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French is spoken by millions of people in many countries around the world and is a very popular second language to learn.

 

The Alison Learning Path in French Language Skills will introduce you to various aspects of the French language including basic French vocabulary and grammar. You will learn how to speak in conversational French that will enable you to deal with everyday situations if you are visiting in a French speaking region of the world. You will advance through this learning path to learn about grammar and vocabulary in the French language allowing you to greatly increase your comprehension of the French language.

 

This Alison Learning Path will benefit anyone who may be visiting a French-speaking part of the world or those who would like to learn or improve their skills speaking the French language. You will expand your knowledge on using adverbs in the French language, learn about topics covering dining out, fashion, finances, and perfect your pronunciation of the French language.

 



Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Basic French Language Skills For Everyday Life

    French is spoken by millions of people in many countries around the world and is a very popular second language to learn. Alison's free online course is a series of engaging video lessons for beginners that introduces the learner to various aspects of the French language including basic French vocabulary and grammar. By studying this French course you will quickly pick up conversational French that will help you deal with everyday situations you may find yourself in when you visit a French speaking country.

    Alison's online course will help you learn French online and will be of great interest to all learners who want to pick up basic French language skills.

    6-10 Hours
    50 Points
  2. Improving Your French Language Skills

    French is spoken by 110 million native speakers, is an official language in 29 countries and has 190 million non-native speakers around the world. This free online course is ideal for learners who have had some exposure to the French language and want to continue improving their knowledge and understanding of both grammar and vocabulary of this wonderful language.

    You will start this free course by improving your pronunciation skills. This is followed by learning more useful vocabulary and further expanding your ability to count numbers in French. You will also improve your understanding and knowledge of grammar rules, in particular, the use of adjectives, adverbs and pronouns.

    This course will be of interest to business professionals doing business in French speaking countries and who would like to communicate more effectively with their French speaking colleagues, and to individual students learning French who would like to continue improving their understanding of this language.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  3. Mastering French Grammar and Vocabulary

    For learners who have studied our first two French courses, this third course will further increase your understanding of the French language. You will build on your existing knowledge of French vocabulary and master important areas of grammar that will greatly improve your comprehension of the French language and your ability to communicate effectively with native French speakers.

    In this free online French language course you will be taken step by step through grammar topics such as using adverbs and prepositions, using relative and demonstrative pronouns and understanding the differences between 'depuis', 'pendant', 'pour' and 'il y a'. You will also cover a wide range of new topics and learn vocabulary related to jobs, professions, religion, law and order, driving and music to name just a few.

    This course will be of great interest to all learners of the French language who would like to take their knowledge and understanding to a new level and further deepen their comprehension of this language.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  4. French Language Studies - Introduction

    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.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  5. French Language Studies - Dining Out, and Describing People and Places

    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.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  6. French Language Studies - Holidays, At Home and The Media

    The free online course French Language Studies – Holidays, At Home and the Media is designed for anyone who wants to learn to speak basic French.

    In this course you will learn how to talk about national holidays, how you celebrate them and what your traditions are. You will also learn the key French language skills for describing your home including the rooms and furniture and the domestic chores you carry out in the house. Also covered is the French vocabulary about aspects of the media such as what you watch on television and listen to on radio, and what you use the internet for. The phonetics section covers syllable, the French R and the correct pronunciation of vowels. Learners will also be directed to the relevant sections of grammar in a Grammar reference resource.

    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.

    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.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  7. French Language Studies - Fashion, School, Work and Finances

    The free online course French Language Studies – Fashion, School, Work and Finances is designed for anyone who wants to learn to speak basic French.

    The course, the final in a series of four, is broken down into the basics of talking about clothes and fashion, fitness and exercise, school and college, the workplace and looking for a job, your finances and your relationships. You will learn how to speak in French about your clothes and your interest in fashion, and what exercise you take to improve fitness and stay healthy. You will learn French vocabulary and grammar to talk about where you were educated and what you studied, both at school and university. You will learn key French phrases and vocabulary about the workplace, different professions and looking for a job. Also covered is French vocabulary about finances and bills, and your relationships.

    The phonetics sections cover the nasal vowels, the mute 'e', links and placing the emphasis correctly in rhythmic groups. 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.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points

Complete!

Successfully complete all of these courses to receive a French Language Skills Learning Path Award.

All your learning will be reflected in your Learner Record, which you can download for free at any time.

You also have the option of purchasing an Alison Certificate for each of the above courses you successfully complete.



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