The aim of the course is to expand students' business vocabulary; adopt complex grammatical structures; improve the ability to interpret visual data (diagrams, charts, tables); consolidate and expand previous knowledge so that students can competently communicate orally and in writing and analyze professional texts using business dictionaries.
After successfully mastering the course contents students will be able to actively and accurately use general business terminology as well as basic professional terminology in the field of company organization, trade, tourism, IT, production; express their own attitudes and participate in discussions using a variety of linguistic structures; to interpret visual data presented in diagrams, charts and tables, and talk about trends; to write a business letter, covering letter and a CV, to translate texts related to the subjectsthey studiedwhile working towards their degree, use dictionaries, textbooks and Internet translation and self-learning tools.
Topics: French and francophone brands and companies, French films and music.
Language competences: Basic general vocabulary and everyday phrases; general business terminology and some terminology of tourism, trade, finance and IT; revision and broadening of knowledge in the following areas: present tense of regular and irregular verbs; perfect, past and future tenses; present conditional; articles; adjectives; gender and number of nouns and adjectives; numbers; personal, object and relative pronouns; structure of questions and question words; negation; comparison; adverbs and preposition. Raising awareness of sybjunctive and complex sentences.
Communicative competences: Developing language skills (listening, writing, reading, speaking) through appropriate activities and simulating situations on the following topics: companies, employment, telephoning, meetings and conferences; travel agencies; hotels; production process; trade; discussions and negotiations in business; interpretation of visual data.
Practice: Presentating key business concepts or case studies on topics studens learn about in other courses they attend during studies.
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Tauzin, B., & Dubois, A. (2013). Objectif Express 2: Le monde professionnel en français. Paris: Hachette FLE Paris.
Corbeau, S., Dubois, C., & Penifornis, J. (2013). Tourisme.com. Paris : CLE International Paris.
Penifornis, J. (2016). Communication progressive du français des affaires. Paris: CLE International Paris.
Cakeljić, V. (2012). Francuski jezik u poslovanju. Beograd: Prosveta.
Interactive teaching. Discussions,conversation, simulation of real life situations.Using video and audio material. Using the Quizzlet.com and Socrative.com Internet platforms.