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French Intermediate course B1-B2

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Ce cours de français de niveau intermédiaire B1/B2, conforme aux exigences du Cadre européen de Référence pour les Langues, s’inscrit dans le double dispositif “former avec le numérique”et “langue et interculturalité” mis en place par l’Université Paris Saclay.

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Taught by
Julie André
Maître de Conférences en français
and 2 more instructors

Offered by
École Polytechnique

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3 posts • 24 mentions • top 16 shown below

r/French • post
132 points • LeVraiPetitRenard
Free Intermediate French Course (B1/B2) from École Polytechnique
r/French • post
127 points • chesscoach_R
Reputable french uni offering free course for B1-B2
r/French • post
64 points • garylaser-eyes
Coursera French Intermediate Course B1-B2. Nous commençons aujourd'hui!
r/French • comment
25 points • Tetrachlorocuprate

This is a great course, very well taught. Was challenging but I learned a lot from it.

r/French • comment
12 points • yolk_sac_placenta

Duolingo's strength is that its gamification makes you motivated to keep with it and finish what it offers. What it offers varies language by language and depends on what you put into it (for example, at least for French, Duolingo has a fair amount of basic grammar and usage--but you can easily skip this content and just do the exercises).

But you can't achieve fluency with just Duolingo. In part, this is because its "mental approach" is all based on translation (e.g. translate J'aime les chiens into English), so it never requires a user to get out of their native language and into the foreign one. It encourages you to continue to think in your native language and translate it to French. Compounding this is the fact that almost no conversational interaction is part of Duolingo--listening to native speakers talk normally, for example, or trying to produce much in the way of speech.

Duolingo is fun and productive, and a great start, but not comprehensive. And it does reinforce some bad habits. When I finished my Duolingo tree and the reverse tree, I added some private instruction and was ready for a course like this, so you can maybe take that as a benchmark of where you can go. After finishing that I switched to a self-created course where I do about a half-hour to an hour of French work each day, of different kinds. I would do two days of speaking with a language exchange partner (or instructor, but of course that means $$--you can find language exchange partners on iTalki or HelloTalk). One day of Duolingo or flash cards (to shore up weak points in vocabulary--numbers remain a sore point with me). One day of conjugation practice (I use Cactus 2000's conjugation game). One day of listening to a French podcast like News in Slow French or InnerFrench. And one day of watching a French TV show. This is in addition to "informal" stuff like trying to get my world news from /r/France.

I'm still not fluent, but I've definitely exceeded Duolingo. And a big part of why I'm not where I want to be yet is that I suspended studying French last year after visiting France and haven't returned it yet. So maybe this proves again that Duolingo's strength (motivation) is probably the most important factor--the best techniques for you will be the ones you can persist with.

r/learnfrench • post
24 points • bonjourdada
Anyone else tried the French Course in Coursera? What are your thoughts on it?



Just wanted to know if anyone has taken the course. It says that the course material is B1-B2, but upon looking at the syllabus, it covers A1-A2 stuff like passé composé, l'imparfait, le plus-que-parfait, prépositions, etc.

I am still at A2, quite familiar with the aforementioned past tenses, and probably a vocabulary of around 3000-4000+, and I have weekly french lessons at alliance francaise and with italki. I was wondering if I will be able to digest the material in this course.

r/Idiomas • post
8 points • TrivialSteps
Achei esse curso de francês no coursera é pra nível intermediário B1-B2

O meu francês é meio bagunçado, aí pra quem tá na mesma situação que eu :D https://www.coursera.org/learn/etudier-en-france/home/welcome

Se alguém animar começar junto, bora. O foco dele é meio em coisa acadêmica, mas acho que compensa aprender assim porque tem bastante conteúdo desse tipo disponível na internet. Eu vi umas aulas de matemática e umas coisas de física, de humanas deve ter mais ainda.

r/learnfrench • comment
2 points • RamblingKitaabiKeera
r/learnfrench • comment
1 points • bebbex999


r/French • comment
1 points • mossyandgreen

For those interested, there happens to be another free french course on coursera now. It's for B1-B2 level. Haven't been following the lessons so I've no opinions/comments at the moment. link

r/French • comment
5 points • inverseofblanche

Try edX or Coursera. They have courses from universities all around the world.

https://www.edx.org/course/?language=French (courses in all subjects which are French language)

https://www.coursera.org/learn/etudier-en-france (an intermediate level B1-B2 class for French students)


(For coursera, you have to pick a field first, then filter by language, but they have 57 courses in French in Social Sciences alone, and they have other subject areas for business, finance, arts, humanities, math, science, etc.)

Hope these help! They should all be free as long as you only choose to audit the courses and don't sign up for some kind of certificate.

r/belgium • comment
1 points • robinkak

Ik heb net via coursera een online cursus gevolgd waar ik zeer tevreden over ben.

r/learnfrench • comment
1 points • augustabound

I think it must be this one. https://www.coursera.org/learn/etudier-en-france I was looking this up a while back and only found one course.

r/learnfrench • comment
1 points • TheRealSulleh

Coursera offers this free course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/etudier-en-france


But it is made for intermediate french learners, level B1-B2.

r/tifu • comment
1 points • atomosk

The real fuck up is you've have 6 years to learn French.

You can do it in one year if you really focus. Here is one and a second resource for you. Don't forget to focus on your listening and conversing skills - you can find a conversation partner online who can give you tips for navigating your vacation.

Of course this isn't to perpetuate the lie, but to thank your in laws for their generous gift of a vacation and not let them down. You should come clean.

r/u_hannaeirene • post
2 points • hannaeirene
Resources to reference while learning French

Hello! I would normally post this in a google doc to come back to as I need the resources, but since I'm new to reddit and trying to get familiar with the platform, as well as this content is relevant for sharing, I figured why not post it here. I'll edit this as I come across other resources that I plan on including in my personal journey through learning French. There are more resources in Phase One right now because that's where I am, but as I find resources above my skill level that I want to use in the future, I'll put them in accordingly.

Frame of reference, I'm just getting started. A year ago I knew zero French, but on an exchange in the Czech Republic (where there were many international students), I picked up a few words/concepts here and there. I've only seriously been studying for the past three weeks (as of July 19th, 2020)

I've divided the resources into phases. They're loosely based on the CEFRL levels, from what I've researched for each resource. Although I don't plan on having A1-C2 here, rather how I feel like dividing things. (I'm no scientist! just trying to organize my thoughts) Ex. many resources say Duolingo will go as far as A1/A2, but B1 would be a stretch. I'll include it in Phase One only.

All resources should be free. Some have a paid option. The only one I'm currently considering paying for is Kwiziq because I really enjoy the learning structure.

Phase One!

Websites w/personal accounts to track progress:

  • Kwiziq with Lawless French (x)
  • TV5Monde (x)
  • Duolingo (x) - truthfully I'm not using Duolingo very much for French, but sometimes it passes the time


  • InnerFrench (x) - as a native English speaker, I find that this goes slow enough for me to compare unknown words to English and understand the message of what he's saying. Also the topics are very interesting!


  • Rendition of Friends in French (x)

Writing exercises

  • Still looking for something I enjoy.

Language exchange (there's a subreddit for that)

Phase Two!

Websites w/personal accounts to track progress:

  • Kwiziq with Lawless French (x)
  • TV5Monde (x)
  • Coursera B1-B2 Course (x)
  • EdX AP French Language Course (x)

Phase Three!

Nothing yet!