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French Language Studies - Introduction

French
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Learn the basics of the French language.

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French Language Studies – Introduction is an 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 enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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