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FSL 363H1F/S
French for the Workplace


G. Paray


This course is designed to enhance students’ existing knowledge of French by giving them a theoretical as well as a practical foundation in the use of French language in the workplace. Special emphasis will be placed on the appropriate vocabulary used within the context of communication in the workplace. Students will be introduced to the study of professional practices, including meetings, emails, phone calls, etc., as well as correspondence formulae and terminology. Students will also be taught to distinguish between the formal and informal styles of French suitable for diverse situations in the workplace. This course also aims to help students acquire a deeper knowledge of the workplace culture in French-speaking communities.



Required texts: Jean-Luc PENFORNIS, Communication progressive du français des affaires (Niveau intermédiaire), CLE International; Jean-Luc PENFORNIS, Communication progressive du français des affaires - CORRIGÉS (Niveau intermédiaire), CLE International.

Assignments and evaluation: Overall assessment (5%), 2 vocabulary tests (20% & 25%), 2 rédaction tests (25% each).

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y (63%) or, upon first FRE/FSL, enrolment equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.

Exclusion: FSL 321Y1 and higher.

NB: You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you must withdraw from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites or for not following the placement test recommendation. This decision may not be appealed.

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History of the Department

French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993