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Get ready for beginners’ French
Get ready for beginners’ French

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • recognise a number of words and expressions that are French in origin

  • understand the concepts of loan words (or borrowings), cognates, and false friends

  • recognise the importance of focusing on what you know, rather than what you don’t, when trying to understand French

  • appreciate some strategies that can be used to grasp the meaning of unfamiliar words.