1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks
2 sessions: Starting April 8, 2023, and May 13, 2023
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About this Class
Vocabulary and grammar alone does not make a French speaker! Even the most advanced French speakers may need to brush up on their diction. This course helps guide you through the tongue-twisting syllables of the French language with a special emphasis on particularly troubling consonants and vowels. Make yourself better understood to native speakers, and learn to hear and produce the native rhythms and sonorities of the French language.
What you will cover in session 1:
- Vowel sounds /ɛ/ (as in mère, treize, faites) ; /œ/ (as in fleur)
- Nasal vowel sounds /ɛ̃/ (as in demain, impossible, lundi)
- Semi-vowel sounds /ɥ/ (as in huit) /w/ (as in soir)
- Consonant sounds /R/ (as in rat) ; /l/ (as in les)
- and more!
What you will cover in session 2:
- Vowel sounds /i/ (as in ski) ; /ø/ (as in bleu) ; /œ/ (as in fleur) ; /y/ (as in tu)
- Nasal vowel sounds /ã/ (as in temps or maman) ; /õ/ (as in mon)
- Semi-vowel sound /j/ (as in payer)
- Consonant sound /ɲ/ (as in champagne)
- and more!.
You can purchase your class material, Phonetique Essentielle du Francais (A1/A2) here.