Learning the basics of French

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Courses in French
Course #1: Français I
Course #2: Français II
Course #3: Français III
Course #4: Français IV

Français I

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Français I

"Français I" is a course in the French Department. In this beginning course, students are introduced to simple vocabulary, elementary grammatical structures, and the present and past tenses of regular verbs. Students practice the fundamentals of the language through listening, repetition, reading and writing French. An understanding of French culture is initiated.

Feel free to add yourself to the list of participants.

You may also find it helpful to use the French wikibook in conjunction with this course.

La France

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The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe and that also comprises a collection of overseas islands and territories located in North America, the Caribbean, South America, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and Antarctica.

The French Republic is a democracy which is organised as a unitary semi-presidential republic. It has the seventh-largest economy in the world. Its main ideals are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. France is one of the founding members of the European Union, and has the largest land area of all members. France is also a founding member of the United Nations, and a member of La Francophonie, the G8, and the Latin Union. It is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council wielding veto power, and it is also one of eight acknowledged nuclear powers.

With almost 75 million foreign tourists each year, France is also the most popular international tourist destination in the world.