French Reading Selections: La Fête de la Musique

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Spanish Vocabulary: Getting Started – Basic Expressions

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Getting Started – Basic Expressions el vocabulario español: las expresiones básicas Common expressions to use in everyday situations. Participate in basic conversations. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics … Study Sí : Yes Sí, por favor. Yes, please. No : No No, gracias. No, thank you. Por favor : […]

French Reading Tasks: Marie de France – Le Lai de Laüstic

… Take the time to review the following LEAF French Grammar lessons before reading the literary selection for this Module, in order to help you better understand the selection: LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Regular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Irregular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Past Anterior … Marie de France Le […]

French Grammar: The Infinitive with [AVANT DE]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Infinitive with [AVANT DE] la grammaire française: l’infinitif avec [avant de] The infinitive form of a verb conveys the basic meaning of that verb. AVANT DE + INFINITIVE = before … (doing something) or prior to … (doing something). Study: The infinitive form of a French verb is the form that ends […]

French Grammar: Conjugated Verbs + [DE] + Infinitive Verb

… Identify: French Grammar: Conjugated Verbs + [DE] + Infinitive Verb la grammaire française: les verbes conjugués + [DE] + un verbe à l’infinitif The infinitive form of a verb conveys the basic meaning of that verb. Many conjugated French verbs require [DE] before an infinitive verb. Study: The infinitive form of a French verb is the form […]

French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [AVOIR BESOIN DE]

… Identify: French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [AVOIR BESOIN DE] la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec [avoir besoin de] There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the phrase AVOIR BESOIN DE. Study: There are […]

French Grammar: The Present Continuous – [ÊTRE EN TRAIN DE] + Infinitive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Present Continuous – [ÊTRE EN TRAIN DE] + Infinitive la grammaire française: le présent continu – [être en train de] + l’infinitif In English, we use the Present Progressive tense to talk about actions that are occurring at this moment in time.  The marker for this in English is a […]

French Grammar: The Recent Past with [VENIR DE] + Infinitive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Recent Past with [VENIR DE] + Infinitive la grammaire française: le passé récent avec [venir de] + l’infinitif VENIR is an irregular verb that normally means “to come”.  However, VENIR is also a very handy verb when we want to talk about actions that have (or had) taken place in […]

French Grammar: The Preposition [DE] and Possession

… Identify: French Grammar: The Preposition [DE] and Possession la grammaire française: la préposition [de] et la possession The preposition DE is used in many different kinds of expressions in French. It is commonly used to express possession and relationship. Study: The preposition DE is used in many different kinds of expressions in French. It […]

French Grammar: The Preposition [DE]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Preposition [DE] la grammaire française: la préposition [de] The preposition DE means “of” or “from” in French! Study: ORIGIN: The preposition DE means “of” or “from” in French!  It is often combined with the verb ÊTRE. Je suis de California. I am from California. Je viens de Paris. I come from Paris. […]

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