LESSONS INSIDE (20) → [95 CARDS]
Asking the time ◆ Answering with [il est…(+ heure)] / (it is…+ time) ◆ AM vs PM ◆ Official time (or military time) ◆ Civilian time ◆ Saying “O’clock” times (- -:00) in civilian time ◆ Expressing 12:00 in 4 different ways ◆ Saying “O’clock” times (–:00) in official/military time ◆ Giving the time in between hours ◆ “a quarter past…/ “half past…” / “a quarter to…” ◆ Pronunciation variations for some hours ◆ Common time expressions in French ◆ The seven days of the week ◆ Types of days ◆ Asking about the day and date ◆ Telling the day and date in French ◆ The (official) winter months ◆ The (official) spring months ◆ The (official) summer months ◆ The (official) fall/autumn months
- You will learn the two ways of expressing clock time in French.
- You will learn the various days of the week as well as months of the year.
- You’ll understand the simple ways to say in French “a quarter past…” / “half past…” and so on.
- You will learn the various seasons and months of the year.
- You will be able to tell the date in French.
This section deals with how to tell time in French. In it, we also focus on the days of the week as well as months of the year.
We are all aware that time permeates everything we do. In other words, everything we do starts, evolves and dies within the flux of time. (Hmm, “the flux of time”, I like that).
Setting up meetings oro timetables, holding birthday parties and commemorating anniversaries would not be possible without the humans’ ability to break up time into hours, minutes, seconds, days, months, years, and so on.
This makes the study of time and other seasonal expressions all the more important for you, learners of French.
- You are a complete or false beginner of French (although students at higher levels can still benefit from practicing with flashcards and from listening to the audio clips).
- You want to be able to tell the time, the date, days and months in French.
- You don’t necessarily have French-speaking conversation partners readily available to start a simple Q&A talk.
- You’re looking to take your listening and speaking skills with confidence and at your own pace.
- You must have a computer and it must be connected to the internet.
- Your computer must be equipped with built-in or external speakers to be able to listen to the recorded French audio segments.
- No prior knowledge of French is required as everything will be taught.
- You must, at least, be familiar with the English and/or French alphabet, and if you were able to follow me until now, chances are I don’t have to worry about it on that point.
- Lectures 22
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level Complete Beginner
- Language English / French
- Students 5
- Assessments Yes
SOME NOTES ON TELLING THE TIME IN FRENCH
OFFICIAL (MILITARY) TIME vs. CIVILIAN TIME
GIVING THE TIME
A FEW TIPS ON FRENCH PRONUNCIATION
TALKING ABOUT DAYS
THE 12 MONTHS OF THE YEAR