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Gain proficiency in the French language in effective, fast, and affordable lessons.

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Why enrol in French courses?

  • Understand the importance of a course designed by native speakers.
  • Revive the French of your schooldays for use on holiday or at work.
  • Choose online lessons with an app that works on multiple devices and platforms for convenient and flexible learning.

French for everyone

Any residual familiarity with French, perhaps from your schooldays, is an advantage if you begin to study the language again provided you pick a course that pinpoints your ability level and helps you target your learning accordingly. When we think of the French language, we inevitably think of our close neighbour across the Channel. However, French is a truly global language, spoken by around 275 million people across Africa, the Caribbean, Canada and, of course, in Europe. Possessing some knowledge of the language is key to enjoying more interesting and rewarding experiences in many countries around the world.

Tailored courses to prepare you for the holidays

With France one of the most popular holiday destinations for British tourists, learning French makes sense. A certain level of fluency in the language can make a holiday proceed more smoothly, especially outside of large cities where knowledge of English may be lower.

Many British businesses have links with French counterparts. Even if most negotiations and dealings are conducted either in English or with the help of an interpreter, the ability to use French for initial pleasantries helps build camaraderie.

Make learning French straightforward and convenient

It can be difficult to squeeze language learning into a busy lifestyle, and committing to either face-to-face lessons or online ones held at prescribed times can be particularly tricky. Choosing a course that offers short lessons that can be taken at any time of day or night makes maintaining your commitment easier.

Babbel’s online platform allows you to download 15-minute lessons for later completion offline on a computer, iPad or smartphone. The website’s ability to synchronise with both iOS and Android devices facilitates this and ensures that your progress is saved securely in the cloud. A review facility makes it easy to keep track of what you are learning and what you need to practice.​

If the support of other learners is important to you, Babbel offers the opportunity to connect with other students through the Babbel board.

French courses designed and voiced by native speakers

Learning a language is easier if you follow a course designed by native speakers. For added authenticity, native French speakers voice the audio on Babbel courses while you will also benefit from a voice recognition system to help fine-tune your own pronunciation. Traditional language courses follow a fixed curriculum. However, if time is scarce and you have a specific goal in mind, you may want to tailor your lessons to suit your needs. For example, if you remember some French from your schooldays, you may like to try a refresher course or one that, as well as going over what you already know, also teaches you some common idioms.

All of Babbel’s French courses begin with a free trial lesson. If your learning experience does not suit you or if you want to switch to a different course, it is easy to change your mind without incurring any cost. Equally, when you finish your course, your learning is saved in your own dashboard, enabling you to continue practising at your leisure. It can be hard to know how to choose a language course particularly if you have some prior knowledge of that language or if you have very specific goals in mind. Babbel offers a variety of French language courses. Some are aimed at those who have studied the language in the past and others at the complete beginner. Flexibility to tailor your chosen course ensures your learning focuses on what is most important to you.

Newcomer

An easy introduction to French: basic vocab, grammar, and pronunciation.

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Beginner I

Learn the most important expressions for everyday life and the basics of French grammar and pronunciation.

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Beginner II

Discover more words and expressions for many different life situations.

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Pre-intermediate

Consolidate what you've learnt and start expressing yourself in a more nuanced way.

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Intermediate

Improve your skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing at an intermediate level.

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Independent

Continue reinforcing your skills: practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing at an independent level.

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Advanced

Approfondissez vos connaissances de la langue à un niveau avancé… tout en français !

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Refresher Course

Ideal for anyone who studied French a long time ago or wants to test their knowledge.

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Grammar

Grammar practice in easy, understandable steps. Drills and exercises with clear and concrete examples.

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Listening and Speaking

Here you'll find courses which will help you focus on your listening and speaking skills.

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Countries and Traditions

In these courses, you won't just learn the language, you'll also gain useful knowledge about France.

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Specials

Here you'll find courses in which you can refresh your memory and learn idioms.

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Words and Sentences

Improve and train your vocabulary with over 3000 words and example sentences you can use in everyday life.

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French pronunciation

With the integrated speech recognition tool you can test and practice your pronunciation. It works directly in the browser. You will only need a microphone and the latest Flash-Player.

Learn French Vocabulary

Learn online grammar, vocabulary and phrases, practice in optimal intervals: At Babbel, you’ll get the basic and advanced vocabulary for French. The Review Manager makes sure that you’ll exercise the vocabulary and grammar rules that were hard for you.

iPhone app

You can use the French iPhone app together with the Babbel website. Your learning progress will be synchronized between them, so you can learn and review anywhere, anytime.