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

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1 Why do I want to learn French?

In Week 1, a number of reasons for choosing to learn French were discussed. Figure 2 shows the broader categories for these reasons again.

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Figure 2 Reasons for study

Since then, you have found out a lot more about what learning French is like, and about the type of things you will learn in a beginners’ French course. Has that changed your view about the French language and about why you might want to learn French? Reflect on this in the next activity.

Activity 1 Your views on study

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes

Take a few minutes to review the reasons above (in Figure 2), and rank them in order of importance for you personally. You can note your feelings in the box below.

At the beginning of this course, did your reasons for wanting to learn French differ to these categories? Has this course influenced your reasons, or your thoughts on learning French generally? Note down anything relevant.

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