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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.
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|Section 1: Common Mistakes|
Learn to avoid common translation mistakes that French speakers make when learning and speaking English.
List of Common Mistakes (from Video)
Common Mistakes Quiz
|Section 2: Pronunciation|
Introduction to Pronunciation Section
|Learn the American English pronunciation of words that are very similar to French words.|
|Learn the American English pronunciation (and meanings) of French words used in English.|
Learn the American English pronunciation of words related to food and cooking derived from French.
Learn the American English pronunciation of cities, states, and other locations that are derived from French.
French Words used in English Quiz
|Section 3: Vocabulary|
Introduction to Vocabulary Section
Learn the actual meanings and pronunciations of words that are easily confused between French and English, part 1.
|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)
Learn the actual meanings and pronunciations of English words that are used in French.
English Words used in French Quiz
|Section 4: Grammar|
Introduction to Grammar Section
Learn how to avoid some common translation mistakes related to word order in statements.
Learn how to ask questions in American English with proper word order.
English Word Order Quiz
Learn how to use would, could, should and their translations in French.
Would, could, should Quiz
The are many translations of the pronoun on in English.
|Section 5: More American English|
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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.