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Whether you just want to learn a few French words and phrases, or you want to go further, we’ve got the answers to all your French language questions! We're talking great tools, great tips, audio lessons, and the inside word on how to speak French confidently and understand French quickly and effectively...

Right here you‘ll find tons of French language resources that will really help you learn French. From understanding how French grammar works, to a whole range of really helpful French words and phrases, these fantastic French lessons will make sure that you can get your point across when you're traveling in a French speaking country.

First of All, Who am I?

Bonjour, my name’s Marie-Claire Rivière, and I’m the host of Rocket French. I come from the beautiful country of France, which means French is my native language. That also means that I know just how hard it can be to learn a new language, because I’ve been there learning English. Together with my English speaking colleague, Paul, I want to help you to speak and understand French while cutting your learning time in half.

I’ve travelled the world over and have found that languages are a great way to meet people and discover new things. I really want to make your French learning experience rewarding and fun!

My goal, just like Rocket Languages’, is to help you reach your goal.

Why the Rocket Express Learning System®?

If you want to learn to express yourself a new language, and do it at express pace, then the Rocket Express Learning System is just what you need.

By combining three scientifically proven theories of learning, and taking advantage of advances in e-learning and technology, the team at Rocket Languages have a developed an effective way for you to speak and understand the language you've always loved, and retain it forever.

It begins with George A. Miller's idea of 'chunking', breaking down big difficult content into small easy parts.

Then there's Dr Stephen Krashen's theory that the best way to learn a language is in a low pressure environment with supportive native speakers who are prepared to give honest accurate feedback.

Finally, Neil Fleming found that there are four main ways that people learn:

  • Visually - they see it
  • Aurally - they hear it
  • Reading/Writing
  • Kinesthetically - they do it

When you combine these three complimentary theories with a team that is at the cutting edge of e-learning technology, you get a system that is guaranteed to have you speaking and understanding your new favorite language in no time at all.

How to Perfect Your French Pronunciation with Rocket Record

You can sound like you ARE a native French speaker when you use Rocket Record, the pronunciation tool from Rocket French!

Here’s the transcript from one of our Interactive Audio Lessons:

Paul
Salut Claire. Hi Claire.
Claire
Salut, Paul. Hi Paul.
 
Comment ça va ? How are you?
Paul
Bien merci, et toi ? Good thanks, and you?
Claire
Je vais très bien. I'm going very well.

IMPORTANT! To get full functionality with Rocket Record voice comparison you need to become a member by either purchasing or signing up for the trial. Once you have done this you can download the Rocket Languages App and get full functionality!

Paul Salut Claire. Hi Claire.
Claire Salut, Paul. Hi Paul.
  Comment ça va ? How are you?
Paul Bien merci, et toi ? Good thanks, and you?
Claire Je vais très bien. I'm going very well.

Note the blue triangle icons beside each French phrase. Just click the icon to access Rocket Record.

Rocket Record allows you to listen to the way native speakers say hundreds of French words and phrases. Then you can record yourself and accurately compare your speech with that of the native speaker.

It really is a fantastic way to learn French by increasing the amount of French words and phrases you know, and at the same time massively improving your pronunciation and accent. Rocket Record is great for your confidence!

Virtually every French word and phrase in these lessons uses our Rocket Record voice comparison technology to get your pronunciation sounding as close as possible to a native French speaker.

Try out Rocket Record in these pronunciation lessons!

How to Understand Spoken French with Testing

Most of our French lessons take advantage of Testing, our exclusive testing tool. Testing has three testing components, Hear It Say It!, Write It!, and Know It! Plus the multi-choice Quiz.

1. Hear it Say it!

Training your ear for French can be one of the things that French learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It Say It!

Here’s how Hear lt Say It! works. A randomly selected audio track from within each lesson is played. After listening to the track you’re prompted to record yourself saying the word, compare the way you say it to the French speaker, and rate how well you understand what the speaker was saying. A very powerful tool to tune your ear to spoken French!

Have a go with Hear It Say It! Here

2. Write it!

It's one thing being able to pronounce French words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words.

Write It! is the self-testing tool that lets you find out how well developed your French ear really is. Just listen to the native speaker saying a word or phrase, then try to write it correctly in the space provided. There's a special character keyboard available if you need it, so you can get it exactly right.

When you're done click reveal, and you get to see how well you did, and get a rating for that word or phrase.

Test your writing skills with Write It! here:

3. Know it!

Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in French and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! The self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!

Know It! pulls randomly selected English words and phrases out of each lesson and prompts you to record yourself saying the French translation, compare yourself to the French speaker, and then rate how well you did! You really need to know your stuff for this one but the benefits are huge in maximizing how quickly you can come up with the right thing to say when someone is speaking French to you!

For a real challenge try out Know It!:

Test out your French skills with Testing in these lessons:

Learn French Words

Now you know how to use Rocket Record and Testing you can start learning French with some basic French lessons.

These French word lessons from Rocket French will help you to learn tons of basic French words and improve your French pronunciation. We’ve also included some useful vocabulary lists to help you learn French for real-world situations!

Try these popular lessons:

Learn French Phrases

Once you’ve built up your vocabulary by learning some basic French words, it’s time to move on to learning key French phrases with some more of our French lessons

Are you planning on traveling to a French speaking country on vacation or business? Or perhaps you need to speak French closer to home... Whatever the reason you can learn simple French phrases for with these French lessons from Rocket French.

Learn French Grammar

Our French grammar lessons make learning French grammar rules a breeze. Whether you’re a French language beginner or honing your advanced skills we can help you master the basics and the finer points in no time.

It‘s true that most folks learning to speak a foreign language don‘t look forward to the grammar rules, but the better you understand how the language works, the more you can read and write about!

What comes next?

When you're ready to take your French learning to the next level Rocket French has just the right course for you:

You can hear the first Interactive Audio Lesson from Rocket French Premium here:

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Toru - Washington DC, USA - Rocket French

"I completed Rosetta Stone a few years ago and at the end of it, I knew a lot of nouns, phrases, and partial sentences, but couldn't string together a handful of sentences together..."

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"I completed Rosetta Stone a few years ago and at the end of it, I knew a lot of nouns, phrases, and partial sentences, but couldn't string together a handful of sentences together..."

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Just to put things into context, I completed Rosetta Stone a few years ago and at the end of it, I knew a lot of nouns, phrases, and partial sentences, but couldn't string together a handful of sentences together into any kind of meaningful conversation. Suffice it to say, as a cinephile and avid traveler, I had aspired to a proficiency level somewhat higher than a Francophone toddler.

Now that I've almost completed Premium Level (already have Premium Plus and Platinum on tap), I'm definitely picking up a lot more nuances in film dialogues, and I am also more confident about my pronunciation. The Rocket Reviews are really useful in getting you to think about the different variations and syntaxes that you can apply to the lesson you've just completed.

The Language and Culture modules have a lot of substance to them, and hopefully, they can be deeper integrated into the Interactive Audio modules. As a specific example, the 'Putting Things Together' lessons were exactly what I was looking for in terms of having the facility/vernacular to string together phrases into a coherent sentence without guessing the applicable joinders (like "by the way", or "nevermind") by translating English terms word for word and hope that they use a similar expression in French.


Bob Kersten - Southern California, U.S.A - Rocket French

"The course is very well laid out and is quite manageable for anyone with rudimentary computer skills."

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Bob Kersten

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"The course is very well laid out and is quite manageable for anyone with rudimentary computer skills."

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My wife is from Paris and my daughter is fluent in French at four years old. It was time for me to get busy with French, so I decided to take a beginning French class at a city college and get an online course as well. After four months I was listening better and had improved. I especially liked Rocket French as there is lots of spoken French by a native and you send regular emails with French lessons about everyday matters.

My wife thought the course was definitely challenging and useful as you must listen to French speakers if you want to do well in France. The course is very well laid out and is quite manageable for anyone with rudimentary computer skills.

Thanks for the help.


Alexander Rogin - United States - Rocket French

"This program is terrific. It provides great help learning realistic situations in French, which unlike many other programs."

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"This program is terrific. It provides great help learning realistic situations in French, which unlike many other programs."

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This program is terrific. It provides great help learning realistic situations in French, which unlike many other programs.


Marti Saltzman - Asheville, NC, USA - Rocket French

"This is the best language course I have ever used. The vocal histograms are really helpful and it is very enjoyable. "

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Marti Saltzman

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"This is the best language course I have ever used. The vocal histograms are really helpful and it is very enjoyable. "

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This is the best language course I have ever used. The vocal histograms are really helpful and it is very enjoyable. The ability to practice and record what you hear being said by a native speaker is very valuable and the lessons are interesting an easily remembered.


Rachel Zupokfska - Tampa, Florida, United States - Rocket French

"I love learning French with the complete courses. It's fun,challenging,interacting,and very encouraging. I love the voices of the audio lessons with Paul and Claire in the beginning lessons."

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Rachel Zupokfska

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"I love learning French with the complete courses. It's fun,challenging,interacting,and very encouraging. I love the voices of the audio lessons with Paul and Claire in the beginning lessons."

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I love learning French with the complete courses. It's fun,challenging,interacting,and very encouraging. I love the voices of the audio lessons with Paul and Claire in the beginning lessons. Also by learning to write in French is a great way to learn and remember as well. I wish though the complete courses had pictures with the sentences that would help improve the lesson as well as be able to talk live online with other students, It would even be so much more fun and make friends as an extra benefit. I love earning badges and points too that helps me to be more motivated to keep learning. I am happy I bought this complete course and will recommend it to my friends.


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