DLI - French Language Course - Basic Course

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French Basics - Tape 01 Pronunciation 1

French Basics - Tape 01 Pronunciation 2

French Basics - Tape 02 Drills and Dialogs

French Basics - Tape 03 Drills and Dialogs

French Basics - Tape 04 Drills and Dialogs

French Basics - Tape 05 Drills and Dialogs

French Basics - Tape 06 Drills and Dialogs

French Basics - Tape 07 Perception Drills

French Basics - Tape 08 Perception Drills

French Basics - Tape 09 Perception Drills

French Basics - Tape 10 Perception Drills

French Basics - Tape 11 - Lesson 12A,12B side a

French Basics - Tape 11 - Lesson 12A,12B side b

French Basics - Tape 12 - Lesson 13A,13B side a

French Basics - Tape 12 - Lesson 13A,13B side b

French Basics - Tape 13 - Lesson 14A,14B side a

French Basics - Tape 13 - Lesson 14A,14B side b

French Basics - Tape 14 - Lesson 15A,15B side a

French Basics - Tape 15 - Lesson 16A,16B side a

French Basics - Tape 15 - Lesson 16A,16B side b

French Basics - Tape 16 - Lesson 17-18 side a

French Basics - Tape 16 - Lesson 17-18 side b

French Basics - Tape 17 - Lesson 19 side a

French Basics - Tape 18 - Lesson 20A,20B side a

French Basics - Tape 18 - Lesson 20A,20B side b

French Basics - Tape 19 - Lesson 21 side a

French Basics - Tape 20 - Lesson 22A,22B side a

French Basics - Tape 20 - Lesson 22A,22B side b

French Basics - Tape 21 - Lesson 23-24 side a

French Basics - Tape 21 - Lesson 23-24 side b

French Basics - Tape 22 - Lesson 25A,25B side a

French Basics - Tape 22 - Lesson 25A,25b side b

French Basics - Tape 23 - Lesson 26,27 side a

French Basics - Tape 23 - Lesson 26,27 side b

French Basics - Tape 24 - Lesson 28,29 side a

French Basics - Tape 24 - Lesson 28,29 side b

French Basics - Tape 25 - Lesson 30-31 side a

French Basics - Tape 25 - Lesson 30-31 side b

French Basics - Tape 26 - Lesson 32-33 side a

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French Basics - Tape 27 - Lesson 34 side a

French Basics - Tape 28 - Lesson 35A,35B side a

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French Basics - Tape 29 - Lesson 36-37 side a

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French Basics - Tape 30 - Lesson 38-39 side a

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French Basics - Tape 31 - Lesson 40-41 side a

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French Basics - Tape 32 - Lesson 42-43 side a

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French Basics - Tape 33 - Lesson 44 side a

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French Basics - Tape 35 - Lesson 46-47 side a

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French Basics - Tape 36 - Lesson 48-49 side a

French Basics - Tape 36 - Lesson 48-49 side b

French Basics - Tape 37 - Lesson 50A,50B side a

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French Basics - Tape 38 - Lesson 51 side a

French Basics - Tape 39 - Lesson 52A,52B side a

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French Basics - Tape 40 - Lesson 53-54 side a

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French Basics - Tape 41 - Lesson 55A,55B side a

French Basics - Tape 42 - Lesson 56-57 side a

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French Basics - Tape 43 - Lesson 58-59 side a

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French Basics - Tape 44 - Lesson 60A,60B side a

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French Basics - Tape 45 - Lesson 61 side a

French Basics - Tape 46 - Lesson 62A,62B side a

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French Basics - Tape 47 - Lesson 63 side a

French Basics - Tape 48 - Lesson 64A,64B side a

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French Basics - Tape 49 - Lesson 65A,65B side a

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French Basics - Tape 50 - Lesson 66-67 side a

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French Basics - Tape 51 - Lesson 68-69 side a

French Basics - Tape 51 - Lesson 68-69 side b

French Basics - Tape 52 - Lesson 70-71 side a & b

French Basics - Tape 53 - Lesson 72-73 side a & b

French Basics - Tape 54 - Lesson 74-75 side a

French Basics - Tape 54 - Lesson 74-75 side b

French Basics - Tape 55 - Lesson 76-77 side a

French Basics - Tape 55 - Lesson 76-77 side b

French Basics - Tape 56 - Lesson 78-79 side a & b

French Basics - Tape 57 - Lesson 80-81 side a

French Basics - Tape 57 - Lesson 80-81 side b

French Basics - Tape 58 - Lesson 82-83 side a

French Basics - Tape 58 - Lesson 82-83 side b

French Basics - Tape 59 - Lesson 84 side a

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French Basics - Tape 60 - Lesson 85A-85B side a


Defense Language Institute French  - Image This French course contains 15 lessons, one for each day of the first three weeks and initial phase of the course. Every fifth lesson is a review lesson. The objective is to enable the student to distinguish and produce the sounds of French with sufficient accuracy to understand and speak French within the limits of the vocabulary and grammar included in this volume.

The content of the volume includes the entire phonology and, as indicated, also the first grammar lessons. The stage is set, as well, for area studies, i.e. French life and culture.

The approach is audio-lingual and student-centered, i.e. the logic pursued is that of the laws of learning rather than the logic of the arrangement of subject matter. The individual lessons are set up according to a prescribed plan: perception drills on new materials are given in the first two hours of the afternoon, followed by a formal dialogue which has to be memorized for instant recall. Home-work (three hours daily) consists of intensive drill on known material via audios, mastery of a certain number of vocabulary items, and the study of grammar notes. The lesson cycle ends the following morning with pattern practice and performance which leads gradually to free con-versation. The chart on the next page summarizes the daily cycle of the initial phase of the Basic Course. Roman numerals refer to sections of the lesson arrangement pattern. They coincide with the class hours of the day.

The content of this particular volume includes such features as the past tense, and various forms of asking a question. It also gives a large place to the study of French life and culture.

As in the first volume, the approach is audio-lingual and student-centered, i.e., the logic pursued is that of the laws of learning rather than the logic of the arrangement of subject matter. The individual lessons are set up according to a prescribed plan: perception drills on new materials are given during the second hour in the afternoon, followed by a formal dialogue which has to be mastered for instant recall. Homework (three hours daily) consists of intensive drills on known material via audio, mastery of a certain number of vocabulary items, the study of grammar notes, and written exercises.

The lesson cycle continues the following morning with practice in reading and pattern drills which lead gradually to free conversation. The chart on the next page summarizes the daily cycle of the intermediate phase of the Basic Course. Inquiries concerning these materials, including requests for authorization to reproduce them, should be addressed to the conmandat, Defense Language Institute,_Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, CA. 93940.

This also includes such features as the future tense, conditional sentences, various negative forms, and the relative pronouns que and qui. Like the second and third volumes, it gives also a large place to the study of French life and culture.

French is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family. It descended from the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire, as did languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan and others. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'o?llanguages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone.French is an official language in 29 countries, most of which form la francophonie (in French), the community of French-speaking countries. It is an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organizations. According to the European Union, 129 million, or twenty-six percent of the Union's total population, can speak French, of whom 72 million are native speakers (65 million in France, 4.5 million in Belgium and an additional 2.5 million in Switzerland, which is not part of the EU) and 69 million are second-language or foreign language speakers, thus making French the third language in the European Union that people state they are most able to speak, after English and German. Twenty percent of non-Francophone Europeans know how to speak French, totaling roughly 145.6 million people in Europe alone. As a result of extensive colonial ambitions of France and Belgium (at that time governed by a French-speaking elite), between the 17th and 20th centuries, French was introduced to colonies in the Americas, Africa, Polynesia, the Levant, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.?French is an official language in 29 countries, most of which form la francophonie (in French), the community of French-speaking countries. It is an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organizations. According to the European Union, 129 million, or twenty-six percent of the Union's total population, can speak French, of whom 72 million are native speakers (65 million in France, 4.5 million in Belgium and an additional 2.5 million in Switzerland, which is not part of the EU) and 69 million are second-language or foreign language speakers, thus making French the third language in the European Union that people state they are most able to speak, after English and German. Twenty percent of non-Francophone Europeans know how to speak French, totaling roughly 145.6 million people in Europe alone. As a result of extensive colonial ambitions of France and Belgium (at that time governed by a French-speaking elite), between the 17th and 20th centuries, French was introduced to colonies in the Americas, Africa, Polynesia, the Levant, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.?French is an official language in 29 countries, most of which form la francophonie (in French), the community of French-speaking countries. It is an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organizations. According to the European Union, 129 million, or twenty-six percent of the Union's total population, can speak French, of whom 72 million are native speakers (65 million in France, 4.5 million in Belgium and an additional 2.5 million in Switzerland, which is not part of the EU) and 69 million are second-language or foreign language speakers, thus making French the third language in the European Union that people state they are most able to speak, after English and German. Twenty percent of non-Francophone Europeans know how to speak French[clarification needed], totaling roughly 145.6 million people in Europe alone. As a result of extensive colonial ambitions of France and Belgium (at that time governed by a French-speaking elite), between the 17th and 20th centuries, French was introduced to colonies in the Americas, Africa, Polynesia, the Levant, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.?

French is spoken in: France, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Canada, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Bukina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Mali, Rwanda, Belgium, Guinea, Chad, Haiti, Burundi, Benin, Togo, Central African Republic, Gabon, Comoros, Djibouti, Luxembourg, Vanuatu, Se

French is also called: Fran?ais

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