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French 7 for Enterprise (LL308)

This module runs in Term 2, please also see French 7 for Contemporary France for Term 1.


Level: Advanced

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.

Main Objectives
  • 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%)

Claude Trégoat

Course Text

No textbook is required. Selected texts will be provided.

Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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:

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