Focuses on the acquisition of basic French while concentrating on
the situations and vocabulary needs of someone working in a French
business environment. Active practice in selected business related dialogues and the introduction of
elements are provided. By the end of the session, participants can understand
simple oral and written information and can communicate within a learned
context using simple vocabulary and short sentences.
Focuses on vocabulary
building in a business context. Aims at developing participants'
communication skills in the workplace. By the end of the session,
participants can respond to direct questions and follow a series of simple oral
and written directions, commands and requests related to social
and business interactions. False beginners would start at this level, as
well as individuals who tested successfully out of "Beginner
on a greater acquisition of business vocabulary and exposure to a wider
range of business interactions. Participants improve their communication
and cultural skills related to social and business situations. By the
end of the session, they are able to give simple information on self, daily and business activities using the
present and past tenses. They can also
ask appropriate questions on selected topics and respond to
e-mail and fax inquiries.
on the continued acquisition of business vocabulary and a greater
comprehension of intercultural negotiation and non-verbal communication.
By the end of the session, participants are capable of using basic
tenses to ask a variety of social and business related questions and can
handle uncomplicated spontaneous communicative tasks both orally and in
writing in the business and social environment.
Participants at the
advanced level will continue to perfect their speaking and listening
skills. They will be able to participate actively in formal and informal
business and social situations and speak easily on a variety of topics
related to the past, present and future. They will be understood by
native speakers without difficulty. At this level more emphasis will be
placed on the reading and analysis of business texts, and translation
skills will be developed. Writing skills will also be refined.
are pre-assessed for each level. They can repeat levels when evaluation suggests it is desirable to do so.