LGE616 - French for Business Communication I

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Subject Title
French for Business Communication I

Subject Description
Designed to meet the needs of business people who want to improve their written and verbal communication abilities in the French language, this course provides practical skills in writing core business documents and presenting information in a variety of settings.

Credit Status
One Credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Utilize French to communicate for business purposes. 
2. Analyze business materials. 
3. Compose and edit documents that are readable, mechanically sound, and appropriate in tone
4. Demonstrate an awareness of French etiquette and business practices.
5. Prepare short speeches.
6. Prepare seminar/workshop presentations in French.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

LGE505 French Language Skills 5, or permission of the instructor.

Topic Outline

Students develop confidence speaking French through role playing as well as reading Business documents and writing simple instructions and comments. Through discussions, debates and business related simulations, they acquire sufficient proficiency is acquired to conduct day-to-day operations in French on the phone and in person.

Le téléphone: correspondant ; mauvais numéro et répondeur
Voyages: se situer dans le temps (le jour et l’heure); chercher et indiquer un chemin. 
Présentation: un voyage professionnel.
Achat -Vente
Banque: comptes et opérations bancaires courantes; négociations financières.
Les assurances : assurer ses produits.
Décrire une situation: faire des requêtes.
Le Curriculum Vitae: qualifications professionnelles

Mode of Instruction

Instructors develop the listening and speaking skills of their students by using a wide range of teaching strategies (teacher-centred, student-centred, paired, and grouped activities) to meet the different learning styles of their students.
Students will be expected to prepare on a weekly basis for the upcoming class by reading and studying assigned text material.  In addition to the weekly classes, students should spend a minimum of three hours per week on independent study to further cement their learning. 
Attendance in all classes is crucial to being successful in this course. There will be weekly assignments and quizzes which require full class participation. Students are responsible for all materials given out or assigned in class. 

Prescribed Texts
Penfornis, Jean-Luc. Communication progressive du français des affaires – niveau intermédiaire. CLE International. ISBN 9782090353631

Reference Material

Complementary materials and cultural activities relating to business will be provided. A bibliography will be available for students wanting to specialize in a particular business sector.

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Ongoing Evaluation 20%
Culture/Oral/Aural 25%
Written 40%
Final Exam 15%

Student Success:
Fully participating in course activities, ensuring you are prepared for class by completing assigned readings and activities, completing and handing in all required course work prior to the final exam will greatly improve your ability to earn a passing grade.
To be successful in this subject, you must complete all course work as specified, and achieve an overall grade of 50% or more.  It is expected that students have a sufficient command of the English language to express themselves clearly in both written assignments and class discussions. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see the Academic Policy at www.senecac.on.ca/ce/ad-academic_info.

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood