I think that French is the prettiest of languages and I would so love to speak it better! Years of tedious French lessons at school, pouring over verbs and tenses, the sub-conjunctive this and past participle that, were all quite hopeless. All I’ve ever wanted to do is be able to converse; to speak and be understood, to listen and understand, wouldn’t that be fantastic or should I say frantastique!
Frantastique ~ the name of the solution! An online teaching method I discovered last year, thanks to my blogging friends at Perfectly Provence and Curious Provence. After 6 months I love it so much that I am recommending it on my blog for all of you to try too.
Every day frantastique sends me an email with a lesson personalised to my ability level. It revises things I don’t know and helps remind me of those that I do. If I make a mistake (and sadly I make many) it provides a simple explanation, in English if you want and then further reinforcement exercises to help you better understand.
There is a clever mix of reading, oral and aural exercises taught by a whimsical, slightly silly group of alien characters led by Victor Hugo himself!
Frantastique allows you to cancel lessons for a few days if you are going to be away or are too busy. It also creates a detailed progress report to help you keep track of how you are doing.
So can I now ‘parler en francais’? Well although far from perfect I AM making progress and with the encouragement of my lovely friends in Lourmarin who insist ‘Mais bien sûr que tu parles bien en français!’ I am determined with my lessons and improve.
You can try it here for 7 days and see what you think. There is no obligation and its free! I’d love to know how you get on and maybe we can converse ‘en français’!