Learn French online: the best resources & experts: Laura K Lawless
We always turn to our old favourite French.about.com for all our grammar woes. Laura K Lawless guides you through many complex and simple grammar patterns with easy to understand explanations.
While many of you will already be familiar with French.about.com, the real value of the site is in its status as a bottomless treasure trove of French language wisdom and information. And although About.com itself might simply be a corporate online giant, trust us when we say that Laura is anything but!
Laura has been a French language guide since 1999 – so the depth of her content is vast. (Discover more of her story and how she got to this point in our interview with her – it’s a fascinating story!)
Laura has just embarked on her next journey, and has left French.about.com behind.
But we do have some excellent news: she has in fact set up a new online home: Lawless French.
The amount of time Laura has always put into her work is staggering. In her interview with MyFrenchLife™, she explained that many readers assumed she had a whole team of people assisting her with the website.
“In fact I do all the writing: original lessons, quizzes, and articles related to French language and culture. I also maintain five forums; send a twice-weekly newsletter and several e-courses; review books and other French materials; maintain lists of useful links; and answer hundreds of emails a week,” she explains.
We wish her well as she works at an enormous pace to build even more rich resources for French students and teachers on her new site. Her work ethic is already legendary – some things don’t change!
Not many of us can say we are as dedicated – but whether it makes you feel inadequate or awe-struck, for us it means we know we can trust in everything Laura says. She thinks carefully about what she writes, and produces it all herself. She deserves the title of expert.
In her archives there are plenty of in-depth pages on particularly tricky subjects with easy to navigate links at the bottom of each page. If you’re anything like us, you’ll find yourself visiting to find out one rule and be drawn in by all the other interesting ways in which Laura presents French grammar problems.
One of the best things about Laura’s grammar help is the abundance of examples she always provides the reader with. Even if you don’t immediately understand the explanation, with examples of most uses of the rule, all will be crystal-clear. And now we have another site filling more everyday with amazingly helpful resources for French language students: LawlessFrench.com.Jump to:
1 – The introduction
2 – Find a tutor in Paris – without leaving your home
3 – A solution for French grammar woes (this page)
4 – Vocabulary with soul