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Introduction to the methodology of French for Specific Purposes (FOS) and Business French 


What?  A 10-hour training course allowing participants to appropriate the methodology of professional French.  

Who?  Teachers, trainers, coordinators or administrative staff of community colleges wishing to integrate and/or develop a professional French course. 

A training workshop fully adapted to Community College teachers’ needs: 

  • Covering all levels of French 

  • More synchronous sessions for better guidance and support (at least one introductory and one concluding synchronous sequence) 

  • Ready-made classes, exercises and workshops in French for specific purposes that can be directly reproduced in class 

  • Tips on how to include French for specific purposes exercises into a more traditional French lesson 


The Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the U.S., in cooperation with the Paris Chamber of Commerce, is organizing a 10-hour professional training workshop in French for Business. Register.


Teachers of French in Community Colleges 


Online (Zoom) 

Number of hours 

10 hours (divided into 5 micro-trainings of 2 hours) 


3-7 October 2022 


Synchronous virtual workshops 

Proposed program 

The training will alternate theoretical contributions in large groups and practical application in sub-groups. The content of each micro-training will be contextualized to the business field and adapted to the needs of the Community Colleges' teachers.  

The following topics will be covered: 

  • The specificities of the teaching of professional French 

  • The resources available (programs, manuals, websites) 

  • The different phases of the pedagogical session 

  • Techniques of animation: simulations and games in class 

  • The Diplomas of Professional French Business A1-A2  

The workshop is held in French.

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

Maximum number of participants : 20.

Non-refundable registration fee: $50


Register here. Deadline for application: September 10, 2022. The application period is open!

For more information, please contact Sacha Martinel.

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