Free Online French Resources

Learn French Online

Cactus offers 10-week, 5-week and one-week Interactive Online French Courses at all levels, delivered by our highly qualified tutors in a virtual classroom setting.

There are so many free online resources that it is sometimes difficult to know which ones to use, and to identify which ones are good. Cactus has carefully assessed the wide range of free language learning resources available online to provide you with a selection of our most recommended, useful and reliable sources of information for learning French. These can be used as a helpful support to language learning whilst taking one of our face-to-face or online French courses.

To book any of our French courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Online French Classes

Cactus Online French Courses
Online French language courses for students looking to learn French wherever they are. Courses are 10-weeks, 5 weeks or one week, interactive and engaging, and students can enjoy real-time interactions with teacher.


WordReference is a popular bilingual dictionary, and combines its own dictionary with the long-established Collins dictionary. WordReference also includes a handy French verb conjugator and a forum where users can get help with French language related questions.

Reverso is a well-established online bilingual dictionary. It includes an English-French dictionary, along with other handy tools such as a translator and spellchecker.

The CNRTL host the dictionary of the Académie Française, the French language regulator. Its monolingual French dictionary includes all the officially recognised French words. In French only.

Dictionnaire Electronique des Synonymes
The university of Caen, France, is hosting a helpful online French synonyms dictionary.


Forvo is a free and comprehensive pronunciation guide maintained by native speakers around the world. It includes the pronunciation of more than 3 million words in 325 languages.


Memrise is a popular website and mobile app which enables you to memorise French vocabulary. It is a great and fun way to learn new vocabulary in addition to your language course.

Quizlet is a fun and simple website and mobile app which will help you develop your French vocabulary using flash cards.

Cram has a large list of flash cards to help you learn new French words. It also has a mobile app, so you can memorise French vocabulary anywhere anytime.

Language Guide
Language Guide is a project helping French language students to build their vocabulary using an image and sound dictionary.

Mobile app

Duolingo is a fun mobile app which offers a comprehensive series of vocabulary, pronunciation and translation exercises. It is a great way to practice what you learn during your French evening courses while on the go.


Online Courses

Are you looking to learn French online? Our virtual classrooms offer an engaging and communicative way to learn French online. Online French Courses are taught by same qualified teachers as our face-to-face courses.

Private Tuition

Cactus offers a range of options for French private tuition. You can choose one-to-one classes if you prefer online and tailored French lessons that suit your schedule and location. For more information please visit our private tuition and corporate language training division.

French Immersion Courses

An excellent way to improve your language skills is by taking a French immersive language course in the country where the language is spoken. Cactus offers courses in France, Canada, Switzerland, the Caribbean and Reunion Island.

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