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

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10 Summary of Week 4

Well done for completing Week 4!

Quite a lot of terminology was used this week; some of it was probably familiar, but maybe not something you’ve thought about for a while (since your schooldays perhaps). There is no need for your French studies to include an in-depth study of grammar – unless you want to of course. Nor do you need to spend time analysing sentences and looking for verbs and nouns and so on. But as a learner of French, you’ll find that you encounter and learn some of these terms in the process.

You should now be able to:

  • explain which accents and diacritics are used on some letters in French
  • recognise and understand some basic grammatical terms
  • identify a few differences between French grammar and the grammar of your own language
  • understand what learning French grammar entails.

Hopefully this week’s study has piqued your interest, and clarified some terms you might’ve wondered about. Perhaps grammar is an element you will enjoy tackling?

You’ve had a preview of what French looks like. Next week, you will start exploring what French sounds like.

You are now halfway through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional end-of-course survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Session 8. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.

You can now go to Week 5.