Goal Setting

French goal settingWhatever your dreams related to French may be, setting specific goals – and measuring your progress against them – is one of the most effective tools in your learning arsenal. Choosing the right goals isn’t rocket science, but there’s a little more to it than just throwing together a list.

Grammar Glossary

French grammarNeed a refresher on grammar basics like parts of speech and the various verb elements? Check out this French grammar glossary for short explanations of all the essential French grammar terms, from adjectives to verb voice.


Independent Study

French independent studyLearning French on your own? Lawless French is packed with lessons and tips which you can supplement with other resources to study independently as efficiently as possible.

Intense French Learning

Intense French learningStudying for an hour a week will only get you so (not) far. Intensity in terms of getting as close to immersion as possible as well as regular practice are vital.

International Phonetic Alphabet

French interntional phonetic alphabetThe International Phonetic Alphabet, or IPA, is a set of characters used to standardize pronunciation explanations across languages. It uses a unique symbol for each sound, which makes discussions of different languages much easier.


Language Learning Myths

Language learning mythsThere are two myths that lead to a majority of students abandoning their language-learning aspirations: the idea that learning a language is hard and the division of people into good at language and not good at language.

Lawless French Forum

French forum discussionQuestions about French? The Lawless French forum is where all of you Lawless Frenchers can ask questions and practice with native and non-native French speakers from all over the world. Anyone can read messages, but you'll need to register in order to post to the forum.

Learn French Online

Learn French onlineIs it possible to learn French online? Sure, at least to a certain extent. Here are some tips and tools to help you learn French on your own.

Lessons by Level

French lessons by levelThe 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.

One Third Stories

One third French stories
One Third Stories is a monthly box subscription with a language-learning twist. Each month features a story that starts out in English, then gradually adds French words until by the end, the entire story is in French.


Progress with Lawless French

Progress with Lawless FrenchProgress with Lawless French is an adaptive, test-driven French learning system that will help you learn more efficiently with personalized kwizzes, writing challenges, and dictées.


Reading Tips

French reading tips
Reading is one of the easiest ways to practice your French - here's some info about the benefits of reading along with tips on improving your reading comprehension.