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French Language

French Language

4 weeks / 6 hours per week

About This Course

It reviews the fundamentals taught in two to three semesters of French language at college. The CLEP exam incorporates into a single test both Level 1 and Level 2 content.

Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board's CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.

“French Language” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.

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How is this course organized?

This course is organized into fifteen major modules that contain short video lessons, exercises and reading.

All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.

Please examine our syllabus.

What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?

You need to demonstrate knowledge and ability equivalent to that of students who have completed two to three semesters of college French language study.




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CLEP Program   

Modern States Education Alliance   

Introduce Yourself

1. Se Présenter

1.0 Introduction to Se Présenter   

1.1 Greetings   

1.2 Subject Pronouns   

1.3 The Alphabet   

1.4 Pronunciation   

1.5 Auxiliaries Être and Avoir   

1.6 Mise En Pratique   

1.7 Readings

2. Ma Famille

2.0 Introduction to Ma Famille   

2.1 The Family   

2.2 French Nouns: Deciding on the Gender   

2.3 French Nouns: Deciding on the Number   

2.4 Indefinite Articles   

2.5 Definite Articles   

2.6 Professions   

2.7 Mise En Pratique   

2.8 Readings

3. Chez Moi

3.0 Introduction to Chez Moi   

3.1 Rooms and Furniture   

3.2 French Adjectives   

3.3 The Position of Adjectives in a Sentence   

3.4 The Comparative   

3.5 The Superlative   

3.6 Possessive Adjectives   

3.7 Mise En Pratique   

3.8 Readings

4. Mon Quartier

4.0 Introduction to Mon Quartier   

4.1 Places   

4.2 Prepositions of Places   

4.3 Au Restaurant - Food and Dinnerware   

4.4 The Partitive Article   

4.5 The Interrogative Pronouns Qui, Que, Quand, Quoi, Où, Comment, and Pourquoi   

4.6 Mise En Pratique   

4.7 Readings

5. Mon Quotidien

5.0 Introduction to Mon Quotidien   

5.1 French Infinitive   

5.2 The Present Tense of -ER Verbs (Regular and Irregular)   

5.3 The Present Tense of -IR Verbs (Regular and Irregular)   

5.4 The Present Tense of -RE verbs   

5.5 Reflexive Verbs   

5.6 Mise En Pratique   

5.7 Readings

6. À L’école

6.0 Introduction to À L’école   

6.1 The School   

6.2 Savoir vs Connaître   

6.3 Asking Questions   

6.4 The Interrogative Quel(le)(s)   

6.5 The Negation   

6.6 Mise En Pratique   

6.7 Readings

7. Activités et Hobbies

7.0 Introduction to Activités et Hobbies   

7.1 Telling Time   

7.2 Days of the Week   

7.3 French Verbs Followed by a Preposition   

7.4 French Personal Pronouns   

7.5 The Pronouns Y and En   

7.6 Mise En Pratique   

7.7 Readings

8. Le Week End Dernier

8.0 Introduction of Le Week End Dernier   

8.1 Talking about Past Events: Le Passé Composé   

8.2 Using the Auxiliary, Être or Avoir at the Passé Composé   

8.3 The Past Participle   

8.4 Talking About Past Events: L’imparfait   

8.5 Passé Composé vs Imparfait   

8.6 Mise En Pratique   

8.7 Readings

9. Quand Je Serai Grand(e): Using The Future

9.0 Introduction to Quand Je Serai Grand(e): Using Their Future   

9.1 Reminder: Le Futur Proche   

9.2 The Future Tense (Regular and Irregular Verbs)   

9.3 Interrogative Pronouns   

9.4 Readings

10. Giving Orders: The Imperative

10.1 Giving Orders: The Imperative   

10.2 Readings

11. Offering Advice: The Subjunctive

11.0 Introduction to Offering Advice: The Subjunctive   

11.1 The Formation of the Subjunctive   

11.2 How to Use the Subjunctive (Common Expressions and Structures)   

11.3 Subjunctive vs Infinitive   

11.4 Subjunctive vs Indicative   

11.5 Readings

12. Chez Le Docteur

12.0 Introduction to Chez Le Docteur   

12.1 The Human Body   

12.2 French Adverbs   

12.3 Readings

13. Relative Pronouns

13.0 Introduction to Relative Pronouns   

13.1 Relative Pronouns: Categories and Uses   

13.2 The Pronoun Lequel and its Variations   

13.3 The Pronoun Que Used with the Passé Composé   

13.4 Readings

14. Expressing Time

14.0 Introduction to Expressing Time   

14.1 Months   

14.2 Common Words and Expressions to Locate an Event in Time   

14.3 The Present Participle (Regular and Irregular Verbs)   

14.4 Readings

15. The Conditional

15.0 Introduction to The Conditional   

15.1 The Conditional: Formation and Uses   

15.2 Mise En Pratique   

15.3 Readings

Suggested Readings

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "Le Petit Prince"

Charles Perrault, "Cendrillon"

Charles Perrault, "Le Chat Botté"

Guy de Maupassant, "Le Horla"

Sample CLEP Questions

Questions 1 - 15

Questions 16 - 30

Questions 31 - 45

Questions 46 - 60

Questions 61 - 75

Questions 76 - 90

Final Steps

Prof. Romain's Chareyron's Recommendation   

Register for the CLEP Exam   

Test Preparation Tips   

How Your Score Is Computed

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