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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2006

FR 342C • FRENCH FOR BUSINESS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37105 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
CAL 200
FAZZIOLA

Course Description

Development of the ability to function in French in business-related situations, both orally and in writing. Taught in French. The objective is to introduce students to the two main requirements for successfully conducting business in French: savoir-faire (the technical, cultural and practical aspects of business in France) and savoir-dire (the vocabulary and structures needed to communicate in a business setting).

Grading Policy

Exams (3 full-period exams)= 30% Quizzes (frequent short quizzes=30% Written homework=30% (as all assignments will be quite short, no late homework will be accepted) Attendance and participation in class projects=10% Final Exam: No

Optional: Exam for certification by la Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris. Details concerning this exam will be given in class.

Texts

Berg, R.J. Parlons affaires, 2nd Edition, 1998, ITP, ISBN: 1-4130-0588-, required Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage. 1st Edition, 2001, MCG, ISBN: 0-658-01798-5, required Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0-19-861071-8, optional

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