On-point explanations and tons of useful examples will help you learn quickly and get maximum exposure to the language.
You can download worksheets, solve them on your computer or print them. Worksheets are targeted to help you practice and review what you have learned.
Listen to stories about daily life, food, technology, culture, social life, sports, shopping, work and more. Download podcasts and listen on the go.
Interactive exercises make learning fun. Activities include multiple choice, sentence building, translations, vocabulary quizzes, describing pictures, listening practice, etc.
Do I need to know English to use this app?
Yes, you need an upper intermediate level of English (B2 or higher) as most of the lessons for levels A1-B1 are explained in English. Users with weak English skills would only be able to use a very limited number of features in the app.
Will the app help me improve my speaking skills?
Alicia's app will help you improve your reading, writing and listening skills. In order to improve your speaking skills, you will need to speak French with someone who masters the French language on a regular basis. Private lessons with a qualified native teacher are advisable, as this gives you a lot of speaking time and your mistakes will be corrected so that you will improve faster. An additional way to boost your speaking skills is by meeting up with a language exchange partner (i.e. on tandempartners.org or italki.com/partners) or joining a meetup with French speakers.
How do I subscribe?
Select a plan of your choice and hit the "Subscribe" button. Follow the instructions and complete the payment to subscribe.
What do I get after I subscribe?
You'll get access to 100+ videos, 100+ worksheets, 50+ podcasts and lots of interactive exercises. You'll also be able to track your progress. There are three learning categories: lessons, podcasts and vocab training. For each category, there are a number of interactive exercises you have to complete in order to get to the next level. You need to get 60% correct to advance to the next level. Interactive exercises consist of translations (EN-FR), filling in blanks, building sentences, describing pictures, correcting mistakes and listening to a word or phrase and then typing it. You will have access to all the contents, no matter which subscription you choose. However, you do need to successfully complete one level in order to go on to a higher level. You can also take a milestone test to access a higher level.
What happens when my subscription expires?
You will no longer have access to "French with Alicia" if your subscription lapses, but there's no need to worry because you can easily re-subscribe and even opt for a longer subscription plan.
What should I do in case I forgot my password?
Click the "Forgot Password?" link and follow the instructions to reset your password using your login email ID. In case, you forgot your email ID, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Which browser should I use?
We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari. Please do NOT use Internet Explorer, the app will not work with this browser.
Why is my answer wrong?
There are two possibilities why your answers score ‘wrong’: - The answer is wrong. - The spelling is wrong. 1/ The answer is wrong: When you are uncertain about the correct answers, there are several ways of how you can take care of that: Please work through the activity PDF first, before doing the exercise. Please download the activity PDF before you are filling in the answers. When you save it to your computer, you can find the correct answers at the end of the PDF. Please listen again to the video with extra care. You find a lot of answers in the video and the subtitles. The fill-ins in the exercises follow the sentence-structure that you hear in the video. 2/ The spelling is wrong: If you look at the How-to Guide on page 10, you get a lot of tips of how to fill in the forms and exercises without the system scoring you ‘wrong’. Please pay meticulous attention to the punctuation (or else, the system does not recognize the answer as ‘correct’). Examples of common mistakes: Je parle français -> Wrong because there is no period. je parle français. -> ‘je’ must be capitalized at the beginning of a sentence. Examples of correct spelling: Je parle français. Tu parles français? Once you get used to the proper punctuation and spelling as required by this app, you won’t have any issues any more with other exercises. If this all does not help, we will gladly look up the correct answer for you. For this, we need the exact identification of the training (‘lessons’, ‘vocab training’, or ‘podcasts’ + their number).
I have a question that is not listed in your FAQ
Feel free to contact the FWA team via email email@example.com. We are always happy to answer your questions.