Specialized French Oral Exercises

lrom2680  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Specialized French Oral Exercises
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
30.0 h
François Thomas; Masuy Françoise;

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.
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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Alternate lectures and supervised exercises.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  • Continuous assessment (weekly exercises done both individually and in groups, course participation) over the whole academic year : 50%
  • Final project : 50%
At the September session, continuous evaluation will still be taken into account. A student who has failed this component will be offered the opportunity to resubmit the failed assignments or an assignment deemed equivalent by the professors.
Other information
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Multilingual Communication