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Reviews of the Top 10 Teach Yourself French Guides of 2023

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Teach Yourself French Guides of 2023 (also known as French Learning Courses & Software). Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each teach yourself french guide, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.

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Rocket French Premium wins the prestigious first place in our Teach Yourself French category here at No1Reviews. It is an extremely popular product with thousands of users around the world and has a very high success rate for teaching complete beginners how to speak French. The course material is top notch and teaches you an extensive vocabulary so that you will be comfortable in...

» Read the Full Review of RocketLanguages.com/French/Premium

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Rosetta Stone Learn French is the French version of the hugely popular language learning system. Thousands of people around the world have had success learning their language of choice with Rosetta Stone and we can see why. The software is extremely well designed, easy to use and contains all the content you need to get to grips with the French language. The lessons are...

» Read the Full Review of RosettaStone.co.uk/Learn-French

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Berlitz French Premier is a great value Teach Yourself French application from specialists with over 130 years experience of teaching people foreign languages. The software is ideal for anyone right from complete beginners to advanced speakers looking to brush up on their vocabulary and grammar. There is masses of content so that by the time you reach the advanced level you will be able...

» Read the Full Review of Berlitz French Premier

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Transparent French Complete Edition is a full and varied language learning course that will take you from being an absolute beginner to a competent French speaker. The software is very well put together and allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own style. The lessons cover all the important and common situations you are likely to find yourself in in...

» Read the Full Review of Transparent.com French

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Myngle is slightly different from most of the products in our top ten list in that it isn't a stand alone software product for teaching yourself French. Myngle, instead provides a way of finding an online French tutor so that you can take lessons whenever it suits you, wherever you are. It deserves a place in our top ten as its tutors are of...

» Read the Full Review of Myngle.com/french-teachers

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Before You Know It (BYKI): French is a popular software based system for quickly getting started learning the French language. It's approach is to try and teach you as many words and phrases as possible to help you quickly start communicating effectively in French. The software is great and the community surrounding the byki product provides lots of extra words and phrases on top...

» Read the Full Review of Transparent.com French BYKI

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Pimsleur Quick and Simple French is a course of audio French lessons that help you learn French quickly and effortlessly using the Pimselur method. Pimsleur himself was an internationally known language expert who studied the way children learn language to try and apply it to an adult course. Quick and Simple French is the result of 40 years of experience and tries to completely...

» Read the Full Review of Pimsleur Quick and Simple French

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Fluenz French is without a doubt one of the most complete French courses we have seen out there. Fluenz promises to teach you French thoroughly and it really does deliver. Unlike some teach yourself courses, if you complete a few levels of Fluenz French you will come away with a deep understanding of the language rather than just the ability to say a few...

» Read the Full Review of Fluenz (French)

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Michel Thomas Speak French is a teach yourself French course from one of the world's best known language teachers. Sadly now passed away, Michel Thomas had great success teaching numerous high profile clients how to speak foreign languages and built an excellent reputation doing so. At one stage in his career he recorded this audio course, which is still used by thousands of people...

» Read the Full Review of Michel Thomas: French for Beginners

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Strokes Easy Learning French is a software package designed to help you learn French quickly and effectively. With a wide range of features and lessons, each level of the course introduces new concepts and builds upon the previous one. Everything is very easy to use right from the outset and if you complete the whole course we are pretty sure you will have an...

» Read the Full Review of Strokes International - French

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Latest User Reviews

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Waste of a lot of money
User Review of Rosetta Stone Learn French by Destination Europe on 05 March 2018

After using free DuoLingoFrench for three years as a casual learner of French I was seeking something to take me further. My daughter kindly bought Rosetta Stone French for me with the best of intentions. Let me just say this,... (Read the full review)

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User Review of SmartFrench (Beginner Level) by Jack on 08 September 2015

SmartFrench, was designed to teach someone to speak real French, as The French People do. The emphasis is on speaking authentic French. It is not intended to be a comprehensive study of the French Language. It teaches you to speak... (Read the full review)

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Stay Away
User Review of French Pod 101 by Dw on 04 August 2014

I joined Frenchpod101 after seeing their ads everywhere on the internet. After signing up for a free trial (they charged my VISA card $1.00) and creating a user ID and password (which was confirmed by the company) I find that... (Read the full review)

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Impossible to cancel
User Review of French Pod 101 by Christine Lewis on 16 January 2014

I sent 2 emails cancelling my subscription giving 2 weeks notice but my account was debited. i have sent 2 more emails and have had no response to the request for a refund but am bombarded by sales e mails.... (Read the full review)

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CD issues ....
User Review of French in 10 Minutes a day (Kristine K. Kershul) by Michael C on 22 September 2013

I had used one of her books on Spanish when I worked in Florida and it was good. I moved to Quebec and bought one of the French versions in a book store in Montreal during a layover. When I... (Read the full review)

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