French 5

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

Glaud, Loiseau, Merlet: Grammaire essentielle du français, B1, Didier, 2015 Gauthier, Parodi, Vallacco : grammaire Savoir-Delf, Cideb, 2013 Réussir le Delf, B1, Didier, 2010 Handout (Skript, 5. Semester) « Français des affaires », 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

After successful completion of the course, students can - express themselves on simple economic, political, social topics and write formal letters and emails (approx. 180 words) - present a company (activity, departments, staff, market, success, sales techniques) and describe a company product - also name working conditions in France and internationally and describe the working environment (timetable, colleagues, function, activity, bullying, conflicts).

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