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Enseigner le français des affaires (The application period is closed)

The Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the U.S., in cooperation with the Boston University and the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, are organizing a 13-day professional training workshop in French for Business. Register.

May 2 - 19, 2022

3 online sessions of two hours each (Zoom)
7 days of guided individual work
3 days in-person at Boston University

Ph.D. students, lecturers, associate professors, professors and assistant professors from American universities willing to implement a curriculum in professional French are invited to apply.

Maximum number of participants : 20.

Course description
Designed by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the course is a hands-on training in curriculum and teacher preparation for French for Business classes and is structured as follows:

  • Distinguishing the specificities of FLE (Français Langue Etrangère - French as a Foreign Language) and FOS (Français sur Objectifs Spécifiques - French for Specific Purposes);
  • Implementing FOS;
  • Designing a framework for a French for Business courses;
  • Designing educational activities using authentic documents;
  • Assessing students in French for Business.

The workshop is held in French.

Non-refundable registration fee: $100

Please note that the training session is free for teachers coming from Boston University.


Register here. Deadline for application: March 25, 2022. The application period is closed.

For more information, please contact Sacha Martinel.

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