Intro to French for Real Life
Start speaking from the getgo
I've studied over half a dozen languages and taught at least three of them at one time or another. But of all the languages I've studied, it is French that I speak the best. I would hope so -- I have two degrees in it and have been speaking it for over forty years!
Now, to add to the growing number of courses at World to the Wise Academy, we are proud to introduce our INTRO to French for Real Life online course.
This course is designed for two primary groups of people:
- Home schoolers who are preparing to study high school French
- ANYONE wanting to dip their proverbial toe in the water and begin conversing in French sooner than later!
The course consists of the Beginner's Guide to French Pronunciation and 20 brief video lessons. Each lesson is accompanied by vocabulary sets in Quizlet, where students can practice and quiz themselves, and online exercises and quizzes. The medium of video allows students to hear exactly how a given word or phrase is pronounced, as well as the ability to go back and watch any number of times.
David Durham is a student of the world. Born in the United States, he has also lived seventeen years of his life outside the US, and views the world through an international lens. He has been a language language learner all his life, is conversant in six foreign languages and currently working on his seventh.
In addition to being a language freak, David is the creator and host of the World to the Wise podcast, where his guests tell compelling stories about crossing cultural bridges of various kinds. He and his wife also lead cultural tours to Europe. You can read more about the podcast and the tours, as well as read David's blog, at DavidDurham.org.
David and his wife Rebecca are the proud parents of three sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren, and live in Nashville, Tennessee.