French Level 1: Introduction to French
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French Level 1: Introduction to French

Learn the basics of the French Language.
4.3 (12 ratings)
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Created by Dillon March
Last updated 4/2015
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 mins on-demand audio
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • Have little to no knowledge of French.
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • English speakers who want to learn French.
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
02:29:51
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Introduction to French
6 Lectures 25:02

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

Preview 03:30

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

French Numbers
01:54

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

French Sounds
05:30

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
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Making Conversation in French
6 Lectures 20:47
Initiating conversations
01:14


Goodbyes & Gratitude
02:18

Conversation Practice
03:24

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 1
04:55
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Être & Avoir
5 Lectures 19:55

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

Subject Pronouns
04:07

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
02:13

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!
16 questions

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

Être
02:04

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!
16 questions

How to say THE & A in French
08:41

The video reviews the vocabulary list for this module.

Vocabulary List 2
02:50

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
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The Time & Date
5 Lectures 17:11
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
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Asking Questions
4 Lectures 17:23

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
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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
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Into the Future!
5 Lectures 14:41

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
00:07
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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
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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
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À bientôt!
3 Lectures 00:56
French Song: Elle me dit (MIKA)
00:03

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

À bientôt!
00:40

What Next?
00:12
About the Instructor
Dillon March
3.7 Average rating
21 Reviews
273 Students
2 Courses
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.