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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 FR296
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 further consolidates and expands the student's receptive and productive language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This module will also deepen students‘ knowledge of business French vocabulary and concepts. The module is conducted entirely through French.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and interpret a variety of specialised multimodal documents related to business.
2. Demonstrate a good range of vocabulary related to business French.
3. Source credible, reliable and complex information in the target language with a particular emphasis on business French.
4. Orally present individually and/or in group concrete information about a business-related subject and respond to questions with a good degree of fluency and accuracy.
5. Write a clear and well-structured report on a chosen topic within his/her field of study with a reasonable degree of accuracy.
6. Demonstrate a good command of the appropriate-level linguistic constructions and vocabulary, allowing gaps to be readily overcome with circumlocutions.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion50Completion of weekly tasks and engagement with individual feedback provided by the lecturer.
Workshop30Interactive synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
Class Presentation25Identify and gather information on a business related topic. Organize this material and prepare a group presentation accompanied by an oral commentary
Directed learning40Complete online exercises. Watch French materials recommended (documentaries, online series, French current affairs.. Complete grammar exercises allocated.
Online activity105Further study dependent on individual areas in need of development, to be advised. A focus will be placed on exposure to aural and oral material and engagement with written production and grammar
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

Indicative Content and Learning Activities
The module is delivered entirely in French. Students will be introduced to various aspects of French economy and business-life to provide them both with sufficient knowledge and vocabulary to be able to function adequately in an international context both academically and professionally. Some of the topics that will be covered include presenting a company (type, structure, products/services), marketing, international relations (EU, French-Irish trade relations) Students will be involved in various individual & group activities to consolidate both their language skills and knowledge of French & Francophone societies and their economy.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentCompletion of weekly activities30%As required
AssignmentReading comprehension and written production35%Week 6
AssignmentGroup research and presentation35%Week 12
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

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