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Learn French Online with Carole Palfreman

Are you looking to learn French or improve your French?

This website is dedicated to help you get the tools, knowledge and confidence to speak French fluently whether you want to pass a French exam, use your French at work, be able to communicate when on holiday in France or you simply want to move to France.


You can learn French using this site by

  • taking lessons online (for instance on Skype or on Zoom)
  • watching videos and listening to audio files recorded for you.

Here is something for you: 100 answers to common French questions

Sometimes, even when you know a lot of French, you can have difficulty finding the right word or the right phrases to simple questions. Fill in your name and email address below and I will send you a pdf with 100 answers to common French questions.

Your Instructor

My name is Carole Palfreman. I am a native French teacher from Normandy, France. I have been teaching French for over 20 years. I studied for my degree in English, Spanish and IT in Le Havre before spending a year as a French language assistant in the South of England. I then decided to stay in the UK and did teacher training at the University of Southampton. I remained in the South of England for 8 years, teaching IT and languages. Then I carried on with my little tour of Europe by first spending 2 years in lovely Baden (Switzerland) where I taught for a language school. I spent the next 4 years north of Frankfurt where the French community is very strong. I am currently in the North West of England, where I get to experience absolutely stunning landscapes. 

When I am not busy teaching or creating language learning videos, I might be found playing the violin, cooking, or watching a history program.

I hope you enjoy my lessons and have as much fun learning with me as I have teaching!

Contact me 

“I can’t think of an area of French which my lessons have not helped to improve. However, I think that my grammar and my pronunciation have probably seen the most improvement. Now I am also much better at ‘sounding more French’- avoiding too literal translations which don’t make sense and even learning some idioms. Occasionally you even help me with English spelling and grammar. As it is your first language, obviously the ‘rules’ of French are instinctive for you, however you really know how to explain everything to me from an English perspective and are extremely patient. I appreciate how focused and thorough you are. I feel that we accomplish a lot in each session and you always listen to what I need and tailor our lessons to suit that. I like that alongside my work, I always have my ‘verbs and vocabulary’ file open, to which I add the new vocabulary and grammar that I come across in whatever exercise we are doing. These make great revision aids towards exam time.”
Charlotte Stella
French Student on Skype
I think lessons on Skype are great. Firstly, it is thanks to Skype that I have the opportunity to have tutoring with you at all, as we live in different cities. Secondly, I think that using Skype is a very efficient and convenient way of tutoring. The ‘share screen’ function allows you to see my work at the same time as me so you can check and critique everything as we go along. Using the computer also allows us to access online resources during the lesson- such as listening exercises and online newspapers ect. As a bonus, you have also taught me lots of ICT tips and tricks.”
Charlotte Stella
French Student on Skype
French was a subject I really struggled with at school. Thanks to your teaching methods I have made great progress and feel a lot more confident when I have to speak French on holidays.
Michelle Turner
Adult Learner
"In my opinion, Carole has helped me so much, my grades have improved dramatically. I am now a lot more confident in my French lessons at school”
Jessica Whitehead
GCSE Student
"Just to let you know Peter has had his A-level results today. I am really pleased to say that he got an A for his French A-level!”
Helen Kendall
Student's Mum