This module runs in Term 2, please also see French 7 for Contemporary France for Term 1.
Prerequisite - Prior knowledge of French:
- approximately C1 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
- or advanced knowledge of French, i.e. a good A level or equivalent + 2 years of further study
- or successful completion of Language Centre level 6 equivalent module (e.g. French for Business 2, French 6 through Translation, French 6 through Films)
- or equivalent
This module is the highest level you can study at the Language Centre.
- To develop a high degree of competence in French to accomplish a wide range of communicative and professional tasks, accurately and fluently in a business context.
- To maximise fluency and accuracy in written and oral French.
- To enhance cultural awareness and ‘business culture’ insights essential to successful functioning in the world of work in a French-speaking environment.
- To build critical analytical skills.
- To work towards C1+/C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
15 CREDITS, also available for 12 CREDITS.
Teaching and Learning
One weekly blended session for 8 weeks, organised as:
- Two-hour class face to face on campus
- Some independent study will also be set
If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online.
Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.
Term 2 - Week 10
- one Business Plan (50%)
- one speaking test (50%)
No textbook is required. Selected texts will be provided.
The module is:
- taught entirely in French.
- organised around drafting a Business Plan for a project in France
- skill-based and draws on a variety of media, to enable students to build and increase business knowledge and related language skills.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of economic and social factors affecting business in France.
- Apply high critical analytical, linguistic, socio-cultural and business awareness to develop a project and solve problems in French.
- Handle a wide range of authentic materials in French.
- Use specialist lexis and syntax to understand and produce spoken and written language appropriate for a wide range of practical tasks rooted in the business context accurately and fluently.
- Respond to questions and comments fluently, spontaneously and convincingly.
Le plan d'affaires; le marché; le marketing; l'entrepreneur; le statut juridique d'une entreprise; le financement; l'organisation de l'entreprise
Consolidation and extension of existing language skills.
Subject-specific and transferable skills
- Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
- Strategies to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in French
- Using appropriate resources (linguistic or technological) to produce accurate written assignments
- Communication skills: writing and oral presentation, defending one’s point of view
- Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Critical Thinking
Can count towards the Warwick Award: