This course is designed to provide students with foundational French oral and written skills to successfully navigate through a range of professional workplace environments. Grammatical structures are also necessary for the production of the target language and practice of pronunciation, intonation and stress. It helps to develop language-learning skills and to foster cultural (Francophone) awareness.
This course offers an introduction to language and culture in professional life in various workplace contexts. It focuses on how language and culture play an important role in developing effective interaction between professionals to meet the workplace objectives. It also discusses the role of leadership, power and politeness in navigating professional discourse in the workplace.