American English for French Speakers

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Bienvenue and welcome to American English for French speakers! This course is designed for French speakers learning American English. Ce cours est destiné aux francophones qui apprennent l’anglais américain. In this course, you will learn how to avoid common translation mistakes between French and English, such as what the word Yankee really means and why you should not say I speak American. You will also learn the American English pronunciation and meanings of French words used in English, including false cognates (faux amis) and the American English pronunciation and actual meanings of English words used in French, such as baby-foot, relooking, and baskets (which actually mean foosball, makeover, and sneakers in real American English!) Finally, you will learn some common differences between French and English grammar, such as word order, how to translate the pronoun on, and how to use would, could, and should in English. There are also some multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge. Please enjoy this free course on American English for French speakers! Who is the target audience? This course is designed for French speakers who are learning American English.
  • Common Mistakes
    • Introduction
    • Common Mistakes
    • List of Common Mistakes (from Video)
    • Common Mistakes Quiz
  • Pronunciation
    • Introduction to Pronunciation Section
    • Pronunciation of French-English Cognates
    • Pronunciation of French Words used in English
    • Pronunciation of French Food Words
    • Pronunciation of French Geographic Names in the United States
    • French Words used in English Quiz
  • Vocabulary
    • Introduction to Vocabulary Section
    • French-English False Friends I
    • French-English False Friends II
    • English Words Used in French (Are Not Used the Same in English)
    • English Words Used in French
    • English Words used in French Quiz
  • Grammar
    • Introduction to Grammar Section
    • Word Order
    • Asking Questions
    • English Word Order Quiz
    • Would, could, and should
    • Would, could, should Quiz 6 questions Translating the pronoun on 03:25 Uncount Nouns
  • More American English
    • Congratulations! You've finished!
    • Learn more vocabulary
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