French 101

Receive aemail containing the next unit.

Review and Practice

Review of French Culture, Living in France, Vocabulary Building, and Advanced Conversations

pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with France and its people

Pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with France and its people.

In this part of the course, we will revisit the topics covered in the second half of the course. This review will help reinforce your understanding and application of the French language in various contexts.

Understanding French Culture

French culture is rich and diverse, with a long history that has influenced the world. We will revisit:

  • French Traditions and History: From Bastille Day to the significance of the French Revolution, understanding these traditions and historical events can provide context to the French language and its evolution.
  • French Customs and Etiquette: Understanding French customs, such as greeting with a kiss on the cheek, and etiquette, like table manners, can help you navigate social situations in France.
  • French Art, Music, and Cinema: France has a rich artistic heritage. We will revisit famous French artists, musicians, and filmmakers, and their impact on French culture and language.

Living in France

Living in France comes with its own unique experiences and vocabulary. We will review:

  • Housing and Accommodation Vocabulary: From apartments (appartements) to villas (villas), knowing these terms can help you navigate the housing market in France.
  • Discussing Likes and Dislikes: Expressing your preferences is key to any conversation. We will review phrases and vocabulary related to expressing likes and dislikes.
  • French Cooking and Wine Tasting Vocabulary: French cuisine is renowned worldwide. We will revisit the vocabulary related to cooking and wine tasting, which can enhance your culinary experiences in France.

Vocabulary Building

Expanding your vocabulary is crucial to becoming fluent in any language. We will revisit:

  • Health and Wellness: From the doctor's office to the gym, we will review vocabulary related to health and wellness.
  • Environment and Nature: Understanding terms related to the environment and nature can help you discuss these important topics in French.
  • Politics and Society: From elections to social issues, we will revisit vocabulary and phrases that can help you engage in discussions about politics and society in France.

Advanced Conversations

Being able to engage in advanced conversations is a sign of language proficiency. We will review:

  • Debating: We will revisit useful phrases and techniques for debating in French.
  • Using Colloquial Language: Colloquial language can make your French sound more natural. We will review common French slang and idiomatic expressions.
  • Expressing Complex Ideas: We will revisit how to construct complex sentences in French to express nuanced ideas and opinions.

By revisiting these topics, you will reinforce your understanding of French culture, lifestyle, vocabulary, and conversation skills. This will help you become more confident in your French language abilities and prepare you for more advanced studies.