The French Tutorial project started on november, 9th 1999. I have been working hard to release new courses and new functionnalities. Here is the story...

December 25th, 2017

Responsive (new) design !!!! At last !!!!

Joyeux Noël !

May 10th, 2013

Major update

  • The French Tutorial is now a charityware. No more Deluxe Edition.
  • New user interface, more in line with today's standards
  • Fully localized Spanish version
  • Improved performances thanks to caching technologies (Smarty framework)
  • Audio player included, no need to download the MP3 files before playing them.

September 9th, 2006

Spanish translation is launched with the help of 2 translators.

January 1st, 2005

Official starting date of "The French Tutorial" as a company.

November 5th, 2004

Printable Edition: the French Tutorial is now available as a PDF file.

July 17th, 2004

Members can now find a teammate in 3 clicks. This service is free of charge and only requires registration.

June 2nd, 2004

The Exams section, restricted to Donors at first, provides users with on-line questionaires. Scores are tracked in the user's scorecard.

March 8th, 2004

Members can send now exchange private messages.

February 2nd, 2004

A new section in the tutorial: "I visited France" is a collection of essays written by visitors when they visited France! Update: now closed. Members may now upload their pictures on the Facebook page.

August 30th, 2003

Whaoh! One year and a half since the previous update! What's so new?

  • 3 different Editions are now available
    • Standard Edition
    • Personal Edition (EDIT: doesn't exist anymore.)
    • Deluxe Edition (EDIT: doesn't exist anymore. Content has been included in the Standard Edition)
  • Frequently reported typos are now fixed.
  • New pages
  • New web design.
    • New graphics
    • Navigation whithin chapters is easier thanks to the left hand side table of contents
    • Forums
    • Links
    • On-line donations using Paypal.
  • Brand new Apache/PHP/MySQL backend
  • Installer for Microsoft Windows™ users was redesigned using NSIS
  • New course compilator to add new features

January 7th, 2002

  • New chapter: the comparative
  • New installer for Microsoft Windows™ users
  • Vocabulary: information technology, Euro
  • Fixes + more audio files

September 24th, 2001

  • New chapter: le passé composé (perfect)
  • New layout and a new mascot called Ciffeil (the Eiffel Tower logo)
  • 100 new audio files!
  • Fixes

January 21st, 2001

  • New chapter: interrogative form

October 21st, 2000

  • New chapter: possessive form
  • New Appendix: conjugation
  • Changed the HTML pages charset to iso-8859-1 for French accents: éèêà...
  • Prononciation: [é]
  • We bought frenchtutorial.com to celebrate the first anniversary

August 7th, 2000

  • New Chapter: Negative and interrogative phrases!

July 18th, 2000

  • New Chapter: Prononciation!
  • Vocabulary: French education system
  • Broken images bug fixed

June 30th, 2000

  • New User Interface
  • Our Perl script has been totaly rewritten in order to save time.

May 14th, 2000

  • Added: some examples concerning the "futur"
  • Conjugaison: le futur (3rd group verbs)
  • Vocabulary: weather
  • Fixes

March 30th, 2000

  • Congugaison: le futur (to be continued)
  • Vocabulary: pets!

February 14th, 2000

  • Grammar: le, la, les, un, une, des
  • Vocabulary: how to apologize
  • Vocabulary: at home
  • Some links added
  • Typos

January 10th, 2000

  • Basics: how to build a sentence
  • Vocabulary: family, introducing people, happy new year!
  • Bug fixes

December 12th, 1999

  • Date and time
  • Complete 2nd group verbs list
  • More audio files

November 9th, 1999

  • Basics
  • Conjugation
  • Qualifying adjectives
  • Counting