French language lessons for beginners. 10 minutes a day.

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Effective and useful

Lilata's online lessons are expertly designed to teach all four language skills, focusing on the vocabulary and grammar most useful for beginners.

Fun and interesting

Forget dull textbooks. Lilata makes learning French fun with active, real-world lessons that are sometimes delightfully silly.


Lilata transforms French language learning into a daily habit. With clear, achievable goals, you’ll find studying is easy and rewarding.

Real-world French lessons

1. Introductions

Learn how to confidently start a conversation and introduce yourself in French.

2. Likes and dislikes

Start expressing your own likes and dislikes, and learn to ask others about theirs.

3. Negation and preferences

Master expressing preferences and learn the nuances of negation.

4. "To be" and emotions

Master the verb ‘to be’ and describe your feelings.

5. Let's go to a restaurant

Learn essential phrases for dining out, from ordering to asking for the bill.

6. Numbers

Count confidently in French, from single digits to complex numbers.

7. The days of the week

Familiarize yourself with the days of the week and their usage in daily conversation.

8. Giving and asking directions

Navigate your way in French-speaking areas by learning how to ask for and give directions.

9. Traveling

Equip yourself with useful phrases and vocabulary for various travel scenarios.

10. Shopping

Discover how to shop, from asking for sizes to making payments.

11. Grocery shopping

Learn the names of common grocery items and phrases useful in a supermarket.

12. Dating

Dive into romantic expressions and learn how to communicate in dating scenarios.

13. Drinking

Explore vocabulary related to beverages and social drinking customs.

14. Home and housekeeping

Describe your home and learn phrases for daily chores and housekeeping tasks.

15. Family

Talk about your family members and describe relationships.

16. Everyday slang

Get familiar with colloquial expressions and street French to sound like a native.

17. Daily routine

Describe your daily activities and learn phrases that are part of everyday life.

18. Cooking

Learn the vocabulary for cooking and kitchen utensils, and understand recipe instructions.

19. Sports and fitness

Talk about various sports and fitness activities, including equipment.

20. Cinema and theater

Discuss movies and plays, express opinions on performances.

Here is what learners love about Lilata

Frequently asked questions

Why learn French?

French is not only a beautiful and widely spoken language, but it also opens doors to numerous cultural, historical, and economic opportunities. As an official language in many international organizations, learning French can enhance career prospects. It provides access to a rich literary and artistic heritage, and is a key language in culinary, fashion, and film industries. Additionally, learning French can improve understanding of one’s own language through the study of its vocabulary and structure.

How can I learn French for free?

There are several ways to learn French for free:

  • Online Platforms: Apps like Lilata and websites like BBC Languages, and Open Culture offer free French courses.
  • Language Exchange: Engage in language exchange with French speakers who want to learn your language.
  • Public Libraries: Utilize resources such as books and audiobooks available at local libraries.
  • Online Communities: Join language learning groups on social media or forums like Reddit for practice and tips.
  • YouTube: Watch French lessons and immersion videos.
  • Podcasts: Listen to French learning podcasts like Coffee Break French or Daily French Pod.

How can I learn French by myself?

To learn French independently:

  • Set Clear Goals: Determine your level of commitment and specific goals (e.g., conversational fluency, reading literature).
  • Use Learning Resources: Utilize books, online courses, apps, and podcasts.
  • Practice Regularly: Dedicate time each day for French study.
  • Immerse Yourself: Listen to French music, watch French films, and read in French.
  • Speak and Write: Practice speaking and writing, even if it’s just recording yourself or keeping a journal.
  • Seek Feedback: Use language exchange partners or online communities to get feedback.

What is the fastest way to learn French?

The fastest way to learn French involves a combination of methods:

  • Intensive Learning: Engage in a rigorous study schedule with structured lessons.
  • Immersion: Surround yourself with French through media, music, and conversation.
  • Practice Speaking: Regularly speak with native speakers or through language exchange.
  • Consistent Practice: Daily practice is key to rapid progress.
  • Use Mnemonics: Employ memory aids to learn vocabulary and grammar.
  • Personalize Learning: Adapt your learning methods to your own style and interests for better retention and enjoyment.

Remember, the effectiveness of learning methods can vary greatly from person to person, so it’s important to find what works best for each individual learner.

Start learning French now

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