I desire to learn French, but I am very new to it, i.e. I don't know even a single word in French.

I googled this, but I could not access a proper site to learn French online.

How can I learn French online, or what are simple & elegant books for beginners ?

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    The language-learning offer online and offline, free or paying is rather large, especially for commonly used languages as French, I don't think you'll find here an answer more relevant than a google search. Depending on your location you might also find French-speaking groups for beginners and stuff like that... being french-speaking I must admit I couldn't give advise on which site/software/app to use, but there's certainly a lot of it !
    – Laurent S.
    Apr 17 '15 at 13:58
  • @Nikana Reklawyks thank you for edit Apr 17 '15 at 17:58
  • Welcome to Stack Exchange. This is a questions and answers site, not a link collection. I'm afraid that questions asking for list of resources do very poorly in our system: they tend to accumulate random lists of vaguely-related dubiously-applicable links, and this one is shaping up to be no exception. See also meta.french.stackexchange.com/q/127 and meta.french.stackexchange.com/q/575 on our meta site. Apr 24 '15 at 4:21

I don't know what other people think about TV5's material ?

Otherwise, there really is an enormous amount of written material out there. French has always been the number one language learnt by the English-speaking world (the British certainly), so I would have a look in a bookshop. Personally I prefer to start learning a language with a proper book, that you can take on the train, to a café etc.

  • Could you please suggest any particular book? Apr 18 '15 at 6:05
  • Igot 403 for the link you specific Apr 23 '15 at 13:15

You can start with this application to get some basic words/expressions https://www.busuu.com

There is an android app of it so it can be with you everywhere!

Bon courage ;)


I would recommend for you to start learning French like I started to learn English : from French TV shows. Shows like Braquo, Hard, Un village français, les revenants are realy worth watching and will improve your French in no time.

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