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Why learn French?

Many agree that French is one of the most beautiful-sounding languages in the world. Those learning French hope to have the same elegance natives someday have when speaking French. But its melodic sound is not the only reason why you should learn French:
  • ● Along with English, French is the only language spoken on all five continents. Hence, learning French will allow you to easily communicate and make friends everywhere you go.

  • ● French opens up better opportunities for higher education and a career.
  • As you probably already know, French universities are among some of the most prestigious in the world. For instance, Paris-based INSEAD university was ranked as the best business school in Europe and fourth best in the world in the Financial Times’ Global MBA. According to a study about top European universities that gave birth to the most unicorns (companies valued at $1 billion or more), INSEAD ranks first with 18 unicorns and 25 other companies that promise to become so.

  • ● In addition to being a working language, French is also an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross, and several international courts.

  • ● French is the language of great philosophers, including Descartes, Foucault, Sartre, and Comte (among many others). If you enjoy studying philosophy, learning French might be an excellent opportunity to read the works of these great philosophers in their original language.

So, are you ready to learn how to speak French? Great! Then let’s find out how to learn French online.

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If you are wondering what is the best way to learn French free of charge, you are in the right place.
Meet Mondly, the language learning app loved by over 125 million learners worldwide. Designed by world-class linguists, Mondly slips effortlessly into your daily routine and helps you learn French with 5-minute lessons on practical topics and real-life conversations. You will literally play your way to French with fun exercises, dynamic visuals and motivating rewards. Learning French has never been easier!

1. Learn French in context

Once you’ve learned a few French words, it’s best to put some context around them by learning whole phrases. Learning French this way will allow you to become fluent faster because your brain will automatically recognize situations and make the connections itself. Besides, this will also encourage you to construct your sentences directly into French without going through the tedious translation process.

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Teaching French app

2. Learn French sounds

The correct pronunciation of French sounds will help you sound more like a French native. We’re all aiming to be able to pronounce the notorious French ‘R’, but for a second language speaker it can be really tricky without proper training. This is why you should focus on understanding and learning the French sounds first. With Mondly, you’ll have access to crystal-clear audios of fluent speakers so you can truly learn from the best.

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French pronunciation

3. Spend 15-30 minutes a day learning French

If your goal is to speak French fluently fast, it is recommended to spend 15 to 30 minutes a day learning French. Less than that and you won’t make progress fast enough, or more than that and you won’t give your brain time to properly cement the knowledge. Your learning motto should be: “Practice French a little bit every day and speak fluently forever!”.

French fluent speakers
French fluent speakers

4. Review older French lessons and materials

Your brain is amazing! Train it wisely and it can help you communicate in a whole new language. The key is to fuel it with the right learning materials. On the other hand, forgetfulness is also natural. This is why it’s important to review older French lessons and materials if you want to “secure” your knowledge in the long run. Learning French is not all about new words and phrases; it’s also about refreshing your memory.
Next, let’s find out how to learn French free of charge and fast with Mondly.

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French repetition

How to learn French with Mondly

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French pronunciation can be difficult to master if you don’t actively live in a French-speaking country. Luckily, Mondly uses crystal-clear audios of fluent speakers so you can learn from the best and get your pronunciation on point fast. Here’s how to learn French with Mondly:

  1. 1. Stay consistent with Daily Lessons. Mondly made its Daily Lessons compact so you can be consistent and never skip a day of learning French. Knowing you only need 5 minutes to do your Daily Lesson, you’ll never feel the need to postpone it. This way you’ll practice French every day and speak fluently forever!

  2. 2. Build practical language skills for real life. One of the best things about Mondly is its focus on practical topics. Instead of wasting time learning words and phrases you’ll never use in real life, you focus your efforts on building an efficient vocabulary that allows you to become conversational fast.

  1. 3. Make the most of Weekly Quizzes and Monthly Challenges. Putting your knowledge to the test from time to time can work wonders. Finish every week with a Mondly quiz and every month with a Mondly challenge to better understand your progress and fuel your motivation to keep going.

  2. 4. Speak French from day 1. What better way is there to learn French fluently than by speaking it from lesson one? With Mondly, you’ll learn by doing every step of the way. Practicing speaking right from the start will train your speech muscles as your progress through your learning journey and help you eliminate foreign language anxiety in the long run.

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French language facts

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● According to new data from Ethnologue, French is the fifth most spoken language in the world by total number of speakers.
● The French language has a significant influence on the international culinary scene. For this reason, those aiming to become chefs will learn French to be able to attend the famous professional cooking schools in France, where classes are not usually taught in English.
● Together with English, French is the only language taught in every country in the world, making it the second most widely learned foreign language after English.
● French is considered to be the language of diplomacy, culture, food and fashion.
● Almost 30% of the English vocabulary comes from French. The most common examples are “café”, “avant-garde”, “déjà vu,” “ballet”, “chic” and “restaurant”.
● The second-largest French-speaking city after Paris is Kinshasa, the capital of The Democratic Republic of Congo.
● At the time of the French Revolution, French was the language of the elites and 75% of French citizens did not speak it as a mother language. For example, many people in the south of France spoke Occitan.

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The amazing benefits of learning French with Mondly

Learn useful French phrases for real situations

Our language experts have identified and selected the most common real-life situations you can find yourself in. As a result, the app breaks down the learning process into short lessons organized into highly relevant themes. Pick your topic of interest and learn words and phrases to master it fully. Introducing yourself, getting around the city, buying a ticket, renting a hotel room or shopping – it’s all covered in detail so you can learn the French language essentials in an easy and fun way. Before you know it, you will be able to have a real conversation in French.

Have a conversation anytime with our French Chatbot

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have real conversations in French from the comfort of your own home? That’s precisely why we’ve built this virtual conversational partner – a computer program so advanced that talking to it feels like a real conversation with a friend. Jump right in, and the app asks you questions, understands what you are saying, and responds as a fluent speaker would. Afraid of getting a word wrong? Don’t worry about it. Every time you get something wrong or have difficulties with pronunciation, the app offers instant feedback. With each conversation, you’ll come one step closer to fluency while building your confidence to speak French in real life.

Enjoy the finest Speech Recognition technology

Imagine having a French teacher in your pocket, ready to jump in and help you every step of the way during your language learning journey. Instant feedback is essential when you want to improve and master pronunciations. This is why Mondly has developed a state-of-the-art speech recognition software that checks your French pronunciation in real time and suggests improvements on the spot. Learning French has never been easier!

Listen to crystal-clear audio from professional French fluent speakers

With Mondly, you will learn the correct French pronunciations by listening to phrases spoken by fluent speakers. We have worked with professional French speakers to bring you a high-class audio experience that we believe is essential if you want to learn French fast. Learn French with Mondly, and the next time you have a conversation with a French speaker, get ready to receive compliments for your great accent and flawless pronunciation.

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