At this time, Membership enrollment is on a monthly basis, with no obligation to continue. Simply sign-up again before the 1st of the month to continue your Membership. There are no refunds for your current month of enrollment.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR INBOX on the 1ST :
each month, Carrie Anne shares one of her favorite, less-known spots in Paris
a lesson in French grammar suitable for all levels EXCEPT complete beginners (past lessons have included : lui and leur, the subjunctive, the gender of French nouns, en, the future tense and l’accord - available for purchase below)
an inspiring idea for your personal development through the lens of French culture
the ‘Speaking List’ : your pronunciation practice for the month
an e-book outlining the above lessons
an audio that feels like an inspiring podcast and contains the month’s grammar and culture lessons
a second audio for practicing your Speaking List
access to Carrie Anne for questions concerning the month’s content
Carrie Anne’s replies to the group’s questions and comments in a third audio (delivered to your inbox on the 15th ; questions and comments must be received by the 11th)
YOUR SOLUTION to finally learning French, to staying connected to French language and culture - the only way that you will not learn French is if you stop trying …
Two past Membership months are available for purchase as self-study courses below :
janvier 2019 : excerpts from Carrie Anne’s l'Art de Vivre French culture & personal development series PLUS her unique study method for your French success
novembre 2018 - la liaison practice and how to memorize the gender of French nouns forever
Read what Members are saying below :
The monthly membership is perfect for French learners looking for material delivered in a relaxed and inspiring state. It helps take your journey one step at a time without feeling stretched. You feel so inspired by each month's lesson that it makes you crave to come back for more! Carrie Anne takes you along on this French experience that not only has you learn a new language and culture, but learn more about yourself. Her light and love for teaching really shows why French is Beautiful.🌹
- Arielle, an Américaine in Paris
I have all my monthly membership lessons printed and bound into books with a cute white coil! In just the 6 months since I joined I have an amazing collection of lessons I can go back to again & again as my French language ability grows. Such a valuable resource and an incredibly reasonable price.
- Lee, Santa Monica
I have learned so much from Carrie Anne in the short time I have joined 'la famille.' I've never appreciated French before the way I do now and that's simply the elegant way she approaches everything. Not once have I ever heard of the language described as a 'lip-spoken' language. That moment right there was a huge 'déclic' for me. I've been studying on and off for years … Carrie Anne has completely changed my view of how I speak the language and has made me hungry for more! She has truly made a difference in my life.
- Nicole, Canada
The monthly membership is inspiring, curated content that enriches my French journey. The language and culture lessons are insightful. Carrie Anne encourages you with the difficult concepts and pronunciations. It is lovely, challenging and fun!
- Ariana, Texas
It’s like Deepak Chopra teaching French.
- Melanie, New York
I continue to be inspired every month to continue in my French Journey. The materials are clear, concise, well-written and comprehensive.
- Maddie Australia
Carrie Anne is excellent. Her courses are like visiting a dear friend and unexpectedly you’ve just become immersed with her in France. The monthly membership offers so much content, it’s affordable and keeps me on track in my French Journey! I can’t say enough about her graciousness, skills and insight! She is a great teacher, she guides you through all facets of French. She makes you believe in yourself. Her style of presentation is so refreshing and enlightening.
- Sandy, San Francisco
Each month I look forward to the French is Beautiful Monthly Membership. Carrie Anne provides clear and concise written and audio instruction in a way that stretches her students, but never overwhelms. No matter where you are in your French studies, the monthly membership topics will keep you engaged and learning!
- Bonnie, New York
With each month's membership (and these wonderful courses), Carrie Anne inspires me to continue my French Journey!
- Natalia, Las Vegas
Carrie Anne provides a most thoughtful, thorough and inspiring French course. I will definitely be continuing my monthly membership!
- Madeleine, Australia
A game changer for studying French and personal development. I look forward to it every day . Carrie Anne truly embodies French is Beautiful.
- Lucy, San Francisco
The French is Beautiful monthly membership has brought so much value and inspiration to me, more than any other web or podcast materials I have tried. It's fun and engaging, as Carrie Anne breathes life into studying French, making the gap between where I am now and where I want to be an exciting one to explore! Receiving the emails feels like opening a gift with surprising new content each month and I feel part of an awesome international community of like-minded souls. Carrie Anne is the teacher you wish you had tutoring you every day, but the monthly is a pretty good compromise. Thanks, Carrie Anne, for changing my mindset around studying French.
- Rachel, Australia
Carrie Anne has provided an accessible way for busy working people to study French for passion. This course means I can study every day in my car & at the gym. I don't feel stressed with the limitations of getting to a class. It is learning for the digital age.
- Katie, Australia
The monthly membership has been everything I knew it would be from taking other courses with Carrie Anne ... and then even more!!! She presents so much valuable content and then always adds extra. I am grateful to Carrie Anne for her generosity in offering such incredible value for the money. She truly understands the challenges an Anglophone faces in learning to speak French fluidly and gently guides us on our journey in her own unique manner. I am excited to see what she has in store for us in ‘novembre’.
- Peg, Connecticut
I am LOVING this! Wow, we are getting so much for this membership. So many great lessons already with just « en ». I was surprised and thrilled at how much you’re giving for that price.
- Lauri, New York
Not even through the audios yet and I have chills! Learning so much! It’s a great program! I can’t wait to see what is up for next month.
- Kieran, Paris
The monthly membership has been the best way to practice my French on a regular basis. Because it's not for beginners, we are able to dive into concepts that build on the knowledge I already have. I've been reminded of concepts, but I've also learned practical things not taught in a traditional course. I couldn't recommend it more highly! I have had the good fortune to have participated in the membership since it began, and it has awakened lots of of my dormant French! Before the membership, there were things I just "knew" from my middle school, high school, and college French studies but couldn't explain at this point in my life. Why a phrase is always said a certain way or why certain phrases just sounded wrong. The membership is giving me the tools to re-awaken and solidify my French language skills. Carrie Anne's method is brilliant!
- Marina, Missouri
I was absolutely NOT expecting this! There is a TON of material here. This program is an incredible value for the money!! I hope people realize how generous this is...and you are!
- Rebecca, Oxford
I love to listen to Carrie Anne's soothing voice speaking clearly and eloquently to guide my pronunciation and understanding!
- Jennifer, Los Angeles
Kindly enjoy testimonials from students who have experienced Carrie Anne’s coaching style below :
Carrie Anne is extremely genuine. Her work and class content is thoughtful, engaging and tasteful. I’ve grown to expect nothing but the best from her.
- Bonnie, New York
It’s like Deepak Chopra teaching French.
- Melanie, New York
French is Beautiful has re-inspired my love of French! And more importantly, Carrie Anne's teaching approach equips students not only with the knowledge we need but the confidence to begin speaking again! I couldn't be more thankful for all I have learned and know I will continue to learn!
- Elizabeth, Chicago
After six years of taking French lessons, I still did not feel comfortable speaking the language. I came across Carrie Anne's daily pronunciation emails, and after a few days, I knew that her program was exactly what I was missing. My ability to speak French has improved dramatically! The French teach French in a methodical way that isn't really practical for making everyday conversation, while Carrie Anne's approach works from day one. If you want to learn the language, French is Beautiful is the way to do it.
- Jordan, New York
Learning French should not be a chore and it isn't with Carrie Anne. She has taught me to slow down and enjoy my journey with the French language.
- Sarah, Chicago
Carrie Anne makes learning and brushing up on French enjoyable. I started the Comprehensive course in early August and studied when I had time throughout the week. I found the way she created the material to be enjoyable and so helpful to making me feel confident in my ability to speak French. I would truly recommend this to anyone looking to connect and enhance their French speaking skills!
- Katie, Chicago
What a joy it is to study with Carrie Anne and remember all that initially drew me to French, France and her marvelous people!
- Rebecca, UK
If Paris is a moveable feast, then Carrie Anne is the Michelin starred chef of French teachers. I have been lucky enough to spend the past three months studying with Carrie Anne. It is such a breakthrough to listen to Radio France or watch a movie in French and begin to know what is being said. It is a dream come true to order in a restaurant or be understood when asking a question while traveling in France. This framework provides an amazing foundation I can build upon and continue moving forward in my French Journey. And thanks to Carrie Anne, I have come to see that it is a journey. As an adult learner I am coming to terms with the challenges of incorporating the class into my daily life and it has become the thing I do for me that breathes beauty into my day. Merci mille fois Carrie Anne !
- Pat, Maryland
New to her coaching style? Want a taste? S’il vous plaît, enjoy these:
FREE LIVE Coaching Call recording: click HERE.
FREE Audio lesson: The 6 French R’s, click HERE.
A refreshing + effective approach to teaching French from an American who became fluent in French through classroom studies + living in France.
Audio materials (including lesson notes, pronunciation exercises and listening comprehension practice)
E-book (each month’s lesson notes and exercises in PDF form)
Who is it for?
This course is for every student of the most beautiful language on Earth looking for additional practice and study guidance.
Who is it not for?
This course is not for complete beginners. Check out Basics for Beginners or private coaching with Carrie Anne if you are completely new to learning French.
Duration: This is a monthly membership with a new topic in French grammar / listening comprehension / speaking presented each month.
Content delivery: You will receive each month’s materials via email on the 1st of the month. On the 15th of each month, you will receive Carrie Anne’s audio response to the group’s most common questions emailed to her.
Commitment time: 90 minutes per month recommended
Level: Knowledge of basic French recommended. Our Basics for Beginners program is the perfect prep course.
Audio: 3 audio tracks delivered per month - one explaining the accompanying notes on the month’s topic, one containing listening / speaking practice and one containing Carrie Anne’s responses to the most common of the topic-related questions sent to her by email before the 11th of each month.
E-book: Containing the notes and exercises related to the current month’s topic.
ABOUT CARRIE ANNE
As a fluent non-native speaker who spent years in the classroom learning French grammar and later studying French literature at U.C. Berkeley and La Sorbonne, as well as classical piano at L'École Normale de Musique in Paris before obtaining real-world fluency, she knows precisely which aspects of the French language are perceived to be the most difficult and which aspects of French culture are the most mystifying. Carrie Anne focuses on those aspects in order to coach you to feeling fluent and expressing your full personality in French as quickly as possible. She has a licence (the French undergraduate degree) in philosophy from the Sorbonne and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from U.C. Berkeley ; she is currently a candidate in the masters program in philosophy at the Sorbonne.
- How long does the membership run? This is a monthly membership with a new topic in French grammar / listening comprehension / speaking presented each month.
- How much time do I need to set aside for the membership? We suggest setting aside 90 minutes of enjoyment per month.
- Is there homework? Oui, reading as well as written / listening / speaking practice exercises accompany each month’s topic.
- Will I be graded? Non.
- Will I receive personalized feedback on my work and progress? Non, but we welcome you to share your experience with Carrie Anne on social media or in the private Facebook group for French is Beautiful alumni.
- Do I need to be online at certain times in order to participate? No. The beauty of this membership is that you can take the materials with you to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere that you have an internet connection.
- Will I have access to all of the course's content at once? You will receive each month’s materials on the 1st of the month. You will receive the audio response to the most common of the group’s questions on the 15th of each month.
- Do I need to already know French to participate? If so, how much? Knowledge of the basics is recommended. If you would like to learn the basics (or review them as a first step towards getting back into your French), then kindly have a look at our Basics for Beginners program.
- What if I don't love it? As this course is delivered completely digitally, returns and/or refunds are not available. We encourage you to enjoy all of the available free content on this site, including our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud accounts for more free content, to determine if Carrie Anne’s method and coaching style are right for you before making your purchase. The Université 1 & 2 programs come with a first lesson trial offer.