Free online course from Alliance française

Hello guys,

From this week there is a free 7-week course, created by Alliance française Paris-Ile-de-France, which is targeting students reaching level A2 (people who have completed the first half of the tree would do just fine, in my opinion).

Every week a different topic would be presented and there are listening, reading, writing and grammar exercises.

You should create an account and subscribe to the course. This is the platform:

After you have registered you can find the course by it's name << Cours de français langue étrangère >> or by the name of the author << Alliance française >>.

I am not sure whether you can subscribe to the course after the first week, because it seems AF is issuing certificates for the successful graduates. Anyways, I believe that it would be a sufficient complement to the Duolingo course and I would recommend it.

Have a nice day :))

October 7, 2015


It took me awhile to find the course as the platform doesn't let you browse by subject. Here is the link to the A2 lvl French course. There is another course at B1 lvl starting in November for those of you who are way better at French than I am.

October 7, 2015

I am chuffed to bits. Where did you find the information about the B1 course? I inquire, because I am currently at B1.1 at Institut Français de Bulgarie and it would be a splendid supplement :))

October 7, 2015

Where did you find the b1 course? I currently only see the a2 course. Thx for the link btw

October 7, 2015

And if you want to do more grammar, you can go on this web site... good luck the french learners

October 7, 2015

Thanks I'll give it a try :)

October 7, 2015

I registered in the course 5 minutes ago.Thank you very much for proposing it! :) Have a nice day too!You surely made mine a lot more interesting! :)

October 8, 2015

Le site web est en maintenance ou semble momentanément indisponible.

Le site web sera bientôt accessible, veuillez-nous excuser pour la gêne occasionnée.

The website has been down a lot for me over the past two days (with the message above showing). Are other people experiencing the same problem?

October 11, 2015

Yes, each time I try I get the same message. I hope it is not because of my location

October 11, 2015

Working for me now. Bonne chance !

October 11, 2015

Yeah I was getting this quite a bit yesterday, it seems to be working now.

October 11, 2015

I had the same problem on the weekend and today it says I'm not registered...I tried to send an inquiry but the contact page crashes on send...Perhaps it's all the duolingo learners :-)

October 12, 2015

merci beaucoup! Je vais essayer :D

October 7, 2015

Thanks for the heads up. I will have a look at it.

October 7, 2015

Merci beaucoup, Yordan! C'est très utile et intéressant!

October 7, 2015

Great, I'll take a look at it!

October 7, 2015

Awesome! thanks!

October 7, 2015

Many thanks for this info. Have signed up yesterday , should be interesting . :)

October 11, 2015
October 11, 2015

It appears that the whole platform for the French digital university (FUN) on which this course is hosted experienced technical problems over the weekend.

The website is back up now but damage appears to have been done during the down-time with corruption of course and student data. Many people are complaining on the forums in the course that they have lost all the progress they made before the down-time and some people are reporting in this thread that they can no longer even log on. To me, this looks like corruption of the database.

Hopefully they can fix it and people who can't currently log on will be able to do so later. I'd suggest trying again later in the week.

Here's the message from the teaching team on the course about this problem:

Problème technique : le cours reprend normalement


La plateforme FUN a eu des problèmes techniques importants entre vendredi soir (9 octobre) et dimanche soir (11 octobre). Tous les cours de la plateforme FUN ont été affectés, pas seulement le cours de l'Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France.

Pendant ce temps, le cours de FLE n'était pas accessible. Nous sommes désolés pour la gêne occasionnée par cet incident technique.

En ce qui concerne les réponses aux exercices réalisés la semaine dernière, et qui auraient été effacées pour certains utilisateurs, l'équipe technique de FUN est en train de faire des vérifications.

Dans tous les cas, vous pouvez continuer à réaliser les activités de la semaine 2. La semaine 1 reste ouverte également jusqu'à la fin du cours le 22 novembre. Si vous n'avez pas terminé la semaine 1 (exercices, texte dans le forum) vous pouvez toujours le faire.

En vous remerciant de votre compréhension. Bonne continuation à tous dans ce cours,

L'équipe pédagogique

October 12, 2015

thanks for the information. I subscribed and did some of week one on friday and have been unable to log in since then. Hopefully it will be sorted out soon .

October 13, 2015

I hope so too.

October 14, 2015

Any review on how the course went? I signed up to take it when it starts back in May this year.

March 18, 2016

Hello, I have an account and have been receiving the weekly lessons for a while now but haven't been able to do the because of unavoidable circumstances. What should I do in order to start a fresh? Really need to do this. Thanks

November 30, 2016
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