Learn French - Self-Study Checklist

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Learn French Checklist - Introduction

This checklist will help you to learn French by providing a logical study order for my French for beginners lessons. The references to months and weeks don't have to mean anything as the lessons are self-paced. You may spend as much or as little time mastering the material given for each week as you like - two or ten or twenty hours on each lesson, depending on your needs and abilities. Each week of lessons builds on the preceding weeks, so before moving on to the next week, be sure that you

  • recognize and can use the new vocabulary
  • can pronounce the new letter(s) fairly accurately
  • understand the grammar points
  • can conjugate the verbs

If you need help at any time, post a message on the

French for Beginners forum

. Someone will be happy to try to help you to understand whatever it is you are having trouble with.



You may find it helpful to print the checklist so that you can keep track of your progress. Also, try taking my

French proficiency test

before you start and again at the end to see how much you learn.

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Learn French Checklist - Month 1

Start learning French basics and work your way up. This is month 1 of a free, six-month online French learning course.

Week 1

Vo  Greetings
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vo  Introductions
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  French nouns
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Definite article
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  French verbs
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Present
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Alphabet
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 2

Vo  Essential French vocabulary
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vo  Politeness
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Subject pronouns
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Tu vs vous
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  -ER verbs
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Introduction to vowels
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  A
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  I
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  O
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 3

Vo  Numbers
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vo  Time
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Il y a
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  C'est and il est
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Avoir, Être, Faire
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  E
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 4

Vo  Calendar
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vo  Dates
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Indefinite article
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  -IR verbs
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  U
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Topics
   Gr - Grammar
   Pr - Pronunciation
   Vb - Verb
   Vo - Vocabulary

User guide: Each lesson includes many links to other pages - should you follow them?

Need help? Ask your French questions on the French for Beginners forum.

French proficiency test

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Learn French Checklist - Month 2

Start learning French basics and work your way up. This is month 2 of a free, six-month online French learning course.

Week 5

Vo  Weather
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Adjectives
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Aller
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  H
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Accents
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 6

Vo  Family
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Questions
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  -RE verbs
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  M
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  N
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Nasal vowels
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 7

Vo  Food
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vo  Restaurant
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Partitive article
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Venir
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  B
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  F
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  P
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Z
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 8

Vo  Shopping
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Negatives
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Reflexive verbs
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  D
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  L
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Topics
   Gr - Grammar
   Pr - Pronunciation
   Vb - Verb
   Vo - Vocabulary

User guide: Each lesson includes many links to other pages - should you follow them?

Need help? Ask your French questions on the French for Beginners forum.

French proficiency test

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Learn French Checklist - Month 3

Start learning French basics and work your way up. This is month 3 of a free, six-month online French learning course.

Week 9

Vo  Clothes
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vo  Body
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Possessive de
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Passé composé
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  C
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  G
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  X
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 10

Vo  Colors
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Possessive adjectives
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Stem-changing verbs
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  S
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  T
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 11

Vo  Home
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vo  Furniture
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Tout
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Imparfait
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  J
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 12

Vo  School
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vo  Office
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Prepositions
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Savoir vs connaître
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  V
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  W
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Topics
   Gr - Grammar
   Pr - Pronunciation
   Vb - Verb
   Vo - Vocabulary

User guide: Each lesson includes many links to other pages - should you follow them?

Need help? Ask your French questions on the French for Beginners forum.

French proficiency test

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Learn French Checklist - Month 4

Start learning French basics and work your way up. This is month 4 of a free, six-month online French learning course.

Week 13

Vo  Personality
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Demonstrative adjectives
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Passé composé vs imparfait
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  K
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Q
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 14

Vo  Mood
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Direct object
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Partir, sortir, dormir
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Y
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 15

Vo  Professions
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Indirect object
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Imperative
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  R
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 16

Vo  Hobby, sports, games
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Y and en
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Dire, écrire, lire
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Future
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Pronunciation review
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Topics
   Gr - Grammar
   Pr - Pronunciation
   Vb - Verb
   Vo - Vocabulary

User guide: Each lesson includes many links to other pages - should you follow them?

Need help? Ask your French questions on the French for Beginners forum.

French proficiency test

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Learn French Checklist - Month 5

Start learning French basics and work your way up. This is month 5 of a free, six-month online French learning course.

Week 17

Vo  Quantities
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Comparatives and Superlatives
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Vouloir, Pouvoir, Devoir
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Liaisons
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 18

Vo  Languages + Nationalities
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Possessive pronouns
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Conditional
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Elision / E muet
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 19

Vo  On the Phone
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Adverbs
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Si clauses
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Contractions
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 20

Vo  Love language
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Capitalization
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Subjunctive
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Rhythm
      Review: ___   1Done: ___   Notes:

Topics
   Gr - Grammar
   Pr - Pronunciation
   Vb - Verb
   Vo - Vocabulary

User guide: Each lesson includes many links to other pages - should you follow them?

Need help? Ask your French questions on the French for Beginners forum.

French proficiency test

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Learn French Checklist - Month 6

Start learning French basics and work your way up. This is month 6 of a free, six-month online French learning course.

Week 21

Vo  Physical descriptions
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Double object pronouns
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Pluperfect
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Enchaînement
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 22

Vo  Toiletries
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Conjunctions
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Mood
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Silent letters
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 23

Vo  Plus
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Stressed pronouns
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Infinitive
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Tonic accent
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:


Week 24

Vo  French vocabulary in English
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Gr  Relative Pronouns
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Vb  Voice
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Pr  Affective accent
      Review: ___   Done: ___   Notes:

Topics
   Gr - Grammar
   Pr - Pronunciation
   Vb - Verb
   Vo - Vocabulary

User guide: Each lesson includes many links to other pages - should you follow them?

Need help? Ask your French questions on the French for Beginners forum.

French proficiency test