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OPEN CALL - Professional French Workshops

Are you teaching French in a college or university?  Do you offer, or wish to offer, professional French courses in your department? These workshops are made for you! 

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in cooperation with the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, are offering two hybrid (online and in-person) workshops in French for professional purposes. These courses are hands-on training sessions designed to help professors improve their skills in developing a course in French for Business or French for International Relations.  

Ph.D. students, lecturers, associate professors, professors and assistant professors willing to implement a curriculum in professional French in their university are invited to send their application to one or both of the below workshops by March 25, 2022


The workshops

1) Enseigner le français des affaires (Register here) :
Boston University - May 2-19, 2022 

2) Enseigner le français des relations internationales (Register here) :
Arizona State University - May 2-20, 2022

These workshops will be held in several hybrid formats, entirely in French, and will be composed of:

  • Virtual workshop with a CCI trainer;
  • Several hours of guided individual work;
  • In-person hours (for French for Business modules only)

Throughout the workshops, group activities will be offered to participants in order to concretize the theoretical aspects of the process. 

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the specifics of professional French;
  • Analyze an audience and establish benchmarks for language skills;
  • Build a training program in professional French;
  • Design and lead a session in professional French;
  • Evaluate the achievements of their learners in professional French.

The cost for participation is $50 for French for International Relations and $100 for French for Business. Note that there is no registration fee for the teachers coming from the host  university.  

For further information, please contact Sacha Martinel.