Learn to Speak French

French is spoken in over 50 countries around the world by about 300 million people, half of which are in Africa.
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1. Total French (Learn French with the Michel Thomas Method): Audio CD

Learn French in a totally revolutionary way. Just relax, listen and learn. No notes and no exercises from this complete audio language course. Using the Michel Thomas Method language courses, it’s easy to make progress and you can be speaking real sentences within weeks. A gifted linguist, Michel Thomas was the famous language teacher to the stars!

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2. Unlocking French with Paul Noble / Learn French with Paul Noble

Paul Noble has published both a book and an audio course to help you get to grips with French. Tom Meltzer at The Guardian praised it, saying, ‘More than I ever managed in five years of French at school.’ An Amazon bestseller, it’s simple and fuss-free, as well as being an engaging read. Like Michel Thomas, he actively discourages you from making notes or trying to memorise what you’ve learnt, offering an intuitive learning experience.

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3. Duolingo French

Although language learning apps like Duolingo won’t have you speaking fluent French overnight, we think this app is an excellent way to build up your French vocabulary, work on your pronunciation and give you an idea of whether you’re serious about going on to study French in a more formal fashion. Laid out like a game, Duolingo is fun to use and you can pick up where you left off at any point, making it ideal for people short of time and for those who want to learn a language on the go. Perfect for a commute or just five minutes of French escapism!

Download the Duolingo French app from the Google Store>>
Download the Duolingo French app from the App Store>>

4. Rosetta Stone: Learn Languages – Free to try with subscription options

Learn French with Rosetta Stone’s award-winning apps, available on iOS, Android, Google Play and Amazon. Top features include speech recognition technology to help you get to grips with pronunciation, downloadable lessons for offline learning and Rosetta Stone’s own ‘immersion method’, enabling you to move from words to phrases to conversations. Try free for three days, after which point you can choose from a range of subscription options.

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5.  Verbal Planet French Skype Lessons

Verbal Planet is a great and affordable way to find a native French teacher. You can browse teachers by popularity, rating and price and read reviews from students. Lessons are easy to book and take place over Skype, where you can get a personalised 1-1 experience of learning French.

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6. Coffee Break French Podcasts

Take advantage of a 15 minute coffee break and learn French! This podcast features a French teacher and his ‘student’. Each episode covers French words and phrases, with pauses left for you to speak like you would in a real lesson. Podcasts are a great way to top up your language learning when you’re short on time.

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