French a1 Course Overview

Do you want to know what the French A1 Curriculum is? I am going to show you what you need to know for French A1.

The A1 level is based on the CEFR level scale.

Please also read my article on how to learn french by studying 1 hour a day to understand how you can best learn French.

Once you complete this course you will know the following

Who is the course for?

This French A1 course is for absolute beginners in French.

Learning Path

In this chapter you will learn the fundamentals of French. 

This is basic French, so you should start here!

In this chapter we are going to examine the Pronouns in the French A1 Curriculum.

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.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Verbs in the French A1 Curriculum.

Verbs are sometimes also called action words. They cause something to happen in a sentence. They are the source of action and movement.

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.

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.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Negations in the French A1 Curriculum.

You will learn how to make a sentence negative.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Negations in the French A1 Curriculum.

You will learn how to make a sentence negative.

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.

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.

French a1: Introduction to french

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Pronouns: How to say I

[Je]

Pronouns: How to say you

[Tu vs Vous]

Verbs: to have

[Avoir]

Verbs: to be

[Être]

Verbs: to do

[Faire]

Idioms: My name is

[Je m’appelle]

Idioms: It is

[C’est]

Idioms: There is/There are

[Il y a]

Articles: How to say ‘the’

[le/la/l’]

Articles: How to say ‘a’

[un/une]

Articles: Plural form of ‘the’ and ‘a’

[les/des]

Adjectives: Adjectives that go before a noun

Adjectives: How to make an adjective feminine

Adjectives: How to make adjectives plural

Nouns: How to make nouns plural

Questions: How to say ‘what is this?’

French a1: pronouns

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Il/Elle vs Ils/Elles

[He/She vs They]

On

[We/One/People]

On vs Nous

[We vs We]

Tout le monde

[Everyone/Everybody]

Stress Pronouns

(moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles)

Ça

[This/That/It]

C’est vs Ce sont

[This is vs These are]

C’est vs Il/Elle est

[This is]

French a1: Verbs

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Regular -er verbs

Semi-regular -cer verbs

Semi-regular -ger verbs

e-consonant-er verbs

é-consonant-er verbs

-eler verbs

Regular -ir verbs

Venir/Tenir + derivatives

Partir/Dormir + derivatives

Ouvrir and derivatives

Regular -re verbs

Prendre and derivatives

Mettre and derivatives

-aindre/-eindre/-oindre verbs

Conduire and derivatives

Connaître and derivatives

Écrire

Reflexive Verbs

s’appeler

se lever

se coucher

Futur Proche

Passé Récent

When to use Le Présent

French a1: Articles and nouns

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du, de la, de l’, des

[how to say ‘some’]

au, aux, du, des

[how to contract articles]

Identifying the gender of nouns

Body parts need articles (le, la, les)

French a1: adjectives and adverbs

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Irregular feminine adjectives

Possessive Adjectives

Using ‘de’ for possession

Adjectives after c’est are masculine

Adjectives and Colour

How to form adverbs

French a1: negations

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ne (verb) pas

[not]

ne (verb) jamais

[never]

non plus

[neither/nor]

Negating reflexive verbs

Negating with partitive articles (du/de la/de l’/des become de/d’)

Negating indefinite articles (un/une become de/d’)

Negating with two verbs

French a1: questions and interrogatives

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How to form a question in French (closed + open)

French a1: Prepositions and Conjunctions

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Common prepositions

How to say “in”

Prepositions and cities

Prepositions and regions/states/provinces 

Prepositions and countries

Prepositions and transport

French a1: Idioms

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Avoir besoin de

[To need]

Avoir envie de

[To feel like/want]

Avoir mal (à)

[Expressing physical pain]

Avoir peur de

[To be scared/afraid of]

Ça m’est egal

[To not care]

Être d’accord avec

[To agree with]

Comment ça va

[How are you]

Être à

[Express possessions ]

(Être) en retard
/avance

[Express punctuality ]

(Faire de, jouer à

[Do sports/hobbies]

Jouer de

[Play an instrument]

Il fait (adjective) + il y a (noun)

[Talk about the weather]

Pour + (infinitif)

[In order to]

Sentir [quelque chose]

[Using your senses]

How to use numbers

How to tell time

How to talk about days, weeks, months, and years