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French 100 - year one beginner course

This course will you to develop the skills necessary to function in simple communicative situations, to acquire knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and to foster an awareness of the various cultural aspects of the Francophonie mondiale.

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  • Course Includes
  • FREE electronic textbook
  • 13 hours on-demand video
  • Explanation of grammatical structures
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of completion


What you will learn

  • Understanding how to use basic grammatical structures
  • Understanding how to use basic vocabulary in simple contexts
  • Pronouncing correctly a variety of basic sound patterns
  • Understanding brief statements and questions

Requirements

  • This is a complete beginner course. You do not need any previous experience in French.

Description

FRENCH 100's objective is to help students develop the skills necessary to function in simple communicative situations, to acquire knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and to foster an awareness of the various cultural aspects of the Francophonie mondiale. Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to use basic vocabulary in simple contexts; use basic grammatical structures; pronounce correctly a variety of basic sound patterns; and, understand brief statements and questions. This is course covers the contents usually studied in a first-year university/college course in French language.

Course Content

Download FREE course textbook
25.7mb
Download course text/learning materials -- Unit One
6.8mb
How to get the FREE course textbook

In this lesson, you will learn about the FREE textbook we have selected for this course and how you can get a copy. You will learn about the author and version. You will get information on how I have remixed this book in other to help students focus on the learning objectives of the course.

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Learning objectives of Unit One

This lesson focuses on helping you to identify the key communication and grammar learning objectives of Unit One. Before diving deep into the unit, it is important for you to know what is really matters so that you can focus your energy on mastering the things that matter.

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What version of French are we going to learn?
This lesson covers the different varieties of the French language and explains the concept of standard French, which is the version we learn in an academic setting.
8:37min
French alphabet and international phonetic aphabet
This lesson focuses on how to read the French alphabet. It explains the international phonetic alphabet and how to combine sound units for the pronunciation of the letters of the French alphabet.
7:45min
Learn how to pronounce and spell words using the French alphabet
This lesson focuses on how to spell words using the French alphabet and the international phonetic alphabet.
9:38min
How to find out people's names and give your own name
This lesson focuses on the communication objective. You will learn how to find out the names of other people. You will learn how to ask people to spell or write their names. You will also be able to give your own name and spell it out to others.
16:19min
How to give the names of your course mates
This lesson focuses on the communication objective. You will learn how to give the names of some of your course mates.
4:12min
Cues to help you in pronouncing French words
This lesson focuses on the communication objective. There are lots of similarities between English and French. But there are lots of differences as well. This lesson provides information on how to pronounce French words based on the letters and the IPA.
12.05min
Master your pronunciation of French words - Nasal sounds
This lesson focuses on the communication objective. This lesson focuses on the French nasal sound and identifies the various combination of letters that produce those nasal sounds.
10:36min
Mastering your pronunciation of French words - the five accents
This lesson describes the five French accents you need to understand in order to be better at speaking the language. These accents play a key role in how certain letters or words are pronounced.
18:42min
How to spell words including uppercase, lowercase and French accents
In this lesson you will learn more about French accents and how they affect the pronunciation of words. You will also learn how to represent uppercase and lowercase in words when you are spelling them. You will learn how to include the five French accents when spelling words.
4:03min
How to count from 0 to 100
In this lesson, you will learn the technique for counting in French and cover numbers ranging from 0 to 100.
15:05min
How to count higher numbers
In this lesson, you will learn the technique for counting higher numbers in French. You will learn certain characteristics, pronunciation tips, similarities between English and French.
11:32min
Working with numbers - Arabic numerals or words
In this lesson, you will learn how to work with numbers, moving from numerals to words and vice versa.
15:49min
Working with numbers - plus and minus in maths
In this lesson, you will learn how to work with numbers and mathematical signs such as plus, minus and equal to add up or subtract numbers in French.
7:11min
Basic math - multiplication and division in French

In this lesson, you will continue to work with numbers, learning two basic math signs for multiplication and division.

7:26min
Download course text/learning materials -- Unit Two
7.4mb
Learning objectives for Unit Two

This lesson decribes the three global learning objectives and identifies specific targets and tasks under each learning objective, which you need to be able to accomplish when you finish the unit.

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Culture, greetings and introduction

In this lesson, you will learn how to greet different people in French. You will learn about French culture, faire la bise. You will see a model dialogue and how two people greet each other and introduce themselves. You will be able to apply that knowledge to greet people you meet, find out their names and introduce yourself to them.

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Giving your name, address and place of birth

In this lesson, you will acquire vocabularies through a model dialogue between two people. You will learn how to give your name/find out people's names, give your address and place of birth.

12:39min
Vocabulary - finding out how people are doing

In this lesson, you will acquire vocabularies, learn conversation tips to make you able to engage in simple conversations and find out how people are doing. You will learn to respond to questions, including letting people know how you are.

11:33min
Subject pronouns and persons

A noun is any name you can think of. Pronouns replace nouns in sentences. In this lesson, you will learn subject pronouns in both English and French. You will understand the structure of a simple sentence, SVO.

15:05min
Subject pronouns and dialogue

In this lesson, you revise the subject pronouns before focusing on the communication learning objective with a dialogue and vocabularies.

9:19min
Important thoughts around verb conjugation

In this lesson, we take a moment to identify and define certain terms you will be coming across often in verb conjugation, such as infinitive, tense, verb forms, etc.

10:48min
Conjugation of ETRE, liaison and other items

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb ETRE in the present tense. You will see how to begin to combine the verb with other vocabularies to begin to make simple sentences.

11:03min
How to tell your nationality using ETRE

In this lesson, you will revise the conjugation of the verb ETRE in the present tense. You will learn the nationalities and see how to combine them with the verb ETRE to say where you come from. You will be introduced to writing a simple composition to tell about yourself in French.

12:50min
Conjugation of PARLER and telling the languages you speak

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb PARLER (to speak). You will see how to combine this verb with names of languages in simple sentences to tell the languages you speak.

10:30min
Learn basic colour, country flags and national anthems

In this lesson, you will learn the basic colours in French. You will learn how to identify the colour of your country's flag. You will be able to learn the French national anthem. You will learn how to find out what languages people speak.

11:22min
How to describe people and things using adjectives

In this lesson, you will learn a bunch of decriptive adjective in both masculine and feminine forms. You will learn how to use the adjective in simple sentences to describe yourself, other people and things.

20:36min
Reading and vocabulary acquisition

In this lesson, you will learn how to read a few short paragraphs. Some of the unfamiliar words will be explained so that you can apply them and follow the models to write your own composition.

10:38min
Download course text/learning materials - Unit Three

Download course text/learning materials - Unit Three

8.7mb
Learning objectives for Unit 3

This lesson describes the three global learning objectives and identifies specific targets and tasks under each learning objective, which you need to be able to accomplish when you finish the unit.

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Understanding verb groups, regular and irregular verbs

In this lesson, you will learn the three major verb groups in French. You will understand the concept of regular and irregular verbs in French.

10:37min
Recognizing French words using cognates, exercises using être

In this lesson, you will learn a strategy for guessing the meaning of French words using cognates. You will also see some exercises to reinforce your knowledge and use of ÊTRE in sentence formation.

13:03min
Conjugation of AVOIR - Revision of ETRE

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate AVOIR in the present tense. You will learn two important phonetic concepts (liaison and elision) and how they apply to AVOIR. You will revise the verb ÊTRE and see certain differences between ÊTRE and AVOIR.

13:52min
Verb conjugation exercise to master the use of AVOIR

In this lesson, we focus on further understanding the use of the verb AVOIR in the present tense in various contexts. Through an exercise, we see how the correct form of the verb is used with the correct noun or pronoun.

12:09min
Verb conjugation, selecting before ETRE and AVOIR

In this lesson, we focus on further understanding how to use ÊTRE and AVOIR in the present tense. Through an exercise, we see how the correct form of each verb is used with the correct noun or pronoun.

10:04min
Learn the vocabulary of our new intro in French

In this lesson, we are going to discuss our intro in French. This will enable you understand the wordings of the intro so that you are able to use the expressions for your own constructions.

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Conjugation of ALLER in the present

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb ALLER in the present tense. You will see the first meaning of the verb and how to use it to tell where different people are going to.

18:36min
Using ALLER to express health conditions

In this lesson, you will learn about new online resources such as bilingual dictionaries to use in building your vocabularies. You will learn new vocabularies and how to use ALLER to express health conditions.

12:42min
How to tell how old you are Page

In this lesson, you will learn further uses of AVOIR to express age. You will see some differences between English and French in terms of how to find out how old people are and also how to tell how old you are.

15:35min
How to tell your year and place of birth

In this lesson, you will revise the use of ETRE, AVOIR and numbers. You will see how the two verbs can combine with numbers to ask questions as well as provide answers to tell where and when you were born.

21:42min
AVOIR EXPRESSIONS - Describing physical and mental conditions

In this lesson, you will continue to build on vocabulary acquisition. You will see further uses of AVOIR and how the verb can combine with other phrases to express various conditions.

17:10min
Download course text/learning materials - Unit Four
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Learning objectives of unit four

This lesson describes the global learning objectives and identifies specific targets and tasks under each learning objective, which you need to be able to accomplish when you finish the unit.

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Defining gender in French

In this lesson, you will learn what we mean by 'gender' and see how many genders we have in French. You will be able to use French to tell how many genders there are in French language.

3:30min
Definite articles in French

In this lesson, you will learn what we mean by "definite article". You will learn the four different forms of the definite article in French and what role they play in helping you to identify the gender of nouns.

17:06min
Indefinite articles in French

In this lesson, you will learn what we mean by "indefinite article". You will learn the three different forms of the indefinite article in French and what role they play in helping you to identify the gender and number of nouns.

9:16min
Definite and indefinite articles - difference between French and English

In this lesson, you will see some difference between English and French in terms of when you can omit the indefinite article. You are learn the key difference between definite and indefinite articles.

6:16min
Exercises on definite articles

In this lesson, you will revise the difference between definite and indefinite articles. You will see some concrete examples of usage. You will cover some exercises on how to use definite articles with nouns based on number and gender. You will learn more vocabularies.

13:24min
Exercises on indefinite articles

In this lesson, you will learn a bunch of vocabularies. You will see some strategies to identify the gender of words. You will complete certain exercises, assigning the correct indefinite and definite articles to nouns.

14:46min
Vocabulary acquisition - classroom objects

In this lesson, you will learn a bunch of vocabularies often used in a traditional classroom. You will see the names of various items found in a classroom and how to use them in your own simple sentences

11:23min
Vocabulary acquisition - classroom commands

In this lesson, you will learn a bunch of vocabularies often used in a tranditional classroom to give various commends. Some cultural observations are including to show you a more appropriate way to address your teachers.

8:20min
Vocabulary acquisition and sentence formation

In this lesson, you will learn how to pronounce a bunch of vocabularies and expressions in French. You will notice that we have already seen most of them in the preceding lessons. You will see how to use them in making your own simple sentences.

11:13min
Il y a vs voila and how to form negative sentences

In this lesson, you learn the difference between il y a and voila/voici. You will learn how to construct negative sentences in French.

6:52min
Negative sentences with indefinite articles

In this lesson, you revise how to form negative sentences in French. You learn how indefinite articles behave when you use them in a negative sentence.

6:42min
Download course text/learning material - Unit Five
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Learning objectives of unit five

This lesson describes the global learning objectives and identifies specific targets and tasks under each learning objective, which you need to be able to accomplish when you finish the unit.

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Conjugation of -ER verbs in the present tense

In this lesson, you will revise the three major verb categories in French. You will learn how to identify the racine (stem or root) of an infinitive as well as the terminaison (ending). You revise regular and irregular verbs and see how -ER verbs are conjugated in the present tense.

15:08min
Conjugation of -ER verbs and sentence formation

In this lesson, you will reinforce the conjugation of -ER verbs in the present tense, learn some pronunciation differences, and understand how to begin to create simple sentences with the conjugated verbs.

15:36min
Conjugation of regular -IR verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify both the stem and terminaison of regular -IR verbs in French. You will learn how the terminaison changes according to the nouns and pronouns when conjugating in the present tense. You will see how to combine verbs with other parts of speech to start making simple sentences.

8:01min
Conjugation of regular -RE verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify both the stem and terminaison of regular -RE verbs in French. You will learn how the terminaison changes according to the nouns and pronouns when conjugating in the present tense. You will see how to combine verbs with other parts of speech to start making your own simple sentences.

10:47min
Online resources for verb conjugation and pronunciation

In this lesson, you will be introduced to some online resources that you can use to practice verb conjugation and pronunciation.

10:19min
ER verbs ending in -cer, -ger, -oyer, -ayer, etc

In this lesson, you will how to conjugate some ER verbs that behave differently, such as avancer, manger, preferer, peser, nettoyer, balayer, etc.

20:26min
Verbs vouloir, pouvoir and devoir

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate some of the French modal verbs, vouloir (to want), pouvoir (to be able, can) and devoir (ought to, have to) in the present tense. You will learn some new vocabularies and how they can be used in sentence formation.

8:53min
[Very important] Forming two-verb simple sentences

In this lesson, you will focus on understanding the morphological structure of the French language. You will see how to combine more than one verb in a sentence. This knowledge will help you in forming hundreds of simple sentences of your own.

13:41min
Expressing politeness using the present conditional tense

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate French verbs in the conditional tense. You will see three examples with the verbs vouloir, pouvoir and devoir. You will see how to use the conditional present tense to express politeness.

5:29min
[Question formation] How to form YES or NO questions

In this lesson, you will expand your understanding of sentence formation. You will learn how to transform your simple sentences into questions. You will learn a few punctuation marks such as period, comma and question marks. You will learn how to give your website/domain name to people.

23:19min
Vocabulary, Sentence formation, negation with ne ... jamais

In this lesson, you will learn a bunch of new vocabularies and expressions. You will see how to use verbs to connect those expressions in simple sentences. You will learn how to form negative sentences using ne ... jamais.

15:54min
Conjugation of achèter, vendre and coûter

In order to talk about buying, selling and obtaining the prices of items in a store, you need to know how to conjugate the verbs achèter (to buy), vendre (to sell), and coûter (to cost). You will learn how to conjugate these verbs in the present tense so that you will be able to combine them with vocabularies in the future to say things you want to buy or sell.

4:53min
Vocabularies - Things to buy in a store 1

In this lesson, you will learn the vocabularies of buying and selling in a store. You will see the different sections of the store and the items you can find in each section.

8:37min
Vocabularies - Things to buy in a store 2

In this lesson, you will learn the vocabularies of buying and selling in a store. You will see the different sections of the store and the items you can find in each section.

11:25min
Buying and selling things in a store

Using some dialogues, you will learn how to hold a conversation, negotiate for price and buy something in a store.

19:25min
Download course text/learning materials - Unit Six
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Learning objectives of unit six

In this lesson, you will indentify the learning objectives of unit six. You will learn how to conjugate the verb APPRENDRE (to learn). You will learn how to use APPRENDRE and ÉTUDIER (to study) with other verbs and vocabulary to tell the learning objectives of a lesson.

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Les parties du discours (Parts of speech)

In this lesson, you will learn about some online resources you can use to review the eight parts of speech in traditional grammar - noun (nom), pronoun (pronom), verb (verbe), adjective (adjectif), etc.

7:06min
Forms of the descriptive adjective

In this lesson, you will learn a list of descriptive adjectives and how to pronounce them. You will learn the forms of regular descriptive adjectives and see how to use them in simple sentences.

10.25min
Descriptive adjectives, number and gender

In this lesson, you will learn the technique for finding the feminine and plural forms of the descriptive adjective. You will see how to use them in sentences, making agreement between the noun and adjective.

15.52min

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About the Instructor

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About the Instructor

Dr. Chidi Igwe is an assistant professor of French language and linguistics and a research communications strategist at the University of Regina, Canada. He has been teaching Igbo on various online platforms including the Igbo School since 2009.