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French Language Studies - Introduction

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • French Language Studies – Introduction is a free online course which is designed for anyone who wants to learn to speak basic French.

    The course, the first in a series, is broken down into pronunciation of the alphabet, numbers and words and the basics of conversation, covering hello, goodbye and introductions, time and days. 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 address them correctly, both formally and informally.

    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.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Say hello and goodbye;
    - Say your name and ask about somebody’s name;
    - Say where you are from;
    - Talk about your family and friends;
    - List numbers;
    - Recognise days and months;
    - Read the time;
    - Talk about what pastimes you have;
    - Talk about the weather and seasons;
    - Say what you will do on vacation;
    - Recognise the different types of transport;
    - Pronounce the letters of the French alphabet;
    - and pronounce the French accents correctly.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

French Language Studies - Introduction
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • University of Texas at Austin

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 5 )
  • FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDIES - INTRODUCTION
  • French Language Studies - Introduction: Course Resource Documents View Resource
  • Module
    1
    French Language Studies - Introduction
    • Learn basic introductions in French.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Introductions
    • College Subjects
    • Phonetics - The French Alphabet
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Saying 'Hello' and Classroom Basics
    • Learn greetings and classroom basics in French.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Hello and Introductions
    • Classroom Basics
    • Numbers and Dates
    • Phonetics - The Accents
    • Short Interviews
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: About Yourself, Your Family and Friends
    • Learn to describe yourself, your family and friends.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • About Myself
    • Telling the Time
    • Pastimes and Activities
    • Continents, Countries and Nationality
    • Phonetics - The Phonetic Symbols
    • Short Interviews
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Holidays in France
    • Learn how to talk about your holidays in France.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • The Weather
    • French Geography
    • Activities and Transport
    • Phonetics - Accentuation
    • Short Interviews
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 5: French Language Studies - Introduction Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • French Language Studies - Assessment
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