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Basic French Language Skills For Everyday Life

Learn French online with this free course, and get essential French skills for use in everyday life.

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Learn French online with this free course, and get essential French skills for use in everyday life.





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French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Not only is it widespread, and a powerful language of business, it’s also a beautiful language to learn. And if you are learning it, what part of the language could be more useful than vocabulary and phrases you need for everyday life. Whether you are travelling to France, Canada, most of Africa, or just need to brush up on your French skills for school, this free course is designed to get you up-to-speed with these essential components of the French language.

The course is a series of engaging video lessons for beginners. Through a mix of audio and visual lessons, the videos introduce the learner to important basic French grammar points. These include important verb conjugations into the past, present, and future. The course is geared towards conversational French vocabulary that will help you deal with everyday situations such as meeting new people, hobbies and food, and making reservations. By the end of the course you will have many of the important tools you need for when you visit a French speaking country.

Learning a language really comes down to continuous practice. If you learn as many grammar points and as much vocabulary as you can, the language will become second nature. But first you have to learn the basics, and you have to learn them correctly. If you get the beginner stuff wrong, the rest of your learning will be a lot more difficult. So start off your learning really well with this quick course on the really essential stuff. In just 10 hours, you’ll be one big step closer to being a fluent French speaker.


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Module 1: Introduction to Learning French

Module 2: Basic conversation in French

Module 3: Introduction to French verb groups

Module 4: More vocabulary and grammar

Module 5: Everyday conversation

Module 6: French Language Skills Assessment

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to: - Use a wide range of French language vocabulary; - Understand past, present and future uses of verbs; - and use conversational French in a variety of everyday situations.


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