Beginners French Course Outline

For learners looking to study French while meeting and learning alongside other Complete Beginners students, this Open-Group Course is the perfect choice. Throughout, you will acquire essential words, phrases, question words, and grammar techniques, so you can start having conversations with your new friends in French as soon as possible. In each lesson, you and your classmates will learn from your teacher and communicate with each other to complete engaging exercises that teach you how to greet others, how to ask and answer personal questions, and how to achieve simple tasks, like asking for and giving directions.

Recommended Student Level: Beginner


Number of lessons:


Duration of the course:

15 hours

Lesson length:

1.5 hours


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Lesson 1

You will learn greetings; how to introduce yourself and another person; the alphabet; how to spell your name; how to pronounce French words (with or without accents).

Lesson 2

You will learn names of countries; numbers 1-69; seasons, months, and days; how to say the date; the definite articles; useful classroom phrases (e.g. Can you repeat that, please?).

Lesson 3

You will learn formal and informal greetings; to ask/answer “how are you?”; the indefinite articles; how to ask and give information (who, where, when, what); numbers 70-100.

Lesson 4

You will learn how to say when and where events take place; professions; how to conjugate the verb être (to be); nationalities; how to talk about yourself.

Lesson 5

You will learn the verbs s’appeler (to be called) and parler (to speak); to ask somebody’s age & say your own; to ask for somebody’s telephone number and address, how to give yours, too.

Lesson 6

You will learn the interrogative adjectives; to ask and answer questions; how to participate in an online written conversation; the possessive adjectives; how to use il y a (there is, there are).

Lesson 7

You will learn how to give reasons for doing something; how to use parce que (because) and pour (for); intonation; about French names used throughout the world.

Lesson 8

You will learn the names of cities in French; to use prepositions with cities/countries to express destination or place of origin; how to speak about a place where you want to live.

Lesson 9

the names of places in town; how to use the indefinite and definite articles with locations; directions; means of transportation; the verbs aller (to go) and prendre (to take).

Lesson 10

You will learn to form negative sentences; demonstrative adjectives; the verbs habiter (to live), venir (to come), and plurals of nouns; to book a taxi, a table at a restaurant, and a room.

* You do not need to buy a textbook to complete your course. Your teacher will share their materials (excerpts from textbooks, audio files, videos, etc.) with you during the classes using screenshare. Your teacher may also recommend other textbooks and grammar books to help supplement or continue your studies, but Language Trainers bears no responsibility for your decision to make such a purchase.

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Marie is a multilingual tour de force with 10 years’ experience teaching French and Italian to individuals and groups, and 12 years working in administration, communication, translation, and proofreading in French, English, and Italian. Thus, she is not only a passionate and tenacious teacher with first-class organizational and communications skills, but also she has huge knowledge of the French language and culture in a diverse portfolio of professions, including healthcare, customer service, HR, sales, computing, and media. So, while Marie will teach you and your classmates the French skills outlined in the Language Trainers Connect course syllabus, she can also help you acquire vocabulary, expressions, and an understanding of workplace culture for a wide range of vocations.
As someone who is inspired by meeting new people, learning languages, and travel, Marie is a natural-born teacher. In 2016, she combined these interests to found an online international networking forum where language lovers can meet one another and develop their foreign communication skills. As such, Marie is extremely well versed in utilizing Internet resources and tools to teach French, stimulate intergroup discussion, and assign fun and engaging activities. She loves to use her initiative and ambition to challenge her students to speak in French from their very first lesson, and to work together to complete interesting language-based tasks and exercises.
Marie obtained her Master’s degree in Paris, and completed additional education in France and the UK. Besides her love of French, Italian, and English, she understands Portuguese and basic German and Spanish. She loves walking and swimming in her spare time, and will happily discuss these hobbies, and anything that interests you and your classmates, throughout your online lessons.

Please note that Language Trainers has many highly qualified and experienced native language trainers who teach courses for us. Your specific teacher may be one of those profiled here on this page or may be a different, similarly qualified teacher.