Over 30 days, from April 1st to 30th 2024, Francophiles from all around the world - of all ages and all levels - will come together to engage their brain 🧠 as they boost their ability to speak and understand real, everyday French👂🗣️.
And this time around, we'll be improving our French while exploring the stunning 'Pink City' of Toulouse: from its tumultuous history 🔥and fun cultural events 🎭, to its renowned gastronomy 🦆 and famous stars 🤩.
Of course, the benefits of this Challenge go far beyond getting to know a new French city 🌍. You'll learn some useful French vocabulary 📖 with particular emphasis on the correct pronunciation 👄, and have the opportunity to improve your understanding of real, everyday spoken French 🧠.
If you've been wanting to refresh and sharpen your French skills and improve your French fluency - this is the place for you! 🏆🥳
The Challenge is divided into 5 'Chapters', each focusing on a different aspect of Toulouse:
CHAPTER 1: Exploring the Pink City
CHAPTER 2: Historical Landmarks
CHAPTER 3: Cultural Celebrations
CHAPTER 4: Gastronomy
CHAPTER 5: The Stars of Toulouse
DAY 1: Watch a short video 🎥 (in French, with English subtitles) about this week’s topic. Read the transcript carefully 🗒️ to identify any words you aren’t sure how to pronounce👄.
DAY 2: We’ll go over yesterday’s text 🔎 & I’ll explain the vocabulary and its pronunciation in depth 📝 so you can work on your accent and fluency 🗣️ .
DAY 3: Listen to a French dialogue related to the chapter's theme. 👂 For example, we might walk through the halls of Les Abattoirs (an art museum in Toulouse) 🎨. Can you repeat what you've heard? 💬
DAY 4: Let’s recap some of the vocabulary you’ve learned in the last few days. ⏪ Can you pronounce them correctly? 🧐Repeat after me!
DAY 5: Short quiz! Let’s test your knowledge. ⁉️ How much do you understand from the chapter's challenges so far? 🤔
DAY 6: We’ll play a fun game about the topic of the week 🧩 and you'll get some “extra mile” bonus documents that you can explore if you have time. 🤓
🔁 We rinse and repeat this schedule 5 times until we've covered each Chapter. 🔁
Then, on the final day, we'll do a quiz to see how much you've retained!
✅ You've been learning French for a while now (maybe even decades) but still struggle with your oral comprehension, your pronunciation, and your confidence when speaking
✅ You've lost your connection with French, and you want to refresh your knowledge while also learning more modern, up-to-date vocabulary and expressions
✅ You often travel to France (or hope to soon) and want to be able to understand people (beyond basic greetings) while there
✅ You're looking for an easy, low-commitment way to improve your French overall
✅ You love learning about all things French: our history, our art, our food, and our culture
The "challenges" will be posted each day in the 30-Day French Challenge membership portal (hosted on Mighty Networks).
It's a lot like Facebook, just not on Facebook - and you can access it easily from your computer, smart phone, or tablet.
Here, you'll have the chance to interact with your fellow Challengers and Géraldine!
(The above photo is an example of a previous Challenge inside of the Mighty Networks.)
We’ll start with a virtual walking tour of Toulouse 👣 as we discover the city’s winding river 🌊 and its most beautiful monuments🏛️. Of course there will be plenty of ‘pit stops’ so we can explore the city’s parks and gardens 🌳 and gastronomy 😋.
Toulouse has been shaped by kingdoms 👑, fire 🔥, trade 🛍️, aeronautics 🚀 and so much more. Let’s step back in time together ⌚ to examine some of the most defining moments of the city’s 2000+ year history 🔎.
Get to know Toulouse’s many cultural events, from the annual violet festival 🌼 and music festival 🎶 to a night at the Théâtre du Capitole 🎭. We’ll also explore the city’s museums 🖼️, dedicated to everything from art 🎨 to medical instruments 💉.
Located at the hart of the Sud-Ouest region ❤️, Toulouse is a true gastronomic capital of France 🤤. From cassoulet to foie gras 🦆, fénétra cake to violet ice cream 🍦, we’ll delight your tastebuds as we explore the city’s most delicious fares.
Did you know Toulouse is home to famous astronauts 🧑🚀, actors 🎭, songwriters 🎤, athletes 👟, TV hosts 📺 and more? As we round out the Challenge, we’ll get to know some of the stars and celebrities that have come from this city 🤩.
To make The 30-Day French Challenge as accessible to as many people as possible, it’s just €30 — that’s just €1 a day!
Please note that if you are based in the EU, VAT will automatically be added to the price at checkout.
Whether you’re 25 or 65, your French is a little rusty or you’re practically a native-speaker by now – at the end of the 30 days, you will see a noticeable improvement in your ability to understand real, everyday modern French, while also experiencing the side benefits of an expanded vocabulary and a greater ability to speak modern French!
The idea for this 30-Day Challenge isn’t only for you to learn. It’s also to connect you with other learners, all around the world.
The 30-Day Challenge is the one place at Comme une Française where students can get together and support each other, because it’s hosted on an interactive platform.
Even if you only have 10-15 minutes to log on and participate every couple of days, you’re sure to make friends who will cheer you on and celebrate your progress with you.
Katy B., USA
Wonderful! The 30-Day French Challenge is a great way to re-familiarize yourself with spoken French. Each resource comes with a transcript, so you can follow along even if you don't understand each word.
No problem! I promise to “challenge” you, too. The 30-Day French Challenge will help you refresh your French comprehension and allow you to discover everyday French expressions, phrases, and culture.
The 30-Day French Challenge is not designed for complete beginners. Ideally you will have studied some French before (even if for just one semester in school 40 years ago).
Marie Anne D., United States
I stand by my programs, just like a real-life teacher would, with the advantages of a normal purchase. In your city, if a shirt doesn’t fit, you take it back to the shop!
Good news. You have 60 days to see if the 30-Day French Challenge works for you. So you can be sure that it’s up to your level, that you like my style of teaching, that your French is really improving.
If the program doesn’t suit you, email me or my team, ask for a refund and you’ll get 100% of your money back. No need to threaten, to plead or to send an official letter, just send an email to [email protected] asking for a refund. If you’re super kind, tell us why so we understand what’s going on (maybe we can help?). But if you don’t feel like it, just say you want a refund.
We’ll close your access to the program and send your money back (yes, including the VAT if you live in Europe).
We are super dedicated to customer care and your happiness comes first. Always.
I’m a French woman (Paris-born 🏙️ now living in the Alps 🏔️) with a passion for sharing my love for French language and culture! I started Comme Une Française in 2012 and have since helped more than 3,500 alumni learn to confidently understand and speak real, modern French through my paid programs – not to mention taught more than 10.8 million French learners through my weekly YouTube lessons. 📹
Born to a French father and Mexican mother, I know the challenges and desire to blend into life in a foreign country. After two years of living in the UK, I knew that going beyond just grammar is essential to fitting in and feeling at home wherever you are.
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If you love France and French life, I’m here to guide you, answering questions you wouldn’t dare ask about anything and everything French. So, join me for learning and fun!
As long as you need. There is no time pressure to complete the 'challenge of the day'. If you need to skip a day or two, or if you'd rather cover an entire chapter's worth of content every Sunday morning, that's okay! None of the content is delivered live, and all of the content will remain available after the challenge has completed, so you can catch up whenever it works best for you.
Yes, you will continue to have access to the content after the Challenge is over. We may choose to archive the Challenge's content at some point (so we can keep the space organized), but this will happen no sooner than one month following the end of the Challenge at the earliest. We will always give you at least one week's notice before archiving any content, and will give you an easy way to keep the material after that if you wish.
You can leave your question in the form of the content underneath each daily post. If you need additional support that's not related to the learning content, you can reach out to us at [email protected]
Yes! The 30-Day French Challenge is a one-time payment of €30. You will only have to pay again if you wish to join us for another, future Challenge.
That's because the 30-Day French Challenge is hosted on a different platform than my other programs. To enroll in and access the Challenge, you will need to create an account on the platform 'Mighty Networks'. You do this automatically as part of your registration process. (We intentionally chose Mighty Networks because we prefer the way they handle users' data. You can read more about that here, if you're curious.)
In simple terms, the selling methods of iOS/Apple are not up to our standards, especially because we are not able to refund students after they purchase through iOS. Because of this, we've decided to not make the 30-Day French Challenge "plan" available for purchase on iOS.
If you're trying to join the 30-Day French Challenge from your iPhone or iPad, you can enroll using your web browser (Safari). Once you've enrolled, you'll be able to access all of the content from the app on your iOS device.
If you run into any issues, please reach out to us at [email protected]..
Amazing, we can't wait to get started! Keep scrolling to the bottom of this page until you see the "Choose a Plan" section. Then, click the "Buy" button. On the next page, you’ll be asked to create an account before being redirected to a checkout page. Once your purchase is successful, you’ll automatically be added to the portal where all Challenge contents will be delivered!