Beginner French, Pt. 1 (In-Person Only)

OSH 520 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: Begin at the Beginning with the French language and culture. In this course, you will learn practical French for everyday situations like ordering at a café, making reservations, getting through the airport, etc. Essential grammar is also covered. 



Week 1

Why learn French? Pronunciation and accents: The mute “e” and nasal vowels; Greetings, geography.

Week 2

Days of the week, Numbers from 1-20, Grammar: Pronouns and verb “être.” Family centered vocabulary.

Week 3

Months of the year and Numbers from 21-50, Grammar: The verb “avoir,” and its use in idiomatic expressions and vocabulary for houses.

Week 4

Numbers from 51-70, Grammar: Regular “er” verbs. Ways to ask questions. Student descriptions of their homes.

Week 5

Numbers from 71-100, Vocabulary for seasons/weather, Dialogue: Reading and discussion. Telling Time.

Week 6

Military time, Grammar: Regular “ir” and “re” verbs, possessive adjectives; Dialogue reading and discussion.

Instructor: Ms. Blanca Silva


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses are available either in-person only, via Zoom only or hybrid (either in-person or via Zoom). Please note the modality of each class. Membership is required.

OLLI 2023-2024 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2023-2024 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2023 Ends: 7/31/2024