What should I know about this dive?

Congrats! You are thinking about pursuing (or continuing your pursuit of) French! Awesome you!

Aside from being one of the most spoken romance languages, French is an official language in France as well as in Canada, Belgium, and Senegal, just to name a few. It is the 2nd most spoken language in Europe, with 229 million speakers, and it is the official language of 29 countries.

Because French is so widely spoken, learning it is one of the best investments of time and money. Not only that, but French words also contribute to 29% of the English language. This makes it relatively easy for English speakers to study because of the abundance of cognates and similarities in sentence structure.

We are proud to share with you this completely free online compendium of resources to help you get started with, improve, and ultimately master the French language.

To that end, on the pages to come, you will find a compilation of truly helpful French language resources, each answering a key question you need the answer to. We also provide a list of resources, broken down by level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, to ensure you get the support you need, no matter at what level you may find yourself.

Where do the resources come from? Our members and staff. We individually screen every resource prior to posting to ensure high quality, and to verify the authenticity of each. If it's listed, it means a) one of our Break Diving members has used the resource and highly recommends it, and b) the listed resource has in some way supported the growth of Break Diving and believes in our mission (or at the very least, has not actively refused to support our mission). You can trust that each resource we list is legitimate, and has our Break Diving seal of approval.  If you have any issues with any of the resources listed, please reach out and let us know!

That all being said, it's time to take a deep dive into French. Ready?