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8 Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2021 If You’re Learning French

Whether Francophone influencers or straightforward vocabulary lessons are more your truc, add any one of these accounts to get more Gallic grammar going in 2021.
8 Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2021 If You’re Learning French

New Year’s resolution to finally quit social media didn’t go as planned? Re-work your 2021 goals, keep your Instagram account active, and transform it into an ongoing French tutorial, instead. The social platform is a great for bite-sized — or should we say de la taille d’une bouchéeFrench lessons if you know where to look. Whether Francophone influencers, insider Paris tips, or petite, straightforward vocabulary lessons are more your truc, add any one of these accounts to get more Gallic grammar going in 2021.

Not one but two straightforward, tailored-to-Instagram language learning accounts:

Encore French Lessons

 
 
 
 
 
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Here you’ll find “snackable” French lessons from a native speaker. Learn common phrases in formal speech and their slang equivalent, get a handle on basic vocabulary, and ingest quick tips on faux amis, common translation errors, and how to complain like a French person.

A Cup of French

 
 
 
 
 
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Christine’s short, clear and seasonal/topical lessons, covering grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, are accompanied by charming illustrations.

French for art lovers: Le Musée d’Orsay

 
 
 
 
 
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Set in a former Beaux-Arts railway station, the Musée d’Orsay is home to a stunning collection of French art spanning the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th. On Instagram, the museum’s art history lessons accompanying selected pieces are posted in both French and English.

French for if you need a laugh:

French Toons

 
 
 
 
 
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Here you’ll get both common and amusing phrases made memorable because everything posted is pulled from your favorite animated movies and television series. Want to learn to speak French à la a dubbed Lisa Simpson? Pourquoi pas?

Complots Faciles

 
 
 
 
 
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If you’re only following meme accounts in your native tongue, are you even learning another language? Even if you don’t know all the vocab, this account’s familiar visual cues (and repeat memes that transcend English and French) will help you get in on the joke.

French for Paris obsessives: My Little Paris

 
 
 
 
 
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Besides being the end-all-be-all authorities on what to do and where to go in Paris, My Little Paris’s short, pithy captions are posted in French and English.

French for people who aren’t sick of influencers yet:

Scheenadonia

 
 
 
 
 
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A business coach, content creator, and mom, Scheenadonia’s substantial Instagram captions are great for French learners, and her account’s appealing aesthetic is a pleasant counterpoint to the Jeanne Damas cliché that’s become ubiquitous across the platform.

Lena Situations

 
 
 
 
 
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This personable Gen Z influencer is now even better known as a bestselling writer rattling the gatekeepers of the stuffy French publishing world, thanks to the runaway success of her self-help book, Toujours Plus. Make like a hip young thing and give her a follow for a mix of wise words, great fashion, and a glimpse at the amazing places France can go if the older generations will cede some space.

Need more French Instagram accounts to follow in 2021? Check out our other favorite picks.

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Susannah Edelbaum
Susannah grew up on the East End of Long Island, attended Pomona College outside Los Angeles, and spent eight years dithering in New York before moving with her cat to Berlin. The French she studied from ages 11 to 21 has since degraded to sufficient rustiness that it is now on par with her (ever)-emerging German language skills.
Susannah grew up on the East End of Long Island, attended Pomona College outside Los Angeles, and spent eight years dithering in New York before moving with her cat to Berlin. The French she studied from ages 11 to 21 has since degraded to sufficient rustiness that it is now on par with her (ever)-emerging German language skills.

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