French Phonetics 101 - Part 1. French Language for Beginners
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French Phonetics 101 - Part 1. French Language for Beginners

Reading Rules Made Easy. The most complete guide for beginners in French Language. 5% of theory, 95% of practice (HD)
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Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • start reading words and simple sentences in French in less than 2 hours
  • no more common mistakes that most beginner students make
  • a structured understanding of rules & a lot of practice
  • quick progress in any beginner French Language Course
  • A detailed CHEAT-SHEET WITH LETTERS AND SOUNDS explained in the course
  • UPDATED FEBRUARY 2020: instructor's feed-back about your results in the Final Reading Test
Requirements
  • Headphones and a quiet place to be able to read aloud
  • Involvement. Although this course is entertaining, it requires 100% of your participation.
Description

The Ultimate How-To-Read Guide in for all beginners in French Language. Part 1.

Most textbooks in French Language for beginners don't include a detailed section on phonetics. That is why I created this short and complete guide for all beginners in French. To build it I have used my more than 15-years experience in teaching French Language to students all over the world and my own e-learning experience.

This course is an online version of a French Language Phonetic Course I used to teach as a university lecturer. The university course lasted about 2 months. The online version takes about 3 hours. The amount of information is almost the same.

This course is:

  • short: Part 1 is completed in about 1 hour, Part 2 - in 2about  hours.

  • easy-to-follow: simple explanations, practical activities, quizzes, reminders

  • progressive: each lesson is about a new topic, so every 2-3 minutes you learn a new rule and practice a new sound

  • not overwhelming: step-by-step approach and short videos (1-3 minutes)

  • complete: the course covers and resolves all difficulties a student might face at the beginner level (A1) 

  • multi-purpose: whatever French Language Course you are attending or planning to attend, the French Phonetics 101 is a must-have basis for your quick progress in reading, speaking and writing.

  • HD quality: high quality sound and image

  • feedback guaranteed: I am open to all your questions. If you don't find the answer in this course, just ask. Your progress is my concern.

  • 100% practical: you listen and you read from the first to the last class. I just don't give you any other choice but to progress.

This is Part 1 of the French Phonetics 101. The second part is coming while you are completing this one.

Part 1 covers:

  • letters and sounds

  • basic rules of French pronunciation

  • accents: é, à, û

  • vowels a, e, i and their combinations ei, ai

  • consonants b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l and their combinations ch, gn

  • reading simple words and sentences you can use in your every-day life

To be discovered in Part 2:

  • nasal sounds

  • vowels o, u, y, w and their combinations

  • consonants m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, x, z and their combinations

  • reading simple words and sentences you can use in your every-day life

  • understanding transcription symbols


Who this course is for:
  • Beginners in French Language
  • Intermediate Students who need to improve their reading and improve their pronunciation
  • Beginner French Language Teachers who need to refresh or systematize their knowledge before giving classes
Course content
Expand all 57 lectures 01:21:18
+ Introduction
7 lectures 10:09
4. Basic rules. Rule 1.
00:57
5. Basic rules: Rule 2.
00:57
6. Basic rules: Rule 3.
01:07
7. Put it all together. 3 basic rules.
02:13
Letters, accents and basic rules
5 questions
+ 2. Letters A B C D
13 lectures 18:26
La lettre A
01:25
La lettre A: reading
01:36
La lettre B
00:53
La lettre B: reading
01:34
La lettre C - [s] cinéma - rule
01:42
La lettre C - [s] - reading
00:49
Lettre C - [k] - rule
01:24
La lettre C - [k] - reading
00:52
La lettre C - special sign ç - français
01:01
La lettre C, quick review
01:43
La lettre D
01:11
A-B-C-D. Review.
02:10
A-B-C-D final reading
02:06

Answer the questions.

A - B - C - D
7 questions
+ Lettre E
8 lectures 14:43
Lettre e in short words - le
02:25
Lettre é - accent aigu - café
01:45
The sound [e] - é, -ez, -er.
02:22
e, es, é, ez, er - review
01:12
Lettres è / ê - l'accent grave & l'accent circonflexe
01:53
è, ê + ballet, adresse
02:31
Review E.
01:03
La lettre E - Final reading
01:32

Remember all the rules you know about the letter 'e' and answer the questions.

The Letter 'e'
5 questions
+ Lettres F G H
9 lectures 10:43
La lettre F.
01:05
F and C vs other consonnants
01:10
La lettre G-gym
01:09
La lettre G - gamme, guitare
01:48
Gn - Espagne
01:13
La lettre G - Review
01:01
La lettre G - reading
01:15
La lettre H .
01:16
La lettre H - ph, ch
00:46
Letters F G H
5 questions
+ Lettres I-J-K-L
8 lectures 12:16
Lettre i
02:09
Lettre i - ai, ei
01:00
Lettre i and sounds [i] and [ei]
00:52
Training vowels a, e, i
01:50
Lettre J
01:14
Lettre K
00:50
Lettre L
01:38
-ill : fille vs ville
02:43
Lettres I J K L
5 questions
+ Part I. Final reading.
9 lectures 09:03

First, you download the PDF file Final reading_test (in the folder Resources, attached to this video. Then, you read exercises 1-8, checking your answers one after another watching the videos below.

Part 1. The Final reading.
02:22
Answers 1.
01:08
Answers 2.
00:47
Answers 3.
00:52
Answers 4.
01:01
Answers 5.
00:52
Answers 6.
00:41
Answers 7.
00:31
Answers 8.
00:49