Learning French has never been easier

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Why learn French?

French is an Indo-European language that developed in the 9th century in Northern France and it is now spoken in 40 different countries and territories in Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania and Antarctica.

French is a native language for over 80 million people, being an official language in 30 countries. The largest number of French native speakers can be found in Congo followed by France, Canada, Madagascar and Cameroon. In total, there are over 220 million French speakers worldwide which makes French the 10th most spoken language on Earth. Basically, 2.9% of world's population speaks this language. That’s why learning French is definitely a smart choice.

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

Learn French online with free daily lessons

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 app helping millions of people worldwide learn French online through free daily lessons. Using rapid language learning techniques, Mondly will teach you the French language quickly, effectively and in a fun way. Developed and refined over years of work in the field of language learning, the app follows 4 extremely powerful principles:

Explore the French language through common phrases, not individual words

Phrases are easier to remember because they have meaning, they paint a picture, they tell a story. By focusing on common phrases, in just minutes you’ll start memorizing the most common French words, form sentences, learn to speak French phrases and take part in conversations. In no time, Mondly’s fun and smart French lessons will improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation like no other language learning method ever can.

Master French by listening to native speakers

We, humans, cannot rapidly learn the French language by reading textbooks, but by hearing the language being used naturally in an everyday context. That’s why Mondly is working with professional native speakers to record crystal clear voices so you can enjoy flawless pronunciations and accents.

Practice what you’ve learned by having real conversations

Speaking is an essential part of learning French. Because immersing yourself in other cultures can be time consuming and expensive, we have developed a technology that immerses you in real conversations from the comfort of your own home. So, you can now practice a casual conversation with a native, book a hotel room or order food in a restaurant anytime, anywhere.

Lock-in the knowledge using a smart repetition system

The endless repetition of words has little benefit to learning French. However, there is a magic interval between repetitions that will help you memorize new words and phrases in no time. The app knows these magic intervals for repetition and uses them to help you permanently pick up words and phrases. No wonder millions of people around the world trust Mondly to be the best way to learn French for free.

Next, let’s find out how to learn French free of charge and fast with Mondly.

How to learn French for free using a smart app

Mondly gets you started with a basic French conversation between two people. You quickly start learning your first French words by matching words with images, using words to build sentences and phrases, and at the end of a 45-minute lesson you are able to reconstruct that conversation with your own voice. Explore reading, listening, writing and speaking exercises enhanced with an extensive French dictionary, verb conjugator and state-of-the-art speech recognition technology - you’ll feel like having your own French teacher in your pocket. In no time, you'll enjoy the benefits of learning a new language for life. It’s an incredibly effective way to learn French free of charge.

At Mondly, we know that the secret to fast language acquisition is focusing on core words. These common words are the building blocks of your core vocabulary. That’s why you don't need to learn 1 million French words, just the ones natives use every day. In reality, you can be fluent and articulate with a vocabulary of only 2500 words and phrases. As a result, the time and energy required to learn a second language is significantly reduced.

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 the learning process down into short lessons and organizes them into extremely relevant themes. Pick your topic of interest and learn words and phrases related to that topic until you master it. 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 essentials of the French language in an easy and fun way. Before you know it you will be able have a real conversation in French.

Have a conversation anytime with our French Chatbot

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to have a real conversation from the comfort of your own home? That’s exactly why we’ve built a virtual conversational partner, a computer program so advanced that you can have an intelligent conversation with. Jump right in and the app asks you questions, understands what you are saying and responds like a native speaker would. Afraid of getting a word wrong? Don’t worry about it. Every time you get something wrong or have difficulties with your pronunciation the app offers you instant feedback. With every 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 journey. This is essential when you want to improve and master pronunciations. That’s why Mondly has developed state-of-the-art Speech Recognition software that checks your French pronunciation in real time and suggests improvements on the spot. Fast feedback is key to the accelerated learning of any language and that’s exactly what we are aiming for.

Listen to crystal-clear audio from professional French native speakers

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

Learn a new language anytime, anywhere - on your desktop, smartphone or tablet

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Did you know?

Learning French can be really useful in a lot of situations. For example, during your travels. With over 80 million people visiting France every year it’s extremely probable you will find yourself in Paris in the near future and knowing French will definitely come in handy. French is also the official language of diplomacy. If you have an interest in diplomacy, even though not mandatory, knowing French will help you stand out of the crowd.

The French language also has a significant influence on the international culinary scene. Being known as a place of exquisite taste in food, France has had an important contribution to the international cuisine with well known foods as “brie” or “foie gras”. French is also important to master for chefs during their training as it helps them better understand terms as “julienne”, “croquettes” or “entrée”.

France has also shaped the world of ballet being one of the first countries to have ballet concerts. That’s why important ballet movements like “rond de jambe” or “balancé” have French origins.

What people like you are saying about Mondly

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