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Level A1 - French Verb: ÊTRE for beginners

Master this important French verb in the present tense, and learn lots of ways to use it!

French Verb ÊTRE - Level A1 for Beginners

This is one of the very first verbs you need to learn in French, but learning how to conjugate it is just the beginning! In this lesson you will see how much you, as a beginner, can do with this one little verb! It's a good idea to learn it well now, because as you progress in French you'll see how often you need to use it (in so many different ways). This lesson is an absolute essential for learning the basics of French grammar... but I promise you it won't be boring!


This lesson is included in my $ saving BUNDLED FRENCH LESSONS.


Here's what you'll get in this lesson:

  • 30 minute video tutorial
  • 10 page lesson guide (with space to take notes)
  • 3 "mad minute conjugation" activities (instructions included, you'll like it!)
  • Être expressions list (32) and exercise with answer key
  • 32 être expressions practice cards with answer key
  • Quizlet study set link
  • Être scrambled sentences exercise


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


  Être video tutorial and lesson guide
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  Mad minute conjugations challenge #2
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  Mad minute conjugations challenge #3
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  Être expressions
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  Être expressions practice cards
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  Être scrambled sentences exercise
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