|Course code module||FTEBATA210|
|Semester:||1st and 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||French|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
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. These levels can also be determined via oneline Dialang entry tests.
French for business and economics I (FTEBATA110)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
In-depth study of the CEFR B2 level and preparation for C1 level
- Students will be able to use the technical vocabulary in their spoken and written text production.
- 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 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 become familiar with current socio-economic affairs in the French-language world.
3. Course content
Communication skills are studied and trained 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: ExercisesAssignments - individualAssignments - in groupPaper - in groupSupervised self-studyProject-based work - in group
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments(Interim) testsParticipation in classroom activities
6. Compulsory reading – study material
- D. Markey e.a., S'initier au discours professionnel argumenté. Cours de français économique et des affaires. le nivezau B2 du CECR. Antwerpen, Universitas, 2010.
- P. Dumont e.a., Lexique didactique du français des affaires. Leuven, ACCO, 2002.
- P. Verluyten e.a.(eds.), Grammaire didactique du français. Leuven, ACCO, 2007 (grammar used by the students in French for business and economics I in 209-2010).
- Roselyne Roesch et Rosalba Rolle-Harold,
La France au quotidien. Grenoble, PUG, last edition.
- Blackboard: FTEBATA210, sections Référentiel and Tâches, tests et devoirs: course material, tasks, tests and exercises marked as compulsory.
7. Recommended reading - study material
- Blackboard: FTEBATA210, sections Référentiel and others, and BB-course Exercisier: course material and exercises marked as optional.
- Internet: www.ua.ac.be/tewfrans and www.dialang.org.
Individual assistance on the course content of FTEBATA210 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 and if possible.
Tutoring hours to be announced via Blackboard.
Gaps in student's knowlegde of French can be detected by the free online diagnotic test Dialang. The lecturers cannot offer remeddal teaching but recommend the students to follow a crash course in a language institute or do practice on the Internet.