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 overview

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.

What will i learn?

  • Understanding how to use basic grammatical structures
  • Pronouncing correctly a variety of basic sound patterns
  • Understanding how to use basic vocabulary in simple contexts
  • Understanding brief statements and questions
Requirements
  • This is a complete beginner course. You do not need any previous experience in French.
Curriculum for this course
131 Lessons 22:28:36 Hours
UNIT ONE
18 Lessons 02:40:03 Hours
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    Preview 00:04:36
  • Learning objectives of Unit One
    Preview 00:07:27
  • What version of French are we going to learn?
    Preview 00:08:37
  • French alphabet and international phonetic aphabet
    Preview 00:07:45
  • Learn how to pronounce and spell words using the French alphabet
    00:08:38
  • How to find out people's names and give your own name
    00:16:19
  • How to give the names of your course mates
    00:04:12
  • Cues to help you in pronouncing French words
    00:12:05
  • Master your pronunciation of French words - Nasal sounds
    00:10:36
  • Mastering your pronunciation of French words - the five accents
    00:18:42
  • How to spell words including uppercase, lowercase and French accents
    00:04:03
  • How to count from 0 to 100
    00:15:05
  • How to count higher numbers
    00:11:32
  • Working with numbers - Arabic numerals or words
    00:15:49
  • Working with numbers - plus and minus in maths
    00:07:11
  • Basic math - multiplication and division in French
    00:07:26
UNIT TWO
14 Lessons 02:37:47 Hours
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  • Culture, greetings and introduction
    00:14:54
  • Giving your name, address and place of birth
    00:12:39
  • Subject pronouns and persons
    00:15:05
  • Subject pronouns and dialogue
    00:09:19
  • Vocabulary - finding out how people are doing
    00:11:33
  • Important thoughts around verb conjugation
    00:10:48
  • Conjugation of ETRE, liaison and other items
    00:11:03
  • How to tell your nationality using ETRE
    00:12:50
  • Conjugation of PARLER and telling the languages you speak
    00:10:30
  • Learn basic colour, country flags and national anthems
    00:11:22
  • Reading and vocabulary acquisition
    00:10:38
  • How to describe people and things using adjectives
    00:20:36
UNIT THREE
13 Lessons 02:32:19 Hours
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  • Understanding verb groups, regular and irregular verbs
    00:10:37
  • Recognizing French words using cognates
    00:10:37
  • Conjugation of AVOIR - Revision of ETRE
    00:13:52
  • Verb conjugation exercise to master the use of AVOIR
    00:12:09
  • Verb conjugation, selecting before ETRE and AVOIR
    00:10:04
  • Learn the vocabulary of our new intro in French
    00:04:50
  • Conjugation of ALLER in the present
    00:18:36
  • Using ALLER to express health conditions
    00:12:42
  • How to tell how old you are Page
    00:15:35
  • How to tell your year and place of birth
    00:21:42
  • AVOIR EXPRESSIONS - Describing physical and mental conditions
    00:17:10
UNIT FOUR
13 Lessons 01:52:54 Hours
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  • Defining gender in French
    00:03:30
  • Definite articles in French
    00:17:06
  • Indefinite articles in French
    00:09:16
  • Definite and indefinite articles - difference between French and English
    00:06:16
  • Exercises on definite articles
    00:13:24
  • Exercises on indefinite articles
    00:14:46
  • Vocabulary acquisition - classroom objects
    00:11:23
  • Vocabulary acquisition - classroom commands
    00:08:20
  • Vocabulary acquisition and sentence formation
    00:11:13
  • Il y a vs voila and how to form negative sentences
    00:06:52
  • Negative sentences with indefinite articles
    00:06:44
UNIT FIVE
17 Lessons 03:16:33 Hours
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  • Conjugation of -ER verbs in the present tense
    00:15:08
  • Conjugation of -ER verbs and sentence formation
    00:15:36
  • Conjugation of regular -IR verbs
    00:08:01
  • Conjugation of regular -RE verbs
    00:10:47
  • Online resources for verb conjugation and pronunciation
    00:10:19
  • ER verbs ending in -cer, -ger, -oyer, -ayer, etc
    00:20:26
  • Verbs vouloir, pouvoir and devoir
    00:08:53
  • [Very important] Forming two-verb simple sentences
    00:13:41
  • Expressing politeness using the present conditional tense
    00:05:29
  • [Question formation] How to form YES or NO questions
    00:23:19
  • Vocabulary, Sentence formation, negation with ne ... jamais
    00:15:54
  • Conjugation of achèter, vendre and coûter
    00:04:53
  • Vocabularies - Things to buy in a store 1
    00:08:37
  • Vocabularies - Things to buy in a store 2
    00:11:25
  • Buying and selling things in a store
    00:19:25
UNIT SIX
14 Lessons 02:20:32 Hours
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  • Les parties du discours (Parts of speech)
    00:07:06
  • Forms of the descriptive adjective
    00:10:25
  • Descriptive adjectives, number and gender
    00:15:52
  • Adjectives with five forms
    00:07:12
  • Where to place an adjective in a sentence
    00:10:18
  • Using more than one adjective with a noun
    00:14:14
  • Adjectives that use the same form for singular and plural
    00:08:04
  • Using Qu'est-ce que c'est? and Qui est-ce?
    00:09:04
  • Identifying who owns an object using "à qui"
    00:09:37
  • Describing your family + imperative + ordinal numbers
    00:15:57
  • Describing your family + reading and comprehension
    00:10:17
  • Describing of an extended family
    00:12:50
UNIT SEVEN
7 Lessons 01:21:31 Hours
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  • Describing your house
    00:13:33
  • What is in your room?
    00:18:55
  • Days of the week
    00:13:21
  • Months of the year
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  • Seasons of the year
    00:10:53
  • Weather conditions
    00:17:16
UNIT EIGHT
11 Lessons 01:56:57 Hours
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  • Verb conjugation + means of transportation
    00:11:17
  • Sentence formation - How you travel
    00:10:43
  • Prepostions in French
    00:05:17
  • Prepositions of places
    00:15:01
  • Contracted articles
    00:11:16
  • Possession using "de"
    00:07:24
  • Possession using "à"
    00:12:33
  • Exercise - Possession using "de" and "à"
    00:12:20
  • Exercise - Prepositions
    00:08:38
  • Giving directions
    00:22:28
UNIT NINE
10 Lessons 01:30:11 Hours
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  • Reading the clock and telling the time - Part 1
    00:07:15
  • Reading the clock and telling the time - Part 2
    00:10:16
  • Find out what time somebody does something
    00:11:47
  • Possessive adjectives - forms, masculine, feminine, plural
    00:06:29
  • How to use possessive adjectives
    00:09:04
  • Exercises using possessive adjectives
    00:17:51
  • Using AM and PM
    00:13:12
  • Days of the week and exercises
    00:05:53
  • How to tell what you study at school
    00:08:24
UNIT TEN
6 Lessons 00:49:45 Hours
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  • Cardinal points - East, West, North and South
    00:05:45
  • When to use mon, ton and son with singular feminine nouns
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  • Verbs with changing stems
    00:15:30
  • More exercices on verb conjugation
    00:07:45
  • Prepositions of places + le Maroc
    00:13:45
UNIT ELEVEN
8 Lessons 01:30:04 Hours
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  • Futur Proche + Jouer à + Jouer de
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  • Passé récent (immediate past) tense
    00:14:20
  • Negation with Passé récent and Futur Proche
    00:08:21
  • Conjugation of verbs in the imperative
    00:23:33
  • Describing your clothing with PORTER
    00:14:23
  • Describing your clothing with METTRE
    00:11:33
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Chidi Igwe

Dr. Igwe was born in Nigeria and trained in Canada. With an MA in French Linguistics from the University of Regina, and PhD in Applied Linguistics from Dalhousie University, Halifax, he is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina (Canada), where he’s been teaching since June of 2007.

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