In this article, you will discover:

  • 6 innovative methods to learn and improve your French effortlessly.
  • How to integrate French learning into your daily routine, even with a busy schedule?
  • Tips for progressing in French without feeling overwhelmed by grammar and endless vocabulary lists.


This article will help answer the following questions:

  • How to learn French in a more natural and stress-free way?
  • What are the alternative methods to strengthen my French without spending hours on textbooks?
  • How to effectively integrate French learning into my daily routine?


1. Learning French with Music

Personally, my first encounter with English, my second language, my language of learning, was through music.

Music is a great way to get an initial approach to the language and its sounds. Music exposes you to different intonations, accents, and rhythms of the language.

It's also an excellent way to improve your oral comprehension and familiarize yourself with common expressions. For example, song choruses, important parts that are repeated in songs, help you memorize phrases and words.

Songs discuss various topics which help enrich your vocabulary on several themes. The lyrics provide words and expressions in a context, facilitating their understanding and memorization.

What can further help you to progress in French thanks to songs is the "Lyrics" function on Spotify. I love this feature. You listen to a song, click on "Lyrics" and see the lyrics of the song at the same time you listen to the song.

For my part, I do a lot of shadowing with songs. I repeat the lyrics at the same time as the singer. It's a great way to improve your pronunciation and fluency. It helps to better formulate your sentences, I highly recommend doing this exercise.


2. Learning French under Hypnosis

To learn, improve your French without realizing it, you can learn French under hypnosis. Yes, it's possible and it's very effective. I have tested it myself.

I sometimes use guided meditation apps to relax or heart coherence apps. And I've discovered that it can be done while improving your foreign language skills.

How does it work?

I comfortably settle in my bed or on my couch with a warm blanket, ready for a short hypno-learning session with the Hypnoledge app. It's a bit like meditation, but instead of emptying your mind, you fill it with knowledge in your target language without even trying.

Words, phrases, accents of native speakers, everything flows into your ears. Effortlessly, without even thinking about it, your brain is like a sponge: you absorb phrases, grammar, common expressions.

It's really amazing! My mind began to link sounds and their meanings on its own, as if I was learning effortlessly. It was like a shortcut to better master the language.

To learn French in a fun way, try this method. It's relaxing, stress-free. When you're tired of traditional methods, find a comfortable place and let yourself go.

And for that, to learn French under hypnosis, download the Hypnoledge app.

Thanks to this app specialized in learning French under hypnosis, you experience everyday life scenarios, or even work, but in a condensed space-time, in just 20 to 30 minutes.

To test learning French under hypnosis, download the Hypnoledge app.


3. Learning French with Movies and Series

It's really the foundation of learning any foreign language to watch movies and series in the target language. There are so many benefits to doing so.

Movies and series are like a window open to everyday French, full of common expressions and a lot of colloquial language.

They take you on a journey through different accents, French, regional, Belgian, Quebecois, African, etc.

And that's not all! Movies and series are often a true reflection of the culture, history, and social realities of the Francophone world. They cover many topics, allowing you to immerse yourself even more in French culture.

And there are so many genres to discover (comedies, dramas, thrillers, etc.), something to satisfy all tastes and interests!

To start, don't hesitate to watch with French subtitles or in your native language. Then, gradually, challenge yourself to remove them to boost your French learning.

Try repeating phrases or dialogues out loud to work on your pronunciation and intonation. You know it now, it's called shadowing, and it's super effective!

Take notes on new words, expressions, or phrases you like.

And most importantly, don't hesitate to watch the same content several times. It will help you understand and memorize better.


4. Learning French by Playing

Having fun while learning French? It's definitely possible! Whether through the world of video games or board games, this fun and engaging approach can help you make progress in French.

Playing video games in French is like immersing yourself in virtual worlds where every dialogue and instruction is in French. It's a real linguistic immersion while being at home and without stress!

Story-based video games are true gold mines for learning vocabulary and expressions in context, often accompanied by images that facilitate understanding.

Personally, I'm a fan of Animal Crossing and when I played, I would set the game to English. And it's a great game for that, because there are lots of dialogues, little stories, puns, all in context. It was really an excellent way for me to improve my English while having fun. And of course, you can do the same in French.

Remember: playing regularly is key to ensuring continuous exposure to French. Vary the games to cover different aspects of the language (vocabulary, grammar, listening, etc.). And above all, keep a notebook handy to jot down all the new words or rules you learn during the game.


5. Learning French with YouTube

To learn French without even realizing it, use YouTube.

There are dedicated channels, like mine, for teaching French with structured lessons that cover grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more.

But why not also follow some vloggers who share their daily life in French? It's a great way to immerse yourself in the language and understand how it's used naturally.

If you're curious, you can watch interviews and reports on topics that interest you. It's a great way to familiarize yourself with specialized vocabulary and discover different accents. YouTube also offers access to TV shows and documentaries in French, perfect for a cultural immersion.

Don't hesitate to leave comments in French or to participate in discussions under the videos. It's a good opportunity to practice spontaneous writing.

Many videos offer subtitles in French or other languages, which can be very useful. And remember, you can pause, rewind, or rewatch segments as much as you want to ensure understanding and practice.


6. Learning French with Social Media

Learning French while watching TikToks or Instagram Reels, how about that? It's a super fun and dynamic way to immerse yourself in the language. These social media platforms, popular for their short viral videos, can be real allies in familiarizing yourself with French in a playful and interactive way. Here's how it works:

Short videos allow you to learn in small doses, it's easy and not intimidating at all. You can even watch them during your short breaks throughout the day. The visual effects, on-screen texts, and dynamic editing make learning more engaging.

Creators often use current language and expressions, giving you a glimpse of the living, modern French language. You can discover French pop culture, trends, music, fashion, and much more. Plus, you encounter a variety of accents and dialects, preparing you to understand French spoken in different regions.

Creators like bibi, like me, produce educational content with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation tips. It's really great!

And the icing on the cake is that the repetitive nature of trends on these platforms means you hear certain phrases multiple times, which aids in memorization.

And that's not all, reading and posting comments in French is an excellent writing exercise. You can even create your own videos to practice your French and interact with the Francophone community.