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Diploma in French Language Studies

Learn about important aspects of French, including numbers, French phonetics, accents, and social conversations.

Publisher: University of Texas at Austin
This free online French language studies course will teach you how to understand and speak basic French. The course covers important phrases used for making introductions, greetings, shopping, and chores. It also covers conversations such as discussing holidays, your studies, your occupation, proficiency, and looking for a job. It will also introduce you to the foundations of spoken French, including pronunciations and related short interviews.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
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Diploma in French Language Studies is a free online course which is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to speak basic French. The different modules focus on topics such as introductions, the holiday, television, or looking for a job.

This official diploma course lays down the foundations of spoken foreign language skills by introducing learners to the pronunciation of words and phrases through text and audio. Short audio segments let you hear how the words and phrases are pronounced. These are reinforced with longer videos, including transcripts and translations to English, using related interviews with French speakers.

You will learn how to greet people and introduce yourself, talk about your studies or your job. Core language skills, such as understanding numbers, time, and dates along with talking about the weather is covered. You will also learn the key language around the workplace, different occupations, and looking for a job. Talking about where you live, what your home is like, how you spend your vacations, and what you do in your spare time are covered along with daily routines and chores, paying the bills, and going shopping.

The phonetics section in each module covers the pronunciation of the alphabet, French accents, accentuation, oral comprehension, written comprehension, and vowels. Learners will also be directed to the relevant sections of grammar in a Grammar reference resource.

This course will be of great interest to anyone who wants to learn to speak French for use in business or social occasions, and for those wanting to travel to any French-speaking country or region.

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