Prerequisite: FREN300 or equivalent language level.
Not available for French native speakers.
OverviewStudents are taken through essential aspects of the conduct of business in France (and French-speaking countries), both learning about those aspects and becoming familiar with specific features of the French language encountered in a professional context. In terms of key skills, business skills and language skills, encourages the practice of meticulous accuracy.
As an option, students may register for the Diplôme de français professionnel Affaires B1 (DFP B1) of the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris Ile-de-France (CCIP). The syllabus of FR590 closely follows some of the pedagogical requirements of the business French programme of the CCIP.
This module appears in:
Two one-hour seminars for ten weeks
Method of assessment
• Sur Table In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%
• Written Assignment 1 (350 words) – 25%
• Written Assignment 2 (300 words) – 35%
• Group presentation (15 minutes) – 20%
Dubois A. & Tauzin B., (2016). Objectif Express 2 : Le monde professionnel en français, Nouvelle édition (B1/B2.1) (Livre de l'élève), Hachette
The Collins/Robert French-English, English-French Dictionary
Oxford/Hachette French-English, English-French Dictionary,
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Function, in French, on a social and general professional level within a general business context;
8.2 Communicate effectively in writing and orally in predictable situations in a professional context (Common European Framework of Reference indicative level: B1/B2);
8.3 Understand and accurately use vocabulary and forms of expression of the contemporary general French business context;