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Some exciting news
Announcing a new French-learning community
I have some very exciting news for you today.
Je vais faire cette première annonce en anglais, pour rejoindre tous mes lecteurs. Par la suite, dans quelques jours, il y aura une explication en français.
I’m really happy about the growth of French With Frederic. Writing has always been my passion, and I’m glad to hear from you that this newsletter is making a difference in your French-learning journey.
I’m now ready to announce new features of the French With Frederic community.
Your French-learning home: the Membership
When I was learning Italian, German or Portuguese, I wish there had been a centralized source of information, learning and coaching for learning those languages.
So I’ve been thinking a lot about what would be the most useful membership for learning French.
And I’ve put together a really exciting program for you!
Here’s what’s included in the membership:
Group Coaching Lessons
What’s missing in all learning programs is coaching — live coaching, where you can also meet like-minded French learners.
Every month, we’ll meet for a live video call, 60 minutes each, around a topic and learning material that I’ll choose for you.
Each call could be considered a separate course on a specific topic around learning French.
You’ll get to meet other French-learners in your area, practice and learn from each other! And you’ll get my coaching.
It’s live, but it will also be recorded, so if you miss it, you can still watch the video.
There will be follow up chat discussions during the week, for members only, where you can practice more French.
We’ll take a break in July and December, so there will be a total of ten live meetings every year. And you’ll get the recording if you miss it.
Here are the topics for this year:
June 2023. Quebecois French 101: Learning the vocabulary.
August 2023. How to overcome the intermediate plateau in French.
September 2023. Is accent more important than grammar? How to improve both.
October 2023. Why you shouldn’t memorize vocabulary, and what to do instead.
November 2023. How to use podcasts to improve your French: the complete guide.
I’ve created my newsletter like a mini e-book that you can study during the week, with engaging content, recommendations and vocabulary. I also send the audio recording of each newsletter as a private podcast.
Starting this week, most newsletter podcasts (the recordings of each newsletter) will be for members only.
I’ll also create exclusive podcasts and expanded audio resources for members.
Other Substack publication charge $5-10/month just for this feature alone.
Exclusive posts and content
You’ll also get access to exclusive content, at least once a month.
You’ll get access to the full archive of content.
You’ll always get access to the vocabulary of the French newsletters.
Discounts on lessons
My members will also get a 10% discount on my Italki lessons.
If you already take a lesson every week, your membership will pay for itself!
How much is it?
The price of the paid membership is only $11.5 US a month, or just $99 a year. This is less than the cost of a few private lessons, for an entire year of coaching, support and content!
And for the next 7 days, you’ll get an additional 15% off. This is a permanent discount so you’ll lock in this rate.
So to summarize, as a member you’ll get:
Exclusive Zoom coaching classes (1+ hour each, 10 times/year.)
10% discount on my lessons.
Audio version of every French newsletter.
Vocabulary for each French newsletter.
Exclusive French-only posts + discussion chat with me in French.
The Lifetime Membership and What it Offers
You also have the option to purchase a lifetime membership for $219
This will get you:
A lifetime membership (will not renew — you pay once and get everything for years to come.)
A printed copy of my book Le Petit Prince en québécois: Learning Quebec French With The Little Prince, shipped to you. (It will be released on August 5th). It’s a new book I’m excited about, that will teach you Quebecois French in a fun way! This is a $29.95 value.
Why it’s important
Writing the newsletter and creating these resources takes me a lot of time. It’s more than a full-time job, without even counting the teaching that I do.
Your membership will make it possible for me to make this website your best resource for learning French.
Merci de votre soutien!