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Diploma in French Language Studies

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Learn to speak and write basic French with confidence.




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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. With French, you can travel to dozens of countries, speak with millions of people, or impress a special someone with the “language of love.” Whether you want to travel, gain a new skill, or just need to improve your French skills for school, this free course is designed to get you up-to-speed with the essential components of the French language.

The course will first teach you French vocabulary for greeting people, introducing yourself, and talking about your studies or your job. You will then learn core French language skills including numbers, time, and dates, and how to talk about the weather. The course will give you essential guidance to speaking and listening to the language with a phonetics section in each module that covers the pronunciation of the alphabet, French accents, and vowels. You will then learn key French grammar and vocabulary for speaking about important and entertaining topics, including how to apply for a job, pay your bills, talk about your hobbies, and go shopping.

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 easy. 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 free French course on the essential stuff. In less than 15 hours, you’ll be one big step closer to being a fluent French speaker!

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Greet people and introduce yourself; - Talk about your family and friends; - Talk about numbers, dates and times; - Pronounce the letters of the French alphabet; - Pronounce the French accents correctly; - Describe you personality and physical characteristics; - Order groceries or order a cup of coffee; - Give and receive basic directions; - Talk about your home; - Talk about your fashion style and clothes; - Talk about your pastimes; - Tell people about your studies at university; - and speak about your profession.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Course Reviews

Sebastiao M.
one year ago
Sebastiao M.

I have learned a lot, more than expected, my french language has definitively progressed so much, and this all happened due to my effort, and also well done to all Alison team for providing this course sincerely, thanks very much.

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