Do you want to know what the French A1 Curriculum is?
Well look no further! In this post I am going to share the French A1 Curriculum so you know exactly what will be on Language Atlas.
As you may know the French language can be categorized in 6 levels. The French A1 Curriculum deals with the first level.
This is according to the CEFR model.
The language has been divided into 7 chapters.
Every chapter has lessons for you to study.
Within every lesson you can also find a quiz to test your knowledge.
At the very end of this post, you can find a table with all of the relevant Anki files.
Table of Contents
In this chapter we are going to examine the Verbs in the French A1 Curriculum.
These are all in the present tense, unless otherwise indicated.
Verbs are sometimes also called action words. They cause something to happen in a sentence. They are the source of action and movement.
|-er verbs||Regular verbs|
|-cer verbs||Semi-regular verbs|
|-ger verbs||Semi-regular verbs|
|e-consonant-er verbs||Semi-regular verbs|
|é-consonant-er verbs||Semi-regular verbs|
|-eler verbs||Semi-regular verbs|
|-ir verbs||Regular verbs|
|Venir/Tenir and derivatives||Irregular verbs|
|Partir/Dormir and derivatives||Irregular verbs|
|Ouvrir and derivatives||Irregular verbs|
|-re verbs||Regular Verbs|
|Prendre and derivatives||Irregular verbs|
|Mettre and derivatives||Irregular verbs|
|-aindre, -eindre, oindre verbs||Irregular verbs|
|Conduire and derivatives||Irregular verbs|
|Connaître and derivatives||Irregular verbs|
Important Irregular Verbs
|How to form reflexive verbs||Reflexive Verbs|
|se lever||Reflexive Verbs|
|se coucher||Reflexive Verbs|
Verbs and Time
|When to use Le Futur Proche||The near future|
|When to use Le Passé Récent||The recent past|
|When to use Le Présent||The present tense|
In this chapter we are going to examine the Pronouns in the French A1 Curriculum.
A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun or a noun phrase.
Some examples are: I, you, he, she, we, and they.
|Je||How to say ‘I’|
|Tu vs Vous||Two ways to say ‘you’|
|On||How to use ‘on’|
|On vs Nous||Two ways to say ‘we’|
|Il/Elle vs Ils/Elles||He/She vs They|
|Stress Pronouns||How to use Stress Pronouns|
|Tout le monde||How to say everyone/everybody|
|C’est vs Il/Elle est||How to say ‘it is’|
|C’est vs Ce sont||‘This is’ versus ‘These are’|
|Ça||How to say ‘that’|
Articles and Nouns
In this chapter we are going to examine the Articles and Nouns in the French A1 Curriculum.
An article is a word that is used in front of a noun. In English we have definite articles and indefinite articles. The definite article is “the”, and the indefinite ones are “a” and “an”.
Nouns are humans, animals, plants, and things.
|le, la, and l’||How to say ‘the’|
|un and une||How to say ‘a’ and ‘an’|
|les and des||Articles for plural words|
|du, de la, de l’, des||How to say ‘some’|
|au, aux, du, des||How to contract|
|body parts need articles||How to talk about the body|
|How to make nouns plural||Making nouns plural|
|Identifying the gender of nouns||Knowning the gender of nouns|
In this chapter we are going to examine the Idioms in the French A1 Curriculum.
An Idiom is a set construction that is often used in a language.
|Il y a||There is/are|
|Je m’appelle||My name is|
|Avoir besoin de||To need|
|Avoir envie de||To want to|
|Avoir mal (à)||To be in pain|
|Avoir peur de||To be scared|
|Ça m’est égal||To not care|
|Être d’accord avec||To agree with|
|Comment ça va||Greetings (with aller)|
|Être à||Express possessions|
|(Être) en retard|
|Faire de, jouer à||Do sports/hobbies|
|Jouer de||Play an instrument|
|Il fait (adjective) + il y a (noun)||Talk about the weather|
|Sentir [quelque chose]||Using your senses|
|How to use numbers||From 0 to 1,000,000,000|
|How to tell time||12 hour and 24 hour clock|
|French calendar||Days, weeks, months, and years|
In this chapter we are going to examine the Negations in the French A1 Curriculum.
You will learn how to make a sentence negative.
|ne (verb) pas||how to say ‘not’|
|ne (verb) jamais||how to say ‘never’|
|ne (verb) plus||how to say ‘neither’|
|ne + (reflexive pronoun) + (verb) + pas||negating reflexive verbs|
|du/de la/des become de/d’ in negations||negating partitive articles|
|un/une become de/d’ in negations||negating indefinite articles|
|ne + (conjugated verb) + (infinitive) + pas||negating with two verbs|
Questions and Interrogatives
In this chapter we are going to examine the Questions and Interrogatives in the French A1 Curriculum.
You will the learn the basics of how to ask a question.
|– C’est quoi (chose)|
– Qu’est-ce que c’est (chose)
– Qu’est-ce que (chose)
|What is this?|
|Comment formuler une question||How to form a question|
Adjectives and Adverbs
In this chapter we are going to examine the Adjectives and Adverbs in the French A1 Curriculum.
These are describing words. They say something about a noun or a noun phrase.
|Adjectives that go before a noun||–|
|How to make an adjective feminine||Add an -e|
|How to make an adjective plural||Add an -s or -es|
|Irregular feminine adjectives||–|
|Possessive adjectives||mon/ton/son/notre etc.|
|Using “de” for possession||–|
|Adjectives after c’est are masculine||–|
|Adjectives and colour||–|
|How to form adverbs||Make it feminine and add -ment|
Prepositions and Conjunctions
In this chapter we are going to examine the Prepositions and Conjuctions in the French A1 Curriculum.
In English there are many prepositions: in, out, next to, before, after, behind, in front of etc.
French has these as well. We will learn how to use them.
|How to say “in”||dans versus en|
|Prepositions and cities||à and de|
|Prepositions and regions/states/provinces||dans le versus en|
|Prepositions and countries||au versus en versus aux|
|Prepositions and means of transport||à versus en|
If you have done all the lessons of the French A1 Curriculum you can move onto the French A2 Curriculum.