Speak French! offers a wide range of materials to help you learn French. Pick up some basic phrases, expand your vocabulary, or discuss language questions in the forums.

Phrases
French phrases sorted into useful everyday topics.

Vocabulary
French vocabulary divided into themed lists.

Language partners
Find someone to practise your French with.

Forums
Ask a question about French or help others learn.

About this site

The aim of Speak French! is to provide a high quality resource for adults who wish to learn French online.

It is part of the Speak Languages! network of websites.

Access to the site is completely free. We are currently adding sound, and soon users will also be able to hear all the phrases and vocabulary spoken by native French speakers.

If you have any comments or suggestions, or spot any mistakes however small, please contact us — we appreciate your feedback.


About the French language

French is spoken as a mother tongue or fluently by around 120 million people worldwide, of whom 50 million live in France itself.

It is also spoken in many other parts of the world including Canada (particularly Quebec), Belgium, Switzerland, numerous countries throughout North, Central, and West Africa, as well as some Asian countries.


So why learn French?

It's a beautiful language
Undeniably romantic, French is generally considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

It's useful
As well as the vast number of people who speak French worldwide, it's also an important language of business, as well as being used as an official language in many international organisations such as the EU, United Nations, and NATO.

It's rewarding
Any trip or stay in France will be greatly enriched if you take some time to learn a little of the language. The French you meet will be sure to encourage your efforts to learn it.

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