Foundations of Travel French

Real French for Travelers Part 1

Get the basics of Travel French in easy-to-understand building blocks.

Even if you’re a total beginner, you can understand the main points and pronunciation of basic French. That'll really enrich your trip!

And an online course fits into your schedule, unlike a traditional class. Repeat lessons as often as you like.

This course includes modules 1 through 3 of the complete course. See the curriculum below!

Try it out with 2 FREE Lessons (Just scroll down to the list of videos.

You’re investing a lot in your trip. Invest in Travel French. You’ll be glad you did!

Also Available:

Part 2: Situational Travel French (Learn more)

Complete Course: Real French for Travelers (Back to main page)

Your Instructor

K. B. Oliver
K. B. Oliver

Learning Travel French is easier than you think! Especially if you take it step-by-step. I had the joy of living in France for 13 years. Since that time, I've been teaching French to adults and teens in a variety of settings. (And I taught English in France too!)

I can teach you to be operational in French for your next trip to France, whether for vacation or business. You'll be proud of yourself as you speak in restaurants, with locals, and anywhere you go on your trip to France!

I have a France-only website, Oliver's France, full of destination ideas, tips, and resources. You may also find my books helpful for travel:

Magical Paris: Over 100 Things to Do Across Paris

A French Garden: The Loire Valley

Real French for Travelers (paperback)

“Real French for Travelers” online training is excellent! This training provided the right topics at the right pace for me to learn French. The videos are like having a class, but have the advantage that one can review as much as one wants. Kyle explains the topics very clearly. Besides her natural teaching talent, I also think that the student benefits from her many years of teaching and of course her personal experience living in France. The training combines videos with grammar and practical exercises. There are also QuickStart phrases that are fantastic for travel as they cover everyday topics that one for sure will need. I also enjoy the listening exercises as one has to get familiar with French! My experience studying “Real French for Travelers” could not be better! Cris L.

Real French for Travelers is the ideal course for learning practical French that can be used on a vacation to France, a business trip or to fulfill a personal goal. Each lesson is highly focused on a particular topic and is just the right length - short enough to keep the student's focus but long enough to ensure mastery of the particular concept being covered. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking for an easy, cost-effective way to master practical conversational French. Quentin S.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Who is this course for?
It's for people who want to travel to France one day or for those who like traveling repeatedly. It's for those who want to communicate even just a little bit while they are there. They'd love the convenience of getting something they want or need or sampling the culture a little deeper. It's for those who want the satisfaction of being able to speak in the local language without hand gestures and associated frustrations.
I studied French in high school/college and I've forgotten everything! Or I've never studied French before! Wouldn't learning again be hard?
Learning basic French is much easier than you think. This course starts from zero and each lesson is between 5 and 20 minutes long. Lessons are clear and short enough that you can listen several times. Then, the workbook guides you through additional explanations and exercises (which you can correct with the answer key!) It's a perfect tool to study at your own pace.
Don't the French dislike it when foreigners don't speak their language well?
This is a myth. You are far more likely to get a warm reception if you make an effort than if you don't. Even learning polite words and phrases alone will give you better contact with locals. Learning basic French before your trip will give you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction with every new concept you learn and practice.

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