How to learn French online: the best resources & experts
As all of us budding French speakers would know, sometimes classroom-based courses are just not enough. There can be a number of problems, from failing to find clarity on a particular area you find difficult, to being taken over by sheer boredom as a grammar lesson ensues.
What you really need to learn French well is a touch of quelque chose de la vraie vie. This means finding a learning approach that not only produces tangible results, but also allows you to immerse yourself in it. We want to feel the emotions and wonder of learning a language and becoming closer to another culture!
Many people think that interaction and immersion like this can only be found in a group – or in France itself. But we’ve found that this isn’t necessarily true. In fact, we especially love the freedom and diversity that online language resources afford. Of course, the biggest challenge is simply knowing where to look.
After much of our own searching, we thought it was high time we dug deep and shared three of our personal favourite online experts and resources. Each takes an entirely different approach to learning French, but all offer incredible depth of not only knowledge but also experience – something you might not expect online.
Designed to add to the three major areas of learning – classes, grammar and conversation – we hope to point you in the right direction of where to be looking for that little bit of extra enrichment in your French language learning experience. Some might seem obvious, but it’s what lies beneath the surface that truly amazes.
Who made our top three? Click through to part two to find out >>Jump to:
1 – The introduction (this page)
2 – Find a tutor in Paris – without leaving your home
3 – A solution for French grammar woes
4 – Vocabulary with soul
I would be happy to collaborate to this article, at http://www.frenchspanishonline.com you will find vocabulary, many audio files, grammar but always easy to understand (for example a nice comparison is made with the English subjunctive mood to explain the French one), also a new section to improve pronunciation as we speak in France, explaining the liaisons, contractions and abbreviations we use. Many verbs are conjugated with audio files, there is a virtual keyboard with French accent and even a puppet called Ratounet for kids.