French 102-B1 for beginner-intermediate learners

Taught by Professor Rachele DeMeo

This course is intended for beginner-intermediate students. If you have some knowledge of the French language, this course is adapted for you!

Practice the most used phrases and expressions in the French language.

Review the proper intonation and pronunciation.

Beginner-intermediate French vocabulary: use the most commonly used words immediately.

Intermediate French grammar: communicate in present, past and future and other tenses/modes.

Listen to different types of French music.

Discover a variety of cultures in the French-speaking world.

Discover useful tips to quickly memorize new words, phrases and grammatical concepts.

Additional resources will help you perfect your French.


In this course, you will learn:

  • Resources in French
  • Learning Styles
  • Study Tips
  • Termes de grammaires
  • Astuces vocabulaire
  • Préparation examens
  • L'accentuation / la phonétique
  • Le français de tous les jours
  • Révision Français 101 (the first portion is a review of French 101)
  • Le présent
  • La négation
  • Les questions
  • La préposition à 
  • Le futur
  • La famille
  • La possession
  • Les occupations
  • L'impératif
  • Les directions
  • Le son o
  • Les préfixes
  • Les étapes de la vie et les événements
  • Le son eu/oe
  • Les adjectifs et pronoms démonstratifs
  • Les parties du corps
  • Les vêtements
  • Les urgences et les maladies
  • Le passé composé
  • Les COIs et les prépositions
  • Le Madagascar
  • Les sons ch, qu, ph, th, gn
  • En ville...
  • Les CODs
  • Les CODs et COIs
  • Les mots doux
  • La Réunion
  • Le Zouk
  • Révision
  • Les sons ti, sti & ssi
  • Les verbes dire, lire & écrire
  • Les verbes en -RE
  • Le son S
  • Les verbes irréguliers en -IR
  • Les adverbes
  • Les semi-voyelles
  • À la maison...
  • L'imparfait
  • L'imparfait vs. le passé composé
  • Connaître vs. savoir
  • Le Togo
  • La nourriture & les repas
  • L'impératif
  • La Belgique
  • Le e caduc & e muet
  • Le passé récent
  • Depuis, pendant, pour, en, il y a...
  • Les temps au passé
  • Les verbes devoir, vouloir & pouvoir
  • Les comparatifs & superlatifs
  • Le Vietnam
  • Les virelangues
  • La toilette
  • Les pronoms & verbes réflexifs
  • Les gérondifs présent et passé
  • Les verbes réflexifs au passé composé
  • Le futur simple
  • Les pronoms en et y
  • La Suisse
  • Practice activities & games
  • Writing
  • Quizzes
  • Interviews with French speakers from around the French-speaking world
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What the course includes:

  • Video lessons

  • Audio podcasts

  • Handouts

  • Activities with other students

  • Practice exercises

  • Resources to keep you plugged into French

  • Conversations with native speakers

  • Interviews with French-speakers worldwide

  • Writing prompts & quizzes

2 private group memberships included

  • Keeping you plugged into French daily!

    Membership to a private group for regular additional resources in French to constantly keep you plugged into French. From movie recommendations, to fun games to current events -- you get it all!

  • Your community to practice with!

    Benefit from a membership to pair up with another fellow student and/or study group to practice with regularly based on your usual availability. Get involved in our community by participating in group discussions.

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  • Real French (not useless French that's not actually used) taught in the most logical way (what's used the most!

  • Embedded culture, expressions, slang, everyday expressions

  • Practice activities individually and with others! Be a part of our community!

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Professor Rachel De Meo's online French course is well organized. She has many useful suggestions for enhancing your learning experience. Her videos are well laid out with written cue cards while she explains and verbal teachings given at an smooth pace. Miss something? Repeat her instructional video or click on one of her links to refine your learning. She communicates with students promptly. Very supportive instructor!

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Instructor

Founder, native French instructor and language specialist

Rachele DeMeo

ABOUT FOUNDER & INSTRUCTOR: Rachele DeMeo was born in Nîmes (Languedoc-Roussillon), Southern France where she spent the first nineteen years of her life. Raised by an American-Italian father and a British mother, Rachele grew up in a bilingual, multicultural environment. From a young age, she knew she wanted to teach. Passionate about languages and other cultures, she knew her career would involve both other languages and other cultures. She graduated with a French Baccalaureate majoring in languages (French, English, Italian), Philosophy & Literature. After a year of studying in a private College (while working different jobs) in Southern France, she moved to Maryland to complete a B.A. in Christian Education, intern for Congressman Chris H. Smith and teach. She taught at a variety of institutions including Berlitz Language Centers, Sylvan Learning Centers and Northrop Grumman hired her to teach their engineers French and translate as well as do some administrative work. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she moved to California for a teaching position (teaching French to middle schoolers and high schoolers) and furthered her education graduating with a M.A. Additionally she pursued a (second) Masters in Education specializing in Teaching and Learning. Rachele is also AFAA certified as a group fitness instructor. Over the last 15+ years, she’s had experience teaching K-2, 6-12 and College (MiraCosta College (8 years) & Palomar College). (View student ratings here.) She specializes in teaching predominantly French (all levels) but has also taught Italian (beginner’s) and English (as a Second Language). She founded Belle Terre Academy in 2019, offering online language courses. She currently teaches, does weekly YouTube videos, writes books (3 have been published so far) and speaks at a variety of workshops and conferences she's regularly invited to (for speaking inquiries, click here). She is, additionally, on the executive board of the American Association of Teachers of French (San Diego Chapter), as president. She genuinely enjoys helping others--from students, professors to other members in the community. She also serves as president for FLAM San Diego which provides French classes for French-speaking children in the San Diego region. Aside from her passion for languages and cultures, Rachele enjoys doing humanitarian work. From helping out Haitian refugees in Tijuana a few years ago to other trips (including visiting orphanages in India) in a variety of countries. Rachele sponsors Orphans First--a non-profit organization helping suffering children worldwide. Rachele enjoys cooking, loves extreme sports (surfing, snowboarding, longboard skateboarding), singing and playing the piano. She has composed her own songs. Rachele absolutely loves traveling. Rachele is married, has two children (she’s raising bilingual) and many pets.