Learn French Online
Learn French online with our free French lessons
Whether you just want to learn about how to say the days in French, time in French or something more, we’ve got the best online French lessons for you! We're talking great tools, great tips, audio lessons, and the inside word on how to speak French confidently and understand the French language quickly and effectively...
This page will show you exactly how all of these great "learn French online" resources work, so that you can get the most out of your study time. From understanding how French grammar works, describing people in French, talking about emotions in French, and basically getting a whole range of really helpful French vocabulary, these fantastic online French lessons will make sure that you can get your point across when you're traveling in a French speaking country.
How to Perfect Your French Pronunciation with Rocket Record
Let's get your learning French online experience started with the main tool to use so that you can sound like you ARE a native French speaker! Let's find out how Rocket Record, the pronunciation tool from Rocket French, can help you achieve this! (Note that for true voice recognition you will need to use the Chrome browser.)
Try it here with this basic French conversation:
Comment ça va ?
How are you?
Bien merci, et toi ?
Good thanks, and you?
Je vais très bien.
I'm going very well.
Rocket Record allows you to listen to the way native speakers say hundreds of French words and phrases. Whether it's talking about famous French food, or explaining what's wrong with your computer in French, you can record yourself and accurately compare your speech with that of the native speaker.
It really is a fantastic way to learn French by increasing the amount of French vocabulary you know, and at the same time massively improving your French pronunciation and accent. Rocket Record is great for your confidence when speaking French!
Virtually every French word and phrase in these lessons uses our Rocket Record voice recognition technology to get your pronunciation sounding as close as possible to a native French speaker.
Learning French online and remembering what you have learned
Virtually all of our online French lessons have a Testing section at the bottom of the lesson, which contains our exclusive testing tools. Testing has three testing components, Hear It Say It!, Write It!, and Know It! all scientifically designed to enhance your recall and understanding of spoken French.
1. Hear it Say it!
Training your ear for French can be one of the things that French learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It Say It!
Here’s how Hear lt Say It! works. A randomly selected audio track from within each lesson is played. After listening to the track you’re prompted to record yourself saying the word, compare the way you say it to the French speaker, and rate how well you understand what the speaker was saying. A very powerful tool to tune your ear to spoken French!
Have a go with Hear It Say It! here
2. Write it!
It's one thing being able to pronounce French words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words.
Write It! is the self-testing tool that lets you find out how well developed your French ear really is and get you used to the French sentence structure. Just listen to the native speaker saying a word or phrase, then try to write it correctly in the space provided. There's a special character keyboard available if you need it, so you can get it exactly right.
When you're done click reveal, and you get to see how well you did, and get a rating for that word or phrase.
Test your writing skills with Write It! here:
3. Know it!
Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in French and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! , the self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!
Know It! pulls randomly selected English words and phrases out of each lesson and prompts you to record yourself saying the French translation, compare yourself to the French speaker, and then rate how well you did! You really need to know your stuff for this one but the benefits are huge in maximizing how quickly you can come up with the right thing to say when someone is speaking French to you!
For a real challenge try out Know It!:
More on learning French online with Rocket French
If you really want to learn French online quickly and easily then I recommend taking a look at some of our other free French lessons. We cover a wide range of topics from body parts in French, talking about your health in French, to the essential topic for any French person - discussing the weather in French.
Make sure you do the Testing at the bottom of the lessons to reinforce what you have learned. Before you know it you will be able to chat about music in French, or perhaps even tell someone that they are beautiful in French!
What comes next?
When you're ready to take your French learning to the next level Rocket French has just the right course for you. You can get a free lifetime no-obligation trial of Rocket French here and check out sample lessons from the full course.
Each level of Rocket French has over 30 Interactive Audio Lessons as a major component. These audio tracks average 25 minutes in length and are designed for you to use at the gym, during your commute, or any spare time that you have.
You can listen to the first Interactive Audio Lesson from Rocket French Premium here (if you like it and want to download it then sign up for the free trial!):
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement tools! Improve your knowledge and retention of the Rocket French you learn!