An Intro to Learning French Through Stories & Conversation
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An Intro to Learning French Through Stories & Conversation

Have fun learning some basic French through the story, "The Gingerbread Man."
4.3 (290 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7,751 students enrolled
Created by Bryan Whitney
Last updated 2/2016
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a deep understanding of the beginning French story "Le petit bonhomme de pain d'épices" (The Gingerbread Man).
  • Understand and use basic high-frequency French.
  • Have simple conversations in French.
  • Be able to express some basic desires, needs, and wants in French.
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Requirements
  • Students do not need any prior knowledge of French to take this course. It is appropriate for complete beginners.
Description

Have you considered learning French, or do you want to brush up on your French? "An Intro to Learning French Through Stories and Conversation" will introduce you to the basic linguistic tools to take the next step on your French journey. This course teaches French primarily through the story "Le petit bonhomme de pain d'épices" (The Gingerbread Man) and conversation, which is how our brains naturally learn languages. It is designed for beginners or for those who want to freshen up their French.

If you want to learn how to actually use the language without having to memorize a bunch of grammar, then this course is for you.

For each section of the story I have included:

  • The important vocabulary (presented in chunks for better understanding of the language structures)
  • Quizlet and Memrise vocabulary activities (for various ways of practicing and playing with the vocabulary)
  • The story in French and English in the present tense.
  • Conversation questions with example answers (to make personal connections to the text and to practice with a partner)
  • Textivate activites (to work more with the chapter summary text)
  • A quiz (to check for comprehension of the story)

After completing this course you will be able to understand and use some basic high-frequency French which will open doors to French conversation, travel, culture, and true joie de vivre.

Enroll now for free to take the first step on your French learning journey!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for complete beginners or for anyone who would like to brush up some of the basics.
  • This course emphasizes how to actually USE the language, NOT how to talk about the language.
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
05:05:23
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Bienvenue ! (Welcome!)
2 Lectures 03:12
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Les Introductions (The Introductions)
5 Lectures 08:12


Je m'appelle Funny Bear Chanson (My Name is Funny Bear Song)
00:03


Les Introductions: Quizlet et Memrise
00:06
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Le Super 6! (The Super 6!)
4 Lectures 11:50
Super Six Intro
00:39

Le Super 6! Vidéo
11:05

Le Super Six! Quizlet et Memrise
00:06

Le Super Six! Notes
1 page
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Le week-end (The weekend)
5 Lectures 22:29
Le week-end Intro
01:09

Qu'est-ce que tu as fait ce week-end? (What did you do this weekend?) Vidéo
09:53

What did you do this weekend? Quizlet et Memrise
00:07

Qu'est-ce que tu vas faire ce week-end? (What are you going to do this weekend?)
11:13

What are you going to do this weekend? Quizlet et Memrise
00:06
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Le petit bonhomme de pain d'épices, Première Partie (First Part)
7 Lectures 13:45
Le vocabulaire: Première Partie (The Vocabulairy: First Part)
04:36

Le vocabulaire important: Première Partie
1 page

Le vocabulaire important: Première Partie Flash Cards
52 pages

Questions Personnelles: Première Partie (Personal Questions: First Part)
03:40

L'histoire: Première Partie en français (The Story: First Part in French)
02:36

L'histoire: Première Partie en anglais (The Story: First Part in English)
02:09

Choose "Oui" (Yes) if the statement is correct.

Choose "Non" (No) if the statement is not correct.

Quiz: Première Partie
10 questions

Merci ! (Thank you!) & Feedback is Highly Appreciated
00:44
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Le petit bonhomme de pain d'épices, Deuxième Partie (Second Part)
6 Lectures 12:04
Le vocabulaire: Deuxième Partie (The Vocabulairy: Second Part)
03:03

Le vocabulaire important: Deuxième Partie
1 page

Le vocabulaire important: Deuxième Partie Flash Cards
36 pages

Questions Personnelles: Deuxième Partie (Personal Questions: Second Part)
02:33

L'histoire: Deuxième Partie en français (The Story: Second Part in French)
03:28

L'histoire: Deuxième Partie en anglais (The Story: Second Part in English)
03:00

Choose "Oui" (Yes) if the statement is correct.

Choose "Non" (No) if the statement is not correct.

Quiz: Deuxième Partie
10 questions
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Une chanson: Que dit le rendard? (A song: What does the fox say?)
1 Lecture 00:00
Une chanson: Que dit le renard? (A song: What does the fox say?)
2 pages
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Le petit bonhomme de pain d'épices, Troisième Partie (Third Part)
6 Lectures 13:48
Le vocabulaire: Troisième Partie (The Vocabulairy: Third Part)
04:50

Le vocabulaire important: Troisième Partie
1 page

Le vocabulaire important: Troisième Partie Flash Cards
48 pages

Questions Personnelles: Troisième Partie (Personal Questions: Third Part)
03:16

L'histoire: Troisième Partie en français (The Story: Third Part in French)
03:02

L'histoire: Troisième Partie en anglais (The Story: Third Part in English)
02:40

Choose "Oui" (Yes) if the statement is correct.

Choose "Non" (No) if the statement is not correct.

Quiz: Troisième Partie
10 questions
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Bonus: Textivate Activities, Story in French and English, and Presentations
4 Lectures 00:00
Textivate Activities Links
1 page

The Gingerbread Man in French and English
3 pages

The Gingerbread Man Presentation
52 pages

The Gingerbread Man Questions Personnelles Presentation
21 pages
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Bonus Offer and Félicitations (Congratulations) !
2 Lectures 01:13
Félicitations ! (Congratulations!)
00:56

Bonus Lecture: Thank you and $10 Coupon For Next Course
00:17
About the Instructor
Bryan Whitney
4.5 Average rating
332 Reviews
12,757 Students
3 Courses
French Teacher, Tutor, Entrepreneur

I am first and foremost a husband and father. The reason I teach is so that I can provide for my lovely wife Brandi, my stepson Hunter, my daughter Felicity and my goofy, yet lovable dog Archer.

I am also very passionate about learning and teaching. I am a public high school (Sentinel High School, Missoula, Montana) and online French teacher and tutor, and have taught adult classes for the Alliance Française de Missoula as well as our yearly summer camp for kids ages 8-16. I have lived in France and continue to travel to France and other French-speaking countries on a regular basis. I have a bachelor's degree in French, a BFA in Art (Graphic Design emphasis), and a Master's in Education (Curriculum and Instruction). I love helping others expand their horizons as I learn and grow along with them. The horizon's the limit!

My teaching interests include: French, Art, educational travel, language acquisition, comprehensible input, Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling, arts integration, active learning, Hapkido, educational technology, children's books, constructivist and alternative learning, and creative thinking.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if I can help you to learn more as we go on this learning adventure together!