French with Madame Shea

Beginning French for Adults

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Course Outline – French for the Absolute Beginner

This is a beginning level class for students who know little or no French. We will be learning simple conversations and common phrases, with an emphasis on French culture. Class content will be partially driven by participant’s interests.

WEEK 1

Introductions – Greetings – Expressions of Courtesy – French Hospitality

WEEK 2

Alphabet – Pronunciation – Oh la la, je parle déjà français! – Cognates – Discussing Likes and Dislikes

WEEK 3

Numbers 0-100 – Age – Phone Numbers – Addresses – Money – Time

WEEK 4

Common Expressions with the Verb Faire – Weather Expressions

WEEK 5

Simple Sentence Construction

WEEK 6

The Verb Aller – Entertainment & Shopping in Paris

WEEK 7

Eating à la française – Au Restaurant, au Café, au Marché, à l’Épicerie

WEEK 8

Possible Field Trip: Si on va au Métropolitan?

click here to download week one notes

click here to download pronunciation notes

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