American English for French Speakers

Avoid common translation mistakes between French and English and learn American pronunciation
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Bienvenue and welcome to American English for French speakers!

This course is designed for French speakers learning American English. Ce cours est destiné aux francophones qui apprennent l’anglais américain.

In this course, you will learn how to avoid common translation mistakes between French and English, such as what the word Yankee really means and why you should not say I speak American. You will also learn the American English pronunciation and meanings of French words used in English, including false cognates (faux amis) and the American English pronunciation and actual meanings of English words used in French, such as baby-foot, relooking, and baskets (which actually mean foosball, makeover, and sneakers in real American English!)

Finally, you will learn some common differences between French and English grammar, such as word order, how to translate the pronoun on, and how to use would, could, and should in English. There are also some multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge.

Please enjoy this free course on American English for French speakers!

What are the requirements?

  • Some knowledge of English is required since most of the lectures are completely in English. Some lectures do include French translations, however.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Avoid common translation mistakes between French and English
  • Pronounce French words borrowed into English with an American accent
  • Learn the actual meanings and pronunciations of English words borrowed into French

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for French speakers who are learning American English.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Common Mistakes
Introduction
01:27
03:06

Learn to avoid common translation mistakes that French speakers make when learning and speaking English.

List of Common Mistakes (from Video)
Article
Common Mistakes Quiz
5 questions
Section 2: Pronunciation
Introduction to Pronunciation Section
00:47
03:00
Learn the American English pronunciation of words that are very similar to French words.
04:29
Learn the American English pronunciation (and meanings) of French words used in English.
03:25

Learn the American English pronunciation of words related to food and cooking derived from French.

05:11

Learn the American English pronunciation of cities, states, and other locations that are derived from French.

French Words used in English Quiz
5 questions
Section 3: Vocabulary
Introduction to Vocabulary Section
00:52
04:18

Learn the actual meanings and pronunciations of words that are easily confused between French and English, part 1.

03:42
Learn the actual meanings and pronunciations of words that are easily confused between French and English, part 2.
English Words Used in French (Are Not Used the Same in English)
Article
08:05

Learn the actual meanings and pronunciations of English words that are used in French.

English Words used in French Quiz
5 questions
Section 4: Grammar
Introduction to Grammar Section
00:35
02:13

Learn how to avoid some common translation mistakes related to word order in statements.

04:49

Learn how to ask questions in American English with proper word order.

English Word Order Quiz
8 questions
03:56

Learn how to use would, could, should and their translations in French.

Would, could, should Quiz
6 questions
03:25

The are many translations of the pronoun on in English.

Uncount Nouns
03:14
Section 5: More American English
Congratulations! You've finished!
00:36
Article

Learn about a free website for learning more American English vocabulary

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Jennifer Wagner, PhD in Applied Linguistics & Language Teacher

Dr. Jennifer Wagner has a PhD in Applied Linguistics with a focus on the teaching of French as well as a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate. She has been teaching English, French, and linguistics for ten years at high schools and universities in the US, France, and Australia, and helping others learn languages online through her ielanguages website. She also studies several languages simultaneously and loves to travel.

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