Online French Course
If you find it difficult to stick to a regular study schedule, the online French course Frantastique might be just what you need. This story-based learning program will email you daily lesson links, including exercises, dialogues, stories, historical notes, videos, and comics. Each lesson takes about 15 minutes, making it easy to squeeze daily practice into a busy schedule.
Frantastique is suitable for post-beginners aged 15 and up. The first 7 lessons assess your existing French knowledge, so don’t worry if they might seem too easy or too hard – the system will quickly adapt to your actual level by analyzing your existing knowledge and focusing on areas of difficulty. You can also request specific topics that you’d like to work on.
After studying the leçon du jour and submitting your answers to the exercises, you’ll receive an email with a link to your corrections, which include
- Score du jour
- Brief explanations of your answers – both right and wrong
- Audio / video transcript in which you can choose vocabulary to review
- Café Gourmand with cultural notes
- Activate mode bas niveau to work on basic French.
- Activate mode sans épices to opt out of slang.
A Taste of Frantastique
The protagonists of the Frantastique story are a pair of aliens who bring Victor Hugo back to life and help him navigate this strange new world, as explained through humorous comics and videos. 5 jours de la vie d’une baguette is my favorite comic, and here are a couple of cute videos that I turned into listening comprehension exercises:
Audio, a vital component of Frantastique, is done by native speakers with a variety of accents to help you develop your ear.
By default, lessons are sent once a day, but you can choose to have the next lesson sent immediately upon submitting your answers. On the other hand, if you don’t have time for the current lesson, the next one will be delayed until you do, so you don’t have to worry about your inbox overflowing with daily lessons that you haven’t studied yet.
Your free trial includes 7 lessons with corrections and ends with a detailed report. To continue after that, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid subscription. All packages include a personalized study program with 5 lessons a week, your statistics, and a certificate of completion. The Premium package offers priority technical support, and the Pro package adds pedagological support.