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French language and culture 101 - above beginner course

This course will 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 Francophone world.

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  • 6:15 hours of video lessons
  • Free online textbook
  • 2 full years of access
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What you will learn

  • Understanding the basic grammatical structure of the French language
  • Understanding the basic grammatical structure of the French language
  • Listen comprehension exercises
  • Review of French verb categories and conjugation in the present tense
  • Advanced knowledge of verb conjugation in past tenses

Requirements

  • You need to have completed French 100 or its equivalent before taking this course.

Description

This course is a continuation of French 100. So, you need a basic knowledge in French to take this course. The course 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 Francophone world. Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to: understand simple conversations formed of sentences in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms, and distinguish between the three main time frames; participate in communicative exchanges on a variety of daily topics using the structures and vocabulary taught in class; correctly apply fundamental grammar rules in speaking and writing; demonstrate knowledge of the various cultural components discussed in the course.

Course Content

Meet your instructor
5:48min
Download the course textbook - Liberté 2017 edition
25mb
Introduction to chapter five
preview 3:49min
Acquire basic vocabularies relating to family and chores
preview 15:51min
Identifying objects at home and domestic chores
preview 7:20min
Learn some expressions to describe your regular activities
3:53min
Asking questions and finding out who does what domestic chores at home
6:42min
Describing your house and telling the various rooms and compartments
3:52min
Learn how to conjugate and use -RE verbs in the present tense
8:48min
Understanding and using irregular -RE verbs in the present tense
10:02min
Understanding and using modal verbs (vouloir, pouvoir and devoir) in present tense
10:58min
Learn the passe compose to start making sentences in the past
11:22min
More on the passe compose with avoir and forming sentences and exercises
8:10min
Forming negative sentences in the passe compose
12:21min
Let's take some practical exercises to fully understand the use of the passe compose
11:29min
A look at culture and work life in the francophone world
11:38min
Taking more exercises to consolidate knowledge of passe compose with avoir
13:25min
Exposure to cultural perspectives in francophone African countries
6:36min
Chapter five wrap-up with information on exercise answer keys
1:56min
Introduction to chapter six and understanding the learning objectives
3:02min
Revision of parts of speech in French
8:41min
A revision of different continents and countries of the world
7:45min
Revision of prepositions of places and descriptions of your destinations
9:33min
Learn new expressions and how you can tell people's places of origin
3:17min
Learn how to expression things you did in recent past using the passé récent
5:44min
Learn how to conjugate verbs and form sentences in the passé composé using auxiliary être
8:08min
Understand further the use of the passé composé with être - agreement of past participle
8:38min
Strategy for remembering verbs conjugated in the passé composé with être plus chapter exercises
13:57min
Using more practical exercises to consolidate the knowledge of passé composé with être
7:12min
How to use other verbs like VENIR in various tenses
3:00min
Talking about dates and giving date-related information - months of the year, days of the week, etc.
5:26min
Learn how to use dates to talk about your age using the verb AVOIR
6:30min
Learn various ways to make comparison, comparing different things, people, etc.
16:05min
Cultural perspectives - reading and learning the origins of the French people, French colonies
5:31min
Learn how to identify and describe various parts of the human body and their functions
7:41min
Introduction to chapter seven learning objectives
2:41min
Using a practical exercise to identify the various functions of the parts of your body
13:22min
Describing pains or an ache in parts of the body
11:19min
Learn how to use descriptive adjectives to qualify nouns in your sentences
12:02min
Learn more about the different forms of descriptive adjectives and when to use them
13:10min
Using practical exercises to consolidate knowledge of the use of descriptive adjectives
5:35min
How to use more than one adjective to qualify a noun
8:26min
Learn how to describe dresses, cloths and things people wear
8:10min
Learn how to use direct object pronouns to replace certain nouns in your sentences
5:08min
Understanding further direct object pronouns and how to use them
8:12min
Understanding the persons represented by the object pronouns
16:26min
Recap on the placement of direct object pronouns depending on the tense
4:20min
Learn the forms of the indirect object pronouns and how to use them
10:23min
Learn how to make agreement of the past participle in AVOIR when using the direct object pronouns
4:48min

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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.