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French 101- How to Speak French (with Audio)

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This Instructional Course on How to Speak French (with audio clips) is a fast, fun, and manageable way to learn French in your own time.  This guide starts at the beginning assuming you know nothing about French and walks you through, simple lesson by simple lesson, until you come out speaking about your daily routines, what you did yesterday, last year or in 1999, and what you are going to do tomorrow or in the year 2020.  Along the way, you will find explanations, examples and activities that give you the building blocks to construct a base for the French language, often called the language of love.


This self-paced course is designed to give you the basics in grammar and vocabulary but always focusing on the verbal aspect that allows you to communicate as soon as possible. In order to get the most out of this guide, you must actively work with it, completing the exercises, working on the activities and having fun.



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Course Lessons

5/24/2016 11:42:45 AM
  • Introduction

    This class describes how the lessons are organized and the icon used for the audio.
  • Lesson 2: The Alphabet and Pronunciation Guide

    This lesson describes the alphabet and a basic pronunciation guide.
  • Lesson 3: Start Building Your Vocabulary

    This letter gives basic vocabulary words, time, counting and greetings.
  • Lesson 4: Talking About Daily Routines: Introduction To The Present Tense

    Verbs and personal pronouns.
  • Lesson 5: Irregular and Otherwise Tricky Verbs

    Verbs and their application.
  • Lesson 6: Improving Your Vocabulary

    Common phrases, family, singular-plural and parts of the body.
  • Lesson 7: Describing People, Places and Things

    This lesson describes how to use adjectives.
  • Lesson 8: More Verbs

    This lesson discusses talking about your likes and dislikes, your obligations and your capabilities.
  • Lesson 9: Prepositions

    This lesson teaches how to use prepositions in your sentences.
  • Lesson 10: Introduction To The Past Tense

    This unit will explain and provide examples about using the various past tense verbs.
  • Lesson 11: Asking Questions

    This lesson will explain how to ask questions.
  • Lesson 12: Pronouns

    This lesson discusses the different types of pronouns and how they are used.
  • Lesson 13: Introduction To The Future Tense

    This lesson describes how to apply and use future tense in sentences.
  • Lesson 14: Cognates and False Friends

    This lesson describes words that sound or look the same in another language but could mean different things.

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Course Title: French 101- How to Speak French (with Audio)
Course Number: 33892
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the alphabet and pronunciation guide.
  • Build your vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate talking about daily routines.
  • Demonstrate irregular verb usage.
  • Describe methods for improving your vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate describing people, places and things.
  • Demonstrate preposition usage.
  • Demonstrate verb tense usage.
  • Ask questions in French.
  • Use pronouns in French.
  • Use future tense in French, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 2 ExamExam9
Lesson 3 Activity: Daily ScheduleAssignment10
Lesson 3 ExamExam12
Lesson 4 Activity: French Pronoun ChartAssignment10
Lesson 4 Activity: Match PhrasesAssignment10
Lesson 4 Activity: TranslationAssignment10
Lesson 4 ExamExam8
Lesson 5 Activity: VerbsAssignment10
Lesson 5 Activity: Matching PhrasesAssignment10
Lesson 5 Activity: PracticeAssignment10
Lesson 5 ExamExam10
Lesson 6 Activity: Vocabulary 1Assignment10
Lesson 6 Activity: Vocabulary 2Assignment10
Lesson 6 Activity: PluralsAssignment10
Lesson 6 ExamExam10
Lesson 7 Activity: AdjectivesAssignment10
Lesson 7 Activity: Adjectives 2Assignment10
Lesson 7 ExamExam9
Lesson 8 Activity: Expressions with faireAssignment10
Lesson 8 Activity: Matching PhrasesAssignment10
Lesson 8 ExamExam10
Lesson 9 Activity: PrepositionsAssignment10
Lesson 9 ExamExam10
Lesson 10 Activity: Past Tense PracticeAssignment10
Lesson 10 Activity: Imperfect Form PracticeAssignment10
Lesson 10 ExamExam10
Lesson 11 Activity: Question FormsAssignment10
Lesson 11 Activity: QuestionsAssignment10
Lesson 11 ExamExam8
Lesson 12 Activity: Indirect Object PronounsAssignment10
Lesson 12 Activity: Pronoun ExerciseAssignment10
Lesson 12 ExamExam9
Lesson 13 Activity: Correct FormsAssignment10
Lesson 13 Activity: Future Tense VerbAssignment10
Lesson 13 ExamExam6
Total Points:346

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Student Testimonials

  • "It was quite helpful to print out the educational texts for using them as a learning script." -- Timo W.
  • "The fact that there were side notes and the exam tested what I learned. The beauty was it treated me throughout as a basic learner and at no point I felt uncomfortable with the challenge. Kudos to the Professor." -- Henna N.
  • "It was fun!" -- Maria P.

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