Français Intensif - Intensive French Course for Beginners
- 7.5 hours on-demand video
- 17 articles
- 250 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Use full, grammatically correct sentences
- Read and write simple texts
- Apply the rules of the language to make an infinite number of utterances
- Talk about yourself, other people, animals, things and whatever
- Pronounce and spell French words correctly
- Ask questions and answer them both positively and negatively
- Give orders and commands, ask someone to do something for you
- Describe people and things
- Modify your language by means of adverbs and other linguistic means
- Use the correct conjugation patterns
- Much more
- This is a beginner course. It is assumed that you have no knowledge of the language at all.
- In the resources section there are multiple exercises so you can practice until you feel comfortable about each topic. You do not need any additional materials. Everything will be provided to you.
- One thing you do need before you start the course – prepare to learn systematically, preferably schedule your time so that you make sure you can spend enough time studying. And if you have an objective set and really want to master the language, and if you really do your best to stick to your schedule, you will soon discover how quick your progress is becoming.
Dive deep into the realms of the French language. Master all the ins and outs of French grammar and you’ll feel much more comfortable about the language. In this course we’ll explore all the main areas of French grammar, pronunciation and spelling.
Discover How Fantastic the French Language Is and How Marvelous It Is To Use It Correctly.
- Pronunciation and Spelling
- Conjugation Patterns of Regular, Slightly Irregular and Irregular Verbs
- Number and Gender of Nouns and Adjectives
- Indicative and Imperative Mood
- Personal Pronouns
- Word Order in Declarative and Interrogative Sentences
- Cardinal Numbers
- Direct and Indirect Objects
- Impersonal Verb Forms: Infinitives, Participles
- Reflexive Verbs
- ... and much more
Become a Highly Skilled User of French – It’s All Well Within Your Reach.
French is definitely one of the most popular languages in the world. There’s a whole bunch of benefits to knowing French. Let me just mention a few. In our global society you can make use of it in business, becoming a more valuable worker, in private life, on vacation, chatting online, reading literature and press or watching satellite TV. In some parts of the world French is either the main language spoken or one of the main ones. And I could go on and on like that...
This is an intensive course, which means it covers the basics from level zero (absolute beginner) and then you wander across all the lectures and learn quite a lot of stuff. The explanations are concise and clear. You should have no difficulty following and understanding them. A lot of stuff and a lot of practice.
Contents and Overview
This course is pretty comprehensive. It contains all the basic areas of French grammar. Starting off with French spelling and pronunciation, touching upon all the main grammatical categories in the first sections and then going into much more detail in the following sections. The language I use is simple and should be easily understood by absolute beginners.
This course is divided into 10 sections, each of them covering a broad topic subdivided into lectures. The pace is up to you, you can go through the easier parts faster and then take more time to study the more sophisticated ones.
To help you memorize and practice all the new stuff, there are loads of exercises. Most lectures are accompanied by additional resources. These are downloadable files with exercises.
After you finish each section, there’s a quiz for you that covers the material discussed in that section.
- This course is best suited for students who want to learn French in a systematic way, diving into its grammar and being eager to understand how the language works, how all the inflections, articles, tenses, moods etc. should be used cor-rectly.
- This is a beginner course but is also suitable for students who already have some knowledge of French but would like to refresh it in an ordered and systematic way.
- This course is NOT suitable for students who only want to learn some everyday vocabulary or expressions like how to order food in a restaurant, book a ticket or something like that but don’t care about grammar.
In the introductory lecture I’ll tell you something about this course. I will tell you what you will learn in the course and who this course is best suited for.
Time to get started. In this lecture we’ll start our journey across the French language and take the very first steps.
And now it’s time to learn the French vowels. These are pronounced in a different way than their English counterparts. The vowel system is much more complicated than in English. Apart from the regular vowels that we know, in French there are also nasal vowels, which are pronounced through your mouth and nose at the same time.
Liaisons are a typical feature of French pronunciation. They occur often when a word ending in a silent consonant is followed by a vowel or silent H. In this lecture we’ll see how to use liaisons and when not to use them at all.
In this lecture we’ll summarize what we’ve learned in this section.
In this section we’ll get up and running. We’ll do some of this and some of that. Our topics in this section include the basics of articles, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns and verbs. We’ll also learn some occupations in French and we’ll learn how to introduce ourselves and other people.
In this lecture we’ll learn how to ask about things. The question we’re about to learn is What is this? – a question most courses usually start with. We’ll see how to introduce things. In this lecture we’ll have a look at the definite and indefinite articles. Fortunately, there are only two genders in French and only two articles in singular and one in plural. We’ll see how to use the articles with nouns.
In this lecture we’ll ask about the appearance of things and people. The question we’re going to use is What’s it like? We’ll also use adjectives to describe things. We’ll learn some common adjectives which we can use to describe color, size, age, quality, etc. We´ll also cover the gender of adjectives.
In this lecture we’ll explore the world of French personal pronouns. There are a few more pronouns than in English because there are separate masculine and feminine forms in the third person plural. In this lecture we´ll also see how to conjugate the verb to be. We’ll see how to distinguish between formal and informal forms of pronouns.
Most infinitives in French end in –er. Some of them also end in –re or –ir. In this lecture we´ll see how the predominant conjugation pattern looks and what all the personal forms look like.
In this lecture we’ll see how most plural forms of nouns are made. It’s pretty easy and quite like in English to some extent. Unlike in English, French adjectives also take plural forms. Fortunately, these forms are practically the same as those of nouns so there is hardly anything new to learn.
Throughout the whole of Section 3 we’ve come across lots of new words. Why not practice them a bit again? This way you will remember them better.
Some French verbs change their spelling in a systematic way. Apart from that they may be regular in all or at least some tenses. In this lecture we´ll talk about verbs that change their spelling but are otherwise regular in the present tense.
In this lecture we´ll learn how to use personal pronouns as direct objects. We will also have a look at the word order, which differs from that in English.
In this lecture we’ll discuss some of the most common French prepositions. Prepositions tend to be used differently in different languages, which is why there is no one-to-one correspondence between English and French prepositions, but let’s have a look at how they are most typically used.