The Best French Courses And Resources

Looking for the best French language resources and courses?

This is my hand-picked list of all-time favorite resources for learning French. There are many French resources out there but these are the resources and courses I've personally fallen in love with.

This list will be periodically updated as new options become available.

Courses for all levels in French

Rocket French: This is my personal favorite and one I can't recommend enough. Rocket French is so incredibly popular and covers an enormous amount of French language content. Do yourself a favor and do a free trial.

Frantastique: This is one of the most unique French course options around and it really works. You get regular lessons delivered to you and the system uses AI to "adapt" to your learning. Also covers different French accents.

Podcasts for learning French

FrenchPod101 (Innovative): Ever heard of FrenchPod101? I'd be surprised if you haven't! FrenchPod101 teaches uses a fun podcast format and it's a joy to listen to.

Best books to learn French

There are some really great books out there for learning French but these are some of my personal favorites:


Online French teachers (via webcam)

italki: Create a free account and have look at the unbelievable amount of French teachers available for low cost.

Some French teachers on italki are so cheap it will shock you.

Mobile apps for French

Mondly: An amazing and comprehensive app for learning French (and many other languages). Covers loads of relevant French topics and is beautifully designed.

Drops: A very popular app (available for French) that does flashcard-style learning for vocabulary.

Babbel: One of the most popular and well-known apps for learning French and other European languages. Superior to Duolingo in every way.

Best audio-only course for French

Pimsleur French: One of the biggest household names in language learning. It's been around for decades and is still one of the greatest French introductory courses ever made (audio only).

Best story-based French course for people who love reading

French Uncovered:If you love reading, then this is a perfect choice. French Uncovered teaches you French through stories that have been written and adapted for beginners. Very popular course option with a literary focus.

Learning French grammar

Duolingo: Surely you've heard of Duolingo! It's a decent, free platform that teaches you French grammar through a unique translation game.

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