[ 514FRENFBCK23 ] KS French Business and Culture Level B2.2

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS - (*)B2.2 Languages Tom Rankin 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS Business French 2 Level B2.1
Original study plan Bachelor's programme International Business Administration 2023W
Objectives Building on French Communicative Skills and Business French 1 & 2, students extend knowledge of language learning strategies and communication strategies appropriate to B2.2 level. They are able to produce and understand French at a B2.2 level according to the CEFR. They can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts in French and recognize implicit meaning. They can produce clear, well-structured reports in French which develop an argument systematically with appropriate highlighting of significant points and supporting detail. They can give clear, detailed descriptions and presentations on complex business topics, integrating sub-themes and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion. They can argue a case on a complex business issue, formulating points precisely and employing emphasis effectively. They can respond to questions and comments in a meeting setting, answering lines of counter-argument fluently and appropriately. They can express their ideas and opinions precisely, presenting and responding to complex lines of argument. Students are keenly aware of register variation in French and can use a wide repertoire of language skills appropriately depending on interlocuter and communicative context. They can summarise, interpret and present clearly and reliably in French information and salient points expressed in another language they know; therefore, acting as reliable mediators in multilingual business contexts. The students have a clear awareness of challenges in intercultural communication and issues of conducting business in contemporary multilingual and multicultural settings.
Subject The following topics will form the basis of classroom activities:

  • Aspects of grammar and vocabulary development necessary for linguistic and communicative competences at B2.2 level
  • Discussion of relevant themes in contemporary business and society in French-speaking countries and internationally
  • Communicative activities to foster development of student abilities in the four skill areas (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
  • Discussion of key genre properties of written reports and business presentations appropriate for advanced language proficiency
Criteria for evaluation Continuous assessment in the form of production and comprehension tasks during the semester; Development of an independent collaborative project on an issue of international business or economic development; Oral presentation tasks; Final written exam
Methods Communicative language practice and self-study methods to develop linguistic and communicative competences at the B2.2 level on the CEFR. Explanation of advanced features of genre conventions and register variation. Grammar and vocabulary development activities. Role-plays, negotiations, presentations and interaction.
Language French (and English)
Study material will be announced in the course
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
514FRENFBCK21: KS French Business and Culture (2021W-2023S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority