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This courses teaches the vocabulary and phrases for communicating with your tutor during French lessons.

Includes:

  • 17 lessons
  • 85 audio files with our popular ‘dictation mode’
  • Original illustrations by American cartoonist Ben Towle, and the dialogs come to life! 
  • The phrases to know in French for managing appointments (with your teacher and not only)
  • Learn and consolidate the 4 French verbs ‘ENTENDRE, ‘VOIR’ ‘ECRIRE’ and ‘LIRE’
  • “C’est bien,” “C’est mieux,” and more phrases of teaching encouragement
  • Consolidate your grammar of A1-A2 level
  • More than 100 clues with hints and culture tips
  • We regularly give away lessons for enrolled students. After your enroll, keep an eye on your message box!

Story

As a traveller and lifelong learner, Walter has always been interested in foreign languages. When he finds out that it is now possible to practice his French conversation with a teacher on skype, he wants to do it too! Ma Première Leçon is a course based on the story of Walter’s very first sessions with his French teacher.

Try it

Instruction: Translate to French with the audio. The clues are here to help!

1

Translate:"I'll be at a winemakers' festival next week."

  • "Je serai à un festival de vignerons la semaine prochaine"
  • Bien aussi 🇫🇷
  • "Je vais être à un festival de viticulteurs la semaine prochaine"

CLUES

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"je serai" = I will be
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"à un festival de vignerons" = at a winemakers' festival
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"la semaine prochaine" = next week
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Culture: the festival 'La Dive Bouteille' in Saumur, France takes place every year in February. It is the biggest organic wine festival in the world!
2

Translate:"I can't make it Tuesday at 2pm."

  • "Je peux pas mardi à 14h"
  • Bien aussi 🇫🇷
  • Je ne peux pas être là mardi à 14h. (Rachel)
  • ...

CLUES

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"je peux pas" = I can't make it
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"mardi" = on Tuesday
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"à 14h" = at 2 pm
3

Translate:"Can we reschedule?"

  • "On peut reprogrammer ?"
  • Bien aussi 🇫🇷
  • "On peut déplacer notre leçon ?"
  • "On peut reporter notre leçon ?"

CLUES

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"on peut" = can we
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"reprogrammer" = to reschedule
4

Translate:"I can do the same day but later."

  • "Je peux le même jour, plus tard."
  • Bien aussi 🇫🇷
  • ...

CLUES

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"le même jour" = the same day
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"je peux le même jour" = I can do the same day
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"plus tard" = but later
5

Translate:"Tuesday at 4:30 instead? Fantastic! Thanks a lot!"

  • "Mardi, 16h30 à la place ? Génial ! Merci beaucoup !"
  • Bien aussi 🇫🇷
  • "Mardi, 16h30 plutôt ? Super ! Merci bien."
  • Mardi à 16h30 à la place? Fantastique! Merci beaucoup! (Rachel)

CLUES

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"à la place" = instead
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"génial !" = fantastic!
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"merci beaucoup" = thanks a lot

Illustrations

Big thanks to talented cartoonist Ben Towle for making illustrating this course. In French we say “Grand merci !”

 

 

 

3, 2, 1… Allez !

FREE

This course is open to everybody.