Until now, you may have been saving up to pay for your first French class. Maybe you’ve been eyeing a subscription to a language learning app that keeps showing up in your news feed. Or, perhaps you’ve given up all hopes of learning French because it will cost too much.
What if we told you that you could learn French without touching your wallet? That you can start your learning journey today, for free?
With our experience testing hundreds of resources, we know that it’s possible—and we’ll show you how. You won’t need to put aside money for monthly payments or splurge on a new textbook; all you need is your motivation and a digital device.
So keep reading and let’s explore a ton of high-quality resources to keep your French studies free!
If you want to learn French for free, you may need to adopt an eclectic approach to French resources. What is limited access in one may be free in another, so don’t get discouraged if you hit a paywall.
We’ve made sure to include resources that tackle reading, writing, speaking, and listening. You can mix and match, but at the beginner and intermediate levels you may want to establish an overarching structure with step-by-step courses.
We’ll first introduce some course options, then offer some podcasts, YouTube channels, and reading tools to enrich your studies.
Next we’ll point you towards a plethora of practice activities to refine your skills and some reference sites for when you need a quick answer for grammar, pronunciation, nuances and more.
It’s often more fun to learn with others, so we’ve also handpicked some community sites for language exchanges and writing and speaking feedback.
Finally, you’ll find out how to get some paid resources for free and assess your French level based on the CEFR scale.
And don’t forget, if you sign up to be an app tester on the ALR website, you can get free access to paid resources in exchange for your honest opinions.
Table of Contents
- YouTube Channels
- Reading Tools
- Language Exchanges
- Writing and Speaking Feedback
- Language Discussion Boards
- Accessing Paid Resources for Free
- Testing Your Knowledge