This list of over 100 French transition words will help students to improve and formalize their writing. These French transition words are a great tool for beginners, intermediates, AP French students, and college students who are ready to take their writing to the next level.
This product has been updated and now includes a sample sentence for each expression (helpful for beginners and AP students alike). The English is listed first and the list is divided into categories such as Expressing Time, Expressing Opinions, Comparing and Contrasting, Presenting Facts or Evidence, Instead of Parce Que, Expressing Conditions, and Concluding. Some examples from the beginner French transition words are: un jour, parce que, mais, aussi, demain, hier, aujourd'hui, demain, je trouve que, finalement, maintenant, etc. Samples from the intermediate list include: malgre, grace a, autrefois, a ce moment la, selon moi, car, cependant, en plus, en conclusion, etc. Samples from the advanced French transition list are: neanmoins, desormais, quant a moi, jusqu'a ce que, au detriment de, pourvue que, a condition que, d'ailleurs, en fait, pour toutes ces raisons, etc.
Teachers can ask students to incorporate a certain number of these French transition words in each of their writing samples or feature a word of the week in their classrooms. Students could receive extra credit for using the word in class a certain number of times. Some teachers have even laminated a class set for student use. Incorporating these transition words into my students' writing dramatically increased their fluidity and skills in their French compositions.
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