FRENCH 380 - Intermediate Business French
Fall 2021, 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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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/30/21 - 12/10/21 (see other Sections below)
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Having attained a solid base both 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 French business world.

All participants will be exposed to in-depth differences between business practices and culture in France and those in North America.

The core lesson within each module of our textbook PARLONS AFFAIRES! (3rd Edition by R J BERG and HEATHER MCCOY) will discuss in great detail the latest trends in the French business milieu as well as the practical skills of telephone conversations, letter writing, interview techniques, writing your CV in French, and general cultural interactions in a business environment.

Typical examples of French companies will be studied and presented by students, using the internet as their research tool for the most up-to-date information. Videos, television excerpts, and articles will complement our text (no textbook is perfect!)

This class also includes the genuinely unique opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with native French members of the business English class located in Bordeaux, via Skype.


FRENCH 380 - Intermediate Business French
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/30/21 - 12/10/21

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