French Grammar (For Reading Knowledge)
What you'll learn
- Reading ability at the intermediate level
- Beginning conversational ability
- Thorough knowledge of English grammar
- Practice with French Pronunciation
- Internet Connective with Video
This course began as a reading course in French for my students of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek). As the lessons progressed, my students wished to continue with their study of French. I continually added more materials to help them progress to communicative skills in the language. Though I have a near-native fluency in French, my bilingual daughter joins the course in the upper levels to add the fluent sound of modern French.
The course, accordingly, is not a casual introduction to tourist French. There are many such courses already available in many forums for that. It does not promise a mastery of the language in just a few months, let alone a few weeks. This is a thorough treatment of French grammar.
I built the course upon old French book (now in the public domain and linked for download), which was revolutionary for its time in that it taught real, spoken French and not the literary French often considered to be the standard.
If you work through the lessons slowly and do all the exercises in the book, you will acquire a solid foundation for future study of French, one that will lead to a confident proficiency in the French as it is spoken and written today.
Who this course is for:
- Beginning Students of French
- Adult Autodidacts Looking for Extensive Practice with French Grammar
- Homeschooling Parents Needed Help with Explaining French Grammar to their Students
Dr. Lugosch taught all areas of classical studies at the undergraduate and graduate level, and published scholarly articles on Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, and Homer. Recently retired, Dr. Lugosch still leads small private tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey and France that explore artifacts of classical antiquity.
These lectures help support his money-losing hobby farm in Kentucky where he raises organic pigs, grass fed beef, pastured chickens, Californian rabbits, and all manner of vegetables.