French for Beginners – Level BEGINNER (A1)

An introductory course for people who need to learn ‘survival’ French

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Objectives / Course Outcomes

Tangent’s French for Beginners is an introductory course for people who need to learn ‘survival’ French. Using a lexical approach to learning, the course focuses on speaking skills only, enabling you to practise vocabulary and learn to use simple phrases effectively. A complete set of video lectures and worksheets designed for anyone wishing to learn French from scratch.

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

  • present yourself
  • greet people
  • talk about yourself
  • talk about jobs and job titles
  • share information about your studies
  • making hotel reservations
  • asking and giving directions
  • shopping


French for Beginners is for anyone wants to improve their French communication skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and accuracy.


The course focus is standard general French. You will be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks on familiar topics and activities. You will handle short social exchanges and able to use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms people, living conditions, educational background and work.

Your Instructor

Guilaine André
Guilaine André

French teacher, material author and writer with 4 years of French and English training. Guilaine has lived in France, Australia, the Philippines and Thailand. She has taught in diverse cultural environments to children, adolescents and adults, either general French/English or professional French.

She has founded a website with free teaching resources for French teachers, about Language for Skilled Worker.

She is passionnate about nature, books and fitness.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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