What do we find on this website ?
phonetics (with audio files). This series of tutorials provides a
concise introduction to
the sound system of
French and the main features that characterize its pronunciation.
Beginners in French will find these lessons particularly helpful.
vocabulary (with audio files). This series of tutorials introduces
a range of vocabulary of
words most used in the early stages of
the learning of French. The selection is augmented with short situational
and divided into four categories : substantives, verbs, adjectives
of communication (with audio files). This series
of texts presents a range of situational
dialogues drawn from everyday life. These texts will
be useful to students,
will find many colloquial expressions and acts of speech
frequently used by French speakers in ordinary conversation.
grammar (with audio files). This series of tutorials covers a range
of grammatical points which play
a central role in the early stages of the learning of French.
The various cases are approached in a descriptive way, with an emphasis
examples rather than prescriptive rules.
page presents a variety of video footages and visual works
produced by the HKU French team. Various stories, interviews of French-speaking
Hong Kong residents and documentaries are featured here.
French for beginners
These pages offer a discussion on important points that beginners in French are faced with when starting learning the language. The originality of the discussion (in 28 chapters) lies in the fact that grammatical features are treated from a phonological standpoint. Includes audio files.
series of videos for French language exploration, filmed in France
with HKU students. Produced
by the University of Hong Kong Interactive Media Group and the HKU
French Team, Language Centre, 2003.
Chinese to French
do we say this in French ? A selection of around 100 basic structures
in Chinese and how they transfer into French (with audio files).
These pages written in English provide straightforward explanations
of a number of basic French grammatical features.
making of France through a chronology of essential events, 6 slide
series and a fullier account divided into chapters discussing
the main periods of French history.
selection of well-known French proverbs with audio files.
main festive events in France throughout the year with a brief explanation
of their origins and related customs.
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