Ways to learn French for free
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Named iPhone app of the year in 2013, Duolingo applies computer science to the teaching of more than 20 languages including French, English, Portuguese and Vietnamese by developing a ‘tree’ of skills in which the user moves from one challenge to the next.
FOLLOW FRENCH-THEMED TWITTER ACCOUNTS
Accounts such as @frenchToday send out daily tweets with interesting French vocabulary and examples of its use in everyday language. The website also has downloadable languagelearning audio books as well as details of lessons via Skype.
The BBC Languages French website bbc.co.uk/languages/ french has everything you need to learn French, from holiday phrases to audiovisual courses.
A language exchange with a French language pen pal is an excellent way to learn more about the culture and improve your language skills. The website mylanguageexchange.com allows you to build an online profile and join online conversations to meet your perfect French pen pal.
YouTube offers plenty of French language-learning video content, with recordings from French speakers based across the globe.