|Course Code :||1303TEWZEC|
|Study domain:||Business Communication|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st/2nd semester|
|Sequentiality:||The student must have obtained a credit for the following course or has to include this course in his/her study programme:|
- 'Zakelijk en economisch Frans 2'
|Study load (hours):||84|
|Contract restrictions: ||Faculty decision based on student file|
|Language of instruction :||French|
|Exam period:||continuous assessment|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
2. Learning outcomes
Level C1 (CEFR), that is to say the acquisition of communicative competencies (oral and written ) used in a business context :
summarising from a reading, listening or audio-visual French socio-economic text
improvement of oral competencies through presentations, job applications and discussions
collection and use of information in French (including the Internet ) in order to create a dossier with bibliography
leading a debate following a presentation, paying attention to argumentation and structure; oral summaries
progressive improvement of written competencies by the production of increasingly large fragments of text (paragraph, introduction, conclusion) summary, report, application letter
knowledge of French Media and quality newspapers.
3. Course contents
1. The programme includes a number of communicative and functional exercises which progressively improve understanding, speaking, listening, reading and writing competencies and has concrete guidelines and models which help the student to express him/herself fluently in a business context (e.g in order to compile dossiers, to give business presentations, to participate in discussions and to write minutes and reports) In addition a method has been developed for the interpretation and summary of general business-related texts with special attention paid to meaning and development of arguments. Based on the hypothesis that the cultural dimension and the communication framework (Goffman) play a role in the process of communication, a number of simple rules have been developed and refined on the basis of rhetoric and principles of text semiotics, a method developed by the ESIT School of Translation and Interpretation in Paris.
2. Student assignments: the students are divided into groups.
Each group organises job application sessions, and gives also presentations based on a press dossier and a socio-economic dossier. These activities are the basis for further debates and reports based on the topics discussed.Students are expected to be able to critically defend their points of view.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: TutorialsSkills training
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments:IndividuallyAssignments:In group
5. Assessment method and criteria
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments
6. Study material
- L. Coremans, E. de Rijcke, P. Dumont, L. Van Son, Aller à l'essentiel. Techniques de communication française, Leuven, Acco, 2006
- A French dictionary (Petit Robert, Micro Robert, Petit Larousse, etc.)
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
- French and Belgian newspapers on business and economic topics in the French speaking countries : cf. Aller à l'essentiel
- French TV and radio programms: cf. Aller à l'essentiel
- Internet: cf. www.ua.ac.be/tewfrans and Blackboard
7. Contact information
- Prof. Dr. Linda Coremans
- Dr. Pascale Dumont
- Dr. Ludwina Van Son
(+)last update: 30/09/2011 09:38 ilke.franquet