French Beginners 1

Level: A1

This French Beginners 1 online course introduces you to the lives of four young professionals living in Amsterdam. You encounter these characters in all sorts of everyday situations and learn sentences and expressions that you can put into practice right away. Things you will learn include how to introduce yourself, how to order a drink and how to buy groceries. This course is for absolute beginners: no prior knowledge of French is needed.

What is covered in the French Beginners 1 course?

  • Pronouncing the French alphabet
  • Spelling simple French words
  • Acquiring a basic French vocabulary
  • Correct pronunciation of the most important French sounds
  • Understanding and using simple, everyday French expressions and sentences
  • Introducing yourself and asking and answering questions in French

Course level
The French Beginners 1 course takes you to level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Upon completion of the French Beginners 1 course, you will receive a certificate that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

Language settings
This course is available in the interface languages English, Dutch and Spanish.

Sign up
You can start one of our language courses at any time.The time allotted for the course starts at the moment you purchase a course. You can buy a 3-, 6-, or 12-month package.

If you would like to practice your speaking skills some more, you can purchase 5 or 10 conversation lessons lasting one hour to supplement your French e-learning course. These private French lessons are given by experienced UvA Talen language teachers. At the beginners’ levels, the emphasis is on practicing pronunciation. You will learn how to pronounce simple sentences and have basic conversations, as well as practicing sounds and words. You can let us know what you want to focus on during the online private French lessons. Our teachers are there to help you learn in accordance with your wishes. For more information, check out Online+Teacher or get in touch with us.


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3 months of online learning


6 months of online learning

6 months of online learning + 5 private lessons
6 months of online learning + 10 private lessons


12 months of online learning

12 months of online learning + 5 private lessons
12 months of online learning + 10 private lessons