Languages › French French for Beginners: Lessons and Tips Get free online French lessons for beginning students Share Flipboard Email Print Pascal Preti / Getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated July 03, 2019 Whether you're just beginning to learn French or picking it up again after a long absence, you'll find everything you need on Thoughtco.com. We have hundreds of pages written for anyone with little or no knowledge of French. Below are French lessons categorized by type (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.). If you don't know where or how to start learning French, try the checklist. Lessons are organized in a logical study order so that you can start at the beginning and work your way up. If you're taking a trip to France or another French-speaking country, you might want a special six-week email course on Travel French. Not sure of your level? Try the French proficiency test. Free French Lessons and Beginner's Resources The links below include some additional resources to help you learn French, both online and off-line. Here are all kinds of lessons, tips, and tools to help you learn French. Guided French Lessons French study checklistStart learning French basics and work your way up to a more advanced level."Beginning French" e-courseLearn French in 20 weeks."Travel French" e-courseLearn simple conversational French in a six-week course on greetings, transportation, food, and other essential practical vocabulary."Introduction to French" e-courseA basic introduction to the French language in one week Categorized French Lessons AlphabetLearn the French alphabet all at once or one letter at a time. GesturesGet and look at yourself in a mirror as you pick up the unspoken language of French gestures. GrammarThis is everything you need to know about French grammar in order to speak correctly. ListeningThis will help you work on your comprehension of spoken French. It's no so hard. Really. MistakesHere are the common mistakes beginners make. PronunciationListen to an introduction to French pronunciation, with sound files. VocabularyRead lists of essential French vocabulary and commit new words to memory. French Practice Overcoming speaking anxietyBeginners are often afraid they'll make stupid mistakes when they speak. Don't be nervous to speak; just start talking. You'll never speak well unless you practice. QuizzesFrench practice quizzes will reinforce your lessons. Recess!Fun and games will help you practice what you've learned. Tips and Tools Independent studyWe want you to succeed. Here are some tips and tools to help you do just that. Off-line toolsDictionary, a grammar book, tapes/CDs, and more to reinforce your lessons. Proficiency testSee how you've improved. ProofreadingLearn the problem areas in French homework, papers, and translations. Typing AccentsSee how to type French accents on any computer. Verb conjugatorFind conjugations for any verb. Verb deconjugatorFind the verb for any conjugation. French Info French in EnglishHow the French language has affected English. What is French?How many speakers? Where? Learn facts and figures about the French language. What's the best way to learn French?Choose the right method for you.