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.
Froggyspeak.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
quick access to the lessons
Learn French at your speed :
Les Aventures d'Albert :
Try our verb drills:
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
Try our most common verb drills !
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.
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 :
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
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!