Suggestion for a new French skill

Hello everybody!!! Well, I've noticed that although the French tree is the longest one, there is no skill in which we can learn vocabulary about France and the French culture. In the Turkish tree there is a "Turkey" skill and in the Dutch one there are two skills about the Dutch culture, "NL 1" and "NL2". And I was wondering if a skill about France could be added. Now, let's see the vocabulary that would exist in it: (new words are highlighted)

Skill France et francophonie

Lesson 1 In this lesson we could learn some major French cities and regions.

Paris est la capitale de la France. = Paris is the capital of France.

Strasbourg est en Alsace. = Strasbourg is in Alsace.

Lyon est une grande ville. = Lyon is a big city.

J'arrive à Marseille ce soir. = I'm arriving to Marseille tonight.

Mon frère habite à Toulouse. = My brother lives in Toulouse.

Paris est en Île-de-France. = Paris is in Île-de-France.

La Provence est une belle région. = Provence is a beautiful region.

Je vais visiter Bordeaux en été. = I am going to visit Bordeaux in summer.

Lesson 2 In this lesson we could learn some French dishes.

Je voudrais une crêpe au chocolat. = I would like a chocolate crepe.

Ce croissant est très bon! = This croissant is very good!

On peut trouver des macarons à la pâtisserie. = We can find macarons in the bakery.

Pour le dessert, vous pouvez goûter aux profiteroles. = For the dessert, you can taste the profiteroles.

Un croque-monsieur, s'il vous plaît. = A croque-monsieur, please.

La tarte flambée est une spécialité alsacienne. = The tarte flambée is an Alsacian dish.

Lesson 3 In this lesson we could learn some famous French monuments.

La tour Eiffel est un des symboles de la France. = The Eiffel tower is one of the symbols of France.

Vous êtes près de la place de la Bastille. = You are near the Bastille square.

L'Arc de Triomphe est très haut! = The Arch of Triumph is very high!

Depuis la colline de Montmarte on peut voir toute la ville de Paris. = From the hill of Montmarte we can see the whole city of Paris.

Le Louvre est un musée fameux. = The Louvre is a famous museum.

Le quartier de la petite France est un quartier historique de Strasbourg. = The neighbourhood of little France is a historical neighbourhood of Strasbourg.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel est en Normandie. = Mont-Saint-Michel is in Normandy.

Lesson 4 In this lesson we could learn some vocabulary about the history of France and some important French personalities.

Louis XVI a été tué en 1793. = Louis XVI was killed in 1793.

Le château de Versailles fut la résidence des rois de France Louis XIV, XV et XVI. = The palace of Versailles was the residence of the kings of France Louix XIV, XV and XVI.

Jeanne d'Arc est une héroïne de l'histoire de France. = Joan of Arc is a heroine of the history of France.

Louis Pasteur était un scientifique français. = Louis Pasteur was a French scientist.

Lesson 5 In this lesson we could learn some vocabulary about the French language and some regional dialects of France.

Le françaisest la langue officielle ou administrative dans cinquante-sept pays. = French is the official or administrative language in fifty-seven countries.

Quelqu'un qui parle français est appelé francophone. = Someone who speaks French is called French-speaking.

Le breton est une langue régionale française parlée en Bretagne. = Breton is a regional French language spoken in Brittany.

L'occitan est parlée au Sud de la France. = Occitan is spoken in the South of France.

These are some sentences that could be used in the lessons. I hope that this skill will be added soon in the French tree! :D






June 26, 2015


Bretagne is called Brittany in English.

June 26, 2015

If you have ideas for other lessons and vocabulary, write them in the comments below. :-)

June 26, 2015

I think it's great idea, and would be really helpful if you were to visit France. I think you could also add some of the French holidays, at least the important ones, like the National day, the 14th of July.

June 26, 2015

Je pense que c'est une bonne idée et je suis d'accord ^^

June 26, 2015

Would definitely spend 30 lingots on this.

Sub Idea: user created content accessible through lingot purchases. Ideal for adding vocab.

June 26, 2015

Je suis d'accord, très bonne idée!

June 27, 2015

Je suis d'accord trop.

June 27, 2015

You'll want to use 'aussi' instead of 'trop'. 'Trop' means 'too' but in the context as too much, or too often. Not 'too' as in 'as well'.

June 28, 2015

Thanks I thought someone who was good at French would see something that I haven't thought of yet.

July 3, 2015

The user-generated content can be cross-checked by other Duolingo members to ensure linguistic accuracy. This is one way to get more content onto the website faster. It does feel as if the end of the learning tree is the end of the road for learning a particular language on this website. Then you have to look elsewhere...

December 22, 2016

i am all about this!

June 26, 2015

Une leçon avec l'argot français est aussi une bonne idée !! ;)

June 27, 2015

I love this idea! I remember a lot of people asking what Bordeaux wine was (in a lesson) and didn't realize it's a place in France. This can definitely help a lot of people.

I would also like one with basic phrases. I remember using Duolingo for a while and felt comfortable with what I was saying when I realized I didn't learn how to ask someone for their name, which is covered later. Usually with French lessons, that's one of the first things you learn.

June 27, 2015

Bravo! Tu as raison.

June 26, 2015

Cela est une idee extraordinaire!

June 27, 2015

C'est une bonne idée, mais n'oublions pas non plus la francophonie. :)

June 28, 2015

Yes, don't forget the other areas in the world where French is spoken! Having something comparing French in France vs. Quebec, Canada would be fun!

June 29, 2015

I'd love a "regional differences" lesson! I started French on Duo for a trip to West Africa, but the French there vs. Parisian French is very different, I would have loved a lesson on differences before I got there.

June 29, 2015

Je suis d'accord!

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