Diploma in French Language Studies - Free Online Course | Alison

Diploma in French Language Studies - Revised

Learn about the most important aspects of French from French numbers and grammar to French phonetics, accents and social conversations with friends.

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This free online French language 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, and looking for job. It will also introduce you to the foundations of spoken French, including pronunciations and related short interviews.





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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.

The course lays down the foundations of the spoken language 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 such as understanding numbers, time and dates along with talking about the weather are 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 routine and chores, paying the bills and going shopping.

The phonetics section in each module covers the pronunciation of the alphabet, French accents, accentuation, 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 in Europe.

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French Language Studies - Introduction

Saying 'Hello' And Classroom Basics

About Yourself, Your Family And Friends

Holidays In France

Learn French - Describing People

Learn French - Bon Appétit - Dining Out

Learn French - Describing the City

Diploma in French Language Studies - First Assessment

French Language - National Holidays And How You Celebrate Them

French Language - Domestic Chores Done in the Home

French Language - The Media and What You Look at, Listen to and Read

French Language Studies - Fashion, Health and Fitness

French Language Studies - School and University

French Language Studies - Professional Life

French Language Studies - Finances and Relationships

Diploma in French Language Studies - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:

  • Greet people and introduce yourself
  • Talk about your family and friends
  • Pronounce French numbers, date and time
  • Pronounce the letters of the French alphabet
  • Pronounce the French accents correctly
  • Describe your personality and physical characteristics
  • Recignize how op buy groceries or order a cup of coffee 
  • Give basic directions
  • Discuss your home, fashion style, and cloths
  • Say what your pass-times are
  • Tell people about your studies at university
  • Describe what your profession is


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