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Foundations of French for Global Communication
Learn to read, write, speak and understand French with King’s College London
This course is ideal for anyone looking to visit a French-speaking country for leisure, or study and exchange programme purposes.
Using a communicative approach in your online classroom sessions, you’ll be well-versed in speaking, reading, listening to and writing the French language by the end of the two-week course.
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Suitable even for those with no prior experience, you’ll gain both cultural competency and an understanding of the French language throughout the course.
You’ll also cover some of the basics so that you can strike up a simple conversation with and understand native French speakers in a social environment.
Enjoy interactive activities with fellow students to help with speaking French
You’ll get the chance to engage in interactive language activities and will participate in online group work according to a syllabus based on a systematic grammatical progression.
Covering varied topics including greetings, personal information, and basic interactions, you’ll be able to read and understand simple texts in the French language by the end of the two-week course.
Learn from the experts at the Modern Language Centre
The Modern Language Centre at King’s College London employs over 100 teaching staff who are native speakers of the languages in which they teach.
You’ll be under their guidance every step of the way and will enjoy a course mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) standard.
The material for these introductory weeks will provide a taste of a new microcredential from King’s College London, coming to FutureLearn in September 2021.
- Greetings; introducing oneself and others
- Nationalities and countries
- Alphabet and numbers
- Months and days
- Identifying objects
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- in simple conversation to introduce yourself and ask for basic information.
- who you are and what you do as well as your acquaintances.
- short texts related to personal information.
- information from simple texts and audio documents.
- key aspects of basic French grammar.
Who is the course for?
This course is for beginners who’d like to learn French for professional reasons. Whether you’re travelling to France for business, this course is the perfect preparation before your journey.
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