The Open University since 2006
Alternatively you can skip the navigation by pressing 'Enter'.
Old School With The Hairy Bikers: EPISODE 1Thursday, 30th June 2016 01:05 - BBC Two (England only)Can an intergenerational experiment with 12 teenagers and 12 pensioners benefit both groups? Read more: Old School With The Hairy Bikers: EPISODE 1
The Big C & Me: Episode 3Available until Saturday, 30th July 2016 03:10In the final episode of The Big C & Me we follow three people who face life or death with severe or terminal... Read more: The Big C & Me: Episode 3
Old School With The Hairy Bikers: EPISODE 1Available until Saturday, 30th July 2016 02:10
Thinking Allowed 2016: Good neighbours, The connection between sport and domestic abuseAvailable for over a year
All in the Mind - Summer 2016: All in the Mind Awards Ceremony from the Wellcome Collection in LondonAvailable for over a year
OpenLearn Live: 30th June 2016The actor who couldn't turn cinematic gold into political success; views of Trumpton from... Watch now: OpenLearn Live: 30th June 2016
Take the photographic memory testCan you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test. Launch now: Take the photographic memory test
Can renewable energy power the world?Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next... Try: Can renewable energy power the world? now
An introduction to music theoryGain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation. This free... Try: An introduction to music theory now
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.
After studying this course, 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.
Study this free course
Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn, track your progress and on completion gain a statement of participation to demonstrate your learning to others. Make your learning visible!
French: Le quatorze juillet
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L120.
Copyright & revisions
Originally published: Friday, 11th March 2016
Last updated on: Friday, 11th March 2016
- Creative-Commons: The Open University is proud to release this free course under a Creative Commons licence. However, any third-party materials featured within it are used with permission and are not ours to give away. These materials are not subject to the Creative Commons licence. See terms and conditions. Full details can be found in the Acknowledgements and our FAQs section.
- This site has Copy Reuse Tracking enabled - see our FAQs for more information.
If you enjoyed this, why not follow a feed to find out when we have new things like it? Choose an RSS feed from the list below. (Don't know what to do with RSS feeds?)
Remember, you can also make your own, personal feed by combining tags from around OpenLearn.
All our alternative formats are free for you to download, for more information about the different formats we offer please see our FAQs. The most frequently used are Word (for accessibility), PDF (for print) and ePub and Kindle to download to eReaders*.
- Word (882 KB)
- PDF (2 MB)
- ePub 3.0 (10.3 MB)
- ePub 2.0 (714 KB)
- Kindle (422 KB)
- RSS (223 KB)
- HTML (10.4 MB)
- SCORM (10.4 MB)
- OUXML Package (20 KB)
- OUXML File (72 KB)
- IMS Common cartridge
- Moodle backup (6.9 MB)
*Please note you will need an ePub and Mobi reader for these formats.