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Tuesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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About this Class

Students hone not only their language skills but also their business skills. Students will use the Ojectif Express textbook and learn the vocabulary and grammar necessary to discuss finance and business in French. Business French offers students the chance to apply their French skills to real-life, professional situations.

Units you will cover: UNITES 1 ET 2, PP 9 - 39

Unité 1: "Entrez en contact"

Know how to: Say hello, introduce yourself, respond yes or no, learn how to spell in French, numbers up to 30, say the date, ask for information on others, communicate in French class.

Grammar : verbs être, avoir and s’appeler, indefinite articles (un, une, des), adjectives, some nationalities, the question word quel/ quelle gender and agreement for nouns and adjectives, Possessive adjectives. (ma, mon, mes,votre,vos) Spatial Prepositions (à, dans, chez)

Society and culture: Recognize French words out of context, greet someone in French, differentiate between tu and vous, first contact at work.

Vocabulary: Salutations, the alphabet, nationalities, a few countries, professions, fonctions / tasks in the company, the months of the year.

Phonetics: The alphabet, A [a]; B [be]; C [se]; Sentence prosody: accent, tone, rythme, syllables and intonation Email.

Unité 2 : "Faites connaissance"

Know how to: Approach a person, ask and give something, introduce yourself and others, talk about yourself talk about your family, Talk about your daily activities, ask and give the time, propose an outing, schedule a meeting, talk about the weather, describe a professional goal, indicate a wish or desire, talk about an ability or skill, understand professional tasks.

Grammar: Spatial Preposition (à, en, au, aux), verbs avoir (to have) and faire (to do), the basic negative (ne…pas); definite articles (le, la, les), ER verbs, Possessive adjectives (part 2), Toniques Pronouns (moi,toi,lui,elle).

Society and culture: Talk about French compagnies, meet and know other people.

Vocabulary: People, pastimes, feelings, identity, relationship, activities area, countries and nationalities, activities on the plane, weather, the seasons, numbers up to 59.

Phonetics: Rising and falling intonation: Quelle est votre adresse? / elle habite en France;pronouncing ER verbs using Present verbal Tense: Je travaille / Ils travaillent.

About Objectifs Express:
"Objectif Express" uses efficient and pragmatic task-based learning methods to enable the student to achieve rapid autonomy in French. The course is designed to ensure that the student not only learns and remembers French vocabulary and grammar in specific contexts, but is also introduced to a broader understanding of the language. The updated content keeps pace with developments in the French-speaking business world and its action-oriented approach is based on performing simple, concrete tasks centered around the French-speaking working world. Each unit contains "repères culturels" pages to acquire socio-cultural knowledge and develop intercultural awareness and "repères professionnels" to help students gain insight into business documents and the codes of the French and French-speaking business culture. A comprehensive evaluation system in the student's book helps prepare for the CCIP exams and preparation pages for the DELF Pro are included in the workbook. Conjugation tables, lists of common acronyms, a map of France, transcripts of the listening texts and self-evaluation answer keys are all included in the appendices. The CD-Rom that comes with the student's book contains videos, portfolio sheets, an interactive multilingual glossary, plus the audio texts from the book for total learner autonomy.