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. 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: french@lovelearninglanguages.com

Your Instructor

Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

I'm Jennifer, and I'm a French teacher. I didn't grow up speaking French. I started learning French as an adult, so I know exactly how frustrating it can be when just trying to listen and respond seems impossible. I was fortunate enough to have CARING teachers who helped me and never seemed to be frustrated with me. When I started teaching French 20+ years ago, I was again fortunate to have mentors who showed me that CARING about my students and understanding their difficulties is the only way to help. I've been exactly where you are, and I know how to help you.

I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French, then taught French for a year and moved to France for a year before pursuing and earning a Master of Arts degree in French. I taught French at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men, for 14 years. A while before relocating to the South of France, I began teaching French online via Skype. I am now teaching French online full time and I also give immersion classes and guided city visits in both languages in Béziers, France.

It’s my job to guide you and help you along on your journey to learn French. Learning should be fun, and I will make sure that enjoy yourself as you improve your listening, writing, reading, and most importantly your speaking skills. Over the years I have developed many creative strategies to guarantee your progress. All students have different learning styles, different strengths and weaknesses, and different levels. One of my first jobs as your teacher is to provide you with an approach that will suit your learning style so that you will get the most out of your classes as possible.

Course Curriculum

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