French 5

Exemplary for B1 French:
Communicative focus:
Presentation techniques.
Express oneself simply on the basis of presentations or press articles on economic, political and social topics.
Express yourself simply on economic, political and social issues (environment, labour market, education system and "Grandes Ecoles",
technology (social networks), equality between men and women in the labour market, media, civic life: The principle of laïcité and the burqa ban, globalisation.
Language focus (e.g. grammar):
Applied grammar.
Present tense, past tenses: past, past participle, past perfect,
Passive, subjunctive (Le subjonctif: morphology+ usage), logical connectors ("les articulateurs logiques") in discourse (written and oral)
Standard B1 vocabulary and specialised vocabulary related to the working environment

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Exemplary for B1 French:
Thievenaz, Odile Grammaire progressive du francais, niveau intermédiaire A2 / B1, Klett Sprachen, 2017
Girardeau, Bruno: Le Delf, 100% réussite, Edition Didier, 2017
Handout (script 5th semester), Business French B1

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Individual work, group work; blended learning (Open Educational Resources in Moodle, online exercises, online quizzes, etc.); creation of videos.

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation & performance 10%, oral part40% (speaking 40 points), written part 50% (reading comprehension 25 points, written production and interaction 25 points).
For more details, see the curriculum matrix for elective languages.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Successful completion of semester 4


Degree programme

European Economy and Business Management (English)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



5 WS



Learning outcome

Exemplary for B1 French:
After successful completion of the course, students can:

  • develop an argument well enough to be understood without difficulty most of the time.
  • give a simple, direct, prepared talk on a familiar topic in his/her field which is clear enough to follow without difficulty for most of the time and in which important points are explained with sufficient accuracy.
  • interpret and analyse the culture of the respective country/countries in order to successfully apply cultural codes in business situations.
  • use logical connectors for a speech and tell a story in the past tense
  • express themselves on simple economic, political, social topics and write formal letters and emails (approx. 220 words)
  • explain working conditions in France and internationally and describe the working environment (timetable, colleagues, function, activity, bullying, conflicts).

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