French Verb Conjugation Course
Are the different verb tenses giving you a hard time? Are you too exhausted to memorize one more verb table and remember each and every rule and exception?
Most French learners consider verb conjugation as one of the biggest problem areas in learning French. But if you’re wondering if there’s a less difficult, less painful way to approach French verb conjugation in French, yes, there is.
It’s time to let go of the usual cumbersome method of memorizing each and every French verb form and all the rules that go with it. This course can help you develop a reflex for picking the correct verb form without any hesitation. Just like how native speakers do it.
In this French Verb Conjugation Course, you will learn 15 of the most useful French verbs and use them as a model to cover 80% of all French verbs.
How to use this course
You will find that this course is divided into two sections:
- Part 1 is a review of the different verb tenses
- Part 2 covers the Audio Drills and the different exercises.
For those who are not yet familiar with the usage and construction of the French verb tenses, I would suggest that you start with this section before proceeding to the audio drills. However, if you are already familiar with the grammar aspect of French verb conjugation and wish to focus on audio drills, you may proceed directly to Part 2 where you will find the audio drills.
You can go back to the lessons in Part 1 anytime you want to review the tenses or you can revisit it from time to time especially if there are some grammar points you wish to review before taking the exercises. Ideally though, I would recommend that you follow the sequence of the course for more effective results.
How to Use the Audio Drills in Part 2 of this Course
The drills make use of repetition exercises to build up your reflexes in forming the correct verb form naturally. By doing the drills, you will be able to develop an instinct to select the right verb form without any hesitation, just like any native speaker.
The verbs that you will be learning are selected based on the most useful in everyday conversations. You will then use it to model 80% of all the verbs in the French language.
Take note that only the most useful tenses are included in the drills. These are:
- Passé composé
- French Future Tense
- Future Perfect Tense
- French Imperative
- French Present Participle
- French Subjunctive
Tenses that are barely used in actual speech such as passé simple and plus-que-parfait are not being focused on to prioritize the most important verbs and tenses used in daily speech.
Aside from the drills, you will also find several exercises to help you practice the verbs you’ve learned.
With the help of the Offline Materials, you can do these drills anywhere—while driving or on your commute, while doing household chores, or while you go out for a run. It’s easy to insert into your day— perfect for even the busiest French learners!
Advice on How to Use the Drills Effectively
Each drill is about five to six minutes long, very easy to follow, and narrated by a native French speaker (myself) to help you learn the correct pronunciation as it is spoken today.
The words are repeated with enough time in between for you to practice your pronunciation as well as your listening skills. By completely following the drills, you should be able to create a reflex and be able to choose the correct verb conjugations on instinct.
Best of luck on your lessons!
Founder, Talk in French
FAQs: Here are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about this course
1. How do I use the progress bar to track my progress?
You will see the progress bar at the upper left of the screen when you access any course. Once you have completed a lesson and mark it complete, the equivalent percentage of the course taken will be reflected in the progress bar.
Take note that the lessons may be taken in any order and your progress will still be tracked. Though it is highly recommended that you follow the sequence provided.
In lessons that contain quizzes, you need to complete all the quizzes first before you will be able to complete each lesson.
2. How can I access my course?
You need to login in this URL:
Once you enter your details, you will have access to your “profile page”. From there you will be able to access the different courses you purchased.
3. Can I download an offline version (e-book) of the course?
Yes, you should be able to see the first module called “offline materials” where you can get the downloadable version of your course. We are about to simplify the system to make it even easier. A print version and an e-book version will be provided as well.
4. Can I give my feedback or ask you a question?
Yes, please. I am eager for a challenge. If you don’t like some parts or you think it needs improvement, criticisms are always welcome.
You can send me an email at email@example.com or, even better and easier, simply leave a comment on the lesson.
5. Can I retake a quiz and get an updated score?
Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected. But for learning purposes, my advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.
Note: This list of FAQs will be updated from time to time as I receive new questions. Thank you, merci, and best of luck! Bonne chance !
Founder, Talk in French