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Free online French classes can help anyone learn the basics of the language. Whether you're planning an overseas trip or want to brush up on your language skills from college, this list of free online French classes can get you started speaking like a pro.

About.com French

The About.com French guide offers over a hundred online French lessons, as well as study tips and sound files. Enroll in the 7-day Learn French email course or get a quick start with the French for Travelers newsletter.

The French Tutorial

This free online French class offers thirteen lesson chapters and over 200 audio files to help beginning speakers. Study language basics, vocabulary, and conjugation. (Choose the Standard Edition to learn without paying).

The French Course

This simple online French class provides 9 lessons on the basics of written French. After completing the course, you should be able to understand the essentials of the language as well and write a letter in elementary French.

French Assistant

Study beginning, intermediate, or advanced French in these chatty lessons. The free classes include visuals, but the audio pronunciations are only available to paying members.

WordPROF French

This site can help you learn hundreds of French vocabulary words. Or, study the language with their interactive "scenes" - drawings that help you master the language visually.

Bonjour French

Use this simple site to learn basic French phrases needed for greeting new people, seeking transportation, requesting assistance, and expressing affection. The phrase appears on the screen as a sound file is played.

Loquella French

Listen to 30 hours of online French instruction streaming from this site. Lessons include dialogue, vocabulary, grammar, and practice drills.

BBC French Classes

The free online language classes from the BBC are top notch. Check out their French section to learn the language interactively, with audio and slideshow components. They also offer an introductory video, a beginners class, and an intermediate class.
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