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French: The Basics Part I



Have you always wanted to learn the French language? Designed for the beginner, this course develops a basic vocabulary, explores fundamental grammar, pronunciation and verbs. You will develop your French communication skills by learning to ask and answer simple questions in a variety of practical situations.

What You Will Learn

As an Introduction to French the aim of this course is to provide the participants with a basic understanding of how the language “works”. You will study basic vocabulary and expressions, alphabet, numbers, and basic regular and irregular verbs (e.g. avoir être, faire). The importance of basic grammar and proper pronunciation will be addressed through study and systematic practice of the French sounds, rhythm, grammar and simple communicative topics.

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand elementary vocabulary and verbs
  • Ask and answer simple questions

What to Expect

This is an interactive course, which includes lectures, exercises and practicing the language in and out of class.

There are no prerequisites required. This class is for students who have no knowledge of the language or have forgotten what was previously learned.

This course is currently not open for registration. If you would like to be notified when registration begins, simply complete our Course Inquiry and watch your inbox for details.