Level B2 - The Verb Faire - French Causative Construction

Learn how to have something done or make someone do something using the verb FAIRE

The verb FAIRE - French causative construction

The problem with French grammar for English speakers is that the words just aren't set up the same was as we're used to in our own language. Learning tenses, pronouns, and adjectives is a big part of French grammar, BUT there are many idiomatic expressions and ways of speaking to learn if you really want to be able to express yourself. For example, in this course you will learn a way to use the verb FAIRE that you may not know about. Click here for resources to help you specifically work on SE FAIRE.

It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that you learn about the causative construction using faire. I'm not kidding. You have to know how to do this. Why is it so important? Well, think of all the times when you want to say things like:

I must have the dishwasher repaired.

WRONG ANSWER: Je dois réparer le lave-vaisselle.

CORRECT ANSWER: Je dois faire réparer le lave-vaisselle.

Are you going to have your shirts ironed?

WRONG ANSWER: Tu vas repasser tes chemises?

CORRECT ANSWER: Tu vas faire repasser tes chemises?

I am going to have a cake made.

WRONG ANSWER: Je vais faire un gâteau.

CORRECT ANSWER: Je vais faire faire un gâteau.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: This course is included in my BUNDLED FRENCH LESSONS which continues to grow, and once you own it you'll never pay another centime!


  1. In depth video tutorial including 32 detailed slides with plenty of fun and useful examples
  2. 7 page study guide with all of the rules, examples, and some extras that aren't included in the tutorial
  3. 75 practice cards: Translate from English to French and really get a chance to practice using FAIRE in this new way (see examples below)
  4. 30 minute audio recording to help you use the practice cards in a different way. The answer to each card is spoken slowly in French two times. The idea is for you to listen and repeat to improve listening comprehension and pronunciation skills. I've included 4 unique ways for you to use this recording to truly boost your confidence when using your new skill!

If you have any questions about this course or any of the others in the Love Learning Languages Academy just drop me a line: [email protected]

Your Instructor

Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

Jennifer is originally from Louisiana, and has been teaching French for over 20 years. She has been living in France with her husband and children since 2013, and continues to teach French both online and locally. She completed a BA in French and English, and taught French and moved to France for a year before completing an MA degree in French literature and language. While living in the US, she taught French for 15 years at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men.

Course Curriculum

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