Level A1 - Être en train de

Learn how to say you are in the process of doing something using the verb être!

Level A1 - Être en train de

There is a tense in English that doesn’t exist in the French language. It’s called the present progressive, and it indicates that the action is ongoing and continuous in nature.

In English, we use the present progressive to say that someone is doing or is in the process of doing something.

In this lesson, you will learn how to say that you are (or were) in the process of doing something.


5 page printable lesson guide

7 minute audio lesson

This lesson is included in Love Learning Language's FRENCH PROGRAM FOR SELF-LEARNERS.

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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.

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