FSL 315H1S

French Oral Communication for Professional and Academic Contexts

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This course is designed for students who wish to develop their oral communication skills in French in preparation for community service and bilingual employment in Canada and abroad. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills for accurate oral language use in academic and professional 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 on Quercus.

Assignments and Evaluation:

Oral Presentation (30%); Professional Portfolio (30%); Individual Interview (25%); Overall Assessment (15%)

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.


Not open to native or fluent speakers of French.