We realize that not everybody has the time or budget to take a Online French Lesson with a native French (Peace Corps) tutor.
The free Live Lingua online French courses are here to make language learning accessible to everybody. Our French material contain 28 French courses , 137 ebooks and 1425 audio files.
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French is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family. It descended from the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire, as did languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan and others. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl - llanguages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone.
Français, française, la langue française