French

In French language we have phrases of politeness, which helps to communicate with native speakers. French people use these phrases for everyday conversation. They  like  chating with friends about their life, about friends, culture, about everything   happens in their life. In France the tradition of the famous French Salon has an influence in education, in literature, philosophy and socialization. It’s worth to have a look on the history of french salon. In Paris there were two salons: one for literature and one for philosophy. The members of salon were aristocrats who invited the personalities of that time.  The invited persons were be well up in the leading cultural movements, and had to be cultivated persons who excelled in the art of conversation. These salons were intermediary between philosphers and public,so philosophers discussed their works with a small public before publishing.

The french salon was cosmopolitan called the Caffe of Europe. It was not only an exclusiv Parisian phenomenon. Very active salons also existed in Bordeaux, Lyons, Autun, Toulouse and Dijon.

French language help us in analitical thinking. By learning  language analysis we will be able to understand deeply text and social phenomenons. In France there is a strong philosophical school of hermeneutics, the science of text analysis. The most representative personalities of this school are: Paul Ricour, Paul de Main. Another school typical French is deconstructivism represented by Jaques Derrida. In this table we put together commonly used  polite phrases:

Bonjour

Hello / Good day / Good morning

Bonsoir

Good evening

Bonne nuit

Good night (only said when going to bed)

Salut

Hi / Bye

Au revoir

Goodbye

S’il vous plaît / S’il te plaît

Please (formal / informal)

Merci (beaucoup)

Thank you (very much)

De rien.

You’re welcome.

Je vous en prie
You’re welcome. (formal) / Go ahead.
Bienvenu(e)

Welcome (also You’re welcome in Quebec)

Allons-y!

Let’s go!

A tout à l’heure

See you in a little while
A plus tard

See you later

A bientôt

See you soon

A demain

See you tomorrow

Je suis désolé(e)

I’m sorry

Pardon !

Excuse me! (pushing through a crowd) / Sorry! (stepped on someone’s foot)

Excusez-moi !

Excuse me! (getting someone’s attention) / I’m sorry! (more formal apology)

Comment allez-vous ?

How are you? (formal)

Je vais bien.I’m fine. Très bien / mal / pas mal

Very good / bad / not bad

Ça va ?
/sa va/
How are you? (informal)
Ça va.
/sa va/
I’m fine. (informal response to Ça va ?)
Oui / non

Yes / no

Comment vous appelez-vous ?

What’s your name? (formal)

Tu t’appelles comment ?

What’s your name? (informal)

Je m’appelle…

My name is…

Enchanté(e)

Nice to meet you.

Monsieur, Madame, Mademoiselle

Mister, Misses, Miss

Mesdames et Messieurs

Ladies and gentlemen

French Online Learning

In the world of globalization we must learn at least one foreign language and we have to comunicate with people around the world which communicate as we do. Searching for new comunicative skills help us to access to information, andtrying out new ways of interactions.

Online learning may have powerful tools in your hand to listen, to pronunce and rewise words you want to learn. Online learning begin with vocabulary: the  very first words should be learnt easily, through 2 steps.

At first step:pictures help to recognize words. Second step: sound, picture and letters make clear and easy to memorize the basic vocabulary. Some exersices will help you at revision. More practice means fewer errors. Students interactively practice the words they learnt.

The pronuntiation is part of interactive parctice, voice curves indicate the intonation and accent you use.

Computer and mobile technology allow students to use online courses and dictionaries.We have the opportunity to listen courses improving our language skills.Online dictionaries make easy to understand unfamiliar words, phrases, and sentences.

Online learning is easy to access and easy to use.Online French learning is learner centered not learning centered. People who have access to online  French learning seems to learn fast, their learning abilities proving to be as efficent as their fellows on the campus. What is the key of success engaging in online French learning? Some multinational organizations prove real need to engage in on-line French learning. Companies integrate French learning for personal development, and usally they tend to implent e-learning in company policies. Organizations provide management support for employees so e-learning remain flexible,incentive for the persons involved.

The pedagogical perspectives of on-line learning

Online learning focuses on  three basic pedagogical elements: on the cognitive process involved: „learning by doing”, emotional perspective (motivation engagement and fun) and contextual perspective (enviromental and social aspect which can stimulate learning – interaction, collaborative discovery and importance of peer support).

In some universities – with French  language specialization – language learning is combined with other studies and students pursue careers in business, computer programming and web design, law, public relations, journalism, telecommunications, arts administration, publishing, library science, politics, or public and environmental affairs, to name but a few.

In all cases, students consider that their training in French enhanced their professional and academic opportunities.

How to learn French?

Why to learn French?

French people make their presence in history by different ways: sculpture, painting, architecture, literature. In Paris there are famous bulidings as L’Eglise Notre Dame, or the Museum Louvre visited by tourist around the world  almost every day. French cuisine and French history is famous as well: visiting this country we meet the fingerprints of French monarchs and leaders of  French Revolution. In francofone countries tourists find the presence of multiculturalism, we find French work of arts, cultural heritage, and balance of cultural habits.

French language usage is spread in world, there are 29 francofone country among them : L’Algerie, La Belgique, Le Benin, Le Burkina Faso, Le Burundi, Le Cambodge,Le Cameroun, Le Canada,Les Comores,La Cote d’ Ivoire, Le France

Le Gabon. When we travel the world we will face that in francofone countries speaking French is mandatory practice. For researcher is not only helpful but often necessary to know French in academic, business or social research.

How to learn French?

Even in our immadiate enviroment people learn French. Usually it’s just passive learning. Some of us sit in front of television and follow the stories, or sit in front of computer and listen to language-course.

How we can understand it? It needs few words, imagination, and hearing.We hear the words and we quess the meaning, after than check the word on dictionary

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