French Business Language II (5 ECTS)





Offered by

Global Business Engineering




For international students FRE1 and FRE2 or French at high school level or an equivalent background is required. I.e. TCF B1, DELF B1, CEFP2, 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 fluently in French on business and/or technical subjects. Students should also be able to negotiate in French and have the necessary knowledge of business etiquette and protocol. In addition, students should be able to make product/company presentations.


The students should have knowledge about/understand and reflect on:
  • The French language, including syntax, phonetics, grammar, and semantics.
  • French industry and business life.
  • Intercultural affairs and business protocol in France and/or French-speaking countries.
  • How to make presentations.


After the course, the students should be able to:
  • Read, understand and discuss texts in French on social, business and engineering issues.
  • Be confident in using appropriate terminology within subject areas discussed in class.
  • Negotiate with French-speaking cooperation partners.
  • Make presentations in French.
  • Express themselves orally in French with a rather high level of accuracy.


After the course, the students should, to a high extent, be able to:
  • Communicate in a clear language, orally and in writing, in international contexts.
  • Function and cooperate with people with different educational, language, and cultural back-grounds.
  • 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.


The students are trained in reading, understanding and discussing French texts on business and/or technical issues. Students will also learn about French business etiquette and protocol. Furthermore, negotiation will be part of this course as well as product/company presentations.

Teaching methods and study activities

1 semester equivalent to 137 hours of work for the student. Training of oral proficiency through discussions, role-plays, group/pair work, oral presentations by students. Vocabulary exercises. Grammar exercises. Listening exercises. Training of written proficiency.



Oral examination with external examiner (30 min.) with 30 minutes for preparation. The purpose of the examination is to test that the examinee has achieved the expected learning outcome.


​The student is examined on the basis of:


A presentation and discussion of a previously unknown text handed out prior to the
preparation, and one or more questions to the course curriculum. OR a negotiation
case where the student plays one part and the teacher the other part, and one or
more questions to the course curriculum.


A presentation of the semester project SEP5 (10 min. power point presentation).

All aids are allowed during preparation.

Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

Marks will be given according to the Danish 7-point grading scale. 

Additional information



Helle Neimann Olesen

Valid from

1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Course type


Business etiquette and protocol, Business and/or technical language, Negotiations, Product/company Presentations