This module is designed to develop the student’s language proficiency, in particular in the area of companies in French-speaking countries. It also explores themes relating to culture and society in the French-speaking world.
The development of Listening and Speaking skills
Asking and giving information about a company. Delivery of a company presentation. Identifying key information in pieces of authentic spoken language.
The development of Reading and Writing skills
Reading texts consisting mainly of high frequency everyday and work-related language. Identifying specific information in a variety of texts. Describing departmental role and responsibilities.
Business Language Topics
French companies in Ireland. Company profiles / departmental roles and activities. Working conditions in French-speaking countries. Phone skills: organising an appointment, leaving a message, and understanding pre-recorded messages.
Grammar and Structures
Passé Composé + Introduction of ImparfaitSimple Relative Pronouns Direct PronounsAgreement of irregular adjectives and corresponding adverbsExpression of TimeNegation
Life in contemporary French-speaking countries
Aspects of French culture and society, to include important dates throughout the year, will be studied through the use of written text, film and Internet resources.
Learning and teaching will take place through the use of lectures, presentations and role plays exercises in the module. In addition to using text based material, students will be expected to make extensive use of relevant websites, external online audio and video resources referred throughout the course.
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