Free French I and French II Courses
I've been taking the French I course offered by Carnegie Melon University concurrently with studying here on duolingo. I've really felt like the two together have helped me tremendously because duolingo offers the vocabulary that I need to know and the Carnegie course offers more in depth explanations about things like grammar, French (and Quebec) culture. I haven't taken French II yet, but both courses are completely and 100% free and have some great stuff to offer.
Here is the link to the course offerings website. All you have to do is open the link, scroll down, and click Elementary French I to get started :)
Thanks for the link. I added it to my collection:
If you find any problems with a website link, please let me know with a comment on the blog. I try to keep things current but websites disappear all the time. This month I'm adding "concept tests" to the blog, and since you're at level 14, you may want to check out that category.
Thanks. French was my first language, and it took me a lot of time and effort. With what I learned, I compiled German websites:
and Italian websites:
and maybe Spanish in the future....
I have a special affection for Carnegie Mellon University because that is the teaching home of Luis von Ahn. He teaches in the Computer Science Department and I don't think he is involved in this particular course. However, as many of you will recognize, he is co-founder and CEO of Duolingo. I'm sure we would all agree that he is a genius! This morning I looked him up on Wikipedia. Here is the link where you can read about him and his many impressive endeavors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_von_Ahn
Indeed, Luis von and Severin Hacker have contributed a lot to academia as well as to society of around 400 million language enthusiasts. Luis is really great professor and entrepreneur. His another company 'ReCaptcha' (you must have seen while filling any form, or logging in) was great contribution to internet crowd-sourcing. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/ReCAPTCHA You can watch complete talk here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ht4qiDRZE8 PS : I'm proud that I share Carnegie Mellon University as research intern in ECE.
This is a topic that almost brings tears to my eyes! Thanks to everyone in this topic thread for the links, starting with 1848emilyb's original post, and all the useful comments underneath it. The best thing about Duolingo is indeed its helpful and enthusiastic community of brilliant learners! Cheers to all! Merci beaucoup!
YES! I am so glad someone else is using this CMU course. I think it is awesome. The other website Speechling. r/French recommended them and I have been using the app for a couple of months. They have the sentences and the native pronunciation like Glosskia, but you get a coach who turns around feedback on how you are speaking, and fixes your mistakes. www.Speechling.com