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Linguaphone’s most comprehensive French course

Learn to speak French with our world-renowned French Complete course

  • Includes 3 Levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Choose from 2 formats: Download or 6 Books/12 CDs
  • Proven Linguaphone methodology - over 7 million customers
  • Learn French at your own pace and in your own time

 The nearest you’ll get to having a personal language tutor without being in a classroom.


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  • 6 Course Books and 12 audio CDs
  • Delivery by first class courier
  • Free online subscription to audio
  • 21 day money back satisfaction guarantee
Price: £279.90

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Price: £279.90

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New! - Download Edition for PC, Tablet and other mobile devices. Download and store on any device. Also availailable for online use.Suitable for all Computers, Tablets and Smart phones. 21 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee.

Price: £99.95

What you’ll learn

  • Achieve Level B2 “Independent User” – CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment)
  • Develop an active vocabulary of over 2,000 French words and the ability to use them for effective communication
  • Master correct pronunciation and an authentic French accent

Course Features

  • Linguaphone’s famous methodology – “Listen, Speak, Understand”
  • 3 Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced 
  • Easy to follow, clear instructions for each level
  • As comprehensive and effective as classroom-based learning
  • Learn French at your own pace and in your own time

What’s included

  • Attractive layout with full colour images and illustrations
  • Professional British actors/narrators and native French speakers
  • Over 1,000 Audio sessions linked to the lessons - regular opportunities for you to practice and perfect your pronunciation
  • Topics include a wide range of social, travel and business scenarios
  • Regular tests, puzzles and crosswords to help you measure your own progress
  • Detailed Glossary and revision sections at the end of each level
  • Handy hints and tips to help you progress faster
Also available -
* The classic 1971 edition of this French course is available to order direct from Linguaphone (printed books and CDs)
** The Linguaphone French course is also available with instructions in the following languages: Greek, Italian , Mandarin, Swedish and Norwegian.
For information or to order these editions, contact [email protected] 


Choose the right course format to suit you

Books and CD Edition

  • 6 full colour Course Books
  • Audio: 12 audio CDs + free online audio
  • Linguaphone Carry Case


Download Edition:

  • Fast, easy download to your computer, tablet or phone.
  • File Size 1.5GB
  • File format: PDF with MP3 audio  
  • Free course App for mobile devices
  • User licence for up to 4 separate devices
  • Also available for online use on any device, anywhere in the world.


People come back to Linguaphone time and time again because they know they’ll get a quality language course based on a proven method that gives guaranteed results. Trust Linguaphone to help you achieve your dream of speaking French. 

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Linguaphone French Complete is a suitable course for anyone who wants to learn French for the purpose of real-life communication, whatever their special interests may be.

This very comprehensive course is spread over three levels; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. English instructions are provided on the first five audio sections of the course to help you gain confidence in your language-learning ability. As you progress through the course the level of English support decreases and you begin to work more and more in the new target language. It’s an enjoyable, yet highly effective way of learning French.  

The full-colour course content presents all the key language and grammar, as well as providing objectives, instructions, commentary and explanations in French to support and motivate the learner. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t been studying for some time. Linguaphone makes learning French easy and this course is designed to help you progress rapidly. There are two course formats to choose from;

1. Download (Digital) Edition (for PC, tablet and Smart Phone)

This format integrates the course books and audio and allows the user to read the course books on screen and listen to the audio at the same time. It’s very user friendly and a relaxing way to learn French using a range of modern devices.  You can download the course to your computer, tablet or mobile device. If you prefer not to store the course on your device, you can also log-in and access the course on any device with an internet connection. The course will automatically fit the size of your screen and there are a range of useful functions to assist your progress e.g. page turner, zoom, print, bookmark, search, etc. Suitable for all PC’s, Apple Mac, Apple and Android tablets and Smart phones. Your secure course log-in and password will be sent soon after you complete your purchase. 

2. Print Edition (CD and course books)

Each level includes two course books and the accompanying audio (CD and online formats) That’s a total of 6 printed books, 12 audio CDs and online audio for tablets, smartphones and PCs. Online subscription to the course audio is included in your purchase. By logging-in, you can access the course audio anywhere in the world and play the audio tracks on any internet enabled device such as a computer, smart phone or tablet. 


Money Back Guarantee

For your complete peace of mind, Linguaphone offers a 21 day money back guarantee on all CD and Digital courses. So, in the unlikely event that you are not happy with your course after 21 days, you can return it to us.

This French language course is suitable for beginners as no previous knowledge of the French language is necessary. It’s also a popular choice for students who may have learned some French in the past and want to refresh and improve.

The course covers Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in the French language . It’s important to remember that a Linguaphone French course does not simply teach you handy words and phrases. The course is designed to teach you how the language works and how to use it effectively in multiple real life situations. So whether it’s for work or pleasure, Linguaphone will give you the confidence to speak French freely and with flair.

As you encounter new vocabulary (more than 2,000 words) you will also be taught structures that will allow you to understand and be understood in many other situations. You'll be speaking French in no time. For example:

  • Expressing your opinion e.g. Talking about yourself / making light conversation /  socialising
  • Dealing with hospitality e.g. Hotels, restaurants, bars etc
  • Travel and transport e.g. directions, public transport, car hire, etc
  • Everyday French – e.g. shopping, post office, bank and local authorities
  • Emergencies – e.g. doctor, dentist, hospital, police etc.

+ many more practical topics and everyday situations encountered by English speakers in France 

A word of advice in choosing any language course; don’t worry too much about just learning vocabulary and phrases, if that’s all you want, just buy a phrasebook. If you really want to know how to speak French, how to freely express your thoughts and feelings, how to comfortably understand native French speakers  and how to call yourself a French Speaker – then choose Linguaphone. It’s like having your own private tutor, at home.


The Linguaphone method is based on two simple principles:

  • You learn faster when you enjoy what you are doing.
  • You make progress if the sort of language you learn is useful and presented in a believable, familiar context.

Speaking French is an active skill - something you learn by doing, not just studying. This is the practical approach taken by Linguaphone to language learning. You will start to speak French during the very first lesson. The course begins simply, building your confidence session by session. Soon after, longer sentences are introduced to enable the expression of more detailed and complex thoughts. But the course always concentrates on useful, authentic everyday words and situations. The result is that, after completing a Linguaphone Complete French course, you will have a thorough understanding of the French language and be able to converse with and understand real people speaking the language.

The study sequence, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND and SPEAK, used in Linguaphone courses is fundamental to the Linguaphone method of learning.

Listening to native French speakers is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read. The native French speakers in this course begin by speaking slowly (but without distorting the intonation of the language) and, as the course progresses, speak at normal speed.

By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the French language will improve.

Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone's method makes sure that you start speaking French from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation. Imitating the voices of the native French speakers on the course will help you get used to the intonation and accent. Later on in the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in conversations. Each lesson introduces new themes featuring useful French words and phrases thus developing your conversational skills and confidence.

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so far so good
Helpful sales guy at Linguaphone told me on the phone it would take 3 or 4 months to do this course. I''ve been working though it for the past few days and I think that's quite an accurate estimate of the time needed. Seems like a well put together... Read Moreher course with failry good explanations. So far so good Review by Dordogne Dodger / (Posted on 30/03/2020)
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I did a Linguaphone course nearly 20 years ago and just bought the latest French Complete course. I hope it's as good as the old one! Review by Dale M / (Posted on 21/01/2020)
Very good
Very good french course Review by Arthur / (Posted on 20/05/2018)
Looking forward to gettgin started
Just got the new digital version. Wow there's a lot in it. It seems a huge course and very detailed and I'm looking forward to gettgin started. I had an old Linguaphone Greek course years ago which was utterly excellent so I hope this is as good. Review by LeBigMac / (Posted on 23/04/2018)

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