5 French, Audio Lessons, Flashcards, Multimedia, Vocabulary, Websites, Kids

October 29, 2013

Publisher  Antosch & Lin Languages
Price  $7.99 per month or $71.88 per year
Skill Level  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

You know a language website is good when you and your husband spend date night (though I confess I have a visceral aversion to that odd expression) playing around on it. is French flashcards on steroids!

This is a creation of a British-based company by the name of Antosch & Lin Languages. It is a husband-and-wife team, and they seem pretty language-obsessed to me. (That is a compliment.)

Unlike with paper flashcards, here you can use excellent audio recordings with native speakers to learn and practice pronunciation skills.

Unlike with some other electronic flashcard sites I have been on, this one is scrupulously edited and utterly professional.

Unlike with VocabuLearn, which is audio-only and which I happen to be rather fond of, you can have a combined visual and auditory experience to reinforce your French vocabulary from multiple angles simultaneously.

On you will find many options for drills and study—multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, word lists by subject—and a bunch of ways to customize the site to make it work better for you. Therefore, don’t just try a couple of things and think you know what is there!

To fully appreciate the power of this site, you will need to click through the links and settings and options along the left-hand side of the site. There are quite a few of them, but the features are clear and intuitive—not my standard experience with some of the more feature-rich electronic language-learning products. 

This is a highly unfrustrating site.

On top of that, the price is a bargain, especially since—hold on to your foreign-language dictionaries, linguaphiles and polyglots!—the $7.99 monthly fee gets you access to all 12 of Antosch & Lin’s language sites: German, Italian, Korean, Chinese, etc. That is just crazy good fun.

Even for French alone, it is totally worth it.

One of Many Options on Study Words by Topic!
One of Many Options on Study Words by Topic!

Comments (2)

Charlie Chung • Posted on Wed, October 30, 2013 - 6:09 pm EST

I’ve been using the Korean site, for a couple of years and the Chinese site, for about a month now, and I agree that it is an awesome flashcard program, almost everything you would want in one actually. I really like the way individual vocab words link to sentences, which then lead you to discover more words (which lead you to more sentences…)


Dennis Jose • Posted on Sun, November 10, 2013 - 8:58 pm EST

I like the Antosh and Lin site and have been on the upgrade plan for 2-3 months. I don’t see much use to the site without the paid “upgrade” to include the audio component, but maybe that’s just me.—Also, I wish the beginer level had more word pairs (antonyms) like “stop” and “go,” “hello” and “ggodbye,” etc. That would be better for me. Further, I wish they would slow verbal the word presentation down so that I could better catch the nuance of a foreign language that is very foreign to me. Then, say the word at normal speed. All of this would help me.—Do think it’s a good flash-card learning program and more!

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