Bonjour et bienvenue 😊🇫🇷
This is the third course in the Building Structures in French series. If you haven't already, I recommend that before you start this course, you take the first and second courses that exlain the first and second structures. You can find them here: Building Structures in French - Structure 1 and Building Structures in French - Structure 2. It's important to know how the French structures system works.
The entire French language can be broken down into several different structures. If you take any sentence from any French book or any utterance, you will see that it fits into one of these structures.
I developed the Building Structures series as a unique way of learning the various sentence structures that exist in the French language.
Every structure you learn gives you the ability to say a huge amount. Some structures are used more than others, but all the structures together make up the whole French language. Once you’ve learnt how a structure works, all you have to do is insert different words into the slots and you have a sentence.
This course introduces you to structure 3.
Just like when we learnt Structure 2, you will find Structure 3 much easier to learn than the first structure since you already know all the question words (which is the first component of this, and all, the structures).
Structure 3 is actually very similar to Structure 1, but it enables you to ask similar questions in the past rather than the future. We look at the infinitives and see how we can ask questions out of them, turn them negative and turn them into non-questions, which allows us to use this structure in conversations.
We break down the structure into its core components and I show you how to manipulate the structure as a whole by leaving out certain parts or even adding the "Extra Information" part to make our sentences more interesting.
If you've learnt any French with me before, be it with the 3 Minute French series, the Building Structures series or any of my grammar courses, you'll be familiar with the fact that I encourage short, consistent lessons over long, drawn-out learning sessions. To make it easier for you to turn French into a daily habit, I've broken down this entire course into three-minute chunks. That way, you can listen to one three-minute lesson every day without having to eat into your schedule. Obviously, you can watch more than one lesson per day, if you wish, but I would recommend you stop before you want to.
If you get to the end of a lesson and you're feeling exhausted, then you've gone too far. You want to stop whilst your head still feels fresh enough to focus. By doing this, learning French will never become something that you get bored with, and you'll be much more likely to carry on.
So, let's start learning all about Structure 3 in French.
🇫🇷 Bon apprentissage! | Happy learning! 🇫🇷
Get the first three structures in one bundle
You can save money if you buy the first three structures courses together in one bundle (you can get further structures in bundles, too)
Building Structures in French - Structures 1, 2 and 3
Structures 1, 2 and 3 of the Building Structures in French series
Building Structures in French - Structures 4, 5 and 6
Structures 4, 5 and 6 of the Building Structures in French series
Full curriculum (watch the first few lessons for free)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8a (3:05)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8b (2:54)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8c (3:21)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8d (3:13)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8e (3:47)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8f (3:17)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8g (3:26)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8h (3:34)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8i (3:04)
- French - Structure 3 - Chapter 8j (2:45)
Building Structures 4, 3 Minute French and Grammar courses
As well as the Building Structures in French series, I've created another series called 3 Minute French
Building Structures in French - Structure 4
Learn about how the French language is put together by breaking it down into its different sentence structures
3 Minute French - Course 1
Learn to speak French you can use in everyday real-world situations - all in just 3-minute chunks!
Once you have completed this course, if you would like to learn more French using the same method, you can find the next courses below:
3 Minute Languages series
3 Minute French - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7 | Course 8 | Course 9 | Course 10 | Course 11 | Course 12 | Course 13 | Course 14 | Course 15 | Course 16
3 Minute Spanish - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7
3 Minute Italian - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7
3 Minute German - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6
3 Minute Portuguese - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4
Building Structures series
Building Structures in French - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5 | Structure 6 | Structure 7 | Structure 8 | Structure 9
Building Structures in Spanish - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5
Building Structures in Italian - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5
Building Structures in German - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4
Building Structures in Portuguese - Structure 1
Quick Guides series
French - Verbs 1
Spanish - Verbs 1
German - Verbs 1
Italian - Verbs 1
Portuguese - Verbs 1
Essential French grammar - Future | Conditional | Imperfect
Essential Spanish grammar - Future | Conditional | Imperfect
Further learning material
You can find plenty of articles and YouTube videos I've created to help you with your language learning. Find them all here:
YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_W8zw-DxvfU0lF_ojIm2mA
I hope you enjoy :-)