Professional French - FR590

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5 15 (7.5) MS FAM Godfrey


FR300 or equivalent language level


This module is available as a wild module to students who meet the pre-requisites.
This module is not available for native French speakers.



Students 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 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:

Contact hours

Two one-hour seminars for ten weeks

Method of assessment

70% coursework and 30% in-class assessment

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading:

Dubois A. & Tauzin B., Objectif Express 2 (Livre de l'élève), Hachette 2009. ISBN: 978-2-01-155509-0

The Collins/Robert or Oxford/Hachette French-English, English-French Dictionary,Grammaire Hachette.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

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;

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