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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title French Language and Business 2
Module Code FR299
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Houssaine Afoullouss
Semester 2: Houssaine Afoullouss
Autumn: Houssaine Afoullouss
Module TeachersHoussaine Afoullouss
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

This module is offered online to Global Business (EBF) students during the 12 teaching weeks of semester 2, year 2, while they are on their work placement (INTRA). Its purpose is to further develop students‘ fluency and accuracy in French as well as to improve their comprehension of both written and spoken French. It will also deepen students‘ knowledge of business French vocabulary and concepts in preparation for the study of business in France.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate good grammatical control in spoken and written production; non-systematic errors and minor flaws may still occur but they are rare and can often be corrected in retrospect.
2. Demonstrate a good range of vocabulary for matters connected to the field of international business.
3. Source credible, reliable and complex information in the target language.
4. Write about a business-related topic with reasonable precision and fluency.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity11Approximately 11 online, synchronous sessions
Directed learning33Preparation for and review of material covered and activities undertaken during the synchronous sessions
Assignment Completion33Completion of various module tasks
Directed learning40Directed online engagement with the target language
Directed learning133Independent study/tandem language work or similar
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Focus and Content
There will be a particular focus on business French and business French vocabulary and concepts. The module will cover the following topics in particular: 1. International relations, particularly Franco-Irish trade relations and foreign trade. 2. Market research and the Marketing-Mix (Product, Place, Price, Promotion) 3. Intercultural communication, in particular, for intercultural business. The module will also build on the grammar work carried out in module FR295 by consolidating students understanding of core grammar topics and introducing new grammar elements. The materials for this module will be provided on its LOOP page on a weekly basis.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Completion of online activityRegular completion of weekly/fortnightly tasks which will be assessed on a pass/fail basis100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    EBFBA in Global Business (France)

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