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French Business Language I

Code

GBE-FRE2

Version

3.0

Offered by

Global Business Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

Admission requirements for the Global Business Engineering Programme.

For international students FRE1 must be passed or students must have an equivalent background is required. I.e. TCF A2, DELF A2, CEFP1, and CIEP or Alliance Française diplomas.
Documentation is required.

Main purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop the students’ language ability so that they will be able to communicate in French on business subjects in their future jobs as global business engineers.

Knowledge

The students should have knowledge about/understand and reflect on:
  • the French language including basic grammar
  • sentence structure, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • business and industry in France
Topics relating to business and industry in other French-speaking countries can also be included.

Skills

After the course, the students should be able to:
  • use relevant business terminology
  • read and understand authentic texts in French on issues relating to business and industry
  • find, use, and discuss information in French on business subjects
  • make presentations in French on various subjects
  • prepare simple texts in French with special focus on the global business engineer’s professional area

Competences

After the course, the students should be able to:
  • communicate in French in a clear language, orally and in writing, in international contexts.
  • function and cooperate with people with different educational, language, and cultural backgrounds.
  • structure own learning in an effective way and critically acquire new knowledge within relevant engineering areas.
  • put the knowledge of the language and the French society and the French-speaking countries into practice in an international context.

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

1 semester equivalent to approx. 137 hours of work for the student. Training of oral proficiency through discussions, roleplays, group/pair work, oral presentations by students. Vocabulary exercises. Grammar exercises. Listening exercises. Training of written proficiency.
 
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
24 hours- 18%
  • Lessons, scheduled
  • Excursions
  • Project guidance
  • Exams and tests
CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
86 hours - 62%
  • Assignments, self-study
  • Project and group work
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Evaluation of the teaching
CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
24 hours - 18 %
  •  Homework and preparation for exams
  • Self-study
  • Project work
  • Study groups
  • Literature search
CATEGORY 4
Participation of lecturer and students 
initiated by students
3 hours - 2 %
  •  Debate meetings
  • Study guidance
 

Resources

To be informed.

Evaluation

Permit criteria for attending examination:
  • Mandatory course activities completed.
  • Mandatory assignments handed in be-fore deadline and accepted.
  • Test(s) during the course passed.
  • Course assignment handed in before deadline.


Examination

Oral examination
 
Individual oral examination based upon a subject found by draw.
 
Preparation time 40 minutes.
 
Allowed tools: All
 
External examiner
 
Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

Examinations account for 100 % of final grade.

Additional information

Responsible

Helle Neimann Olesen (HNO)

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Language and Communication

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