FSL 315H1F

French Oral Communication for Professional and Academic Contexts

Instructor :

M.A. Visoi


This course is designed for students who wish to develop their oral communication skills in French in preparation for bilingual employment, community service, and academic activities in Canada and abroad. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills for accurate oral language use in professional and academic contexts: researched oral presentations, debates, interviews, and student-led discussions. Students will learn how to adapt their speaking style and register to different audiences and situations, use appropriate vocabulary, and self-correct.

Required texts and materials:

a bilingual dictionary; a selection of online resources including thematic terminologies will be made available in the course website.

Assignments and Evaluation:

In-class Oral Presentation (30%); Online Vocabulary Test (30%); Individual Interview (25%); Class Participation and Overall Assessment (15%).


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


Not open to native or fluent speakers of French.