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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
  • Hours of video lessons
  • Explanation of grammatical structures


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 sentense, SVO.

15:05min
Subject pronouns and dialogue

In this lesson, you revise the subject pronouns before focusing on the communication learning objective with a dislogue 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

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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.