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

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9 Summary of Week 5

Well done for completing Week 5!

Earlier in this course, you found out about the multiple dimensions involved in learning French. This week you’ve focused specifically on what’s involved in understanding spoken French. You’ve had a taste of French pronunciation, and tried out the types of listening activities that you can expect in a beginners’ French course. All of this has hopefully shown how you will attune your ears to the sound and rhythm of the French language as you study.

You should now be able to:

  • recall some basic facts about French pronunciation
  • complete the kind of listening and pronunciation activities found in a beginners’ French course
  • appreciate what is involved in developing listening skills
  • understand the importance of having the confidence to have a go and speak.

This week you have also been encouraged to find opportunities to experience French-language media and entertainment. This will give you a chance to be immersed not just in the sound of the language, but also in the cultures of the French-speaking world. Week 6 will pick up on this and show how learning about culture is an integral part of learning the language. You will be thinking about where your French can take you, so get ready to travel in Week 6!

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