Getting started with French 3
Getting started with French 3

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Getting started with French 3

Introduction

Bonjour.

This two-week course offers you the opportunity to learn how to ask for directions. Starting with the basic vocabulary you’ll progress towards being able to say more and more, ask questions and understand replies. Little by little you will improve your ability to have more complex conversations and to understand more language in a variety of different scenarios.

Each week comprises 3–4 hours of interactive activities, explanations, exercises and tips about language learning. It’s a good idea to keep notes either in a notebook or on your preferred digital device; each week you’ll be encouraged to add to your own personal phrase book and decide how you can best go about memorising and practising key phrases and vocabulary. At the end of each week you will have a quiz to revise what you have been learning.

To start with, consider how you’ll organise your studies. Learning languages is a gradual process and, if possible, it is best to spread your 3–4 hours over the week, rather than studying the whole week’s work in one go. You then get the opportunity to revise vocabulary and language structures, to review quickly what you did last time and above all to practise and consolidate. For example, by listening several times to the same recording, you will learn vocabulary and perfect your accent for the speaking activities.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • ask for directions to key places in French-speaking towns
  • use the main prepositions of location
  • understand and give directions using a variety of phrases including devoir and il faut
  • pronounce un, une and the letters ‘h’ and ‘r’
  • use vocabulary to indicate the sequence of events.
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