Learn French: Bite-Sized French for Beginners

On y va! Step by Step French for Busy People
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Instructed by Carol Harvey Language / French
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  • Lectures 54
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2016 English

Course Description

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...


What are the requirements?

  • Students do not need to have any previous French language experience.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand basic spoken French
  • understand basic written French
  • speak, read and write French correctly, using the present tense
  • use French in everyday conversations

What 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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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
01:05

Promo Video: On y va?

Bonjour et bienvenue Welcome!
Preview
03:24
Section 2: On se présente: People and Pronouns, Greetings
05:24

How this course is organized- 

  • la leçon
  • en action
  • The Debrief
2. Let's Practice! Entraînons-nous!
02:38
La Forme Négative
04:50
La famille Martin
02:13
First Debrief
04:25
Culture Break 1
01:16
Section 3: French Fundamentals: Learn the French Alphabet
L'alphabet
06:52
L'alphabet : Letters that need a closer look
06:29
L'alphabet Trouvez les mots
07:41
L'alphabet: Écrivons
05:51
Section 4: French Fundamentals 2: All About Numbers
All about numbers: Introduction
05:21
Les nombres: En chiffres et en lettres
05:26
Les nombres: Un peu de mathématiques
03:03
Les nombres: Un chiffre, un nombre et un numéro
05:00
Les nombres: Combien de ?
Preview
02:37
Les nombres: Combien ça coûte?
01:51
Les nombres: The Debrief
06:17
Section 5: French Fundamentals 3: The Calendar
Introduction to this Section
00:31
Les Mois /The Months
05:37
The Days of the Week
02:13
Les dates/ How to say the date in French
03:14
Culture Break 2 Happy Birthday to You!
03:01
The Debrief
01:13
Section 6: How to Ask Questions Comment poser des questions
2. Four Ways to Ask Questions
10:57
3. Question Words
07:30
The Debrief
01:15
Section 7: En action: ER Verbs
ER Verbs
11:13
Section 8: Le verbe avoir- An Essential Verb
Avoir
02:25
Avoir- Let's Practice!
03:21
Avoir- A little more practice!
05:17
Avoir- The Debrief
05:19
Special Expressions with Avoir
Preview
03:02
Section 9: En Action: Être- The Second Essential Verb This is a mini-immersion class!
The Verb Être: A Mini-Immersion Class
01:49
Bonne année scolaire- Video
01:11
The Verb Être
02:54
First Video Practice
02:19
Second Practice: Speaking, Reading and LIstening
02:46
The Debrief
06:39
Section Activity: Your Project
01:07
Section 10: Learn a Verb, Reach Level 5 and Win a Prize! IR Verbs
IR Verbs- Introduction
03:28
IR Verbs First Practice!
07:19
IR Verbs Keep Climbing!
04:09
IR Verbs Almost There!
02:53
IR Verbs Complete Your Project
02:53
IR Verbs Claim Your Prize!
Article
Section 11: RE Verbs- Final Major Verb Group!
RE Verbs Introduction
01:26
The Verb Répondre
04:33
More Examples
03:10
Let's Practice!
02:36
The Prendre Verb Family
03:19
Section 12: Conclusion
RE Verbs The Debrief
01:05
Félicitations!
01:07

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Instructor Biography

Carol Harvey, 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.

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