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
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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 

239 comments

PhilESkyline

*Raises hand* I'll take one I'll take one! :)

jinxednuance

I'd love to use this app and learn French! SVP me!

kpbutton

This would be great to win.

lilaberry

I like the look of this handy app..thanks CB and S4BB!!

ca.dmc

Just trying to study French :) one.. one... for me too :P

Made in flanders

I was planning on practicing my French!:p

Nyxi

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

frseglen

Good timing as I'm currently taking French lessons.

Emell

*sigh* I probably won't win . . .

stevethemp

One copy for me please.

stkola

Omg, I just started studying french in my spare time & I'lld love to have this app. Thank you.

kidkamel

I've always wanted to learn how speak french

khyrk

OUI, moi, moi, moi!!! Yes, me, me, me!!!

vecharo

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!

knicksfan

I would love to win this app

JBerkers

I've always wanted to learn french, and this is really an easy way!

Jaralle

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!

Davidso

I would like this app.. Me please!!!

Vertego

Je voudrais s'il vous plaît d'apprendre français

mssca

I am in Canada so this will help me a lot since French is one of the official languages.

mssca

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.

jaBBu

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

mzeyrek

Don't miss to send me a copy as well, I was looking for such app to learn

ansitm

oui, please give me a copy so I can learn more than how to say yes in french. thanks

drinsolito89

I would love to understand the song Psycho Killer.

dswizzles

I'll take one, i am in a core french class and it would be awesome to have

Wolfroid

Sexy to have! Yes please ;););)

tasmitty

I'd love to win it and brush up on my French.

ezekyel

One copy for me! Please and thank you!

domzdel

i love french! please let me win a copy. ive neva won ne thing in my life

solodiva

Very cool, count me in.

gener3

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

thank so much

SaltySnack

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

Smartie020

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

s'il vous plaît <3

desse79

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.'

clphan

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

Beesh1

I live in a country neighbouring france! I definitely want one!!! :D

edwinsberry

Sounds like a good app for this. I wonder if they will do other languages also.

admyths

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!

tramer

It will be great for work since my customer is based in Montreal.

eaburger

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

crackhead007

I took French in grade school. This would help me brush up on my French.

thiago.patente

I've been learning french since last year and this app would be great for me. I want to get one =)

bermie2000

I'd like a copy too, to hlep me recall all the French I'd learned (and subsequently forgotten) as a kid!

the brother

"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

LMAO

Link995

Would love to win this app. Please enter me. Thanks!

RGwhittenbu

Looks good. I would like a copy.

hasseer

Me please! I don't even know how to say please!

Nickmf

Me please!
A new year and a new language.

Jorgenfruz

I can't wait to try this app. I have always wanted to learn French, and this looks awesome.

forsakenwaste5

please pick me! :) i have french this semester :D

sybrandyp

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.

_StephenBB81

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

bcbbanga4l

I've been practicing "Pardon me my french is not that good" for a week haha

sean_bridge

I would love to freshen up on my french skills!

Rwiley52

BONJOUR pick me bonjour is the only word i kn ow lol!

mungee

I've been meaning to broaden my horizons...I think this would fit the bill nicely!

dflow151

I need to learn French!! for the ladys ;) hahaha

Eakle

Love it Love it, give me one plzzzzzzz.

yunvi

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

jordan559

I would love to learn french. I hope I win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

Kat0908

This would be great! I've wanted to learn French for a long time now!

mangy

Think this will help me communicate with my kids??????

FlightsimGuy

I'd.like to brudh up on my French! It's been a while since university French. Thanks CB S4BB!

thatMikeguy

Choisir moi s'il vous plais.

JackJerry

Je préfère téléphoner avec une mûre et manger une pomme chaque jour...

omrjln

ramasser moi s'il vous plaît! Merci

grantmax

La femme boit!

/submitted for contest

Thunderbuck

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!

frabas1

my sisters all speak french but me. so this will be a begining for me

kristapins

would love this! :) have exam in french next week

mglobb

Always wanted to learn another language! Would love to try this app.

robert.stacey

I would like this software. Please.

Senex1

Yes. I'd like this, see voo play.

jaspergrizzly

This would be great to brush up and keep up with my kids. Merci beaucoup CrackBerry et S4BB.

druschba

I would like to learn french...

dru

voltaire

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

michelegunn1

I would love to learn French!
Michele

itsamberrific

I'd really like to try this app!

KuDdL3z

Time to learn french :D

caltrmptguy86

Perfect! I need this for my job. :D

eaton18spd

This would be nice to have

arturox

Spanish, then English, now French, sounds good

warrenmr

Oui, s'il vous plait! Learning French at the moment, so this would be great.

ELavar

This app sounds great!

BBOttawa

Je want une sil vous plait!

CDM76

Moi aussi s'il vous plaite !!!

rob5692

Maybe I would be able to finally learn with this app?

howboutdat

Hook me up CB!! Please! Thank you and good luck to everyone!

bribert

Why not. I would like to try this program.

Muktuq

Parlez vous Francais?

Donaghey

would help me if i could learn french on the go

MoPiou

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.

jeffabc

This would be a nice supplement to my few hours a week classes.

summbreeze69

I would love a copy - I need to brush up on my language skills!

loreburne

Pick me s'il vous plaît!

techfiend

i would love one please,

juliodelgado

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 (:

daysleeper24

I want to learn French! I hope I finally get to win this one! :)

webcrawler

I need to learn French!

nelsonpml

Pick me!!! I would love to have this app :)

pelletizer

Pick me pick me.sie vous plea.

asiayeah

I'd like to learn a new lauguage with my BlackBerry. Please let me have a copy.

TLS2000

This could help me. :)

Searzy

Oui, Moi aussi s'il vous plait! ;)

cpldaigle

this app would help me out so much

FRodrigues#CB

this app seems to be great!

sherello

I wanna learn a second language.......choose me!!!!!!!!!

susu222

Sil vous plais is all I know know so worth a try!

bbdodgersdude

I hope I get this! good luck everybody!

Stayce6

omg...i really need this app

tda_tda

... don't forget to pick me... lol...

dphillippi

A vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire.

1CrackBerriz

I'd LOVE this app! :D Always wanted to learn french, never had the time or the opportunity to :(

digicon

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

doodie1231

please!!! (would say it in french but i dont know how)

iamstephgee

pick me, pick me! I love the language, I love the accent.. ♥

SNUPIT

I would love a copy . I too had french in high school. Please reserve my copy.

xpdamus

I'm actually in France right now and I'm finding it real tough! I so need this app!

bzeal11

this would save me during a mandatory year of foreign language to graduate! looks so great

parvezjj

i'll have a go at this thank u !

scottaco

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.

Superfly_FR

"Je ne comprends pas bien le français" will be far smarter than "Je ne parle pas français" :-)

rubai

I've always wanted to learn French and this app would definitely be a welcome help!

tpratt5

I was just thinking about how I wanted to try and learn French again.

Superfly_FR

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

padamssm

I'd like to have this app to refresh my rusty French. Merci!

abazardalo

I really love to learn french ~:)

barnyr

I would like a copy.

buddyyemen

please count me in. I would like to learn some of the words my wife uses when she is mad at me.

lord.karma

Please pick me!! I so wanna learn french!

BB_Bmore

o me me me please i need to leaen french!

watson.harrison

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?

gagdetgirl

Oui! Count me in! I have to make up for the two years of french wasted in class!

abrax

Tres bien! pick me :)

shailu1999

Wie wie, please give it to me

mr1030

I've forgotten alot of my high school french. This would be great for relearning it.

Galaxysurfer

I'd love a copy of this as well! Do they also offer a Spanish version?

Galaxysurfer

kichel18

Vive la France mais surtout la Belgique !

brokensmile

Ooh I'd like a chance to win! Thanks for the contest.

jugon666

I am ready to practice some french!

foreverlovinbb

This would be so helpful!

gmg1968

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.

what

I'd really like one !

drkknyt98

Count me in. I definitely need to brush up on my French.

psyry

Je veux cette application!

psyry

I accidentally commented twice!! I don't know how to delete this one...

Snypa

Why not learn a 2nd language. Thanks CB

Devil

...and not knowing French in other countries sucks. So, I'd like this please.

darylalbert

always struggled in french, this would be a great addition to my repertoire...

maddieso

Count me in the 50 please!!!!!!!

luis3590

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

poppingman

Yes I would like to win a copy. My son is taking a french class. With this app I could converse with him.

jayos

Hi everyone,
I'm French and I would like to learn English so add me 23236517

rainylime

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Babajide88

Je joue avec football avec mes copains..that's about as far as I got with my french haha

dakid72

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

tigerfan51

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 !

wocampb

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

owoseni1

will be a blessing to be able to learn amother language

esskaym

Moi s'il vous plait! :D

micksoo

This would be a lot of help for me, need to improve my french. Thanks S4BB and Crackberry

julliasMom

thanks,count me in pls!

JackatMac

Interesting app. Since school I haven't spoken french, so I need some lessons...

middbrew

Boy I sure would love to learn to speak French.

Kirbentech

Je veux win a copy. Thanks!

litig8or98

I'd be willing to help out with a dying language. Bien sur.

Jamaa

I might be too late, but it does not hurt to try :)

Thanks CB!

GreenCopperz

meme chose s'il tu plait!

irnik

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

bestevez

I've always been interested in learning French and would love a copy of this app.

frenchblondie21

I need to learn french for my job. This would save my butt :)
I haven't found too many helpful apps for languages