FSL 313H1F/S

French for the Workplace


M. Friesner


This is a hybrid (combination of online and in-class sessions) course 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:

Jean-Luc Penfornis : Communication progressive du français des affaires - A2-B1, intermédiaire (2018), CLE International.

Assignments and evaluation:

Overall assessment (10%), Online forum (5%), Online quizzes (10%), 2 In-class tests (25% & 25%) and Project (25%).


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


FSL 321Y1 and higher.