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Fridays , 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 (Spring 2023)

UNITÉ 5 Protocole (p. 63-76)

Objectives: Understand oral instruction and give directions / Understand an email invitation / Understand protocol-related documents / Organize formal events / Write a confirmation email
Know how to: Write emails / Fill out event information sheets / Give and explain security orders
Grammar: Conditional / Personal pronouns as objects / Personal pronouns in the imperative / Past infinitive / Nominalisation
Society and culture: Protocol origins / A few protocol uses
Vocabulary: Formal invitations and responses / Greetings / Security / Formal events
→ Exam skills: B1 Processing written info. [Commenting on data]
B1 Processing oral info. [Sharing main ideas of a speech]

B2 Written production [Write a formal email response]

UNITÉ 6 Filles d’aujourd’hui, femmes de demain (p. 77-90)

Objectives: Describe an international event / Present a women integration project
Know how to: Talk about gender equality / Present the goals for an event / Summarize an action plan
Grammar: Linking words (cause, consequence, opposition, etc.) / Future tense and hypotheses / Verbs expressing hypotheses / Subjunctive (i)
Society and culture: Feminine language forms / Inclusive writing
Vocabulary: Children’s rights / International Day of… / Community banking
→ Exam skills: B1 Processing written info. [Write a report to prepare for a work session]
B2 Processing oral info. [Report on a speech]