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Learn French Canadian through conversations

Once you fall in love with French Canadian language and culture, there’s no going back. These Canadian-dwelling Francophones will ignite your passion for Québécois through distinctive cuisine like poutine and tourtière, European charm, and beautiful cityscapes that beckon Québec’s unique historical past. Visit the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain overlooking the St. Lawrence River, and wander the cobblestone streets of downtown Québec, stopping in boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Greet the locals as you walk along by saying, Bonne journée! (Have a good day!).

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of French Canadian language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the French Canadian culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with French Canadian culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn French Canadian language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

French Canadian

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shop till you Drop
  • Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet Others and Bid Them Farewell
  • Introduce Yourself Formally
  • Meet New People

Grammar Goals

  • Get Familiar with the Pronouns for "I" je and moi
  • Identify Subject Pronouns
  • Use the Pronoun On

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Questions Regarding Familial Relationships
  • Describe Someone in Relation to Family Members
  • Introduce Someone Else

Grammar Goals

  • Distinguish Vous from Tu
  • Form Yes/No Questions
  • Learn the Indefinite Article in the Singular
  • Use Possessive Adjectives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate Feelings
  • Describe Physical Characteristics
  • Express Interest
  • Inquire About a Stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Near Future
  • Learn the Present Tense of Verbs Ending in -er
  • Practice Possessive Adjectives
  • Practice the Indefinite Articles

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain That You Are a Non-native Speaker
  • Explain Where You Are From
  • Identify Languages and Countries
  • Inquire About Someone’s Ability to Speak a Language

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Definite Article
  • Form Contractions with De and the Definite Article
  • Practice the 2nd Person Plural - Polite Form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the Merits of a School
  • Inquire About Programs

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Past Tense
  • Learn How to Use être and avoir
  • Use the Demonstrative Adjective Ce

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Clarification
  • Provide and Obtain New Information

Grammar Goals

  • DIstinguish Between Masculine and Feminine Gender
  • Learn the Pronouns ceci and cela

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the Price for Something
  • Buy a Ticket for Travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Future
  • Use the Verb pouvoir

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express Future Plans
  • Identify Various Articles of Clothing
  • Question Statements Made by Others

Grammar Goals

  • Form Negative Sentences
  • Learn the Pronoun Nous
  • Practice the Article Des
  • Practice the Future Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shop till you Drop

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire Necessities
  • Find Places to Shop
  • Gather Information from a Native Speaker
  • Inquire About Shops in the Local Area

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Adjectives
  • Practice the Future Tense
  • Use the Pronoun En

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and Receive Directions
  • Describe the Location of One Object in Relation to Another

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Imperative
  • Use the Preposition à

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Sports and Exercises
  • Express Time Relationships
  • Invite Someone to Join Along

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Possessive Adjective Mes
  • Practice the Interrogative Pronoun Que
  • Practice the Verb Vouloir
  • Use the Past Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about Vacations and Seasonal Opportunities
  • Discuss the Four Seasons
  • Discuss the Months of the Year

Grammar Goals

  • Distinguish Masculine from Feminine Adjectives
  • Learn the Adjective-Noun Order in a Sentence

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse About the Days of the Week
  • Make Plans for the Weekend
  • Talk About Age and Birthdays
  • Use the Terms Weekday and Weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Conditional
  • Practice the Verb Avoir
  • Use the Interrogative Adjective Quel

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make Future Plans
  • Tell Time

Grammar Goals

  • Distinguish Masculine from Feminine Nouns
  • Use the Contraction du
  • Use the Possessive Form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a Departure
  • Strengthen Relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Pronominal Verbs
  • Learn the Difference between Depuis and Pendant
  • Use Adverbs of Quantity

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Medication
  • Describe Symptoms
  • Speak to a Pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Plural of the Interrogative Adjective Quels
  • Use the Possessive Adjective Vos

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify Items on the Dinner Table
  • Offer Assistance
  • Order a Meal
  • Understand the Customs of Local Dining

Grammar Goals

  • Practice the Conditional
  • Understand the Use of Partitive Articles

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Whether a Dish Contains Certain Ingredients
  • Explain That You Require a Special Diet
  • Give Compliments
  • Reference Senses

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Article Aux
  • Practice the Partitive Articles

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Questions
  • Declare that a Problem Exists
  • State that You Do Not Know Something

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Passive Voice
  • Practice the Imperfect of être
  • Use ni..ni

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer Questions
  • Request Emergency Aid

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Pronoun quelqu'un
  • Practice Passive Voice

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