Learn French: Bite-Sized French for Beginners
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On y va! Step by Step French for Busy People
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Created by Carol Harvey
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand basic spoken French
  • understand basic written French
  • speak, read and write French correctly, using the present tense
  • use French in everyday conversations
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  • Students do not need to have any previous French language experience.

Learning French is great for travel, brain health and opening your world to new cultures. This course provides the basics of the French language in bite-sized lessons that can be woven into your busy, daily life. You will learn French through video, pictures and media sites and other formats that help to remember your new language.

Some features include:

  • ·         Culture Breaks
  • ·         Real-World Connections
  • ·         The Debrief (Grammar Basics)
  • ·         Built- In Practice Exercises that target listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • ·         Flexibility in lesson order

 Do a little every day and before you know it, you'll be well on the road to using French beyond the classroom and in the real world.

Here's what you will learn in the course:

Foundations: the alphabet, numbers, the calendar, using the negative form…

Verbs: The two essential verbs avoir and être, ER verbs, IR verbs and RE verbs in the present tense…

Conversation Skills: Introductions and greetings, people and places, likes and dislikes, asking questions...

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for French-language learners without any previous experience. It will also be useful for those who studied French in the past and need a review of the basics.
  • Throughout the course, there are real-world connections, language-learning tips and just enough grammar to help you as a beginning learner make use of the many language-patterns and consistencies in French..
  • The course includes many " Pratiquons/Let's Practice" exercises. This will help you apply what you have learned and remember it.
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
2 Lectures 03:33

Promo Video: On y va?

Preview 01:05

Meet your teacher and learn about how the course is organized.

Preview 02:28
On se présente: People and Pronouns, Greetings
6 Lectures 21:19

2. Let's Practice! Entraînons-nous!

This assignment will help you to get ready for the next video. Just like in English, verbs are action words. This assignment will help you to recognize which words are the main verbs in each sentence. (There are detailed lessons on verbs starting in Section 7.)
Optional Assignment: Find the Verbs
10 questions

La Forme Négative

La famille Martin

First Debrief

This lecture walks you through a web-streaming site of French music across the decades.

Culture Break 1
French Fundamentals: Learn the French Alphabet
5 Lectures 28:19
Why learn the French alphabet?


L'alphabet : Letters that need a closer look

L'alphabet Trouvez les mots

L'alphabet: Écrivons
French Fundamentals 2: All About Numbers
7 Lectures 29:35
All about numbers: Introduction

Les nombres: En chiffres et en lettres

Les nombres: Un peu de mathématiques

Les nombres: Un chiffre, un nombre et un numéro

Les nombres: Combien ça coûte?

Les nombres: The Debrief
French Fundamentals 3: The Calendar
6 Lectures 15:49
Introduction to this Section

Les Mois /The Months

The Days of the Week

Les dates/ How to say the date in French

Culture Break 2 Happy Birthday to You!

How to Ask Questions Comment poser des questions
3 Lectures 19:42
2. Four Ways to Ask Questions

3. Question Words

The Debrief
En action: ER Verbs
1 Lecture 11:13
ER Verbs
Le verbe avoir- An Essential Verb
5 Lectures 19:24

Avoir- Let's Practice!

Avoir- A little more practice!

Avoir- The Debrief

En Action: Être- The Second Essential Verb This is a mini-immersion class!
7 Lectures 18:45
The Verb Être: A Mini-Immersion Class

Bonne année scolaire- Video

The Verb Être

First Video Practice

Second Practice: Speaking, Reading and LIstening

The Debrief

Section Activity: Your Project
Learn a Verb, Reach Level 5 and Win a Prize! IR Verbs
6 Lectures 21:11
IR Verbs- Introduction

IR Verbs First Practice!

IR Verbs Keep Climbing!

IR Verbs Almost There!

IR Verbs Complete Your Project

IR Verbs Claim Your Prize!
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Carol Harvey
3.6 Average rating
29 Reviews
2,371 Students
4 Courses
Education Consultant, M.Ed. , Teacher

 I'm dedicated to helping busy learners progress in French and other areas of interest. Most of my teaching experience has been in the classroom as follows:

  • FSL teacher and French Immersion teacher
  • School district French consultant- giving support to other teachers
  • Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Education- Brandon University
  • Coordinator and developer of program for immigrants and newcomers to our small city
  • Presenter of many seminars and workshops including at provincial and national conferences in Canada as well as in my own city.

General Qualifications:

Teacher and Education Consultant M. Ed.

Winner of National and Provincial (Canadian) Awards for educational contribution in the field of second language education.

Brandon University Gold Medal and the Governor General's Gold Medal for the highest academic standing in the Master's degree program. (2002)

I am Canadian and speak both English and French. I am working on Spanish.