Beginner Lessons

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I've got a hangover!

Type the word "hangover" into google and it will return millions of hits. Remedies, cures, avoidance strategies, explanations - someone out there has all the answers. We can't pretend to have the ultimate cure, but we can, on the other hand, provide some vocabulary to discuss that unpleasant feeling in French.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 12

Talking about the weather

Wherever we are, whatever we're doing, the weather seems to have an effect on our general state of mind. In this short lesson, we'll meet some expressions which will provide the basics, whether it's a beautiful day or raining cats and dogs.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 11

Discussing a movie you've seen

Learn how to talk about a movie you saw last night - what it was about, where it was filmed, some adjectives to describe the plot, the way in which it was filmed - it's all in this lesson. If you haven't seen a particular movie, study the questions you'll need to put to someone who has.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 10

Making a suggestion

How do we propose going to the cinema, or the theatre? Or choosing between thai or chinese food? For that matter, how do we say "I don't mind - that's up to you." Let's find the answers and learn a few colloquial expressions, too.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 8

Talking about the future

In our previous lessons, we've confined ourselves mainly to the present tense. But how do we talk about what we'll be doing next week, or for our summer vacation? We'll find out in this lesson.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 7

Discussing your interests

In French, there are many ways of discussing the things that interest us. In this lesson, we'll meet a variety of verbs which will allow us to do that. We'll also look at "faire", a key verb in a wide range of activities.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 6

A look at the alphabet!

Whether you're opening a new bank account, or sending something by registered mail, chances are that someone is going to ask you to spell your name, your address, or whatever. But, how do you do that in French?! Let's find out.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 5

Talking about work

Saying where and for whom you work. Talking about colleagues. interesting french acronyms. Introduction to the adverbs "bien" and "mal". Learn how to used the verb "pouvoir" in a variety of situations. Are the french hard workers? Find out now.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 3

Discussing family

In this lesson, learn how to say you get on well with someone. Speak about things in general and talk about playing musical instruments. Learn about adjectives ending in "-if", as well as the key verb "avoir".

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 2

Introducing yourself

In this first lesson you'll find some very basic expressions, including how to say who you are, where you live and what you do. You'll also be introduced to three verbs. You can take a test, too, by downloading the accompanying pdf guide which contains a complete transcript and lots of extra, useful information.

Price: 0 credit(s)
Lesson #: 1