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Weaving French lessons into vignettes of her life in Southern France, Kristin Espinasse publishes a weekly blog that will do wonders to improve your basic and colloquial French. Her archives go back to 2004.
The Duolingo platform includes a free app and website so you can learn French (or another language) in bite-size lessons. Devote 15 minutes a day to the program and you'll be surprised at how quickly to acquire vocabulary by associating images, sounds, and words. Rick is using it for French; I'm learning Italian.
French In Action
A true immersion method developed by Dr. Pierre Capretz in the 1980s. It ran on PBS and the 52 video lessons (filmed in France) are offered for free on the Annenberg website. Workbooks and audio CDs are available on Amazon. For anyone who dreams of becoming fluent in a language, immersion is the way to go. Highly recommended. And you'll get a kick out of the 80s fashions and hairstyles.
Foreign Service Institute
FSI language courses were developed for diplomats by the US gorvernment. They are in the public domain and can be downloaded for free. Many languages available, including French.
French Girl in Seattle
After spending 23 years in the US and teaching French to adults, my friend Véro returned to Paris last year. Like me, she is bilingual and bicultural, which makes her uniquely qualified to help you improve your language skills through informative and entertaining online conversations. Or book a tour with her! In addition to her blog, she also has a very active community on Facebook.
Paroles de chansons
Do you love French music but can't always understand the lyrics? Search by title or artist on paroles.net, display the text and get ready for that French karaoke!
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