Level A1 - French Passé Composé - AVOIR

Learn to speak in the past tense using regular verbs

French Passé Compose: Regular verbs using AVOIR as helping verb

This is a French grammar lesson in which you will learn to master the passé composé of regular French verbs ending in ER, IR, and RE using the verb AVOIR as helping verb. You will learn many common, regular verbs in this lesson, and you will double your knowledge when you learn how to use the passé composé with different forms of negation. You'll never doubt yourself again when you see how simple speaking in the past can really be.....once everything has been explained in simple terms.

This lesson is included in my BUNDLED FRENCH LESSONS, and you can practice your listening skills using the passé composé with my 100 French regular verbs passé composé audio drill for conjugation practice.


  1. Downloadable video lesson on the passé composé
  2. Lesson guide with rules, examples, and quick tips
  3. 4 online multiple choice quizzes
  4. 75 practice cards with answer key

Step 1: Watch the video grammar lesson about the passé composé. Even if you are not sure how to translate this tense in English, by the end of this lesson you'll have a much better understanding. Before you watch the lesson, be sure to download your lesson guide where you'll find all of the rules and examples given in the lesson. You'll even get a few helpful hints, and it will be a handy guide to add to your study resources.

Step 2: You will have four online multiple choice quizzes to take. Each quiz has ten questions. Some include negation and others do not. One quiz focuses on ER verbs, another on IR verbs, another on RE verbs, and the last one combines the three. These quizzes will help you out a lot before moving on to the 75 practice cards when you'll truly master your new skill.

Step 3: Now it's time to really challenge yourself. I'm including a set of 75 practice cards (no multiple choice answers) to challenge you using all three types of regular verbs (and with negation)! Don't worry, an answer key is included so that you can easily check your work. I'm including a paper free version that you can open up on your device as well as a version with 4 cards per page that you can print and cut out in case you enjoy being away from the screen sometimes. You'll be able to use this resource anywhere to truly master the passé composé of regular French verb. You get two versions. One has helpful hints as to translation and the other does not. Here's what some of the cards look like:

If you have any questions about this course or any of the others in the Love Learning Languages Academy just drop me a line: french@lovelearninglanguages.com

Your Instructor

Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

I'm Jennifer, and I'm a French teacher. I didn't grow up speaking French. I started learning French as an adult, so I know exactly how frustrating it can be when just trying to listen and respond seems impossible. I was fortunate enough to have CARING teachers who helped me and never seemed to be frustrated with me. When I started teaching French 20+ years ago, I was again fortunate to have mentors who showed me that CARING about my students and understanding their difficulties is the only way to help. I've been exactly where you are, and I know how to help you.

I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French, then taught French for a year and moved to France for a year before pursuing and earning a Master of Arts degree in French. I taught French at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men, for 14 years. A while before relocating to the South of France, I began teaching French online via Skype. I am now teaching French online full time and I also give immersion classes and guided city visits in both languages in Béziers, France.

It’s my job to guide you and help you along on your journey to learn French. Learning should be fun, and I will make sure that enjoy yourself as you improve your listening, writing, reading, and most importantly your speaking skills. Over the years I have developed many creative strategies to guarantee your progress. All students have different learning styles, different strengths and weaknesses, and different levels. One of my first jobs as your teacher is to provide you with an approach that will suit your learning style so that you will get the most out of your classes as possible.

Class Curriculum

  Video lesson and study guide
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  Quiz #1 - ER verbs
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  Quiz #2 - IR verbs
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  Quiz #3 - RE verbs
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  Quiz #4 - ER, IR, RE verbs
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  75 practice cards
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