Learn French These lessons contain English translations.

Learning a language is not a secret. The experts will tell you that you need comprehensible input (e.g. lectures, texts, videos, podcasts), lesson review, practice opportunities and language reinforcement. The OpenLanguage Method puts these steps together to help save you time.

Your biggest challenge in learning a language will likely be maintaining your motivation to study. To start, we recommend learning some common expressions to achieve some early success. Seeing how you can use the new language to create new opportunities for yourself is the best motivator to continue studying. Afterwards, you can start to examine the common sentence patterns to provide insights into how to quickly expand your fluency with the language. Do not start by studying grammar tables, but instead focus on mimicking high-frequency language. OpenLanguage lessons are designed to help you learn this way. Browse some of the links below to get a sense for the language, then jump into the complimentary course to get started.

Introduction to the French Language

French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick (Acadia region) in Canada, the U.S. state of Maine, the Acadiana region of the U.S. state of Louisiana, and by various communities elsewhere. Other speakers of French, who often speak it as a second language are distributed throughout many parts of the world, the largest numbers of whom reside in Francophone Africa. In Africa, French is most commonly spoken in Gabon, Mauritius , Algeria, Senegal, and Côte d'Ivoire. French is estimated as having 110 million native speakers and 190 million more second language speakers.

Links to get started with learning French: