French Foundation Course
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French Foundation Course

Start your French journey with strong fundamentals
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Created by Aarti Iyer
Last updated 9/2017
Price: $20
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gather a basic overview of the French language
  • Learn French language basics including the Alphabet, Punctuation, the Case & the French accents
  • Learn & apply useful vocabulary like greetings, numbers, days, months & colours alongwith pronunciation
  • Correctly sound the French sounds'r', 'j', 'g' and 'u'
  • Confidently advance your French language skills using the strong foundation acquired from this course
  • Pronunciation of every French word in a lesson taught using the English script
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  • You must understand that learning a language can prove challenging
  • You must determine if your personal goals are in line with the course goals
  • Effort and enthusiasm is required from your end. You get what you put in!
  • Basic conversational English because the course will be taught in English
  • Internet connection to view course

Bonjour et Bienvenue!

The overall aim of the course is to equip you with a basic overview of the French language. This foundation course is designed for those with little or no previous knowledge of the French language.

The course emphasises pronunciation, so every word used in a lesson is taught using the English script. The course teaches you the fundamentals using which you can learn French further.

This course will help you acquire a solid foundation of the language;  you are expected to have at this level to express yourself confidently. 

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

1. Know and pronounce vocabulary for use in written and spoken French as appropriate at the current level

2. Advance your French language skills using the knowledge acquired from this French foundation course

About course delivery:

·    This course uses screen based techniques

·    It is taught by Aarti, a bilingual speaker who is not native but an experienced French teacher

·    The entire course is downloadable

·    Audio based and displaying French pronunciation using the English script

Who is the target audience?
  • Those with little or no prior knowledge of the French language
  • Existing French language learners who would like to polish their French fundamentals
  • French language teachers or tutors requiring a teaching framework for basic French
  • Those who want to check if the French language interests them before diving deeper int this language
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Welcome! Bienvenue!
4 Lectures 08:40

This section tells  you what you can expect to learn and get out of this French Foundation Course

Preview 02:43

Some things to know before you start your learning journey

Preview 01:33

This course emphasises pronunciation to speak French correctly. This guide shows you how every French word is represented in a lesson using t he English script to make pronunciation easy

Preview 03:51

About the instructor - Aarti Iyer
About the French language
4 Lectures 05:51
Some features

Words borrowed

False friends or 'faux amis' can trip you!

Preview 01:12

Look similar-same meaning
French language basics
5 Lectures 32:50
The French Alphabet

Vowels & consonants

French accents/signs


UPPER and lower case
Difficult French Sounds
3 Lectures 11:50
The 'r' sound

Learn the technique to pronounce the French 'u'

Preview 01:30

The 'j' and 'g' sounds
Useful basic vocabulary
5 Lectures 18:51
General useful vocabulary

Numbers (0-10)


The days of the week in French with pronunciation guide

Preview 02:27

Months of the year
2 Lectures 00:10
Translation exercise

Answer key
Wrapping up...
2 Lectures 01:03
Reading references - basic French

Parting comments
About the Instructor
Aarti Iyer
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French language Educator & Business writer


My name is Aarti Iyer and my relationship with French started as a student at the Alliance Française, 20 years ago. I have been a French translator and teacher ever since. 

I represented India in France, an experience that cemented my love for the French language. This love has taken me through the seas of translation, teaching and interpretation of the French language.

I have a post-graduation in French, a Masters degree  in Human Resources and a post-graduation in communication. I speak basic Spanish and Japanese.

My interests include - trying new technology, music, the French language, and reading books; my favourite is ‘Man's Search For Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl.

My day job includes teaching French and I spend the rest of my time with my family.

I live by the principle "Live and let live"

À bientôt,