French Level 1: Introduction to French

Learn the basics of the French Language.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
    Other: 3 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

French Level I is an introductory level course on the French language. Learners will be introduced to a variety of French language conventions, grammar, and vocabulary. By the end of the course, successful learners will be able to introduce themselves to others, pose and respond to simple questions, and carry on a basic conversation all in French. There are no prerequisites for this course.

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

French is one of the most widely 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 employment. 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.

It is recommended that learners focus on one lesson per week. Thus, ideally, the course should take each learner about 9 weeks to complete. Learners are able to progress at their own speed and are able to finish the course before or after the 9 week suggested period.

This course is a self-directed course and the instructor is present to act as a guide to foster learning and answer any questions that the learner may have. This format allows more convenience for the learner to progress at their own speed.

What are the requirements?

  • Have little to no knowledge of French.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to introduce themselves to others.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to respond to and pose simple questions.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to use and understand basic negative constructions.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to speak using the present and near future tenses.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to understand basic French grammatical conventions: verb conjugations, plurality, singularity, masculinity, femininity.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to express the date, time, and numbers under 20.

What is the target audience?

  • English speakers who want to learn French.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to French
03:30

In this video, the instructor will teach the French alphabet and the names of the letters used in the French language.

01:54

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

05:30

In this video, the instructor will teach how to pronounce French words and reviews the sounds of the French language.

04:32

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).

01:08

This video reviews the answers for the learning activity prior.

10 Differences between French & English
08:28
Section 2: Making Conversation in French
Initiating conversations
01:14
Introducing yourself
Preview
02:45
Goodbyes & Gratitude
02:18
Conversation Practice
03:24
06:11

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.

04:55

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Section 3: Être & Avoir
04:07

In this lecture, the instructor will go over the subject pronouns in French and the role that they play in sentences.

02:13

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.

16 questions

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.

02:04

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

16 questions

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.

How to say THE & A in French
08:41
02:50

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

16 questions

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.

Section 4: The Time & Date
Time & the Weather
07:10
Months & the Seasons
Preview
02:56
Days of the Week
02:18
02:47

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Listening Activity
02:00
Section 5: Asking Questions
Where is... Who is... What is... When is...
Preview
02:16
Yes/No Questions
05:36
Asking specifics
06:23
03:08

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Test your knowledge!
10 questions
Section 6: More about French Verbs
Ne...pas
03:01
02:48

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

02:49

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.

03:45

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.

16 questions

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.

02:36

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

16 questions

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.

Expressions with avoir
03:52
Section 7: Into the Future!
02:17

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

Countries in French
04:53
Going to and from countries in French
04:22
03:02

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Test your knowledge!
10 questions
Optional Social Networking Activity
Article
Section 8: More about Verbs
02:56

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

18 questions

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.

02:58

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

Learning Activity
16 questions
02:47

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

16 questions

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

Section 9: Yours, Mine, Ours, and That
10 questions

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.

02:53

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

16 questions

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

03:17

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.

10 questions

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

Section 10: À bientôt!
French Song: Elle me dit (MIKA)
Article
00:40

This is the final video of the course. The instructor concludes the course with some final words of thanks.

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Instructor Biography

Dillon March, French & Italian Instructor, Language Lover

As a Canadian native, I have always been surrounded by French culture and language. From my degree in French, my knowledge of French has been deepened and allowed me to help others to understand French better. I have taught a number of students in French and have allowed them to further develop their language ability. Formerly an English tutor, I am no stranger to the classroom. I hold a certification in Adult Education at Humber College and another in French-English Workplace Translation. Having learned French as a second language myself, I am able to relate to my students much more so than a native speaker of French would be able to. I speak French, English, Italian, and Spanish fluently and have an elementary knowledge of Mandarin, Portuguese, and German.

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