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

Fall 2006


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

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.


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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