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French for Beginners: Grammar in Context | French Language Course with a Native Speaker | TO BE.

French Teacher Chris Ternay, Graduated French Teacher - Freelancer

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7 Lessons (37m) View My Notes
    • 1. French Grammar in Context: VERBS AND PRONOUNS. Quick and Easy French Grammar Series

    • 2. French Vocabulary and Pronunciation

    • 3. Learn French in Context

    • 4. French Questions and Answers

    • 5. French grammar Rule: French Pronouns

    • 6. French Grammar Rules and Exercises

    • 7. True or False


About This Class

French Grammar in Context: VERBS AND PRONOUNS. Quick and Easy French Grammar Series is a complete and comprehensive course about the French Grammar, taught by Christophe Ternay, a French Native Teacher, who graduated in “FLE” (French for foreigners) at the French Alliance, The most recognized French Learning School Worldwide.


What the course includes:

  1.     This French Course includes more than 30 Explainer Slides so your Brain can easily understand the lectures.
  2.     It also includes Pdf Files which will help you complete the French Grammar Exercises and French grammar Guides.
  3.     French Grammar Quizzes with immediate feedback.
  4.     French Grammar Rules.
  5.     French A1 Level vocabulary to be able to practice the French grammar.
  6.     Images, to be able to build strong mental link.
  7.     French Example Sentences to learn in context and remember.
  8.     French Questions and Answers to be able to have a French conversation.



How can I improve my French and my French Grammar Skills?

What are the good ways to learn the French Grammar Quickly and Easily?

Can I have fun while learning French Grammar?

Do these Questions sound familiar to you?

If yes, read on...

Grammar is an essential skill for Foreign Language Learners, but it has to be enjoyable and fun to be efficient. That’s why we use Gestures in this French course, it makes the course livelier.

The latest studies also show that the learning must be Multimodal. That is why we will use Objects and Pictures.

But French Grammar learning has also to be linked with Emotions and Feelings so as to be persistent, and this is why we will learn through a Story.

I will walk you through the different grammar rules steps by step.

But it’s not enough to just read and memorize the words in the vocabulary lists or to study grammar.

That’s why you will put what you’ve learned into practice and get immediate feedback on the mistakes that you’re making in the Exercise section.

And it’s always good to have a French teacher who can point out your mistakes so I will be at your side during all the process through the chat (“Discussion”)


About the Author:

My name’s Chris and I am a French teacher, but also graduated in Marketing and International Business in France; I have studied and know 4 languages fluently that are French English German and Spanish. You may ask yourself how it is possible and the short answer sounds easy: CONTEXT.

-   I did not learn English through the “normal way” I was lucky enough to enter a special “European Class” when I was 14 and learned English through History and Geography told By a Native English Teacher.

-   The same for German: When I was 8 I asked my parents to go to a German School instead of a French one and they accepted!

-   And the same for Spanish: I was bored of the French lifestyle and decided 5 years ago to move to Peru and my Spanish Level quickly jumped from B2 to C2 Level

The only thing in common with these language learnings is that I learned IN CONTEXT. That is the key point.

Every day I was learning with all day life events with gestures, objects, picture, emotions, feelings, and immediate feedback. That is what I reproduced in this course.



By the end of this class you will be able to:

  1.     Remember words thanks to Mental Images.
  2.     You will Use Tips, Techniques to Learn French Grammar.
  3.     You will take action by doing Short Easy Exercises (you will Learn Actively)
  4.     You will learn French Grammar and Vocabulary In Context through a whole Story.
  5. Learn More in Less Time, thanks to an efficient French Learning System that includes you in the whole process in some Real-Life Examples.


Who is this course for?

People who want to get the French TEF or the French DELF Exam.

People who want to Study in a French speaking Country (France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Congo…)

People who want to live in a French Speaking Paradise (Madagascar, Seychelles, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, New Caledonia…)

People who want to Climb the Social Ladder by improving their curriculum. French language gives you a much wider pool of opportunity as it is an Official UNO language.

People who want to Go on Holiday in a French speaking country.

People who want to Increase their Income in their current Job. French gives you a much wider pool of opportunity as it is spoken by 300 Million people in the World.

People who want to maintain their Brain in a Healthy state. Learning a foreign language is one of the best ways not to have Alzheimer and other Brain diseases.

People who want to invest time and money in themselves (Self-Development)

People who want to see if they can do it! There is something deeply rewarding about learning a new language

Bilingual partners. Try and learn the other person’s native tongue for the next French Christmas Dinner!

So if you want to stop wasting your time and efforts and don’t know yet how to do it efficiently. Then this French Grammar Course is for you.


Ready to get started?

See you on the inside. (hurry, class is waiting!)




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1. French Grammar in Context: VERBS AND PRONOUNS. Quick and Easy French Grammar Series: Grandma is an essential skill for foreign language learners, but it has to be enjoyable, fun and multi model to be efficient. That's why we use gestures, objects and pictures. In this French course. It makes the course livelier. What you learn has also to be linked with emotions and feelings. They have to be persistent, and that is why we will, with context through a story. But it's not enough to just read and memorize the words in Devo cabin lists or study French grandma. So you will put what you've learned into practice and get immediate feedback on the mistakes that you're making in the exercises sections. It's always good to have a French teacher who can buy dote your mistakes, so I will be at your side during the process. Through the chat, my name's Chris and our graduated from the French agents. I have been French teacher in the past five years, with more than 900 students, I have started and to know fluently four languages that a French, English, German and Spanish, and what we will learn today in this section is how to use the verb to be in French Riviera . I see you inside, Of course, 2. French Vocabulary and Pronunciation: Let's begin the first lecture. First lecture about something really interesting, The verb to be really interesting and really important. OK, the verb to be on in French Web ad blew them at the verb to be okay. But first, before we do the grandma Electric the grammar lesson Exactly. We will do a bit off vocabulary. Okay? Why? Because we want you learn the grandma in context. In context, it means with a text. Yeah, with a taste in which you are going to put some emotions and some feelings and that's going to make you remember off the rules the grandma rules, which may be sometimes a bit difficult in French, It will make it easier to remember. Okay, so first word that we're going to find in the text in the context and the first word is lot thumb la femme. Yeah, Look carefully at my lips when I pronounce it and try to do the same. Yeah, la From LA thumb. It means the woman that it also means the wife that thumb. Now check that out. When you see that sign, it means you have to listen carefully and check out my mouse. Yeah, to pronounce it the same way. And when you see that sign, it means you have to pronounce it. Yeah, you have to say it out loud because it's only with the action if you take action that you are going to improve. Okay, though, first, listen, please laugh some. And now, Yeah, once again, a lot from great. And now let's continue with the second word. La Maison La Maison that house. When you say the word, please do the gestures. Why doing the gestures? Because if you do the gestures, you're going to remember it through the through, touching through listening and through division. Okay, so many off your senses are working together. So you are learning on the multi model way, and that's the best way to learn. Okay, La Maison la Maison. And now you have to repeat these that MSM once again La Maison greats. Now we're going to do some other words. Yeah, that will be part off the taste that we will see later on long thought. And here we have two nozzle. This sounds all And here is the same sound that it's written in a different way. We will see that point later on on on another Electra long thought that child long thought Next word long and who we have the same a sound again The bitch off here has to come out off your nose. That's why we learn way Say it's a nazal sound Yeah The bit off air has to come through your nose when you say it out loud Yeah 000 00 It's important You can put your finger here and you will see if you pronounce it Well, yeah 0000 If you pronounce it well it will not sound the same when you have your finger on your love's for nuts Yeah, long the year Next word Look, my marry the husband looked Marry the husband Next one lot Mayor It's quite interesting here we have lap Mayor. It begins with m like mother. Yeah, and Luke there his father. It's not the same father. Yeah. Next one. Gene tm I don t The first letters The first letter He is John Jeanty. The second sound here is on the same sound that we saw before. It's another sound Jeanty. Then comes the tea and then at the end e e Jonty, the last three letters. We don't hear them. Yeah, we don't hear l l eat. We don't hear it. It's like I that that lasts for one or two seconds. Yeah, Don t don t? Yeah, And that f means it's feminine because in French you have genders masculine and feminine gender. Yeah, but it's the same we will see in in some some other lecture. That lecture is is practiced on the verb to be living on the net. Yeah, by the way, at the beginning, off the lessons I will always speak a lot off English bits. When when we go further and some other lectures, I will use less and less English and use more French. Okay, look, l a post off leak. Lou la l a Post off. It means that in English you have only one word in French forwards. But that's going to be also a lecture. A complete lecture is really interesting. Uh, you know, uh, huhn it means or n for one. And here, I want you to make the gesture. Oh, in uh 3. Learn French in Context: and no the text. Remember what we are doing learning with the text Because we want to have some context. There are toe, remember in an easier way. Hey, me It are not found The diesel Amy it nonfarm Do desire Amy eight on on. Found it easy on me is a 10 year old chat this 10. Hey, we have it. This 10 A He's the most important thing. Is the verb a is 10 These you're no child on phone Mixed freeze in V Don't you put it missile he lives in, uh, a small house l v don't put it MSM Arabic infirm with a woman avec une femme one ST hate me it on on phone diesel if we don't win 32 MSM avec une thumb Luneau Doula fama a Madam Barbara. The woman's name is Mrs Barbara is we have once again divert here. Hey, he's the woman's name. Luneau Do Lapham here is quite interesting. Loon. Doula fam Literally. It would be the name off the woman, but in English we don't say like that. We say the woman's name. Yeah. Every time you see that, you have to write Duh. You know do a farm in Madame Babble. Madam Baba? Huh? Ma? Mrs. Barbara is merit. Marya Merit. And he wants a gate once again divert to to be. Yeah, madam Mrs Lamar E g. Home. Barbara, It a Marseille. You joy bets. I repeat Blue Murray J Home Babble, huh? It Marseille the has spent. Jerome Baba is in Marseille. Here was an accident here. If it has no accent, it means something else. It means the verb ofwar to have Okay, but here it's in Marseille at Mosi with an accent. 4. French Questions and Answers: you know what comes next? Question and answers. Why? Because when you go abroad or when you go to a French university, when you go to a job interview wherever you go, you will need to interact with some people. And how do you interpret with people? You interact with questions and answers. So in each lecture, each grandma lecture we will always have some questions and answers because it has to be known perfectly. Okay. Who is Remy? How would you say that? Who is him? Me key. And so key is who g a. Let me. By the way, were American here once again The verb to be Yeah. Key. A enemy who is an end Answer. Hemy is a child. You should be able to answer that one. Amy is a child. Hey, me, It's I'm not from me is a child. The next question? Where does he live? Where? Okay, the place. Quite interesting here, if you go abroad and if you want to find where to go? Yeah, V till where does he live? V till v till here we have the verb to live at the third person off the single art form and here. The pronoun ill ill is he? Yeah. And here the right to live. Where does he live? With an accent with accent. If you forget the accent, it's not great because it means something else. It's mean it means that or that it means the world or yeah, And here is where where does he live? And always. But we will see that later. That just so asked. You know, always when you have the pronoun after the verb, you have to put that hyphen here. Okay, V till where does he live? And the answer. Hemy lives in the house. You should be able to answer that one. Amy lives in the house. He gave me the the same birdhouse here. Amy V. Donald June MSM in a house. Quite easy. Let's check out the next one. Who does he live with? Have a key V Till are key. With whom? Yeah, with whom literally have a DVT and the answer. Hey, me lives with a woman quite eating me the avec with, you know, fun A woman now one question Is that word feminine or masculine? Yes, The answer is feminine because it ends with an e Yeah, the announce. Our where feminine some notes are feminine and some other art masculine. Yeah. In that case, it's feminine. Yeah. You know, from a woman in English, it's always up here. It can be soon or you end. It's gonna be the masculine form and u N e The feminine form that once again we will see that in another lecture. Who is Mr Mrs Barbara Tea? Madam Barbara Key, A madam bobble J home about Barone's wife. Remember? With so that Do you remember what we should do? Laugh family Do job, Barbara The answer Ji Ho Babylon's wife La fam Do the home, Barbara Literally the wife off j home. Baba, Where is Joe? Home. Barbara? Uh, you remember with So it's Jerram Baba is in Massey. Jerome Baba is in Marseille. John Berger. It 5. French grammar Rule: French Pronouns: Now let's continue with another rule is the rule of the subject personal pronouns. Yeah, I usually hit, et cetera. Yeah, quite easy. Lee Poonam, personnel, Susie, quite easy and quite important here because you have to be able to speak of you or of your wife or your children. And to say, if it's to be able to distinguish between a plural and Cingular. Yeah, if we are a lot of people, only one person, okay? That's what we are going to see now. So the verb is singular with to, it'll, and x2 to ELA, l. In English. I you he she and we or one. Yeah. That one is a bit particular, and we will see that one in detail in the coming slides. The verb is plural with new VCU, L, ELL with an s, L with an s. It's the only thing that is different from the singular formula. Has no Es here and here. It has no ASR. Yeah. In the plural form. It has an S here and it has an S here. And if you look carefully, it has also an S here and also an S here. Yeah, that's a tip that can show you if it's singular or plural. It can help you. Knew it. We wou, you ill day in the masculine form only. And L, It's date, but in the feminine form, yeah, here we see we have a distinction between the masculine form and the feminine form in French that we don't have in English. Let's see some specificities. Specificities, it's infringed particularity. Particularity, specificities. It means specificities in the grammar. In the pronouns, we have some, some special things that we don't have in English. Let's do them. Yeah. Two is the second person of the single law that is used only with children, friends, family, or professional equals people that are at the same level of u. You cannot say to, to your boss. You can say you to your boss. If you're an English and American guy, that's completely normal in France, we have a distinction between someone that is professional at the same level than you and someone that is not at the same level? Yeah. For example, with the family to Asian ya'll memo, you are great mommy to genial mammal. To a genial mammal. Okay. Here it's a detail but I want to tell it to you. Yeah. And French, you have to put a space in between the last letter and that's point, yeah, that special point at the end of the sentence. In English, you don't have that space. Okay. Next specificity. Vu, is used with the polite or social distance. Yeah. It means it in the second person of the singular form IA, VUCA, Libya mummy, you are speaking to only one person. Yeah. It's your grant map and you are asking her if she's well, Rosalie, mummy. And because she's an elderly people, yeah, you cannot use to that. To that we saw just before. You cannot use it because it's an elderly person. You have to show some respect. You have to be polite with that with that person. Yeah. The same with a teacher, for example. Yeah, cool. Mount Olive Wu, professor, command, Telugu professor, How are you teacher? Yeah, You say you in English, but you cannot say that in French there is really a big distinction. You have to show some respect. You have to say vu to a teacher or to an elderly person or someone you are socially distance with. Okay? Oh, oh, it's really special. We are not going to use it a lot here in the first lectures. Yeah. But all is really frequently used in French as an equivalent for the English one. Yeah, when the identity is not known, we don't know who did that. Yeah. Or who makes that. We say, oh, it's, it's the same form. The verb has the same form than ill or L at the singular form that we see on. We don't know who did that. Also some VIC, One feels good here. Su Song beyond EC, Susan tilapia. X2x3 words mean the verb to feel. Some tier VM. I'm Susan via EC. Ec here takes a singular verb form. Yeah, like I said before, but it frequently refers to plural. Now, it's sometimes it refers to someone we don't know. So one fixed Good. Yeah. But sometimes it refers to a week or two F's. Yeah. Too weak or too Ostia like for example, only law we are here. Only law we are here, or let us go there. It is only the context that will make, you know, if we are speaking of something that could be replaced by one awesome sing, that could be replaced by weak. Or as. There is a third person singular pronoun set could be referred as neutral. Yeah, so we have some genders. Yeah, we have some generous Yl, l. Awesome, generous. Il is the masculine gender and L is the feminine gender. But we have also something that is quite neutral. Like it's in English, yeah, and it is Sue, sulla, sacks or see apostrophe. Okay. Like for example, sushi via a marsh. This dog is ugly. This dog is ugly. Sushi via a marsh or sulla, a Bian. This, or it is good. This is good, it is good. Sulla, ABM or csa. Here we have two of them. Csa. That's it. That's it. In the first case. That and at the second case, is it that's it. 6. French Grammar Rules and Exercises: Oh, now that grandma part suite to a you A and a what we see here, it's quite interesting. I have pronounced those dream in the same way. We don't hear any different in the aural. Yeah, when you speak it out loud, we don't here and knit difference. It's just the sound a the t the s We don't hear it to a you a l a And in English. You are. He is. She's And here with Joe I have come something special also here I have the g it is written , um, in short, better now into a big here in English. You always have a capital letter for I in French. You don't have it. I repeat your 33 s Who e free three. The s at the end. Like many consulates, we don't hear them. Sweet. Yeah, And now in the plural forms No, some new some We only hear the three first letters. New some We are Whose ETS Whose ETS? Who's that at? Yeah, we only hear the two first Geathers you owe It can also be It's she or he but in the program form. Yeah. Yeah. So from and here we have a nazal sound some fun. You bell some. They are We are you are they are you can download the pdf was that one. It's going to help you to make the next exercises. Here we are going, Teoh, try to have on some exercises where you can will, where you will be able to see immediately if you are correct or not. And that's quite important for your brain. When you learn something, you have to know immediately. If it's correct. Well not Hey me. Not for me. Is a child that What way? Want to write? How is it? Yes, Amy, it's on offer. I repeat, Amy, it are no fun. Amy it down. No fun. Amy is a child. Next one, you have to complete with the good form off the verb to be two. Don't zoom missile. You are in the house. So how would you say you are in a house to you? To a dozen MSM to a dozen MSM. You are in the house. The next one. Mm avec j home. What does it mean in English? She is with J home. How would you say is in the feminine form? It's the same as in the masculine form. She is with the home a lit avec j home A lit a Beck J home. The next one. Hey, me in Madame Baba. Huh? Of Exume here we have two people. Yeah, so we have a plural form. Me and Mrs Barbara are with J home. So how would you say since our vic Joe home, Sort a Beck J home. Me, Madam Babu. Huh? Sons are vague. Zero. You remember I told you that the t you don't hear it? Yeah, just before way. Only here. Normal normally some. But here because we have, ah, volume here. Like a i e o or you or why? Which are Voyles in French? Because we have voi. Oh, we hear the last letter. Yeah, that's a rule. Okay. Hey, me a madam Barbara. Some topic zero. Okay. Next one, complete with the verb to me. Zero home, Bob, huh? Quite easy. That one, Jay. Whom bottle, huh? Is in Marseille. How would you say it? It's our Marseille. He will have the same room. Here. We have a value. Yeah, it top Marseille zero home. Barbara. It Marseille A tart Marseille 7. True or False: and no true or false. Hey, me, it And some if he me agent found. So what you have to do now is try to know first if it's falls or true and then you have to try to car it. Now you know the vocabulary you know, the verb to be. So you should be able to answer the good answer. True or false, It's falls me it you fam No. And what is the wrong part? Is the part here off the ends? Yeah. Amy, it's on nonfarm. Amy is a child. Yeah. Here it. Amy is a woman. It's false. Amy, it turn on fun for me is a child okay? You understand the how it works? Yeah, the next one true. Off falls me the dont une petite MSM Remy V Don't zoom petite MSM here. By the way, we have the same. Yeah, I said dons in Don Jr. Normally, we don't hear that the letter, but here we have a foil. So in that case, we hear like, if it waas Azia like a Z off type's offer fly. Yeah, Amy v don't zin zun mezza mezza. Okay, It is true. He he I mean lives in a small house in a small house. By the way, 11 more question is that Is that word of feminine or masculine words? It's a feminine words We all ready So it you end it's masculine you and eat its feminine The next one to waffles Dreamy victory back in from the me wit avec une femme It is true, Amy lives Who is a woman with Amy Vitale avec the tea that comes with the A and when you pronounce it me Vita Vic, you know from you know feminine. Why is it feminine? Because that word thumb which means woman is a feminine now. Okay, the next one? Yeah. True or false? Madam Babu, huh? It's no fun it turn on from Madame Barbara. It's on a farm. It is falls. It is false. Madam. Barbara isn't a child, Madam Babu, huh? He you know from Madame Baba, huh? It Eun from Madam Baba. Huh? 8 June from Is a woman not a child. True Off falls me in my do, Madam Barbara. They gave me a blue. Marry the Madam. Barbara. It is true. Amy is developed to be at the 2nd 2nd person off the single A form A me A blue. Marry the her spent off. Remember off Mrs Barbara, It means Mrs Barbara Ellen's husband. Yeah, in English. We often have the end at the beginning and in French way. We have that in the beginning. At the end. Yeah, okay. Amy Alomar. He do? Madam Barber, it is true. Too often falls Amy, it's a Marseille. And me. It are Marseille Here. You have to try to remember the text that we saw at the beginning. Where is me? Where? In which city? Marseille is a city. Marseille is a city where I lived four years during four years. Let me eat that. Marseille? Yeah, it is Force Hemy isn't at Marseille. It's J home. Gee home, Itamar say Gee home. It's Ah Ma Say yeah next one. True or false. And he me a manual. Amy a my It is false if you meet. Isn't married Madam Baba Ham A Mari Madam Babalola a mahi. Or you could have put J Home J home a Marie that if you put here the home you wont haven't e here at the ends. You won't haven't me. Okay, The e is here for the feminine form. Okay, madam. Hurt a woman. So Margie comes with an E at the end here. It doesn't come with an E because of me. It's a masculine. And to finish I want to see with you a quote. Yeah, or a proverb. Yup. Holusha that it is really well known in France called a shot. Nespola lace. Who? He don't I repeat, calm blue shop. May la is here. Is the negative sentence negative part off the tendons Lee sweet dance called Lucia nape Allah lay sweet dawns when the cat isn't there. Denies dance. Literally. Yeah, that in English. You would say when the cat's away, the mice will play. Ok, that's the how you say it in English. And that's just literally how it's How does translated. Yeah. So I hope you understood everything. I hope it helped you out. And we can see us in the next lectures