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Mondays , 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

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About this Class

Language in the business world brings a precise set of challenges. If you are someone who requires French for professional development, works within a francophone institution, or is curious about le monde des affaires, this course is designed for you. Specifically designed for students entering the B1 intermediate level, this class aims to teach through experience. As such, each section works on mastering a particular element of life in the office. You will learn how to write emails and reports, conduct interviews, draft radio spots, comprehend and analyze press releases and news articles, and compose case studies all while absorbing vocabulary and grammar essential for the industry. No prior business knowledge is necessary to take this class, simply a strong, vested interest in management and economics coupled with a desire to hone your language skills in the workplace.

Class materials: Affaires Etrangeres B1/B2

Content you will cover (Fall 2023)

UNITÉ 7 Ça fait débat! (p. 91-104)

Objectives: Defend a viewpoint / Answer counter-arguments / Participate actively in a debate
Know how to: Give, justify an opinion (i) / Express disagreement / Oppose and concede / Continue speaking
Grammar: Subjunctive (ii) / Indirect speech in the past / Gerunds / Indefinite pronouns
Society and culture: Climate-related diplomacy / Debating in France and Quebec
Vocabulary: Words and phrases used to debate / Give an opinion, convince / Renewable energy / International agreements
→ Exam skills: B2 Oral interaction [ Expressing a viewpoint, arguing in multilateral negotiation] [Commenting on data]

Ressources manuel: Épreuves blanches B1 (p. 106-113)
Épreuves blanches B2 (p. 114-119)
Ressources hors manuel: fiaf
francais des affaires