also my dream to travel for. Thanks for the article and more power.
just choose any of the above and you will be headed to their website. You can see the links on the titles. Let me know if you need any help.
I would love to hear afterwards which one did you like the most.
I will start on Italki. Italki will be the great one for me. I think Italki serves as a language tool for me. I will test the results after 3 months of learning French. French language sounds nice for me and I love it to speak it fluently.
Yeah, Italki is great! I got to know one very friendly lady from Dominican Republic when I studied French through Italki. We have now known for around 2 years and we are still in touch every now and then. Italki is a great place to learn languages but also a nice place to make new friends.
This website is so informative and useful. It took me lots of time until i found this website. This such a worth trying website. I will recommend this to my friends who are interested learning languages and in fact referred already to some of my mates.
I’m very glad to hear that you enjoy my website and you have shared it with your friends as well :). Let me know if you have requests for future posts.
Hi! I will definitely try these awesome learning tools to learn french. I’ve been looking for sites like this. I hope this can help me on my studies and can help me make new friends and be able to socialize in their language.
Which one do you think is the best one for beginners like me? Thanks!
it depends on what kind of learning do you like. If you like language learning games, then check these out. I used games when I started learning French and German.
I think Fluent in 3 Months course is a must for beginners but also for more advanced language students.
I love Duolingo. I think the developers succeeded in making it as intuitive and as fun as possible. My problem with learning another language is that I can rarely practice it because I have no one to talk to.
I have a solution to your problem. You can find language partners on Italki and Hellotalk in a minute. Then you will have always somebody to talk to. No matter what is your target language :). There are tons of French speakers as well.
If you want to learn Spanish, you can practice it on Baselang.
I never thought in my life that you could learn French Language in just a matter of short period of time. This clearly explains how to do it. I was trying to be fluent in many languages as possible but French for me is something that I could consider as the hardest one but luckily there is something like this that could help you. Thanks.
did you know that French is one of the easiest languages if you already speak English? The vocabulary is almost similar. You could read French text even without studying a word of it because you already speak English 🙂
I agree to your statement French is the hardest language to learn compared to others. I hope someday i could dig deeper and learn a tons in their dictionaries.
if you speak already English, French is one of the easiest languages to learn. Some experts say French is the easiest language if you already speak English.
Of course, it still requires practice and effort but you are already able to read some French texts if you speak English. Those two languages are so similar.
I tried Mr. Roope but still i can’t pronounce it well and get some difficulties in memorization. So this mean that my English is still not good enough to proceed to other language. I am trying my best still and i think the reason also is the time i spend on learning it because i have lot work to do everyday that i can’t even do some things which is important.
Yes, English and French pronunciation are a bit different. Do you expect that you could pronounce all words correctly right away? That’s not even necessary. Think about a child. How many mistakes does he make during months and years before pronouncing all words correctly? It’s natural that the right pronunciation takes time. There’s nothing wrong with it.
If you want to improve your French pronunciation fast, I highly recommend trying Speechling and Mimic Method.
when I heard people talking in French I feel like I’m in a very romantic place actually French is one of my favorite languages I want to learn and based on this article learning French in a short period of time is very amazing for those who want to learn French like me I think this is the moment we’ve been waiting for 🙂
Yeah, French sounds like a romantic language. 🙂 I believe these resources will help you to master French. I’m looking forward to hearing about your progress.
Great.. nice information I also want to learn french and Spanish. I know some common words in Spanish and I want to learn and explore more but French hmmm is it difficult to learn French language? Twisted tongue maybe hehehe. How I wish I can learn easily.
French will be easy for you if you use the resources that I mentioned in the text. You can also use some of them for practicing Spanish.
My #1 recommendation for learning Spanish is Baselang. Their intensive training can take you from 0 to fluent in 3 months. Can you imagine?
You should learn the language you are most likely to use. You could learn French, or just stick with Spanish.
Hello Sir Roope,
This awesome and very informative blog indeed. A great help for everyone roaming in the internet looking for language tutorials.
Cool stuff sir and reviews. Continue to make good articles! Kudos!
Thank you Gandalf. I’m glad you have enjoyed. If you have some specific requests for future articles, you can also let me know 🙂
Personally I enjoy using Rosetta Stone, there is also an app for busy people on the go . Learning a new language is great it opens many doors to meet new people and amazing employment opportunities.
Rosetta Stone has been extremely popular in the U.S. They have done great job when educating people to learn new languages. However, their app is quite expensive and I think that these resources that I mention in this text have a better price/quality ratio.
I would love to learn how to speak french. France is on my list of place(specially the eiffel tower) to visit with, it would be nice if i can speak some french to communicate with the people of France. I would try those resources mentioned above.
France is certainly a nice country and I have positive experiences from visiting there. Paris is an awesome city. I was there for one month in 2015. I didn’t go up in the Eiffel tower because I would have needed to wait and pay but I checked the place.
Thank you for the tips and advice you gave. For me, learning new language gives me confidence to go outside my country and look for something new. Learning french language is one in my bucket list on languages I want to learn. So hoping I will learn it in just a certain amount of time and learn again new languages!
With the help of these resources you’ll certainly learn French.
By the way, what are your reasons for learning French? 🙂
I had always loved to learn French language long before I came across this blog, but didn’t know the right way to go about it. I didn’t know I could learn this language 100% online and be fluent in just a couple of months. I offered French as a subject when I was in middle school, but wasn’t taught well. It was always boring whenever the French teacher was in class. I never understood the rudiments of the language and, thus, opted out. I lost total interest in learning the language believing that I can’t ever get it.
I read some topics here about learning French language and becoming fluent in just three months and developed keen interest again. I read about the French learning tools which are completely online. I don’t still know how feasible it’s going to be for me to learn the language completely online. I just believe I’m going to get it once I get the resources.
Well, don’t worry if it would take longer than three months. Most likely it will take a bit longer unless you can give it a full commitment.
On the Internet there’s everything you need to learn French or any other language. Most likely I will never pay again for local language courses because they are quite ineffective and very expensive to online resources. Most courses follow a certain “1-size-fits-all” curriculum but language learning doesn’t work that way. It’s better to learn online because you can learn as fast (or as slow) as you want and need.
This article is amazing! I studied French in High School, but by the time I visited Paris I forgot most of it. Duolingo was helpful. It helped me to remember the vocabulary but I still have problems with long sentences. In my opinion you can improve vocabulary, speaking, accent and grammar by practice, so your Bonus is my favourite! French today is something I would love to try!
Yeah, Duolingo also helped me to learn French. However, it only helped for the basic grammar and phrases. For more advanced stuff other resources work better. Have a closer look at French Today and let me know what did you like. People are literally loving their service based on customer reviews.
I would love to learn French as one of my first non-English languages. I plan to learn at least 6 but I cannot find the time to study these languages. What would you suggest if I only have about 3 to 6 hours of time every week to learn these languages. I know how to write and read basic Japanese as of now, but I cannot keep up when using it even on casual conversations. I would love to hear back.
3-6 hours a week is already good. You could practice 30-60 min every day. If you do it consistently, you’ll master Japanese fast.
Check out Japanese podcasts to learn casual conversations in an effortless way. I think this article will also help you because you don’t have so much time to study: How to Learn a Language Effectively? – Without Using a Minute of Your Time!
Benny Lewis’ Fluent in 3 Months course has lots of resources for learning Japanese. I bet it would help you a lot.
Hi, I love how you simplified it in your post. I always find it exciting at first to learn a new language, but later on, I get bored very fast or I lose motivation. How can one get past this and continue on with learning?
You need to find a meaningful reason why you want to learn a new language. If your “WHY” isn’t meaningful enough, you’ll quit. That’s why it’s important to define what are your reasons to learn a new language.
Check out this article that I wrote to motivate you: Why Should You Learn a Foreign Language? – 7 Reasons That Will Give You Motivation
Learn French in 3 months? I think the author must be kidding and I say this because of my experience in India. I was there in May and in a seminar I found most Indians spoke different languages (BTW they have 27 different dialects, wow!). I tried conversing using a book but even in a week made no progress at all.
Reading about French here mesmerizes me because I never thought it is possible. I just want to converse with my neighbors without fumbling. I also want to show that I am progressive enough but confused which course should I take up. Any guidance on this will certainly help. Thanks
27 dialects is a lot but I think there are hundreds of dialects in English, for example. 😉 If you speak the main dialect you can usually understand most other ones.
I have here showed you 8 resources to learn French. Just pick any of them and start.
Why wouldn’t you take Fluent in 3 Months course by Benny Lewis? You can also start out with Duolingo for free. Another great language game is LingQ. The guy who created it speaks 16 languages fluently himself.
Fluent in 3 Months is not a joke. I thought the same way when I first time heard about it. However, those methods really work. I think you didn’t make any progress in a week because you had ineffective methods. If you use effective language learning methods you can learn basics in a week.
Thanks for your reply and sorry for my typo. India has 27 different languages and their dialect changes every 200 miles. (My Indian friend just corrected me here). I will definitely start with Duolingo and then hop on the one from Benny.
Ah okay! Thank you for the info. Yeah, they really have many language. I heard it’s the same in many countries in Africa. In some countries they have so many tribal languages.
This is so exciting. Learning French in 3 months. Wow! It’s another target unlock. Benefit of knowledge that nobody can steal but can share in a way to earn and learn.
Going from 0 to fluent in 3 months with French would require a great commitment but I know it’s completely achievable goal for anyone. You are right that knowledge has many benefits. It will open new doors of opportunities.
With the use of internet, patience and perseverance everyone can learn French for free. It’s not an ordinary language, French is commonly use in 29 countries if I’m not mistaken and this includes Canada, France, Switzerland, Belgium and so on.
What do you mean with “French it’s not an ordinary language”? I don’t fully understand what you’re meaning.
Yeah, French is widely spoken all around the world. That was one of the biggest reasons why I wanted to learn it. I thought that being able to speak French will open me new doors. It has actually helped so it was useful 🙂
This would be perfect for my kids. To be fluent in French in such a short time, it is so awesome. I can have them get started on French and after three months they can get started on German.
Besides free YouTube videos, podcasts, blog posts, and Duolingo a free language app.
What I like about the most is Italki, language community online. It is very important to practice with others. Practicing with others can build a friendship that can make learning a language more fun.
I’m happy to hear that Ileana. Have you used Italki before?
Duolingo is very interesting cause it is free to use and to download. But i wonder if this method is the same way of learning and earning ideas with those paid ones? It is 100 percent free of charge and i love it. No wonder that it is the most downloaded application compared to others.
True. Duolingo is great especially because it’s free. I think it’s not the most comprehensive language learning app but it gives a good start for somebody who wants to start learning a new language.
I have experience with Duolingo and I absolutely loved it. I haven’t used it in awhile but this is definitely inspiring me to give it a try again. I was actually learning French with Duolingo. I was learning mostly because my family has a connection with the language.
Also, my ex-boyfriend’s mother did not know English well so I wanted to be able to communicate with her. It is very helpful for beginners who just want to get by with French and any other language I imagine. I usually don’t pick up languages quickly so for me to be so engaged and to learn so quickly was absolutely amazing.
Yeah, language games like Duolingo can help to learn a language much faster than we’re used to with traditional classroom methods.
Have you also tried other language learning games?
Another way to learn new languages in fact 7 new ways. This information should be able to give us a different path, and strategies for us to get a perfect way in mastering a new language. I have a Pimsleur learning Spanish, but I did not finish the whole course.
So I only knew basics and this is one language I don’t consider adding it to my known languages. There are truly so many ways to learn even online. And it can be a way for a new career opportunity for us. Thanks very much for this recommendations!
I believe these resources will really help you to learn French. I recommend picking 1 or 2 and start using it at least 15 minutes per day. You’ll start making impressive progress.
If you want to start learning Spanish again, I recommend checking out Baselang and Yabla Spanish. By the way, Yabla has also resources for learning French.
I’ve been trying to teach myself French as well. Along with Duolingo, I’ve really enjoyed listening to the podcast called Coffee Break French and the free app “news in slow french”
I have also used the same resources! I haven’t yet written an article of Coffee Break French here but it certainly was useful for me when I was studying French.
I was driving taxi during the weekends and when I was waiting for a new customer, I listened to Coffee Break French and improved my skills. Effective use of time 😉
Good day Roope.
From the looks of things, I definitely think that learning French is definitely going to be easier for me compared to my desire to master Spanish language first.
The reason is that I happen to have studied French language as a borrowed course when I was still a student, and if I should pick it up French study where I left together with the assistance these options you laid out here for us, I definitely believe I may even be able to learn French to a great extent.
Yes, your background with French will certainly help you. On the other hand, Spanish won’t be a problem for you either. It’s so close to English that I think it will be a breeze for you. Have you checked out these resources for learning Spanish.
@Roope I just did checked the resources for learning Spanish and all I could say is that I find it very cool and interesting. It’s definitely going to be a great assistance in my quest for learning and mastering Spanish language. I definitely believe that the use of tutors is going to very helpful.
Glad to hear that.
Wow! These tips are so useful. Thank you for all of this information.I will be sharing this with my friends as well. Learning French is something I have always dreamed about doing but never made the time for. I have developed a few friendships with individuals who are fluent in French and this is something that truly inspires me everyday to learn this beautiful language.
My other friends have amazing experience with Duolingo as well so I can’t wait to finally learn so I can catch up to their level.
In high school, I studied French for 4 years. Doubt I can remember even 5 words. Lol.
I’m interested in learning it again and will probably use one of the methods recommended. Thanks for that!
I would like to learn both spoken and written. Is that possible with all the above microwave methods? From what I remember from school, the most complicated part was the written and I doubt you can learn it in such a short span. I may be wrong?
Yes, you can certainly learn written and spoken French with these methods. There’s no doubt about it. It’s funny that you call them “microwave methods” 😉
Even though you only remember a few words of French, your background of studying will help you because the words and skills will pop up from your subconscious mind when you start practicing it again.
My niece emigrated to Ireland and continued studying there. She has a french subject there and being from an Asian country where French is not taught unless you want to enroll it particularly, this has become harder for her to cope. I am glad I learned about these and I am sure this will help her in her studies too.
Your post is very helpful. In high-school, there was a French class but they learned for four years. I never learned French myself but I did recite poems in French and I loved it. It made me feel like I can speak French although I don’t have the accent.
I still could not interpret what I was reciting. You asked if we could choose to be taught by a teacher who knows 3 languages or someone who is fluent in 50 languages. I would choose the one with a French accent but I must admit 3 months is a very short period and I like it.
If I ever want to learn French, I might go with option 1 or 7. 😀
I’m glad you found the article helpful. Yeah, the person with the French accent is good.
So far i am now learning about french through this website. It is funny how people react on french language that i am using. My friends and family are asking me “are you an alien”?
Haha this such a great and has very good advantages. I got the feeling of being advance with my fellow countrymen because of learning this new language.
Nice 🙂 It’s interesting how little amount of people ever really bother studying languages (or almost anything else) on their own. Many people just drift through life with no direction and then they wonder how some people learned cool skills. It’s all about setting good targets and starting working toward them.
I never knew there are people in the world that can speak up to 40 – 50 languages at the same time. I am surprised at this, but hope such people are language gurus and geniuses. How I wish I could learn and speak just 4 – 5 languages in my lifetime. I think I should be able to opt in for the Italki community whereby community tutors and native language speakers are around. It would be a great community for me to find myself. I am excited at the $10 bonus I am going to get for signing up here.
You’ll for sure speak 4-5 languages fluently if you just want and you are willing to practice. I think you can achieve fluency in 4-5 languages in a few years if you practice diligently. However, if it’s just a side project, learning 5 languages fluently may take even 5-10 years (of course, depends on how much time and effort you put it).
Thank you for providing resources and apps that can help us learn French. I believe that living in this modern era is a huge help in learning different languages. At first, I really thought that learning French can be very difficult but based in your post you learned it for three months only, I am really excited to learn it now.
And also this post can save my grades in FOLA (foreign language). I can definitely ace this semester with the help of this post and you. I might use the apps that are for free. Since college is making penniless. Hope you can also post about other languages too.
Thank you and God bless 🙂
I didn’t go from 0 to fluent in 3 months with French because I put so little effort. However, I made a big progress in 3 months because I was using effective methods. I guess that I still learned more French in 3 months than most people learn in 5 years with “old-school” methods. 😉
If you go through my blog, you can see that I have posted about several languages already. Spanish, Chinese, German, Italian, etc.
God bless you as well!
My personal favorite is Duolingo. Its just the best.
Duolingo is good because it’s free. It’s also a great tool to get started with a new language. However, if you want to become a fluent in a new language, you also need other tools.
Whats the best paid & free app to learn french?
Duolingo and LingQ.
I must say kudos for exposing such an easy way to learn another language. French is what I knew I could learn and understand easily. When I was in middle school, French was introduced to us as subject, but I noticed I never understood everything that the French teacher was teaching, though my interest was far from learning languages. I offered this subject only in one session and opted out of the class the following session in order to stop wasting my time. I will visit the language learning community to meet with those native speakers so I can get further motivated to learn this language.
I really didn’t like those french classes too back during my school days. It was like a pain in my ##s and also felt like a total waste of time you said. But now i wish i could take it back. It was the best time ever to have learned a new language.
Well, better sooner than later 🙂
There are many things in life that I wish I would have realized earlier but then I just remind myself that it’s good that I realize those things now.
It’s amazing to know that one can learn a new foreign language in just three months. I’ve learnt English language almost all my life and I still don’t think I can qualify myself as knowing all or completely fluent in english language.
To be completely honest, am curious to see what this platform has to offer.I think this is a very recommendation, Roope.. Am going to give it a try and see what comes of it. Thanks for the review by the way.
As far as I see, you speak English pretty well 🙂
Lol. I agree wth you Roope, she speaks english pretty well. But i also think i understand where she’s coming from. If it’s perfection then it’s almost impossible to achieve that when it comes to speaking a language. We can only do the best we can.
I never knew I can learn French or any other foreign language completely online, but I am glad to know I can learn those foreign languages using online resources. Generally, I always love learning through online modes and would be happy now to start learning French at the comfort of my bedroom through online resources.
Yes, nowadays you can learn any language in the world because of the Internet 🙂
I agree! There are so many way in learning language. And those written above are good steps in learning. But I do believe in my case, that talking to someone who’s language is the language that you want to learn that will make you strive to learn it more for you guys are having a conversation.
Yeah, talking your target language with a native speaker is one of the most effective ways to learn a new language.
@Jessa Mae Bonjan You are absolutely correct with this assertion, having to learn with a native speaker is one of the easiest ways of getting acquainted with a new language. They have the ability to teach in between the core lines of their culture and language is one of them.
During one of my private lessons a few years back, the woman who taught me French was actually from Paris and it’s absolutely different the way she taught from how I was taught in school by one of our French lecturers.
Nice article. It reminds me of a book I had years ago titled: French In Three Months. I guess you really can learn French in three months if you put in the work. And, you’re right. We have a lot more online tools today that make it easier to learn languages.
I’ve used Duolingo myself during my Hindi-learning phase. I didn’t become proficient or anything, but I did pick up a few words and phrases. Memrise is also very good. A friend of mine used it when she was learning Korean. What works for me the most is watching foreign-language movies with English subtitles. I used these when learning French and Hindi.
Yeah, it’s possible to become fluent in French or any other language in 3 short months. It would just require a full dedication and hard work. I’m glad to hear that you have enjoyed Duolingo and Memrise. I think they’re great resources.
I love to learn french. This is so cool.
I’m glad you like Cathylene!
You have given many ways to learn French in your post, thanks very much for that. The idea of Fluent In 3 Months is something that drives my interest. Learning a language from someone that speaks 50 languages will be awesome.
My style of learning is repetition and with online learning, I can use my own style of leaning without any compulsion. This will also save me some time and money.
It’s great that you have found a method that works for you and you learn languages fast and cheaply.