French for Travelers - 1st Lesson FREE

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In this class we work with your foundations in French (or even another language with similar roots) and review how to create phrases useful in travel and basic interpersonal communication in French. Want to know how to say, "Do you have a lemon zester that I could borrow?" OR "We were told that our Air BNB came with access to a shower"? When you work with Madame Annie, you learn how to build, pronounce, and repeat key phrases (or whatever you wish to say) so that you can be confident and capable upon arrival at your destination. Soon you'll be enjoying more and more interactions with the natives of France and the other roughly 30 countries on 5 continents where the language is spoken, which will make your travels infinitely more meaningful. Mais oui, ça vaut la peine! It's indeed worthwhile!

My Experience In This Subject

In the Master's Degree in French Language and Culture program, one learns to teach based on the "communicative" approach. In this approach, students and their objectives form the heart of the class. You're not just memorizing things to say, but imagining conversations and situations. You will be the one speaking, so that you're constantly practicing the linguistic building blocks that will allow you to construct increasingly complex statements. After twenty years of study including years living in France, I developed an undying love for the culture. Let me share that with you!

Materials Needed

We can work with a variety of materials, or none at all. Annie Heminway's Complete French Grammar is a good one you can find at any major bookstore chain. If you already have your own text or travel phrasebook, we'll work with what you've got!

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Intermediate
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HI EVERYONE, Bonjour! We are currently on hiatus. If this site has meant something to you and you have suggestions for its founders, you might let them know. You can still reach them ben@sivana.live and vik@sivana.live. Many people invested time and effort in the site, none more than the two of them, and I hope they will continue to support it. Merci, thank you, and best regards! Madame Annie

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