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Learn French at your speed




 There will be no Froxit!

Froggyspeak will keep one foot firmly anchored to the mainland and the other to the island. arose from work in U3A, The University of the Third Age. It is produced by Bernard in Dorset, UK and Patrick in Paris, France. It is a strictly not for profit tool for beginners and improvers to develop their use of written and spoken French.

Everything is free to access and download. No advertising. No catches. The stories can all be copied in French and English onto a single A4 page, thus making them convenient for U3A and other group leaders. They are spoken by Patrick at slow and normal speeds. You can listen online or download and keep the mp3 sound file.

 Street French: everyday street French is more rapid and careless with much slang and slurring of words. So as an experiment to help more advanced users to more easily comprehend modern everyday French, we are adding a street French version of "Le Cycliste" often using ‘on’ for ‘nous’ and dropping the negative 'ne', at a usual speaking speed and with a slang and style that comes naturally, with an associated slang vocabulary, but keeping the original literal meaning. Subject to feedback we could write or rewrite other stories in the same way. This would be an additional stage in learning. We don’t want to make learning French more difficult. If you simply want to learn proper written and spoken French but not to travel and mix with French people then maybe this stage is unnecessary.

Read a story regularly. Emulate Patrick - aloud. This is most important. It will help you to develop an easy and authentic French pronunciation. Your vocabulary, speech and understanding of French will steadily improve.


Read and speak regularly. Start with "Le Cyclist" or "L'accident" and continue at intervals to read and understand all of the stories. Always read aloud!


The programme can be used by individual students and by groups. It has proved especially popular and useful for U3A multilevel groups in UK, Australia and New Zealand, France, Canada, USA and South Africa.  


But in order for us to continue to maintain and improve the website we need your feedback! How is the site working for you?

Please send us feedback:


 quick access to the lessons

Learn French at your speed :

Le Cycliste and associated test

Le Chanteur

La Belle Conductrice

L'Agent Immobilier

Le Café du Port


Le Médecin Généraliste 

L'Agence Matrimoniale

Vacances Relaxantes

La Route pour Rouen

Les Nouvelles Lunettes

Les Ouvriers Invisibles

Le Meurtre !

Le Voleur

La Lutte

Le Beau Gendarme

Le Beau Gendarme - chapitre 2

Le Beau Gendarme - chapitre 3


Les Aventures d'Albert :

Albert 1 : L'Accident and associated test

Albert 2 : Qu'est-ce qui s'est passé après l'accident ?

Albert 3 : Le Voyage au Sud

Albert 4 : L'Arrestation

Albert 5 : Le Juge d'Instruction

Albert 6 : La Prison

Albert 7 : La Grande Evasion

Albert 8 : Où Irons-nous ?

Albert 9 : Le Butin

Albert 10 : Une Visite au Zoo

Albert 11 : Crise Cardiaque

Albert 12: Qu'est-ce qui est arrivé à la femme d'Albert ?

Albert 13: N'essayez pas ceci à la maison

Albert 14: Un Jour aux Courses

Albert 15: Un Dîner au Ritz

Albert 16: Les Pierres de Rosette

 Try our verb drills:

Just click here to access "verbe Avoir" then click here to test your skills

or click here to access "verbe Être" then click here to test your skills 

or click here to access "verbe Faire" then click here to test your skills

or click here to access "verbe Aller"


Users can access a free tool called TASA (Text And Synchronised Audio) via Froggyspeak, please click here to learn more.

 Use and download for free.

 Donations welcome. 
Link to the donation page


Free web site for French Improvers and Beginners

Audio available at slow and normal speed



  • Verb drills

     Try our most common verb drills ! 

    Just click here to access "verbe Avoir" then click here to test your skills

    or click here to access "verbe Être" then click here to test your skills 

    or click here to access "verbe Faire" then click here to test your skills

    or click here to access "verbe Aller"

  • TASA

     Try a free tool called TASA (Text And Synchronised Audio) via Froggyspeak, please click here to learn more.

  • Direct link to previous and next episodes

    We've added a convenient feature which should allow you to move easier among all the stories: 

    From now on, there is a link at the end of each episode which will take you to the next one thus without the necessity to go back to the front page.

  • Plays for group practice

     We've just added three Plays to the current stories for those wishing to implement an enjoyable way of learning via group practices.

    Just click on the following titles for a direct acces: Le café du port - L'Agent Immobilier - L'Agence Matrimoniale

    Have fun!


  • Make a donation to Froggyspeak

    In order to help with the cost, you are welcome to make a donation to the Froggyspeak French Language Project so that we can continue to provide a totally free, quality web site without any ads or other distractions.  One or two GP pounds?

    Click the following link if you wish to help us by making a donation : 



  • Feedback (2)

    Some more feedback :

    Thank you so much for Froggyspeak ! I lead the Cercle Français U3A and we're going to start using it right away. It's the most helpful material by far I've seen anywhere for groups such as ours (a dozen older non-linguists) and I'll be happy tell you how we get along with ... More

  • Feedback (1)

    Some nice messages received :

    Quite Brilliant. P J M

    'What a wonderful website.' Dave

    Many thanks for offering to share "froggyspeak" - what a good idea! 

    ... More