Peace Corps - French Language Lessons (Cameroon)

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Cameroon French- Introduction

Cameroon French- Lesson 1

Cameroon French- Lesson 10

Cameroon French- Lesson 11

Cameroon French- Lesson 12

Cameroon French- Lesson 13

Cameroon French- Lesson 14

Cameroon French- Lesson 15

Cameroon French- Lesson 2

Cameroon French- Lesson 3

Cameroon French- Lesson 4

Cameroon French- Lesson 5

Cameroon French- Lesson 6

Cameroon French- Lesson 7

Cameroon French- Lesson 8

Cameroon French- Lesson 9

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This program, will introduce you to the basic expressions, phrases and sentences that you need to interact efficiently with Cameroonians during your first few days in-country, particularly in your host family and in the training community. We have tried to keep the lessons as conversational as possible and in line with the standard French. French is beside English, the major official language of Cameroon. It is spoken by more than 70% of the population and in eight of the ten provinces of the country.

As Peace Corps Volunteers, you will need to be functional in French for most of your professional and social interactions in Cameroon. The local brand of French is slightly different from the standard French in both accent and usage of certain words and expressions. These will be covered during training and learnt/practiced in the host family and the training community. Our hope is that this program prepares you for an easy communication with Cameroonians from your first day in Cameroon onwards. The program consists of 15 lessons. They include dialogues and commonly used phrases and expressions that you can listen to and repeat. Repeat them as many times as you need in order to master them. They are acted by Cameroonian trainers with the local accent. A written version is also included in pdf. format. You can further use the suggested expressions and phrases imaginatively and creatively to create additional situations and contexts and hence widen the scope of your
communication ability.

Each lesson is followed by a practice exercise; listen and give the answer during the pauses provided. The dialogues from lesson 1 "Greetings" to lesson 5 "leave taking" should be considered as five steps of an introductory conversation between Lauren and Tamo. After mastering these various steps, you may if you want consider
reviewing all these five dialogues as a whole. Our suggestion is that absolute Novice Learners should cover these first five introductory lessons before moving on to the other lessons in their preferred order. Learners with some knowledge of French can start wherever they want.

Cameroon: 1962-present

Cameroon: Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Business, Information Technology

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 (Cameroon) 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 (Cameroon) is also called: Français, française, la langue française

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