Does anyone know of a free online textbook for French? My learning style really works best with structured lessons, like a textbook would have, maybe with a few exercises, and plenty of grammar lessons. I've scoured the internet for a textbook or workbook, but I've found nothing! I know that there was a post in here somewhere (I can't find it now) that was an extensive list of advice for those new to French, and one of the links offered was to a very old French textbook that everyone commented was a wonderful resource. I never downloaded it, though, and I can't find the link anymore. Is there anyone who knows where I could find a free textbook to study grammar more in-depth?
I think the post you want is this one by toussaintlou.
You may find this or this useful. The latter I used to learn to read French. You'll get tired of some of the exercises, but it works. Do a search on "teach yourself French" (without the quotation marks) in Texts on the site, and you'll find more. Be warned that in both of these books the French is old, so for conversation they are not the best.
[added] If you don't mind spending a little money, the book Read, Write, Speak French, by Mendor Brunetti, is really good. You can find it for sale very inexpensively, used. Also good is The Ultimate French Review and Practice, by Sillman and Gordon, which would be good for reference and practice, but it is arranged for review rather than to be used by a beginner.
This is not a book but it seems an interesting site http://www.bonjourdefrance.co.uk/learn-french-online/grammar/choose-level
okay i don't have an online textbook, but i do have some pdf versions of books that might be helpful. i have:
Modern French Grammar: A Practical Guide with workbook http://www.amazon.com/Modern-French-Grammar-Practical-Grammars/dp/0415331625/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8qid=1415241401sr=8-1keywords=modern+french+grammar .
Collins Easy Learning French Grammar http://www.amazon.com/Collins-Easy-Learning-French-Grammar/dp/0007367821/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8qid=1415241351sr=8-1keywords=collins+french+grammar .
i also have something closer to what you specifically want, the pdf of Easy French Step-by-Step http://www.amazon.com/French-Step---Step-Myrna-Rochester/dp/0071453873/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8qid=1415242214sr=8-1keywords=easy+french+step+by+step . however on this one if you open in most ereaders there will be many pages that won't read. the way i have been able to get it all working required me to install an addon to Firefox, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pdfjs/, and then open the file with Firefox.
just write on my wall if you want any of them and i can arrange to email it to you.
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL6603265M Practical French course in fifty lessons https://archive.org/stream/practicalfrenchc00dam#page/16/mode/2up
Is this the one you are looking for?