French Course Outline

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On this page you can read a detailed course outline which shows you what is covered in each of my French lessons.

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  • Beginner
  • Build your French vocabulary and start speaking basic French with confidence in no time.
  • 20 Lessons
  • 28 Hours
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  • Beginner to Intermediate
  • Take your skills to the next level - build your confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing French.
  • 30 Lessons
  • 51 Hours
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  • Downloadable Support Guides
  • Email and Phone Support
  • 1 year membership
  • $119
  • Buy these lessons
  • Beginner to Advanced
  • Master all the skills necessary to achieve an advanced level and complete confidence in speaking French.
  • 45 Lessons
  • 78 Hours
  • Exclusive Audio & Video Content
  • Bonus Live Lessons
  • Bonus Audio Podcasts
  • Downloadable Support Guides
  • Email and Phone Support
  • 1 year membership
  • $149
  • Buy these lessons

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Lessons 1-20 (Beginner)

Here are the main areas of grammar covered in lessons 1-20.

  • Basic vocabulary (numbers, colours, dates, etc.)
  • Alphabet
  • Basic verb conjugation (present & past tense)
  • Simple sentence construction
  • Basic prepositions (dans, sur, etc.)
  • Definite, indefinite & partitive articles (le, un, de la, etc.)
  • Telling the time
  • Main verbs (avoir, être, aller & faire, etc.)
  • Subject pronouns (je, tu, il, elle, etc.)
  • Introduction to regular & irregular verbs (re/ir/re)
  • Possessive adjectives (mon, ma, mes, etc.)
  • Introduction to the present tense
  • Introduction to the past tense (passé compose)
  • Forming questions (où, quand, comment? etc.)

Beginner Course Outline (Lessons 1-20)

LESSON 1

You will learn how to say where you live and some common French greetings.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Countries vocabulary - part 1
VIDEO
  • Greetings
  • European countries - vocabulary

LESSON 2

More first words in French including days of the week and numbers from 1 to 10.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Countries vocabulary - part 2
VIDEO
  • Numbers 1-10
  • Days of the week

LESSON 3

In this lesson, we look at the French alphabet and some common French adjectives.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Nationalities vocabulary - part 1
  • Nationalities vocabulary - part 2
VIDEO
  • Alphabet

LESSON 4

The main focus here is on the French subject pronouns and the verb 'avoir' (to have)..

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Subject pronouns (jetuilelle, etc.)
VIDEO
  • Numbers 10-20
  • Months of the year
  • Subject pronouns
  • Avoir (to have) - present tense
  • 2 ways of saying "WE" in French - Nous vs On 
  • 20 useful French expressions with Avoir - vocabulary

LESSON 5

You will continue learning basic French grammar and forming French sentences.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Head, shoulder, legs & feet song
VIDEO
  • Body vocabulary - part 1
  • Body vocabulary - part 2
  • Body vocabulary - part 3

LESSON 6

Here, we focus on the important French auxiliary verb 'être' (to be).

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • French auxiliary être (to be) present tense
  • Clothes vocabulary - part 1
  • Clothes vocabulary - part 2
  • Clothes vocabulary - part 3
VIDEO
  • Weather and seasons
  • French auxiliaries: être & avoir
  • Clothes vocabulary - part 1
  • Clothes vocabulary - part 2
  • Clothes vocabulary - part 3
  • Tu vs Vous - How to say 'You' in French

LESSON 7

Here, we look at the definite and indefinite articles in French (le, la, un, une, etc.).

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • definite articles (lela, etc.)
  • indefinite articles (unune, etc.)
VIDEO
  • Definite articles (lela, etc.)
  • Indefinite articles (unune, etc.)
  • Definite & Indefinite articles quiz
  • Family vocabulary - part 1
  • Family vocabulary - part 2

LESSON 8

You will learn the French verb 'aller' (to go) and some French prepositions.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Aller (to go) - present, past & future
  • Ma semaine (my week) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Aller (to go) + prepositions
  • Places vocabulary - part 1

LESSON 9

You will learn more prepositions and some more complicated French numbers.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Prepositions (e.g. sursous, etc.)
  • Le petit garçon (the little boy) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Numbers 1-20
  • Numbers 10-100
  • Prepositions
  • Places vocabulary - part 2
  • Places vocabulary - part 3
  • 20 Really Useful Prepositions - vocabulary

LESSON 10

In this lesson, you will be introduced to simple negations using 'ne' and 'pas' in French.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Negations - part 1 (e.g. ne ... pas)
  • Ma tante (my aunt) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Negations - part 1
  • Time expressions - part 1

LESSON 11

Here, you will learn about infinitive verbs and the different French verb groups.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • First group verbs - present tense
  • Au théâtre (at the theatre) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Verb groups
  • Verb groups - extra practice
  • Group 1 regular verbs "ER" endings - present tense
  • Parler (to talk) - present tense
  • What time is it? - part 1
  • What time is it? - part 2
  • Time expressions - part 2
  • La fête de la musique - reading & listening exercise


LESSON 12

In this lesson, you will learn some uses of the French verb 'faire' (to do/make).

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • À la gym (at the gym) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Faire (to do / to make) - present tense
  • Demander (to ask) - present tense
  • Manger (to eat) - present tense
  • Chanter (to sing) - present tense
  • Sport vocabulary - part 1
  • Sport vocabulary - part 2

LESSON 13

In this lesson, we focus on possessive adjectives and ways of asking questions in French.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Possessive adjectives (my, your, etc.)
  • Mon métier (my job) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Asking questions in French with est-ce que
  • Extra practice on est-ce que
  • Asking questions in French with inversions
  • Inversions with negations
  • Inversions with the passé composé
  • Asking questions in French with n'est-ce pas
  • Informal question tags in French
  • Masculine singular possessive adjectives
  • Masculine singular possessive adjectives - extra practice
  • Feminine singular possessive adjectives
  • Plural possessive adjectives
  • Mixed possessive adjectives - extra practice

LESSON 14

You will learn some more question forms using French interrogative adverbs.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Le tour de France (the Tour de France) sujet de la semaine
  • Mon ami (my friend) French dictation
VIDEO
  • Colours vocabulary - part 1
  • Colours vocabulary - part 2
  • Rainbow song
  • Asking where questions 
  • Asking where questions - extra practice
  • Asking why questions 
  • Asking why questions - extra practice
  • Asking how questions 
  • Asking how questions - extra practice

LESSON 15

Here, we continue looking at French question forms and revise the first 7 lessons.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • House vocabulary - part 1
  • House vocabulary - part 2
  • House vocabulary - part 3
  • Festival d'Avignon (the Festival of Avignon) - sujet de la semaine
  • Mes vacances (my holidays) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Furniture vocabulary 
  • House vocabulary - part 1
  • Asking when questions 
  • Asking when questions - extra practice
  • Asking who questions 
  • Asking who questions - extra practice
  • Asking how many questions 
  • Asking how many questions - extra practice
  • Asking what/which questions - part 1
  • Asking what/which questions - part 2
  • Asking what/which questions - extra practice
  • Asking which one questions 

LESSON 16

Revision of lessons 8 to 15 through a French listening comprehension.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Être (to be) past, present & future
  • Avoir (to have) past, present & future
  • House vocabulary - part 4
  • House vocabulary - part 5
  • House vocabulary - part 6
  • Le palais idéal du Facteur Cheval  (the ideal palace of the postman Cheval) - sujet de la semaine
  • La carte postale (the postcard) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Non-alcoholic drinks vocabulary
  • Alcoholic drinks vocabulary
  • Objects in the house vocabulary
  • Mixed house vocabulary 
  • Vouloir (to want) - present tense
  • Vouloir (to want) - conditional tense
  • 2 ways of saying "YES" in French: Oui vs Si

LESSON 17

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the French passé composé tense.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Acheter (to buy) - past, present & future
  • Manger (to eat) - past, present & future
  • Passé composé with être
  • Passé composé with avoir
  • House vocabulary - part 7
  • House vocabulary - part 8
  • House vocabulary - part 9
  • Boris Vian - sujet de la semaine
  • Passer une commande (place an order) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Group 1 regular verbs "-ER" endings - past tense
  • French verbs of movement
  • Pouvoir (to be able to) present tense
  • Demander (to ask) past tense
  • Chanter (to sing) past tense
  • Auxiliaries être & avoir
  • Kitchen vocabulary - part 1
  • Kitchen vocabulary - part 2
  • Electrical appliances vocabulary
  • Bathroom vocabulary
  • Boris Vian - reading & listening exercise
  • How to say "SINCE" and "FOR" in French: Depuis vs Pendant

LESSON 18

In this lesson, we revise the passé composé and look at French partitive articles.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • La grotte de Lascaux (The Lascaux cave) - sujet de la semaine
  • Au marché (at the market) - French dictation
  • Partitive articles (some, any, etc.)
  • Sweet food vocabulary
  • Salty food vocabulary
  • Meat vocabulary
  • Drinks vocabulary
  • Milk vocabulary
  • Fruits vocabulary
  • Vegetables vocabulary
VIDEO
  • Salty food vocabulary
  • Sweet food vocabulary
  • Meat vocabulary
  • Vegetables vocabulary
  • Fruits vocabulary
  • How to make a crêpe recipe
  • Partitive articles extra practice
  • Donner (to give) - past, present & future


LESSON 19

The focus here is on 2nd Group Verbs and how to conjugate them.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Albert Camus (Albert Camus) - sujet de la semaine
  • Ma voiture est en panne (my car has broken down) - French dictation
  • Finir (to finish) - past, present & future
VIDEO
  • Group 2 regular verbs "IR" endings - present tense
  • Group 2 regular verbs "IR" endings - past tense
  • Finir (to finish) - present tense
  • Finir (to finish) - past tense
  • Trouver (to find) - past, present & future 

LESSON 20

In this lesson, you will learn 3rd Group Verbs and how to conjugate them.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Albi (Albi) - sujet de la semaine
  • À la pêche (going fishing) - French dictation
  • Connaître (to know) - past, present & future
  • Prendre (to take) - past, present & future
  • Savoir (to know how to do something) - past, present & future
VIDEO
  • Apprendre (to learn) - present tense
  • Comprendre (to understand) - past tense
  • Entendre (to hear) - present tense
  • Aller (to go) - present tense
  • Savoir (to know how to do something) - present tense
  • Connaître (to know) - present tense
  • Prendre (to know) - present tense
  • Dire (to say / to tell) - past, present & future
  • Mettre (to put) - past, present & future
  • Group 3 irregular verbs - present tense
  • 3 French verb groups - comparison chart
  • Astérix - reading & listening exercise



Lessons 21-30 (Intermediate)

Here are the main areas of grammar covered in lessons 21-30.

  • Reflexive verbs
  • Reflexive pronouns (me, te, se, etc.)
  • How to form an adverb
  • How to form a negation (ne… pas, etc.)
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Possessive pronouns (le mien, la mienne, etc.)
  • Direct object pronouns (me, te, le, etc.)
  • Indirect object pronouns (me, te, lui, etc.)
  • Pronunciation & accents
  • Future tense
  • Conditional tense
  • Imperfect tense
  • Building more complex sentences
  • Understanding more complex dialogues

Intermediate Course Outline (Lessons 21-30)

LESSON 21

Here, we focus on 3rd Group Verbs in the passé composé and study reflexive verbs.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Reflexive pronouns (e.g. me, se, te, etc.)
  • Le tunnel sous la Manche (The channel tunnel) - sujet de la semaine
  • Mon métier (my job) - French dictation
  • Lyon (Lyon) - gap fill exercise
  • Créer (to create) - past, present & future
  • Ouvrir (to open) - past, present & future
  • Comprendre (to understand) - past, present & future
  • Time expressions vocabulary - part 1
  • Time expressions vocabulary - part 2
  • Time expressions vocabulary - part 3
  • Avoir besoin de - French idiom
  • Avoir envie de - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Savoir (to know how to do something) - past tense 
  • Prendre (to take) - past tense 
  • Group 3 irregular verbs - past tense
  • How to say "there is" or "there are" in French - Il y A 
  • Another 20 Useful French prepositions - vocab
  • La Neige - gap fill exercise
  • Brigitte Bardot - reading & listening exercise
  • Lyon - gap fill exercise

LESSON 22

In this lesson, we take a look at French pronunciation and revise French reflexive verbs.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Les crêpes (The pancakes) - French dictation
  • Antoine de Saint Exupéry (Antoine de Saint Exupéry) - sujet de la semaine
  • Les élections présidentielles en France (The presidential elections in Paris) - gap fill exercise
  • Partir (to leave) - past, present & future
  • Garden vocabulary - part 1
  • Garden vocabulary - part 2
  • Avoir raison - French Idiom
  • Avoir tort - French Idiom
VIDEO
  • What NOT to pronounce in French
  • "AI & EI" pronunciation 
  • "AIN" pronunciation
  • "CH" pronunciation
  • "EAU / AU" pronunciation 
  • "EN / EM & AN / AM" pronunciation 
  • "EU" pronunciation 
  • "GN" pronunciation 
  • "OI" pronunciation 
  • "OIN" pronunciation 
  • "ON / OM" pronunciation 
  • "OU" pronunciation 
  • "Œ" pronunciation 
  • "PSY, PSO, PSEU" pronunciation
  • "R" pronunciation 
  • "TH" pronunciation
  • "A, E, I, O, U" vowel sounds
  • "É, È, À, Ù" French accents
  • "Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û" French accents
  • "Ë, Ï, Ü" French accents
  • " French accent
  • S'habiller (to get dressed) - past, present & future
  • Les élections présidentielles en France - gap fill exercise

LESSON 23

You will learn how to form French adverbs and do a listening comprehension.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • La 2CV (The 2CV) - sujet de la semaine
  • Le métro de Paris (The Paris underground) - gap fill exercise
  • Essuyer (to wipe/dry) - past, present & future
  • Nettoyer (to clean) - past, present & future
  • Vouvoyer (to say) “vous” to somebody - past, present & future
  • Adverbs of manner 
  • Avoir confiance - French idiom
  • La nuit des musées (The night of the museums) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Useful adverbs - vocabulary
  • Vehicle vocabulary - part 1
  • Vehicle vocabulary - part 2
  • I am what I am... tongue twister
  • Tonton, ton thé... tongue twister
  • Ah pourquoi Pépita... tongue twister
  • La tour Eiffel - reading & listening exercise
  • Le métro de Paris - gap fill exercise
  • Le Louvre - gap fill exercise

LESSON 24

As well as more adverbs, here you are introduced to the imperfect tense in French.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Jean Ferrat (Jean Ferrat) - sujet de la semaine
  • La manifestation (the demonstration) - French dictation
  • Imperfect tense - part 1
  • Negations - part 2
  • Devoir (to have to/must) - past, present & future
  • Pouvoir (to be able to/can) - past, present & future
  • Recevoir (to receive) - past, present & future
  • Vouloir (to want) - past, present & future
  • Voir (to see) - past, present & future
  • Avoir la chair de poule - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Group 1 regular verbs "ER" endings - imperfect tense
  • Group 1 regular verbs "ER" endings - imperfect tense (irregularities)
  • Negations - part 2
  • Negations using jamais (never) 
  • Les vendanges (grape picking) - gap fill exercise
  • Avoir (to have) - imperfect
  • Être (to be) - imperfect
  • La Bourgogne - reading & listening exercise

LESSON 25

Focus on imperfect 3rd group verbs and French comparatives and superlatives.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • La galette des rois (King's cake) sujet de la semaine
  • La carte postale (post card) French dictation
  • Comparatives of superiority 
  • Superlatives of superiority and inferiority 
  • Imperfect tense - part 2
  • Être (to be) - imperfect
  • Avoir (to have) - imperfect 
VIDEO
  • Chanter (to sing) - imperfect
  • Dire (to say/tell) - imperfect
  • Trouver (to find) - imperfect
  • Faire (to do/ make) - imperfect
  • Voir (to see) - imperfect
  • How to make galette de rois recipe
  • Group 2 regular verbs (IR) endings - imperfect
  • Group 3 irregular verbs - imperfect
  • La Joconde - reading & listening exercise
  • L’homme à l’oreille cassée - gap fill exercise


LESSON 26

Revision of imperfect and perfect tenses and focus on French possessive pronouns.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Versailles (Versailles) - sujet de la semaine
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - gap fill exercise
  • Possessive pronouns 
  • Servir (to serve) - past, present & future
  • Tenir (to hold) - past, present & future
  • Avoir de l’oseille... - French Idiom
  • La bibliothèque (the library) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • If your uncle shaves your uncle... tongue twister
  • Birds vocabulary
  • Creepy crawlies vocabulary - part 1
  • Creepy crawlies vocabulary - part 2
  • Imparfait vs. passé composé - comparing tenses
  • Possessive pronouns (masculine singular)
  • Possessive pronouns (masculine singular) - extra practice
  • Possessive pronouns (feminine singular)
  • Possessive pronouns (feminine singular) - extra practice
  • Possessive pronouns (masculine plural)
  • Possessive pronouns (masculine plural) - extra practice
  • Possessive pronouns (feminine plural)
  • Possessive pronouns (feminine plural) - extra practice
  • Donner (to give) - imperfect tense
  • Mettre (to put) - imperfect tense

LESSON 27

Focus on a difficult French dialogue exercise; passé composé revision.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Les santons de Provence - gap fill exercise
  • Eteindre (to switch off) - past, present & future
  • Avoir du travail par dessus la tête - French idiom
  • Le Louvre (The Louvre) - sujet de la semaine
  • Le réveil (the clock) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Vouloir (to want) - past tense
  • Pouvoir (to be able to) - past tense
  • Faire (todo/make) - past tense
  • Boire (to drink) - past tense
  • Pets vocabulary
  • Wild animals vocabulary - part 1
  • Wild animals vocabulary - part 2

LESSON 28

In this lesson, we will take a look at the future tense in French.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité - gap fill exercise
  • Croire (to believe) - past, present & future
  • Avoir une dent contre quelqu’un - French idiom
  • Le douanier Rousseau sujet de la semaine
  • Le cinéma: "Camping" (the cinema: “Camping”) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Group 1 regular verbs (ER) endings - future tense
  • Group 2 regular verbs (IR) endings - future tense
  • Group 3 irregular verbs - future tense
  • Savoir (to know) - future tense
  • Voir (to see) - present, past & future
  • Acheter (to buy) - future tense
  • Appeler (to call) - future tense
  • Finir (to finish) - future tense
  • Count 1-100
  • Sea animals vocabulary - part 1
  • Sea animals vocabulary - part 2
  • Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité - gap fill exercise

LESSON 29

We continue looking at the French future tense and focus on French pronouns.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Le Mont Saint Michel (The Mont Saint Michael) - gap fill exercise
  • Dire (to say/to tell) - past, present & future
  • Appuyer sur le champignon - French idiom
  • 14 juillet fête nationale française (July 14 French national holiday) - sujet de la semaine
  • L’inondation (the flooding) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Aimer (to like/to love) - future tense
  • Arriver (to arrive) - future tense
  • Devoir (to have/to must) - future tense
  • Aller (to go) - future tense
  • Farm animals - vocabulary 
  • Il etait une fois... tongue twister
  • Le Mont Saint Michel - gap fill exercise

LESSON 30

Here, we focus on the French conditional (should, could, would, etc.).

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Les départements français (French counties) - sujet de la semaine
  • La fête de la musique (the music festival) - French dictation
  • Avoir la gueule de bois - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Group 1 regular verbs (ER) endings - conditional tense
  • Group 2 regular verbs (IR) endings - conditional tense
  • Group 3 irregular verbs - conditional tense
  • Conditional tense - extra practice
  • Aimer (to like/to love) - conditional
  • Chanter (to sing) - conditional
  • Dire (to say/to tell) - conditional
  • Voir (to see) - conditional
  • Aller (to go) - conditional
  • Mettre (to put) - conditional
  • School words vocabulary - part 1
  • School words vocabulary - part 2
  • School words vocabulary - part 3
  • School related French abbreviations - vocabulary
  • Les faux amis (false friends) - vocabulary
  • 2 Common French Pronouns - Y vs En







Lessons 31-45 (Advanced)

Here are the main areas of grammar covered in lessons 31-45.

  • Demonstrative adjectives (ce, cette, etc.)
  • Demonstrative pronouns (celui, celle, etc.)
  • Emphatic pronouns (moi, toi, etc.)
  • Idioms
  • Complex listening exercises
  • Advanced reading practice
  • Advanced real life dialogues
  • Past perfect tense
  • Tricky adjectives
  • Future perfect tense
  • Complex verb conjugation practice
  • Complex sentence structure
  • Past conditional tense
  • Introduction to the subjunctive tense
  • Relative pronouns (que, qui, etc.)
  • Revision and reinforcement

Advanced Course Outline (Lessons 31-45)

LESSON 31

French demonstrative adjectives / pronouns and emphatic pronouns.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Le train (the train) - French dictation
  • La Loire - sujet de la semaine
  • Le Louvre - gap fill exercise
  • Le tour du monde en 80 jours (part 1) - advanced reading
  • Ça fait mal! - French idiom
  • Être à cheval sur les principes - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Green worms... tongue twister
  • Falloir (to be necessary/need) - present, past, future, imperfect & conditional
  • Jouer (to play) - conditional
  • Donner (to give) - conditional
  • Trouver (to find) - conditional
  • Police slang vocabulary
  • Money slang vocabulary
  • À la gym (at the gym) - French dictation
  • To do a cold of duck...? - French idiom
  • Imparfait vs. Conditionnel - Comparing French tenses
  • Comparing Group 1 French Verbs in 5 Main French Tenses

LESSON 32

In this lesson, we revise avoir and être in various French tenses.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • La Bourgogne - sujet de la semaine
  • La bibliothèque - French dictation
  • Le tour du monde en 80 jours (part 2) - advanced reading
  • Être à poil - French idiom
  • Être au courant - French idiom
VIDEO
  • To fall into the apples...? tongue twister
  • Courir (to run) - past, present & future
  • Croire (to believe) - past, present & future
  • Avoir (to have) - present
  • Avoir (to have) - past
  • Avoir (to have) - future
  • Avoir (to have) - imperfect
  • Être (to be) - present
  • Être (to be) - past
  • Être (to be) - future
  • Être (to be) - imperfect
  • Aller (to go) - present
  • Aller (to go) - past
  • Aller (to go) - future
  • Pouvoir (to be able to) - present
  • Pouvoir (to be able to) - past
  • Pouvoir (to be able to) - future
  • School slang vocabulary
  • Group 1 regular verbs (ER) endings - extra practice
  • Group 2 French verbs - extra practice
  • Group 3 irregular verbs - extra practice
  • Comparing Group 2 French Verbs in 5 Main French Tenses

LESSON 33

In this lesson, you are introduced to the past perfect tense in French.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Le camembert - sujet de la semaine
  • Le métro de Paris - gap fill exercise
  • Le tour du monde en 80 jours (part 3) - advanced reading
  • Être dans de beaux draps - French idiom
  • Être belle à croquer - French idiom
  • La lettre de plainte (the letter of complaint) - French dictation
VIDEO
  • Devenir (to become) - past, present & future
  • Venir (to come) - past, present & future
  • 3 big gray rats... tongue twister
  • Camembert - reading & listening
  • To give one's tongue to the cat - French idiom
  • Comparing Group 3 French Verbs in 5 Main French Tenses

LESSON 34

In this lesson we are looking at tricky adjectives and more vocabulary development through four listening comprehensions.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Le foie gras - sujet de la semaine
  • La grève (the strike) - French dictation
  • Les santons de Provence - gap fill exercise
  • Le tour du monde en 80 jours (part 4) - advanced reading
  • Être de retour - French idiom
  • Attraper le coup - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Jobs vocabulary - part 1
  • Jobs vocabulary - part 2
  • Jobs vocabulary - part 3
  • Jobs vocabulary - part 4
  • S'occuper de ses oignons - French idiom
  • Être (to be) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • Avoir (to have) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • Faire (to do/make) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • Devoir (to have to) in 5 Main French Tenses 
  • Pouvoir (to be able to) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • Vouloir (to want) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • 100 Useful French Adjectives - vocab


LESSON 35

Here, you are introduced to the French future perfect tense.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Antoine de Saint Exupéry - sujet de la semaine
  • Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité  - gap fill exercise
  • Le bricoleur (the DIYer) - French dictation
  • Le tour du monde en 80 jours (part 5) - advanced reading
  • Avoir d’autres chats à fouetter - French idiom
  • Avoir du culot - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Car words vocabulary - part 1
  • Car words vocabulary - part 2
  • Venir (to come) - recent past
  • Antoine de Saint Exupéry - listening & reading exercise
  • Aller (to go) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • Parler (to talk) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • Dire (to say) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • Voir (to see) in 5 Main French Tenses
  • Croire (to believe) in 5 Main French Tenses

LESSON 36

In this lesson, you will study the French past conditional tense.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Le général de Gaulle - sujet de la semaine
  • Au camping (at the camping) - French dictation
  • Passer une commande (place an order) - French dictation
  • Lyon - gap fill exercise
  • Mademoiselle Perle (part 1) - advanced reading
  • Avoir du pain sur la planche - French idiom
  • Avoir du/le vague à l’âme - French idiom
  • Avoir l’embarras du choix - French idiom
VIDEO
  • 2CV gap fill exercise
  • Man slang vocabulary 
  • Avoir (to have) - conditional tense
  • Être (to be) - conditional tense

LESSON 37

You will focus on some general revision of the main French tenses.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Le TGV ou Train à Grande Vitesse - sujet de la semaine
  • Mon oncle est malade (my uncle is sick) - French dictation
  • Le Mont-Saint-Michel - gap fill exercise
  • Mademoiselle Perle (part 2) - advanced reading
  • Avoir l’habitude de - French idiom
  • Avoir la flemme - French idiom
  • Avoir la moutarde qui me monte au nez - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Le quatorze juillet (July 14) - listening & reading exercise
  • Envoyer (to send) - past, present & future
  • Envoyer (to send) - extra practice
  • Kids slang vocabulary 
  • Poser un lapin - French idiom 

LESSON 38

Things get tricky with an introduction to the French subjunctive present.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Noël en famiile (family Christmas) - French dictation
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - gap fill exercise
  • Mademoiselle Perle (part 3) - advanced reading
  • Avoir la poisse - French idiom
  • Avoir le bras long - French idiom
  • Avoir le cafard! - French idiom
VIDEO
  • 6 Sausages... tongue twister
  • Écouter (to listen) - past tense
  • Écouter (to listen) - present tense
  • Écouter (to listen) - future tense
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - gap fill exercise
  • Les santons de Provence - gap fill exercise

LESSON 39

In this lesson, we continue looking at the French subjunctive present.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité - sujet de la semaine
  • La nuit des musées (the night of the museums) - French dictation
  • Mademoiselle Perle (part 4) - advanced reading
  • Avoir le coup de barre - French idiom
  • Avoir le démon de midi - French idiom
  • Avoir les yeux plus gros que le ventre - French idiom
VIDEO
  • À la boulangerie - listening practice
  • Clémentine is looking for love - listening practice
  • Essayer & payer (2 different verb endings)
  • Faire le pont - French idiom

LESSON 40

And yes, more work on the French subjunctive present. Argh!

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Marianne - sujet de la semaine
  • Le Mont-Saint-Michel (The mount Saint Michael) - French dictation
  • Mademoiselle Perle (part 5) - advanced reading
  • Avoir plus d’une corde à son arc - French idiom
  • Avoir quelque chose de prévu - French idiom
  • Avoir une araignée au plafond - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Suzanne is looking for love - listening practice
  • Un chasseur sachant... tongue twister
  • Wind instruments vocabulary 
  • Stringed instruments vocabulary 
  • Percussion instruments vocabulary 

LESSON 41

Further revision of the French tenses and French fluency practice.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Molière - sujet de la semaine
  • L’écureuil (the squirrel) - French dictation
  • Mademoiselle Perle (part 6) - advanced reading
  • Avoir une faim de loup - French idiom
  • En avoir plein le dos - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Michael is looking for love - listening practice
  • Didon dina, dit-on... tongue twister
  • One Dear World Interview - French in context

LESSON 42

In this lesson, we revise and practise the French subjunctive present. Again?! ;-)

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - sujet de la semaine
  • La petite annonce (the classified ad) - French dictation
  • L’homme à l’oreille cassée - gap fill exercise
  • La mort d’Olivier Bécaille (part 1) - advanced reading
  • En avoir ras le bol - French idiom
  • Il y a de l’eau dans le gaz - French idiom
  • Il y a de l’eau dans le gaz - French idiom
  • Se lever de bonne heure - French idiom
VIDEO
  • Daniel is looking for love - listening practice
  • Clothes slang vocabulary 
  • La petite annonce (the classified ad) - French dictation

LESSON 43

More advanced French language focus through a French dialogue.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Serge Gainsbourg - sujet de la semaine
  • Le Grand Meaulnes (Le Grand Meaulnes) - French dictation
  • La mort d’Olivier Bécaille (part 2) - advanced reading
VIDEO
  • Le Grand Meaulnes (The lost estate) - French dictation
  • Lolita is looking for love - listening practice
  • The fugitive of Nevada... tongue twister

LESSON 44

More French fluency practice and a look at French salutations and exclamations.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • Jean de Florette - sujet de la semaine 
  • Maison à vendre (House for sale) - French dictation
  • La mort d’Olivier Bécaille (part 3) - advanced reading
VIDEO
  • Suzanne 5 dating questions - listening practice
  • Lies slang vocabulary 
  • Maison à vendre (House for sale) - French dictation

LESSON 45

In this lesson, we cover some general revision of French lessons 1 to 44.

AUDIO
  • Core lesson
  • La Tour Eiffel - sujet de la semaine
  • Au commissariat (the police) - French dictation
  • La mort d’Olivier Bécaille (part 4) - advanced reading
VIDEO
  • Fleur - listening practice
  • Work slang vocabulary
  • French blind date
  • Au commissariat - French dictation
  • La Tour Eiffel - listening & reading exercise