FR 354 Business French II
An initiation into the language skills for use in business situations in a French-speaking environment. A conversational approach with systematic oral and written practice from authentic documents.
Help student acquire the basic terminology for common everyday life business/economics function pertaining to a global perspective within a francophone environment. Student will learn to express themselves and to write with clarté et précision, using the appropriate formulation and concise maturity of professionalism.
The course will develop around four complementary activities: (1) A general view on commercial life and the fundamental activities of the enterprise (material read and commented in class; assigned exercises); (2) initiation to commercial correspondance (letter writing); (3) case studies and analysis of French enterprises from audio-visual documents (in class, group exercises); (4) a visit to a French speaking enterprise in Ontario (Canada) and the writing of an extensive report related to its activities.
R.-J. Berg, Parlons affaires! Thompson-Heinle, Boston, 1999.
Claude Le Ninan, Le français des affaires, Didier/Hatier, Paris, 1993.
Attendance & participation 20%
Enterprise activities exercises 20%