Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Language of Business and Current Affairs
Academic Year
Semester 1
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 French
Intended mainly for MLBA or Single Honours students.
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   written examination  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Two written exercises plus one oral presentation  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be well adapted to a career in the French commercial world.

Brief description

Translation, composition and comprehension of texts involving the use of the contemporary French language used in the world
of business and current affairs.

For the oral presentation element, students will be asked to form themselves into groups no larger than 4. They will be asked to research particular topics and then to present their findings, in French, in class. Each member of the group will be expected to conduct research and to participate in the oral presentation.

Students will be set such tasks as reporting on the economic policies of one particular political party in France; or on a multinational company; or on a Societe Anonyme in France; or on the impact and importance of one company or a particular industry on a French region.


This module is at CQFW Level 6