FSL 313H1F/S

French for the Workplace


M. Friesner


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 Francophone workplace. Students will learn how to communicate in a variety of professional contexts  as well as how 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 intercultural skills needed in the Francophone workplace.

Required texts:

1. Jean-Luc PENFORNIS, Français.com - Niveau intermédiaire / B1 - Livre de l'élève (3ème édition), CLE International.

2. Jean-Luc PENFORNIS, Français.com - Niveau intermédiaire / B1 - Cahier d'activités (3ème édition), CLE International.

Assignments and evaluation:

Overall assessment (10%), 3 In-class tests (20%, 25% & 25%) and one Project (20%).

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.


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


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.