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French Fluency, to B2 and beyond

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For intermediate and advanced learners who want to reach B2 level.

The Staircase is a brand new French learning method! It combines minimalist grammar that makes you think with storytelling that helps you memorize what you’re learning. It is made of 30 episodes, of 30 sentences each.  In every episode, you will be focusing on a new language notion and discovering a new part of the plot at the same time.  Each sentence adds a new grammar notion with increasing difficulty. You will make a lot of progress!

“The Vineyard”
The Staircase is based on the Original Story “The Vineyard”. It is the story of a (not-so traditional) family in the fascinating world of winemaking business.

Use it to evaluate your current level, to admire your own progress and to know what to learn next. Join the happy Community of Staircase learners!

A Note from the Author
“I developed this methodology using linguistic data and inspiration gathered from more than 5,000 hours of private lessons taught with my students. Enjoy the climb!” Léa Tirard-Hersant.

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  • The Vineyard, Full B2 French Course
  • Full Audio recordings to use in the dictation mode
  • 30 Printable Vocabulary cheatsheets
  • The Vineyard Bilingual Audiobooks (coming soon…)
  • Access to the private Facebook room, “La Salle Commune”
  • Our Active Comments area (average response time 24 hours)
  • and more surprises

And After the Finish Line…

  •  The Staircase Certificate, personally signed and sent to you by air mail 🎁