Lessons by Level

French lessons by level
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Leçons par niveau

The French lessons and comprehension exercises on this site are ranked according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which describes six levels of language proficiency.

Click any link for French lessons and exercises appropriate to that level, or get some info about the official proficiency tests and tips on how to prepare for them.

A1 – Beginning French

Everyday language: greetings, personal details
Grammar  |  Listening  |  Pronunciation  |  Reading  |  Vocabulary  |  Writing  | About the A1 exam

French for beginnersLawless French for Beginners:
  » Self-study checklist


A2 – Low-Intermediate French

Survival language: family, shopping, routines
Grammar  |  Listening  |  Pronunciation  |  Reading  |  Vocabulary  |  Writing  | About the A2 exam

B1 – Intermediate French

Practical language: work, school, travel
Grammar  |  Listening  |  Pronunciation  |  Reading  |  Vocabulary  |  Writing  | About the B1 exam

B2 – Upper-Intermediate French

Conversational language: in-depth discussion, opinions, spontaneity
Grammar  |  Listening  |  Pronunciation  |  Reading  |  Vocabulary  |  Writing  | About the B2 exam

C1 – Advanced French

Proficient language: complexity, sub-text, near-fluency
Grammar  |  Listening  |  Pronunciation  |  Reading  |  Vocabulary  |  Writing  | About the C1 exam

C2 – Near-Native French

At this point, there are no lessons – you just need to talk and read and listen to native speakers to perfect your French.
About the C2 exam

  If you’re not sure where to start, try this French proficiency test.


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2 Responses

  1. Brise 24 January 2018 / 9:33

    HI, I have been taking your free quizzes periodically. Thank you! I think I am a VERY slow language learner I have been going to a school in Paris the last few months but haven’t gotten very far (and have NOT used your sight regularly).

    I was wondering if you could tell me what someone should expect (on average) to progress based on X hours of study with your site per day, every day.

    For instance, if I am A1.2 and I study with your site 1.5 hours per day and take quizzes, how long before you would expect I can reach an A2 level….and then a B1 level?
    What would be the average progression with that amount of study….

    and then what would you expect from a slower learner in terms of getting to the next level?

    I am very close to signing up for your yearly subscription but just want a tangible idea of what I can expect…I am motivate but I think I am missing structure and quizzes to know if I am in fact improving. I can commit to 1.5-3 hours per day but I want to say 1.5 for now and get an idea of what to expect from you.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to respond…and thanks again for the quizzes thus far

    • lkl 24 January 2018 / 16:14

      Bonjour Brise,

      How quickly you progress depends on many factors, but *very* roughly speaking, it takes around 200 hours to go up a level. So it takes about 200 hours to go from A1 to A2, then another 200 from A2 to B1. If you work on your French for 1.5 hours every day (7 days a week), that would mean approximately 133 days (a little less than 4.5 months) for each level. Please take a look at https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/learn/speaking/what-is-fluency for more info about how this is calculated.

      But of course that’s just a guideline, and there are many, many factors that will affect your own progress. The kwizzes are primarily on grammar, but you also need to work on vocab, pronunciation, listening, speaking, etc.

      I hope this helps – bon courage ! 🙂

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