French Land! France! La langue Française! Let's start with the basics.
An absolute super resource for all things FRENCH and one that I often show my students is my Pinterest Pin Page for French and Spanish Classes.
The one thing I see missing is the "How to say it?" category. Often, this is the missing piece of the puzzle for people which is why, *ding!*: Your teacher has arrived! For each French word follow these three basic instructions.
1. Make two columns on a paper.
2. Title the first column: The French Word
3. Title the second column: How to Say It
From now on, every time you see a set of parentheses...like this --> ( ); whatever is inside the parentheses is the "how to say it" and NOT the "how to spell it," OK? For each new word I will have a separate set of parentheses.
AU REVOIR* (oh) (ruh-vwahr) * most people simply say (oh-vwahr) and leave out the (ruh) part. It's like, "Bye!"
COMMENT ÇA VA? (koh-maw) (sah) (vah)
COMMENT ALLEZ-VOUS? (koh-mawnt) (ah-lay) (vooh)
ÇA VA BIEN (sah) (vah) (bee-yahn)
ÇA VA MAL (sah) (vah) (mahl)
COMME ÇI, COMME ÇA (kuhm) (see) (kuhm) (sah)
JE M'APPELLE (zjuh) (mah) (pell)
À TOUT À L'HEURE (ah) (toot) (ah) (luhr)
JE SUIS DÉSOLÉ(E)* (zjuh) (swee) (day-zoh-lay) *In writing, use two "e's" if you are female, one if you are male. They are both pronounced the same way.
EXCUSEZ-MOI (ex-kew-zay) (mwah)
JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE (zjoy-yuhz) (ah-nee-vare-sare)
Voilà! There it is! Your introductory lesson on basic greetings in French.