70 hours

Credit value: 9 ECTS


You are expected to improve your knowledge of modern French language in informal and business situations. In general communication situations: informal and formal communication, spoken and written language, language misunderstandings and discrimination.

Business French: the recognition of business opportunities (job offers), writing a motivation letter and CV, preparing for a job interview, business correspondence, polite forms, website writing, new media communication (blogs, Twitter), organising business meetings/trips, writing a description of products and services.

Presenting local culture in the francophone world: identifying opportunities, selecting a project based on certain arguments, summing up essential advantages and disadvantages, elements of argumentation in discourse (agreeing, disagreeing, causes, consequences).

Tourism: tourism as an element toward multiculturalism and against discrimination, professions within the tourist industry, tourism on a global scale, neurodiversity as a basis for understanding interculturalism.

Learning Outcomes and Objectives

After taking this course, you will gain knowledge in:

  1. The need for understanding specifics of different cultures
  2. The role of French language in relation to international social processes
  3. Argumentative techniques
  4. The efficient application of business communication in Francophone countries
  5. Decision-making in mediating linguistic, historical or administrative specifics into another culture
  6. Reflection via the critical evaluation of intercultural communication
  7. Preventing negative effects of wrong linguistic decisions

Teaching and Learning Methods

Frontal teaching, working in smaller groups or pair work, independent student work, e-learning. Teaching methods will include explanation, conversation/discussion, working with texts, case studies, roleplay, and student presentations.


Presentations, coursework activities, project work, classroom cooperation and classroom presence

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The course is taught by:

Polona Oblak – EMUNI

David Bizjak – EMUNI