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This free course, French: Le quatorze juillet, is taken from Ouverture, a language module that concentrates on French as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into French society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in French. French: Le quatorze juillet focuses on the French national holiday of 14 July which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison (la prise de la Bastille) in 1789.
Using the French you have learned, by the end of this section you should be able to:
- understand and give descriptions of events in the past
- understand and ask questions about events in the past
- understand and express intentions
- understand people talking about 14 July
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French: Le quatorze juillet
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L120.
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Originally published: Monday, 23rd February 2009
Last updated on: Monday, 10th September 2012
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