Improve your French with Stories: La Bonne Petite Souris
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Improve your French with Stories: La Bonne Petite Souris

Improve your Fluencey, Comprehension, and Pronunciation with a simply story of a kingdom, a queen, and one little mouse
4.2 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
523 students enrolled
Created by Jeffrey Rudolph
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Current price: $10 Original price: $105 Discount: 90% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Improve your French comprehension
  • Be comfortable with an entire story that is in French
  • Speak French more freely
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Requirements
  • You should be comfortable with basic French grammar
  • You should be familiar with most French conjugations and vocabulary
  • You should want to learn, that's kind of the most important
Description

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Learning French takes a lot of time and dedication. You need to practice the skills you have, and grow the ones you don't. Once you're ready to move beyond the basics, there is a huge gap between being able to understand a single sentence, and being able to participate in genuine French media like movies, TV shows, articles and books. For those of you who have learned the basics, and want to learn more, striving towards that ultimate goal of fluency, you may be asking yourself the question what now? You've learned all that your previous courses have had to offer, but you still need some help. Where can you go to get this? How do you reach the next level? What can you do? 

Well this is at least a bit of a sales pitch, so you probably know what I'm going to say. You probably know that I believe that this course is your answer. I do believe that this is true, just let me explain myself a little so that you can too. What you need is a story, you need it to be read to you in french so you can practice your listening skills. You'll also need some help, including some translations from time to time, and maybe even some in depth explanations at times, because you know that direct translation doesn't always work. Understanding a foreign language at a high level is hard, so you need to hear things multiple times. I know it is easy to be overwhelmed, so let's not go over too much information at a time.Then finally how are you going to know for sure that you understood everything if you aren't tested on it, and it can be so frustrating to move on before you're ready and be left behind. If you're with me so far, then this course will be a great fit for you. 

This course will do all these things, and at the end you will not only get your standard Udemy Certificate, but a solid sense of accomplishment, because you will have conquered an entire narrative in French, something not a lot of students get to the level of doing. Whether it's your first or your fiftieth, it is still an accomplishment to be proud of. 

The story itself is completely different from other stories you will find in this series. This story is called "La Bonne Petite Souris". It is a fast paced story about two waring kingdoms, their rulers, fighting, love, hate, suffering, redemption, magic and of course one particular little mouse who despite his size, accomplishes much, and constantly surprises us, the only way to find out how...is to take a chance, and enroll in this here course. What are you waiting for?! Your French isn't going to improve itself!

Who is the target audience?
  • This is for intermediate to advanced student, who wants to improve their reading and comprehension skills
  • While you won't be just dropped off in the deep end, you will be expected to swim, so you should have at least some french under your belt.
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
02:30:36
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On commence
2 Lectures 04:36

The question you should be asking yourself.

Preview 02:04

What exactly is going to happen in this course? What will I learn? How will I learn it? Find out for yourself, it'll only take a couple minutes.

Preview 02:32
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Il y avait une fois...
4 Lectures 14:50

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay attention to the lecture. 

Preview 00:36

Finally, our first exposure to actual french. Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you can do this. 

Preview 03:04

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Preview 08:08

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.

Preview 03:02

This is a quiz for the first section to see if you have understood the important events that have happened so far so that you won't get lost when you move on.

Quiz 1
4 questions
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après la bataille
4 Lectures 14:53

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay attention to the lecture. It's just like you saw in the last section, this is how we're going to go through the story, the words are different, but the structure is the same.

Essential Vocab
00:28

Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the
bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your
support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't
be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you have already done it so what's to fear?

First Reading (with subtitles)
04:12

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Confusing Sentences
06:19

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.
Second Reading
03:54

This quiz will ask you some question about the section that you just competed to make sure that you understood what has happened in the story, so that you can move on without falling behind.

Quiz 2
4 questions
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il y avait une petite souris
4 Lectures 09:56

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump
into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay
attention to the lecture. It's just like you saw in the last section, this is how we're going to go through the story, the words are different, but the structure is the same.

Essential Vocab
00:17

Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the
bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your
support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't
be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you have already done it so what's to fear?

First Reading (with subtitles)
02:56

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Confusing Sentences
03:58

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.
Second Reading
02:45

This quiz will ask you some question about the section that you just competed to make sure that you understood what has happened in the story, so that you can move on without falling behind.

Quiz 3
4 questions
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qui était pleine de surprises
4 Lectures 15:09

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay attention to the lecture. It's just like you saw in the last section, this is how we're going to go through the story, the words are different, but the structure is the same.

Essential Vocab
00:16

Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the
bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your
support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't
be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you have already done it so what's to fear?

First Reading (with subtitles)
03:50

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Confusing Sentences
07:26

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.

Second Reading
03:37

This quiz will ask you some question about the section that you just competed to make sure that you understood what has happened in the story, so that you can move on without falling behind.

Quiz 4
3 questions
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mais il vaut combien?
4 Lectures 09:38

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump
into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay
attention to the lecture. It's just like you saw in the last section, this is how we're going to go through the story, the words are different, but the structure is the same.

Essential Vocab
00:15

Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the
bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your
support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't
be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you have already done it so what's to fear?

First Reading (with subtitles)
03:38

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Confusing Sentences
02:30

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.

Second Reading
03:15

This quiz will ask you some question about the section that you just competed to make sure that you understood what has happened in the story, so that you can move on without falling behind.

Quiz 5
3 questions
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peut-être plus qu'elle ne le pensait
4 Lectures 10:07

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump
into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay
attention to the lecture. It's just like you saw in the last section, this is how we're going to go through the story, the words are different, but the structure is the same.

Essential Vocab
00:11

Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the
bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your
support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't
be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you have already done it so what's to fear?

First Reading (with subtitles)
03:24

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Confusing Sentences
03:29

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.

Second Reading
03:03

This quiz will ask you some question about the section that you just competed to make sure that you understood what has happened in the story, so that you can move on without falling behind.

Quiz 6
3 questions
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mais tout est perdu
4 Lectures 12:25

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump
into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay
attention to the lecture. It's just like you saw in the last section, this is how we're going to go through the story, the words are different, but the structure is the same.

Essential Vocab
00:24

Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the
bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your
support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't
be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you have already done it so what's to fear?

First Reading (with subtitles)
04:15

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Confusing Sentences
03:38

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.

Second Reading
04:08

This quiz will ask you some question about the section that you just competed to make sure that you understood what has happened in the story, so that you can move on without falling behind.

Quiz 7
4 questions
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les dindons n’est pas dingue
4 Lectures 11:48

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump
into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay
attention to the lecture. It's just like you saw in the last section, this is how we're going to go through the story, the words are different, but the structure is the same.

Essential Vocab
00:15

Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the
bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your
support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't
be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you have already done it so what's to fear?

First Reading (with subtitles)
03:57

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Confusing Sentences
03:50

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.

Second Reading
03:46

This quiz will ask you some question about the section that you just competed to make sure that you understood what has happened in the story, so that you can move on without falling behind.

Quiz 8
2 questions
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la réponse se cache en pleine vue
4 Lectures 11:11

Here are just a few words that I thought you should know before we jump
into the reading. If you already know them, good, if you don't then pay
attention to the lecture. It's just like you saw in the last section, this is how we're going to go through the story, the words are different, but the structure is the same.

Essential Vocab
00:12

Though this lecture may have training wheels in the form of the English in the blue at the
bottom, you can still learn from this and do your best to use your
support only when you need to. Take a deep breath and relax. This won't
be that hard, it's only a couple minutes, you have already done it so what's to fear?

First Reading (with subtitles)
03:02

Did you not catch everything? Were there parts that were confusing even with the English right there? That is because translation isn't an exact science, it is an art. There are thoughts that you can express in French that are hard to explains in another language, there are sentences that use different words to describe different things. So that is what this part is for, to bridge the gap and give you a better understanding of what is happening and why.

Confusing Sentences
05:02

By now you should get it, but let's take a little time and make sure. No help, no excuses, just you and a couple minutes of uninterrupted French.

Second Reading
02:55

This quiz will ask you some question about the section that you just competed to make sure that you understood what has happened in the story, so that you can move on without falling behind.

Quiz 9
3 questions
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Jeffrey Rudolph
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I am an excited Udemy instructor, looking to share with those wanting to learn. I am a blossoming multipotentialite and polyglot. I have had what amounts to almost a decade of formal training in French, up through and including the top tiers of University study and also including a year abroad in beautiful Grenoble, France.