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LANG7019 - French Business and Culture

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Title:French Business and Culture
Long Title:French Business and Culture
Module Code:LANG7019
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 11 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: Sheila Walsh
Module Description: This module expands on the cultural and social content covered in the preceding module 'Working with French' by looking at French overseas territories, the Francophone world and the OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie). Professional interactions are foregrounded in the oral and written French aspects of the module (meeting business contacts, making and receiving phone calls, leaving messages, exchanging contact details, composing basic emails, and making basic accommodation and other business inquiries).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Read, discuss and respond in written form to questions about authentic texts on topics including businesses and companies in French-speaking countries and territories.
LO2 Write messages, short emails and extended paragraphs in French on relevant topics.
LO3 Speak in the present, future and past tenses in business and everyday situations, including phone conversations and face to face interactions.
LO4 Listen and respond to French conversations or short reports on relevant topics.
LO5 Discuss the regions beyond metropolitan France where French is spoken.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Cultural studies
La Francophonie (the French-speaking world) and the International Organisation of Francophonie. Introduction to overseas French territories and regions around the world where French is spoken
Listening
AV resources to practice listening skills and comprehension
Speaking skills
Group and paired work on role plays dealing with typical everyday interactions and simple professional interactions such as making phone calls, leaving and taking messages, etc.
Writing skills
Writing short answers, simple emails and longer paragraphs in French with attention to relevant aspects of grammar and syntax (use of appropriate verb tenses, register, agreement of verbs and adjectives, etc.)
Reading skills
Reading authentic texts in French (e.g. short media articles, samples of professional emails, etc.).
Grammar and vocabulary
Knowledge of grammar and practical application e.g. present, and future tenses of regular and irregular verbs and building on vocabulary knowledge in topics covered during lectures and labs.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Cultural project 1,5 30.0 Week 7
Oral Examination/Interview Individual oral negotiation with client/service provider (role play) 3 20.0 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening comprehension 4,5 10.0 Week 9
Other In class written test 1,2,5 40.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Language lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent revision of language structures used in class, independent project work. Review of cultural and other matierals introduced in classes 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Directed Learning Independent revision of language structures used in class, independent project work. Review of cultural and other matierals introduced in classes 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Mitchell, Fleuranceau 2011, Pour parler affaires : M├ęthode de francais professionnel, Maison des langues Paris [ISBN: 9788484438564]
  • Bower/Barbairn 2002, French for Business, Fifth Ed., Hodder and Stoughton
  • Michael Gross, Practice in French Grammar, Mary Glasgow publications
  • A l'ecoute des voyelles, CLE International
  • Robert Collins 2000, French-English, English-French Dictionnary, Harper Collins
  • Dictionnaire Actuel de la Langue Francaise, Flammarion
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Aries, Debney 2015, Facon de parler 1, Course book and Activity book, e book Ed., Hodder Education London
  • Rosi, McNab, French grammar made easy, 2nd edition Ed., Hodder Arnold London [ISBN: 9780340900949]
  • Lawless, L. 2005, The everything French verb book: A handy reference for mastering verb conjugation, Everything series Ed., Adams Massachusetts
  • Brodsky, D. 2009, French verbs made simple(r), 2nd edition Ed., University of Texas Press Austin [ISBN: 9780292714724]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BMMNT_7 Bachelor of Business 2 Elective
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 2 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 2 Group Elective 1
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing 2 Elective
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 2 Elective
CR_OHCMA_7 Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management 2 Elective
CR_BMKTG_7 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 2 Elective
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 2 Group Elective 1
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 2 Elective
CR_OHCMA_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Management 2 Elective
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 2 Group Elective 1

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