Allons! is a free internet site that can teach you enough Cajun French to attend a music festival, order a meal or spend some time in Cajun country
If you like Cajun music but are intimidated by the Cajun French language, try this free site that teaches introductory French conversation in a music festival context.
Allons! teaches the basics of introducing yourself to someone in Cajun country Louisiana, USA.
The free online course will help you to say hello to the musicians, order a meal or ask someone to danse. Oops, my spelling has shifted into Cajun after only a few lessons.
“Allons danser avec moi”
The site is easy to use and is focused on getting you into a conversation with those friendly folks in near a Cajun bayou.
Although not identical, most of the everyday French taught on the site would help you at an Acadian festival in the Canadian Maritimes as well. The Cajuns are cousins of Canada’s Acadian population who were deported to Louisiana during the expulsion of the Acadians in the 1750′s.
Try it before you head out to the next fais do-do (Cajun party) or au festival.
There is also a free iPhone app to help you learn French.