What's included in the courses?

Why take classes at Belle Terre Academy?

  • Exclusive videos

    Video lessons are tailored for each course to take you to the next level. These videos cover grammar, vocabulary, culture and so much more! Real-life conversations, interviews and everyday scenarios will help you learn as if you were there in person!

  • Audio podcasts

    Podcasts you can listen to anywhere, practice pronunciation, words, phrases and listen to different scenarios of everyday life. These audio podcasts are also downloaded. Easily practice your pronunciation and your listening comprehension.

  • Downloadable lessons

    Access lessons (that aren't available anywhere else) you can easily download that explain key components in both French and English. Handouts include additional practice activities you can also complete on-the-go.

  • Practice activities

    Unique activities created for different learning styles and personalities to help you practice the lessons easily. These activities include: conversations, real-life scripts, quizzes, writing practice and so much more!

  • Personal teacher

    Fun and easy-to-understand lessons make you feel like you're sitting right next to native instructor, Rachele DeMeo--as she's helping you along. Her carefully structured online French lessons are a result of 15 years of teaching all ages and levels of French (including 8 years at university-level), 9 years of post-graduate research, 8 years of course creation. Her unique approach to reach-out to every learner makes her personable and professional at once.

  • Additional Resources

    A plethora of resources will be provided to you in each course. These tools will help you learn, retain, practice and use French. No need to search on your own or look anywhere else. You will not find these incomparable resources elsewhere! Don't know how to study? Not sure what the best way to memorize is? We teach you! Check out the student success stories where students describe the many resources you will have access to and how it successfully helped them quickly learn.


  • How do the online courses work?

    Once you've signed up, you can instantly access your course(s). You will have access to the videos, audios, handouts and practice activities and quizzes to best help you learn French quickly. The courses are at your own pace although it's recommended to "schedule" your time to do a little every day.

  • Where do I start?

    Select the course(s) you'd like to take, pay and access them right away! That's it!

  • What can I do if I selected a course that's too easy or too hard for me?

    If you feel the course you are taking is too difficult or too easy, you have 10 days to contact us so we can place you in the class adapted to your level.

About your instructor Rachele DeMeo

BONJOUR! Je m'appelle Rachèle DeMéo. It's incredibly rewarding to be able to communicate in a different language. As your native instructor, there's nothing that makes me happier than to see YOU be able to communicate in French. To give you a little background: I was born and raised in gorgeous Southern France by anglophone parents (my father is American-Italian & my mother is British). Hence, I was raised bilingual and multicultural. I see such incredible value in learning other languages. It opens many doors to communicate and understand people and their cultures as well as develop oneself professionally and educationally. Later on I learned Italian and understand the challenges of learning a brand new language. When I developed my own courses (which took 8 years to create), I took in consideration the most efficient ways to learn and use French while focusing on what is actually the most practical. With 15 years of teaching experience (teaching K-12, University-level and many reputable companies such as Northrop Grumman) and 2 Master degrees (one specifically in Teaching & Learning), I've discovered unique methods to efficiently learn and retain any language. With countless success stories of students learning French, I'm so enthusiastic for you to learn and retain French for a lifetime! All levels of French courses, a course to help you maintain any language so you never lose it, a course to help you raise multilingual children and more language courses are available. Les cours sont tous proposés en anglais et en français. Nous vous proposons des cours de français, des cours pour maintenir toute langue apprise, un cours pour élever des enfants polyglottes et d'autres cours de langues!


French courses at Belle Terre Academy

Designed by a College professor, Rachèle DeMéo, who was raised in a multilingual, multicultural home, the French courses offered at Belle Terre Academy took 8 years to create. The courses are based on research and experience as well as taking in consideration what challenges students have in learning French and the best ways to address those challenges to help students learn the language long-term. Contributions were also made by other professors, writers, translators, graduate students and other participants. Not only are students learning key words and phrases, expressions used daily, vocabulary and grammar but students are moreover exposed to music, culture, history and geography from a variety of places around the French-speaking world. The courses are set up with videos, audios, handouts, practice exercises and activities, quizzes and a plethora of resources to help expand learning. Students have a variety of ways to practice both spoken and written French. These French courses are designed for students (12-99+), business professionals looking to advance in their careers and diversifying their resumes, traveling explorers and anyone wanting to learn French.