Specialized French Oral Exercises

lrom2680  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Specialized French Oral Exercises
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
30.0 h
François Thomas; Masuy Françoise;
- B1+ level in reading and listening comprehension and B1 level in speaking in French (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
- Have followed and succeeded in ROM2660.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Different activities in French are proposed with an aim to improving listening comprehension and speaking skills in the business environment. Different themes are chosen which will help the student to improve his reception and oral production skills; introduce yourself to a company, (listen) speak about a company, manage conflicts within a company, attend/conduct interviews to recruit, etc. Course content will be based on the themes already tackled in ROM2660 (exercises) which must be followed before ROM2680.
Professionals in communication from the business world may be invited if this is appropriate to the course content.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Express their strengths and difficulties in oral communication;
2. Understand and identify different kinds of situations (informal, formal) in oral communication in a business environment;
3. Put these different situations into practice using different means of communication;
4. Use certain aids in oral communication.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Students will learn mainly by:
- Observing various situations in communication
- Enacting global or specific situations
- Participating in workshops where students will focus on one or several skills.
The emphasis of the course is largely on individual and group work. Learning is therefore inductive. The main objectives of the exercises are:
- To learn both individually and in groups using concrete examples and technical and theoretical tools to carry out tasks;
- To offer general advice concerning the various presentations made and evaluate each individual student and groups.
Teaching methods
Alternate lectures and supervised exercises.
Evaluation methods
  • Continuous assessment (weekly exercises done both individually and in groups, course participation) over the whole academic year : 50%
  • Final project : 50%
Other information
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Multilingual Communication