French for business and economics II
|Course code module||FTEBATA210|
|Semester:||1st and 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||French|
|Semester exam information:||semester exam in June|
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The level reached at the end of the French for Business and Economics 1 course. With regard to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR), this means a B2 level for vocabulary and grammar; B2 for reading, oral and conversation skills; B1-B2 for listening and writing skills. Level determined via Dialang entry tests.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
In-depth study of the CEFR B2 level and preparation for C1 level
- Students will be able to solve lexical and syntactical problems by looking them up in specialised dictionaries and grammar books (online or in hard copies).
- They will be able to correctly formulate complex compound sentences with subordination.
- They will be able to correctly summarise selected thematic texts from the written and spoken press, and interpret and present them, possibly with visual support.
- They will be able to recognise and use argumentation techniques.
- They will be able to correctly and convincingly compose a number of types of business letters and e-mails.
- They will be able to ask for and give information, to complain and handle complaints over the telephone and use the appropriate telephone protocols and language structures.
- They will become familiar with current socio-economic affairs in the French-language world.
3. Course content
Communication skills are studied in greater depth during seminars. Text analysis and text structure are central to the course: applying basic mechanisms and techniques to understand and produce various types of business texts (oral and written).
To stimulate self-motivation, students must independently
- acquire the economic vocabulary and - if necessary - revise the basic vocabulary;
- acquire new complex language structures and - if necessary - revise the basic grammar;
- assimilate a number of reading and listening texts on Blackboard.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Exercise sessionsTutorialsPractical sessionsSkills training
Personal work: ExercisesSupervised self-studyProject-based work - in group
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookMultiple choiceOpen questions
Continuous assessment: Assignments
6. Compulsory reading – study material
D. Markey, Zakelijk en economisch Frans 2. Antwerpen, Universitas, 2007.
P. Dumont e.a., Lexique didactique du français des affaires. Leuven, ACCO, 2002.
K. Peeters e.a.(eds.), Grammaire didactique avec exercices. Leuven, ACCO, 2006 (grammar used in French for business and economics I in 2006-2007).
Blackboard: section Référentiel, exercises and course material marked as compulsory.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Blackboard: section Référentiel, exercises and course material marked as optional.
Internet: www.ua.ac.be/tewfrans and www.dialang.org.
Individual assistance is provided by the lecturers during the fixed tutoring hours and by appointment. During the lectures, the focus is on collective feedback, though individual assistance and tutoring may be provided when appropriate.
Tutoring hours to be announced via Blackboard.
laatste aanpassing: last update: 14/12/2007 15:59 dominique.markey