Individual online French lessons on Skype with native teachers
Do you want to...
- start to learn French?
- prepare for a French exam?
- keep your level in French?
- prepare for a professional interview?
- or talk about interesting subjects?
How does it work?
Why learn French on Skype?
What type of lesson do you need?
Languages: French, English, Spanish
My name is Déborah. I grew up in the south of France, studied in Belgium and currently live in San Sebastian, located in the beautiful...
Languages: French, English, German
Hi, my name is Lara :) I decided to teach French per Skype in order to do something useful while travelling: teaching my language to those who are interested in them...
Languages: French, English, Greek
Bonjour, my name is Elisabeth, I am a French native from Lyon. I have taught French for nearly one year. Before I was an actress and director...
Languages: French, English, Spanish
My name is Claudie...
Languages: French, English
My name is Lili and I have been teaching French via Skype for 5 years. When I see the rapid progress of my students, it is a great pleasure for me :)
Information about language exam
DELF: Diplôme d'études en langue française
DELF and DALF are international French proficiency exams supervised by the French Ministry of Education conducted in French only. The exam is made up of four parts:
The language exam has six levels (DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1, DELF B2, DALF C1, DALF C2), which correspond to the six proficiency levels of the framework of reference determined by the Council of Europe.
After passing a DALF C1 or a DALF C2 exam, non-francophone students who wish to study in a French university are exempt from taking the language test.
Are you learning French? Whether you are a beginner or an advanced pupil you will probably have been wondering whether you need a teacher to learn French. Why not use a teach-yourself method? It’s simpler, cheaper, and I can organise it the way I want and progress at my own rhythm, can’t I?
We have bad news for you: unfortunately this technique does not always work...
Here are five reasons why you can’t learn without the presence of a human being:
While you are learning French make sure that you are always accompanied by a competent teacher. If you want to learn French 100% on line, discover French lessons on Skype, the way to learn French using a real relationship with an experienced native French teacher. To discover how this works, click here.
The first thing that you need to know is that anyone can put absolutely anything on line. Consequently there is unfortunately a lot of rubbish on the internet, which means that you have to sort through the material, documents and services which are supposed to help you learn French. You will find some that are paying and others that are non-paying, but unfortunately you cannot make your choice on this criterion alone, since much that is useful is offered free of charge and much that is useless is very expensive. In spite of this, one has to admit that you have a better chance of finding a quality material or service when the supplier considers that he has the right to ask for a certain sum for his product in which he has invested significant amount of time and money. It’s not a hundred percent sure, but it’s very probable.
If you really want to avoid paying, there is another possibility, provided that you have a lot of free time. You can undertake painstaking research on the internet and list all the documents, methods, services and material that you may find useful for learning French. But who has the time for this? Not many of us…
We have most of us 20 to 30 minutes a day to study French, so it would be a pity to waste our time surfing the internet…
To be brief, one thing is certain: to learn to speak French correctly you need to invest something, either time or money. However, taking into account that all of us are always running late these days, money seems to be the more logical choice.
The second argument is about motivation. Let’s be honest: if you pay for something, you make the most of it. You don’t want to lose your investment, so you dedicate all you energy to it… and that’s how you learn French successfully.
And above all don’t forget: the time that you spend learning French is precious, so use it really FOR LEARNING.
If you want to save your time and learn French 100% on line, discover French lessons on Skype, the way to learn French using a real relationship with an experienced native French teacher. To discover how this works, click here.
DuoLingo is a website and mobile phone application that offers free tuition for various languages, amongst others, for French. Taking your level into account, the software proposes appropriate exercises and invites you to translate, repeat words or sentences or write out sentences pronounced by the programme.
We recommend the use of DuoLingo, if you want to learn French in a fun way from anywhere (a bus, a café, etc.) and if you have only 10 to 15 minutes a day to revise. You will have a solid language base and you will easily memorise the most important vocabulary in French, that which is used in the daily papers.
There are nevertheless various situations in which you will need another method along with DuoLingo software:
To acquire this proficiency you will need the help of a human being, a teacher, who will ask you questions, correct you, adapt the lessons to your specific needs and above all answer your questions. If you want to save time and money, choose 45-minute French lessons on Skype that put you in contact with a native-speaking French teacher!
Bear in mind that French films in the original version are harder to understand than foreign films dubbed into French. In a French film the actors talk faster and you need to know not just the language, but also its cultural references.
A tip: If you are already having lessons on Skype you can work on films in a more elaborate way. After watching each film you can resume it orally for your teacher, which lets you to rework its vocabulary (and helps you memorise it!) and speak continuously for several minutes in French. Later you will also be able to resume the story in writing or give your personal opinion on the film, which your teacher will correct for you!
You are learning French and take an interest in current affairs. Have you ever thought of linking your two interests by consulting the news in French?
There are numerous sites on the internet that let you consult articles and watch videos in French about events from all over the world. After you specify your level, the sites in question will offer you documents that are neither too easy nor too difficult for you. Sometimes you’ll find multiple choice questionnaires about the news item that you were consulting, to make sure that you have fully understood everything.
All that is very useful, but once you have understood the text and looked up all the new words in the dictionary, what do you do next? How can you go further and get even more out of the article?
If you really want to memorise the words and expressions in the news you will need to reuse them both orally and in writing. If you take lessons on Skype you can really practise these exercises.
Advice + : you want to understand a new item, but you haven’t managed to do so first time. No matter! Go ahead, listen to it a second, a third … a tenth time! The aim is to understand the text however long it takes!
Advice ++: don’t for get to let your teacher know the fields that interest you: politics, sport, economics, society, etc… If you really want to know the contents of the article you will understand it all the more easily.