Contest: Win 1 of 50 copies of Learn French from S4BB

Learn French Today
By DJ Reyes on 6 Jan 2012 01:05 pm EST

I currently have two apps on my BlackBerry from this developer, namely Battery Watch and Network Traffic Control. I have recently added a third app from S4BB, Learn French. Last time French was taught to me was back in high school where twice a week we'd be subject to counting, conversing and listening to our French teacher. I must admit French was never my strongest subject and never really got in to it. With having to remember what things were male or female (un or une), it got a little frustrating. Being older now, I have a little more patience and willingness to learn languages so I thought I'd give it a try. Read on to find out a little more.

Using the app itself is simple, however, getting started takes a little more time as you have to download the lessons. There are 107 lessons in all. You can of course pick and choose which ones you would like to download or you could download all 107 lessons. Though it would probably be best to sideload those instead, I'll explain later.

Learn French lessons list 

The 107 lessons are broken into five difficulty levels - Newbie, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. And like I said they are separate from each other so you can take each lesson in any order you want. The lessons themselves are very easy to understand and follow. What I like about this app and way of learning is that the lessons cover everyday, living conversations, as opposed to the way we learned back in high school. It's bite-sized lessons easy to take in. You have simple lessons that just teach you how to say "Do you have some change?" or "That's not what I ordered", to more pressing situations where you need to ask why "My package still hasn't arrived".

Learn French lesson 

Now let's get back to sideloading all 107 lessons on to your BlackBerry. Within the app there is the ability to manually download the lessons, this process sends an email with instructios on where to download all the lessons from. Once you have that just unpack the file and then transfer the files to the 'learnfrench' folder in your memory card. From there it's just as simple as playing whatever lessons you want to learn that day. One thing I would like to see is the ability to rewind within the lessons, at the moment you only have the ability to play, pause and go back to the beginning. Other than that it's an awesome app that I have found very helpful. If you've wanted to give learning French a try, it's a good place to start. Even more, from within the app you can click the link that takes you to a website where you can get updated lessons and even the transcripts and vocabulary for the lessons. The app is available from App World and Mobihand for $4.99 but you can check out the contest below to get a free copy.

Contest: The developer of Learn French, S4BB, has sent us 50 free copies to pass on to you guys! To enter, leave a comment below. The contest ends Sunday at midnight PST. Good luck!

More information / Purchase Learn French from App World
More information / Purchase Learn French from Mobihand 

Reader comments

Contest: Win 1 of 50 copies of Learn French from S4BB


Wow, this would be perfect for me. I'm currently trying to learn French. This would be a wonderful gift CB and S4BB :D

OMG I'd love to have this app. Last year we had an amazing experience hosting a french student (age 14). She has a wonderful mastery of the english language and while she says we help her with english (we still email and now video chat), it would be great is use this and have her help me!

I'd love to get a copy. My son is in French Immersion Kindergarten, and with this App I'll be able to keep up with him!

Just a thing about S4BB... I found that some of their apps request for too many permissions to run a simple thing. For example their QR code scanning app requested to access my personal information so I deleted it.

Please, I would like to learn conversational French (not the stuff they teach in high school).

i need it, because i am learning french, i'm going to say to french's classmates to buy it

thank so much

Oh wow if I won this I could help my son with his french homework! Or better yet pass my torch to the wife and have her do it ;-)
Sent from my 9810

Please a copy for a poor but inquisitive student :D
Charity being given is always good for your conscience ;)

s'il vous plaît <3

I haven't tried to learn french since college. By 'try' I mean taking French 1 twice. Still only know how to say 'I do not know' and 'You are very stupid.'

I definitely would like to learn French. I want to expand my language vocabulary and go to France without struggling very much :D

I have a five year old in French immersion kindergarten, he already know more French then I learning in 4 years of High School. This would be a great start on getting me caught up to him. Thanks!

I really want to learn Freanch, but I'm a little lazy to start. BUt additional to have a good start, this will be a very important way to win my firts price from Crackberry

"I currently have to apps on my BlackBerry from this developer"

I think the author of this article needs a copy of Learn English on BB


I have six programs from S4BB on my BB because of the great programs they put out. This one would be nice to add to the collection. Would love to learn another language.

Count me in,
I need to get my French Skills back from when I was a kid, I've tried a few Cheap CD solutions, but they are always too basic starting, and don't offer enough variety

im getting sent to a french speaking country for a job, and this program would be greatly appreciated.

Je peux parle francais un peu. Un PETIT peu...

Used to be fluent (my definition of fluent: was dreaming in French and could write paragraphs without having to think in English and translate). Now I've lost most of it.

I'd love to try this, though!

I'm walking the Camino de Santiago by way of St. Jean Pied de Point, France so this app would come in handy.

I'm French so i don't need it but can i have one for English please instead ?

Je suis Français donc je n'en ai pas besoin mais pourrais-je avoir une application pour apprendre l'Anglais s'il vous plaît ?

I want it !
Je la veux !

I would like it !
Je la voudrais.

"la" = it for feminin noun. (well it's kind of that, french rules are really complicated )

Je voudrai apprendre le Français s'il vous plaît.
I want to learn French, please.

I would love a copy, please! An app like this would go great on my 9930 and help me brush up on my French! I'm planning on moving to Paris within the next year to study so this would be ideal for me (:

About the only thing I learned in French class was how to say, "I don't speak French." Recently, I found out I was saying it wrong. So yeah, I wouldn't mind the chance to learn what I (literally) failed to learn before.

Don't count me for the giveaway, but *wow* I'm impressed by the number of candidates !
Guys, is this just for dating purposes ? ;-))

French Frog

I NEED THIS! I don't have time to open my french books for class because I'm always working - If I could learn French while working on my BB I'd be able to actually pass French this quarter! Please?

Bonjour! Well thats all I remember from grade school so send me a copy so I can try this once again almost 30 years later. Maybe second time is a charm. Au Revoir.

As a foreign language major, I am always looking for apps just like this. I would LOVE to win a copy of it! :)

Ce serait une application très cool d'avoir, à apprendre le français à la volée!
Merci d'avance CrackBerry & S4BB!

Top ten reasons to pick me:
10. I've forgotten most of the french learned in high school
9. I'd like to be able to watch (and understand) those sexy french movies on cable
8. My grandkids are in french immersion and they would be so impressed with their french speaking Grampa
7. I'll be working in Belgium later this month and brushing up on french would be very useful
6. The app will challenge my brain and help prevent dementia
5. I'll actually use it
4. If I improve my french skills the developers will be able to say it really works - their sales will soar !
3. Pourquoi ne pas venir me chercher - j'ai la meilleure des raisons (thanks Google translate
2. I'll write a user review article for possible posting on Crackberry
1. I'm Canadian - eh !

This would be great to have since I have to deal with a lot of French speaking clients. Pick me please.

i learned french at school 10 years back and i would like to refresh my learning :) thanks cb!!!