The 1000 essential French words. French is an official language in 29 countries across five different continents. It is spoken as a first language by around 77 million people ; an estimated 274 million French speakers are able to speak French as a second language. French is the second most studied language worldwide (with about 120 million current learners). How to learn a language differently ? Today, language learning is revolutionizing : you do not have to go to traditional language classes anymore. Our learning method : a selection of hundreds of phrases and essential words. You listen to them, you repeat them, and you speak. We rely on pronunciation, oral rehearsal, listening, combined with words, essential phrases, and a vocabulary list. 20% of the words are used 80% of the time. The end goal is to get a sufficient level in one language to be able to hold simple conversations, to be able to understand simple exchanges, deal with with everyday life and start exploring the new culture that opens up to you.