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Finally overcome
the intermediate plateau

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You got this far
but now you're stuck

There’s no denying it: learning a new language can be tough sometimes.

The beginning is usually fun. You just learn ready-made sentences and soon enough, you’re able to talk about your family, describe your weekend etc. You’re progressing quickly so your motivation is high!

However once you reach the intermediate level, things get messy.

You know how to build basic sentences, but whenever you try to say something slightly more complex, you find yourself trapped in a minefield of errors.

ou see those “en“, “dont” and “y” everywhere, but you don’t know how to use them.

There are so many tenses that you start to believe French people live in a different time dimension.

But the worst part is that you have no idea what you should learn next

Nicole Hagg

Nicole, United States

“Like a magician, Hugo read my mind and created the course I was looking for!”

“I’ve been studying French for a number of years: in high school, in adult classes or with some independent programs… During these years, I always had questions!

I wanted to find a course that could answer my very specific questions. I would like to say that I know enough French, but apparently not enough.”

Why learn French
with this course?


A clear roadmap to finally overcome the intermediate plateau


Daily lessons so you don't waste time looking for what to study next


Fun quizzes, exercises and interactive activities to develop your skills


Fascinating stories about the French society and French-speaking world

Grammar lessons to avoid common mistakes made at the intermediate level


Patient teachers who will answer all your questions*

*related to French 😉

Build a Strong Core is designed to help you make learning French a habit

But you don’t have to complete a lesson everyday.  The course is self-paced so you can take as much time as you need to finish it.

Is this course
for you?

✅ Yes if...

  • You’re at a lower intermediate level (end of A2 – B1 on the CEFR scale).

  • You can understand the first episodes of the innerFrench podcast without too much trouble (with or without the transcripts).

⛔️ No if...

  • You’re at an advanced level (B2 or above on the CEFR scale).

  • You find the innerFrench podcast too easy/slow.

  • You don’t want to practice grammar.

Frequently Asked

My courses go a lot more in depth than my free content. They are designed to get one big step closer to the advanced level so the lessons are organized with a clear progression, targeted grammar sections and plenty of activities to practice.

The program is designed for lower-intermediate students (between upper A2 and B1 on the CEFR scale). As a rule of thumb, if the first 40 episodes of the innerFrench Podcast are at the right level for you, then this program will be the right level, too. To get a better idea of the difficulty, you can watch an excerpt from a lesson here.

You’ll get access to your first lesson as soon as you sign up. Then you can go through the lessons at your own pace and take as long as you need to complete the program.

Unfortunately no as it would mess up the onboarding process. But you can try the course for 30 days and ask for a full refund if you don’t like it.

The program is entirely in French, just like my podcast and videos. Translations are provided in the transcriptions for tricky words and expressions, but the lessons and the grammar explanations are in French. I break things down into digestible pieces to make sure you get everything.

As a teacher, my goal is to see my students make actual progress. So if you don’t get results after joining the program, I offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

No, it doesn’t. The lessons are recorded. But Anna and I will be available to answer all your questions during the course.