Teaching plan for the course unit



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General information


Course unit name: Second Language for Business II (French)

Course unit code: 364703

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Audrey Florence Aurore Peyrony

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Modern Literature and English Studies

Credits: 6

Single program: S



Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 150


Face-to-face and/or online activities



-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face and online



Supervised project


Independent learning






— Students should have taken a minimum of 150 hours of French language study and the subject Second Language for Business I (French).

— Class attendance is compulsory for students who choose continuous assessment.



Competences to be gained during study



CG8 - Capacity to communicate in English and/or other foreign languages orally and in writing, comprehension skills, and mastery of specialized language.


CB4 - Capacity to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.


CE11 - Understanding of the culture and business practices of different countries, as the basis for adapting to an interacting effectively with other geopolitical contexts.

Learning objectives


Referring to knowledge

— Understand the society, business and culture of French-speaking countries and identify cultural differences and their impact on the business world in order to be able to adapt to them.

— Develop basic communication skills and grammatical knowledge, with an emphasis on business-related vocabulary.

— Develop the capacity to use this language effectively in an international business environment.

Referring to skills

— Learn to read, comprehend and produce basic written and oral communication in the context of international business and economics.

— Understand and use the basic French vocabulary specific to international business and economics.

— Understand, identify and use basic French with the appropriate level of formality and register demanded by different contexts (formal/informal, public/private).

— Learn to use information research tools in the French language.

Referring to attitudes, values and norms

— Develop a critical approach.

— Participate actively in class.



Teaching blocks


1. Bien choisir

— Commander un repas au restaurant
— Acheter dans un magasin ou en ligne
— Trouver un appartement

2. Présentez une entreprise !

— Parler d’une entreprise ou d’une organisation
— Expliquer un processus simple de fabrication

3. Trouvez un emploi !

— Comprendre et rédiger une offre d’emploi
— Rédiger son CV
— Participer à un entretien professionnel

4. Faites des projets !

— Participer à un échange concernant le travail
— Faire / accepter / refuser des propositions

5. Réglez des problèmes !

— Echanger sur un problème
— Raconter un évènement
— Rédiger une lettre de réclamation



Teaching methods and general organization


Independent learning is encouraged and techniques to enhance the learning process are explained. The teaching methodology is based on a combination of the following:

Face-to-face theory and practical classes (60 hours): these include both instruction in theoretical concepts and corresponding practical exercises and are designed to develop the capacities for productivity and receptivity: oral comprehension; written communication exercises; conversation (simulations of situations involving everyday and business communication).

Supervised and/or directed learning (40 hours): conversation (simulations of situations involving everyday and business communication); group work and oral presentations. This implies developing capacities for organisation and planning of study, researching bibliographic information and communicating knowledge through an oral presentation on an article from a specialised journal or newspaper determined at the start of the course. Tutorial classes designated for the supervision of directed learning activities are compulsory. Preparation, supervision and completion of exercises set throughout the course: writing simple texts and reading comprehension exercises.

Independent learning (50 hours): individual study and preparation for assessment tasks.



Official assessment of learning outcomes


Assessment is designed to clearly show the level of achievement of the established objectives and competences. In terms of assessment for the subject, there are two possibilities: continuous assessment and single assessment. Repeat assessment may only take the form of the latter.

The deadline for renouncing continuous assessment in order to opt for single assessment is 14 March 2022.

Continuous assessment

Continuous assessment is recommended for students who attend class regularly, as tests are set throughout the entire teaching period. The evaluation of learning outcomes takes into account the following activities:

Compulsory activities
— Individual exercises (written exercises, reading comprehension, etc.): 10%.
— Comprehensive examination 1: 30%.
— Comprehensive examination 2: 30%.
— Oral presentation: 20%.
— Written dossier: 10%.

Other activities completed within or out of the classroom
— Further study and review of the concepts introduced in the classroom.
— Self-evaluation exercises.


Examination-based assessment

Students who opt for single assessment will sit a final examination on the entire course content held on the day of the first sitting for examination. The exam consists of several sections:

— A written component (including grammar and communication exercises, a written exercise, and reading and oral comprehension): 60%.
— Oral communication: 30%.
— Written dossier: 10%.

Within the single assessment mode, students who demonstrate that they have attained a language level higher than that specified in the subject’s course plan have the option of task-based assessment.

This assessment consists of undertaking a set of written and oral tasks/exercises, which will be indicated at the start of the academic year. Through these tasks, students must develop a range of specific competences relating to companies in an international environment.

Students who are interested in opting for this mode must contact the lecturer who is responsible for the subject at the start of the academic year and attend a personal interview.

Repeat assessment

Students who do not pass the course through continuous or single assessment have the right to repeat assessment. The content, form and criteria are the same as for the single assessment.



Reading and study resources

Consulteu la disponibilitat a CERCABIB


TAUZIN, Béatrice;  DUBOIS, Anne-Lyse. Objectif express. Le monde professionnel en français: [A1 – A2]. Hachette: Paris, 2013.

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GRÉGOIRE Maïa; THIÉVENAZ Odile, Grammaire progressive du français - intermédiaire, 4e édition, Paris: Clé International, 2018

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AKUÜZ, Anne...[et al.]. Exercices de grammaire en contexte. Niveau débutant. Vanves: Hachette, 2000

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GALLART, Esther. (cord.). Larousse : diccionari compact : català-francès, français-catalan. Barcelona : Spes, 2005

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GARCÍA-PELAYO Y GROSS, Ramón; TESTAS, Jean. Diccionario moderno francés-español, espagnol-français . Paris: Librairie Larouse, 1986

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ROBERT, Paul. Le Nouveau Petit Robert : dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française. Paris : Dictionnaires Le Robert, 2016.

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