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This free course, French: En ville, helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask about accommodation, book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area. You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera. The course also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech. By the end of the course, you will feel more confident understanding and giving information about towns, seeking clarification and dealing with numbers. You will also have developed your oral fluency and your reading skills.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand and give information on a French town
- seek clarification on where to stay and things to do
- deal confidently with numbers and tell the time
- identify a personal development in oral fluency and reading skills.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- Session 1
- Session 2
- 2.1 Une chambre d'hôtel
- Section 2.2
- Section 2.3
- Section 2.5
- 2.5.3 Une brochure de détails d'hôtel
- 2.5.4 Activités 30 et 31
- 2.6 Faites les bilan: Sessions 1–5
- Section 2.7
- Section 2.8
- Section 2.9
- 2.9.3 Understanding notices
- Section 2.10
- Section 2.11
- 2.12 Faites le bilan: Sessions 6 – 10
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French: En ville
This course helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask about accommodation, book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area. You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera. This course also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech. By the end of the course, you will feel more confident understanding and giving information about towns, seeking clarification and dealing with numbers. You will also have developed your oral fluency and your reading skills.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L192.
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Originally published: Friday, 11th March 2016
Last updated on: Friday, 11th March 2016
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