Discover the best way to learn French
Want to take French lessons for beginners, or at a more advanced level? Improve your French writing, listening, reading and speaking skills with our Complete French online course. With everything from basic French vocabulary to grammar, we’ve got you covered.
French for Business
Taking French lessons for your career? Try our French for Business course. Speak French with confidence in the workplace by mastering the business French phrases and etiquette – whether you’re learning French for an interview or to wow clients.
French for Travel
Thinking of visiting a French-speaking country? You might like our French for Travel course. Whether you already know a little or are learning French at an intermediate level, this course will teach you the French phrases you’ll need on holiday.
What makes Busuu’s app the best way to learn French online
Struggling to get organised and make progress? We’ll do the hard work for you! Discover the easiest way to learn French with your own Study Plan. You decide when you want to learn French, and for how long. Then, we’ll send you notifications and French progress reports to keep you on track.
Speed up your French language-learning journey with our French app’s Grammar Review and Vocabulary Review. Memorise phrases and understand sentence structures – from French grammar topics for beginners like articles to verb tenses using avoir and être. Then, work on your accent with our French Pronunciation course.
Have dreams of reaching an advanced French level? Become fluent in French faster with our app’s Conversation feature. Test out your skills – whether it’s a conversation requiring basic French language skills or knowledge of intermediate conversation topics – by messaging our community of native speakers, and improve with their feedback.
Top tips: how learn French online, fast
1. Start with 10 minutes
Why 10 minutes? Research shows that learning in small, 10-minute chunks helps you learn French more quickly. Start by learning the basics in your first French lesson for free.
2. Track your progress
Stay motivated as you learn to speak French by keeping tabs on your progress. With our Study Plan, you can check your Fluency Score and track the new French words you’ve learned each week.
3. Make lots of mistakes
Whether you're learning French with your kids or as an adult, making mistakes is the ultimate way to learn French, fast – and it’s easy, with feedback from native speakers, thanks to our Conversations feature.
Why learn French?
1. It’s the ultimate travel companion
With French in your back pocket, it’s time to hit the road! French is a fantastic choice for avid travellers, with 29 countries across all five continents listing French as an official language. So regardless of whether you want to visit Belgium, French Polynesia or Quebec, taking the time to learn travel vocabulary with Busuu’s French for Travel course will enable you to speak with locals, order at restaurants, learn about the local culture, and get off the tourist trail.
2. French is the language of love
No one can resist a sexy accent, and the French accent is certainly one of the most swoon-worthy, with its soft sounds and melodious rhythm. In fact, many people see speaking a foreign language as a sign of intelligence, attractiveness and confidence. So, as you improve your French speaking skills with our French Pronunciation course, you may also improve your chances in the dating department. C'est l'amour!
3. Expand your Netflix choices
Sick of scrolling through the same boring Netflix categories? Learn French and suddenly you’ll open up a whole new world of French TV. Try Lupin, the charming criminal mastermind from Paris will have you hooked, or Dix pour cent (Call My Agent), which takes you into the ritzy world of French talent management.
4. Boost your employability
Learn French to improve your job opportunities and open doors to a professional career at major companies around the globe. French was the dominant language during many formative moments in history, and it’s still a key language in the fields of law, business, and international relations.
Today, French is the official language of many international organizations such as the Red Cross, the UN, the IMF, the Olympics and the European Union. So if you want to pursue a career internationally, our French for Business course offers an official language level certification from Busuu to make your CV stand out from the crowd.
5. Eat the best pastries
Paris alone has over 30,000 boulangeries serving up the kinds of sweet treats people travel across the world to sample. So how do you know where to find the best croissant, pain au chocolat and croque monsieur? Ask the locals!
Learning French will make a visit to Paris – or any other place in France – so much more enjoyable. Instead of relying on Google for recommendations, you’ll have a much more authentic (and delicious) experience by asking Parisians for their favourite haunts. Trust us, that old stereotype of ‘rude Parisians’ will quickly disappear when you begin with a friendly Bonjour, Madame.
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