Whether you’re in the process of entering the workforce or are an established legal professional, this course will help you to develop the oral and written communication skills required to meet the specific needs of a bilingual workplace. Students will increase their context-specific vocabulary and improve their reading and listening comprehension skills by working with authentic documents, such as court judgements, government documents, media accounts of legal cases, etc. Online exercises and written assignments will develop your ability to conduct everyday business activities in grammatically correct French. Conversational practice, role playing, and other collaborative activities will develop your oral communication skills so that you can effectively interact with French-speaking clients.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate that you have understood the meaning of texts, videos, and audio recordings in French;
- Use context-specific French vocabulary appropriate for a French workplace;
- Apply the rules of grammar at an intermediate level (as defined by the DELF-B2);
- Express ideas clearly and coherently in oral and written communications in French;
- Actively participate in a conversation in French on a topic of interest.
9% - Listening Comprehension Exercises (6) / Exercices d’écoute (6)
12% - Virtual Conversational Practice (6) / Conversations virtuelles (6)
9% - Virtual Meetings (4) / Rencontres virtuelles (4)
8% - Video posts (2) / Conversations visuelles (2)
15% - Quizzes (3)
17% - Written assignments (2) / Travaux écrits (2)
10% - Oral interview / Entrevue orale
20% - Final Presentation / Présentation finale
*Evaluation subject to change
This course has mandatory synchronous virtual meetings, including four tutorial sessions, an online oral interview (mid-term), and a final presentation.
Francesca Fiore (email@example.com)
Textbook and Materials
You can purchase an access code for the interactive ebook that we will use in this course from the Queen’s University Bookstore:
- Michèle Boulares, Jean-Louis Frérot, Grammaire progressive du français, niveau avancé (B1/B2), 3ème édition. CLE International, 2019. ISBN: 978-2-09-034928-3
If you prefer, a hard copy of the textbook and the answer key, they are available from the publisher.
- Michèle Boulares, Jean-Louis Frérot, Grammaire progressive du français, niveau avancé (B1/B2), 3ème édition. CLE International, 2019. ISBN : 978-2-09-038197-9
- Corrigés pour Grammaire progressive du français, niveau avancé (B1/B2), 3ème édition. CLE International, 2019. ISBN : 978-2-09-038198-6
Students can expect to spend on average about eight to ten hours per week completing relevant readings, assignments, and course activities.
Language is the principal focus of this course. Prior experience or professional knowledge in the field is not necessary.
This course is intended for students who are able to communicate at an intermediate level in French (equivalent to DELF B1). This course is not intended for fluent French speakers. If you are uncertain of your level of French, we strongly recommend that you take the online Placement Test. Since the language-learning background of each student is unique, the French Placement Test is the French Studies Department’s best way of making sure you are in the course that best suits your current level.
This course credit does not apply towards a degree program in French Studies.