Archive for January, 2010
Our third choice for you to find top quality material to learn French fast is http://www.bonjourdefrance.com/index/indexapp.htm which is a must-visit site for the variety and quality of the material it offers to French language learners.
The site is appropriate not only for beginners, but also for intermediate and advanced students. In a Google search, however, we would only find it on the seventh page of the results, which is another way of saying that it’s not all about Googling it, but really knowing where to go.
To find what you need to learn French fast, the second site I would suggest you to visit is http://www.francaisfacile.com/.
Their user-friendly homepage menu covers a wide variety of exercises, tests, courses and activities in French that are well developed and rich in content. Here is another example of an excellent site to help you learn French which does not make it to the top of the list in a Google search. Worse, it is not even included in the first 60 results.
Remember? We sent you to Google recently and you typed in “Free Online beginner French courses” and got about 139,000,000 entries. You wanted to find beginner courses, right?
As explained in our previous article, we will now help you find some of the best French learning material that you are looking for, in no time. As an experienced teacher, I have been through that time wasting process for you. You can now benefit from my experience. Enjoy the ride!
The first site we that recommend for beginner and intermediate students who want to learn French is bbc.co.uk at http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/index.shtml#hptab. The French language video courses, games and tests that they offer are of excellent quality. The site provides far more than what is needed to begin with. You might not see it coming up at the top of a Google search for “beginner courses’” (Google rates it only 13th only), but it belongs to the top of the list, in our opinion.
If learning French or bettering the French language is one of the resolutions that you took at the beginning of the year, now is the time to get to work, get started and get results.
If you are a beginner, you must logically start with an easy-to-follow online course and commit to it . . . now. And, yes, you can find the time… that precious and fleeting thing that we seem to be all running after! No more excuses, please!
No more procrastination. First, go to Google and type in “Free Online beginner French courses”. And what will you get? About 139,000,000 entries. You typed in the word “courses,” remember?
To make your life easier, we have done some of the leg work for you. About the first three online resources suggested by Google:
1st site: www.lsfrench.com/beginners2.html – Yes, there is material for beginners here, although the site contains mainly vocabulary lists of and interactive online exercises. This material is really useful, but we are not yet talking of a “real” online course.
2nd site: http://www.word2word.com/coursead.html#french - Here’s a great place to start from if you want to have an overview of the variety of free courses available online. You are a few clicks away from finding what you have been looking for, perhaps.
3rd site: http://www.frenchassistant.com/ – A great place where you can find free online French lessons. You will be asked to register and you will have to get familiar with the environment before taking advantage of the free high-quality French material you have access to. And you will also need to pay for sound after a 14 days free trial period. Ahum…
And so it goes… But are these the sites an experienced French teacher would recommend to beginners with little time to spare? Not likely…