French Level 1: A Complete Guide to Master the French Basics
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French Level 1: A Complete Guide to Master the French Basics

Learn and master the basics of the French Language for travel, work, and study.
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Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 mins on-demand audio
  • 7 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to introduce themselves to others.
  • How to respond to and ask simple questions.
  • How to use and understand basic sentences.
  • How to speak in the present (I'm doing something) and in the future (I'm going to do something).
  • Understand basic French grammar concepts: verb conjugations, plurality, singularity, masculinity, femininity.
  • How to talk about the date, time, and numbers under 20.
Requirements
  • No knowledge of French required
Description

Have you dreamt about eating croissants in Parisian cafés? Ever wanted to learn to speak French so that you can chat to new friends in France? Have you been thinking about taking your career to the next level with a second language? If you answered yes, then you should register for French Level 1. Of all the languages in the world, French is one of the easiest languages to learn because there is so much vocabulary that you already know from English.

In this beginner's French language course, you will master the basics of the French language fast. You can progress through the course as quickly or as slowly as you wish. You can learn french online free of having to go to a physical classroom. Taking this online course is a convenient way to learn the language in you free time or on the go.

Students will be introduced to a variety of French language conventions, verbs, grammar, and vocabulary. By the end of the course, students will be able to introduce themselves to others, ask and respond to simple questions, and carry on a basic conversation in French.

This course, taught by an experienced, bilingual French teacher, is comprised of video lectures and learning activities (quizzes) to help solidify your learning.

        French is one of the most spoken languages in the world and is the official languages of countries all across the world. Learning a second language will make you more marketable for future jobs. Being able to speak a second language will make travelling easier as well. There are also a number of cognitive benefits to learning a second language. Some studies suggest that learning a second language is a great way to keep your mind in shape. 

Who this course is for:
  • English speakers who want to learn French for work, travel, or general interest.
  • Beginner French speakers who want to continue learning French
  • English speakers who do not know any French at all (yet)
Course content
Expand all 57 lectures 02:51:31
+ Introduction to French Sounds
11 lectures 37:22

There are a few letters in French which are normally not pronounced. This lecture reviews all of the silent sounds in French.

Silent Sounds in French
02:19

In this video, I talk about the sounds which are the most difficult to pronounce in French.

Advanced French Pronunciation
06:46

This lecture will review the French Alphabet and how to pronounce each letter.

Preview 01:58

There are a few accents in French. In this video, I review the different types of accents and how to pronounce them.

French Accents
01:45

This video will teach the learner how to count up to 20 in French.

French Numbers 1-20
01:12

This learning activity will test the learner's new knowledge of the content presented in this module. The learner will be tested on their ability to recognize French letters, sounds, and numbers (up to 20).

Learning Activity
04:32

This video reviews the answers for the learning activity prior.

Learning Activity Corrections
01:08
10 Differences between French & English
08:28
+ Making Conversation in French
6 lectures 11:18
Opportunity to Practice your French
01:22

In this lecture, we will discuss the different ways to greet someone or say hello.

Preview 01:24
Goodbyes & Gratitude
02:18
Conversation Practice
03:24

In this test, you will practice your knowledge of French phrases used to make a conversation.

Test your knowledge!
10 questions
+ Être & Avoir
4 lectures 12:46

Être is another important, irregular, French verb. This lecture will review how to conjugate it and for what reasons.

Être
03:16

Respond to the fill in the blank and multiple choice questions below about conjugating être. If you are unfamiliar with a word, please use a French-English Dictionary or WordReference.com.

Test your knowledge on être!
16 questions

Avoir is a verb that is used frequently in French. This video goes over the uses of avoir in French and how to conjugate it according to the appropriate subject pronoun.

Avoir
05:30

Respond to the fill in the blank and multiple choice questions below about conjugating avoir. If you are unfamiliar with a word, please use a French-English Dictionary or WordReference.com.

Test your knowledge on avoir!
16 questions
How to say NOT in French
01:10

Below are one sentence in English and one in French. Please fill in the appropriate blank to complete the translation, using le, la, les, l', un, une, or des. If you are unfamiliar with a word, please use a French-English Dictionary or WordReference.com.

Test your knowledge!
16 questions

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Vocabulary List 1
02:50
+ People, Places and Things
5 lectures 21:33
How to say A & AN in French
01:43
How to say THE & A in French
08:41

This lecture will teach you how to use adjectives in French. It goes over how to transform adjectives to agree with masculine, feminine, singular, and plural nouns.

Describing yourself with adjectives
06:11

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Vocabulary List 2
04:55
+ The Time & Date
7 lectures 20:03
Join our French Learning Community!
00:12
Time & the Weather
07:10
Days of the Week
02:18

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Preview 02:47
Listening Activity
02:00
+ Asking Questions
5 lectures 18:54
Yes/No Questions
05:36
Asking specifics
06:23

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Vocabulary List 4
03:08
Test your knowledge!
10 questions
+ More about French Verbs
6 lectures 18:51
Ne...pas
03:01

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Vocabulary List 5
02:48

This lecture introduces learners to verb conjugations and the present tense. Examples are provided in English to prepare learners for the presentation about French verbs.

Present Tense in French
02:49

In French, there are three groups of verbs: -er, -ir, and -re verbs. This presentation will teach learners about how to conjugate the first groups of verbs: -er verbs.

Regular ER verbs
03:45

In this fill in the blanks and multiple choice quiz, you will have to finish the sentences with the appropriate – er verb or subject pronoun.

Test your knowledge!
16 questions

This video will go over how to use -ir verbs in French.

Regular IR verbs
02:36

In this fill in the blanks and multiple choice quiz, you will have to finish the sentences with the appropriate –ir verb or subject pronoun.

Test your knowledge!
16 questions
Expressions with avoir
03:52
+ Into the Future!
5 lectures 14:44

In this lecture, learners will learn how to use the near future in French.

Aller & le Futur Proche
02:17
Countries in French
04:53
Going to and from countries in French
04:22

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Vocabulary List 6
03:02
Test your knowledge!
10 questions
Optional Social Networking Activity
00:10
+ More about Verbs
3 lectures 08:41

French has many irregular French verbs. This lecture will review how to conjugate some important, irregular French verbs.

Important French Verbs
02:56

In this fill in the blanks and multiple choice quiz, you will have to finish the sentences with the appropriate irregular verb or subject pronoun.

Learning Activity
18 questions

This video will teach learners how to use modal verbs in French. This lecture will also discuss how to build sentences with two verbs.

Devoir, Pouvoir, Vouloir
02:58
Learning Activity
16 questions

In this lecture, learners will be taught about the final group of regular verbs: -re verbs.

Regular RE verbs
02:47

Using your knowledge of how to conjugate -re verbs, complete the sentences with the appropriate conjugation.

Learning Activity
16 questions
+ Yours, Mine, Ours, and That
2 lectures 06:10

Fill in the blanks using the appropriate definite or indefinite article, according to the context. We will be learning about other types of articles this week, and this activity will act as a brief review.

Pre-Learning Activity
10 questions

This lecture will teach the students how to use demonstrative adjectives in French (this, that, these, those).

Demonstrative Adjectives
02:53

Please write or select the appropriate response to fill in the blank with a demonstrative adjective.

Learning Activity
16 questions

This lecture will review how to use possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, etc.) in French. This video will also teach learners how to make the adjectives agree with the nouns.

Possessive Adjectives
03:17

Please write or select the appropriate response to fill in the blank with a possessive adjective.

Learning Activity
10 questions