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

French
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Learn French for ordering food, meeting people and describing places.

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French Language Studies – Dining Out, and Describing People and Places is a course 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.

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