https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

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 :)

http://oli.cmu.edu/learn-with-oli/see-our-free-open-courses/

July 9, 2015

41 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/toussaintlou

Thanks for the link. I added it to my collection:

https://duolinguist.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/french-website-listing/

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

That's an awesome list!

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/toussaintlou

Thanks. French was my first language, and it took me a lot of time and effort. With what I learned, I compiled German websites:

https://duolingistum.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/german-websites/

and Italian websites:

https://duolinguisto.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/italian-websites/

and maybe Spanish in the future....

https://duolinguista.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/first-day-of-spanish-where-to-start/

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hildaoquendo

Woah! That's one hell of a list. I think I'm gonna spend my whole Sunday going through it! Merci! :)

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/toussaintlou

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.

July 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/IndySoprano

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

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

Wow, that is really cool! I had no idea about the connection. I really appreciate individuals and schools who contribute so much toward educating people (especially for free!).

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

And the other co-founder of duolingo, Severin Hacker, was a PhD student there.

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LinuxTak

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.

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

His TED talk on ReCaptchas is actually how I discovered duo :)

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LinuxTak

Yes Indeed ! He launched Duolingo on the same day in ending of talk. Incredible and Inspiring !

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

Thank you for the link.

July 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

De rien :)

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RunningFrog

Thanks! I'll have to look into this!

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Donna_Diana

Thanks for this info. I just finished my Italian tree, and starting on French. I think this will be a big help!

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbie.Clark

Thanks for this; it looks great! I really like duolingo but I don't feel like it has the rigor that I need to really grasp the language.

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

It's helped me a lot because it provides really good explanations about why the french language works the way it does. I really can't recommend it enough :)

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shoda_Fayez

Wonderful website and espically the videos, I can learn more from videos and talk well because, the French words are similar in pronounciation, Aren't they?

July 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

They are, I found the videos and the listening exercises to be really helpful as far picking out words and how they should sound in a sentence.

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shoda_Fayez

But, Where is the Mellon university?? I have never heard anything about it before?

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/toussaintlou

Carnegie Mellon is one of the top Engineering schools in the United States. Like the Colorado School of Mines, you know what your career will be when you apply there.

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

It's in Pittsburgh, PA. I hadn't heard of it until I started researching open courses offered by universities. They have some of the best free courses available that I've found.

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shoda_Fayez

Yes. that is right

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AuroraTNO

Elles sont géniales ! La section des sons m'a aidé beaucoup. Merci!

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

De rien!

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RLaurier

Thank you VERY much for this. The post written by Robbie Clark above could have been written by me, word for word, so I really appreciate your post and the link. Cheers :)

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

I'm glad you like! The course combined with duo have been great for me and I'm really happy that I had a place to share that resource with other avid learners :)

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

C'est très très très fantastique! Merci beau coup, mademoiselle! :D

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

De rien :)

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SophiaNB

I'll try it out. Thanks for the tip.

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kika_mal

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!

July 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleveno

This is awesome! Are you from Pittsburgh?

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

I am not from Pittsburgh :)

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleveno

lol~

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/meemoi

Awesome! Merci!

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

De rien :)

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CaroHelena

thank you :)

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1848emilyb

De rien!

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/safesea

I will definitely be checking this out. Looks like a wonderful resource. Thanks so much!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/schillsa

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

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

These courses made a huge difference in my listening comprehension.

November 1, 2018
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