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French Language Studies - Dining Out, and Describing People and Places

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online language course French Language Studies – Dining Out, and Describing People and Places is designed for anyone who wants to learn to speak basic French.

    The course, the second in a series, is broken down into the basics of conversation and begins by introducing vocabulary and grammar for talking about food – from meals to shopping to ordering a coffee. The course then introduces vocabulary and grammar for describing your physical features and your personality, so that you talk about and describe yourself and other people. The course also covers the vocabulary you will need to get around a city, from asking for directions to being able to describe public buildings.

    The phonetics section covers syllables, the French R and the correct pronunciation of vowels. 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 in English, using related interviews with French speakers.

    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.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe your physical characteristics;
    - Describe your personality;
    - List the basic colours;
    - Pronounce the French R;
    - Buy groceries from the shops;
    - Ask for a coffee in a cafe;
    - Ask where different places in a city are;
    - Recognise the different types of shop;
    - and describe basic directions.

  • 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 - Dining Out, and Describing People and Places
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • University of Texas at Austin

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 4 )
  • French Language Studies - Dining, People and Places: Course Resource Documents View Resource
  • Module
    Learn French - Describing People
    • Learn French online for describing people.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Describing People
    • Daily Routine
    • Phonetics - The French R
    • Short Interviews
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Learn French - Bon appetit - Dining Out
    • Learn French online for ordering food when dining out in restaurants.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Food Shopping
    • Eating out
    • Quantities and verbs
    • Phonetics - Les syllabes
    • Short interviews
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Learn French - Describing the City
    • Learn French online for describing places and getting around the city.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • The City
    • Ordinal Numbers and Verbs
    • Phonetics - Les voyelles i/y/u
    • Short Interviews
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: French Language Studies -Dining out, Prople and Places Assessment
    • Module 4: French Language Studies -Dining out, Prople and Places Assessment
    • French Language Studies ? People and Places Assessment
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