FRENCH 380 - Intermediate Business French
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 414.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
FRENCH 235 or RCLANG 320 and two courses in FRENCH numbered 250-299; or two courses in RCLANG 320 and one course in FRENCH numbered 250-299.
Other Course Info:
A maximum of nine credits from FRENCH 380, 381, and 414 as well as any of their equivalents accepted as transfer and/or study abroad credit can count toward the concentration or academic minor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Having attained a solid base in comprehension and communication strategies in French, students will have the opportunity to enhance their linguistic skills while learning about one of the most dynamic aspects of French culture: the Francophone Business world. 

Class participants will learn first and foremost to function comfortably within the cultural and linguistic register of the French business domain. They will be exposed to traditional business topics, career practices, communication skills, and cultural concepts specific to the French businesses and La Françafrique (France’s sphere of economic, political and military influence in Africa). 

We will study the basic elements of French and Francophone commerce, industry, and international trade, as well as the more practical skills of telephone conversations, letter and email writing and interview techniques. Students will learn to create a professional 

CV that conforms to expectations of a French business environment, and will become familiar with general cultural interactions in a business setting in both France and Francophone Africa. 

Typical examples of French and Francophone companies will be studied and presented by students, using the Internet as their research source for the most up-to-date information. Videos, television excerpts, and newspaper articles will complement our textbook Parlons Affaire! The engaging activities offered by the book will encourage class participants to expand their comprehension and critically reflect on the topics and vocabulary. 

This class also includes the unique opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with students in France who are members of a Business English class at a Bordeaux University via Zoom.


FRENCH 380 - Intermediate Business French
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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