Phonetics – Beginner A1 / Advanced Beginner A2

Location: In Person at FIAF Manhattan
Type: Skill-Strengthening
Level: Beginner A1, Advanced Beginner A2
10 weeks Sep 26–Dec 11

Mastering French Phonetics

This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of French phonetics and pronunciation. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises, students will learn the different sounds, accent patterns, intonation, and rhythm of the French language. The course will cover the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to assist students in recognizing and accurately producing French sounds.

This course is suitable for French learners at Beginner Level A1 and above who wish to enhance their pronunciation and fluency in the French language. It is recommended for students who already have a basic understanding of French grammar and vocabulary but want to refine their pronunciation for better communication in academic, professional, or social settings.

By the end of this course, students will have developed a more natural and native-like pronunciation in French. They will be able to recognize and differentiate between different French sounds and accent patterns, which will contribute to improved oral communication. The course will enable students to express their ideas clearly and confidently in French, thereby enhancing their overall language proficiency.

Note About Class Formats: All classes for adults are held entirely in person at FIAF or entirely online on Zoom. Groups are not combined, that is, no HyFlex classes.