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March 7, 2019

Williams launches new course in French for Professional Use

The Francophone World

Melanie Williams, Senior Instructor II of French and Head Undergraduate Advisor, has developed an innovative course that she will pilot in Spring 2019. The course, “Français pour le monde professionnel/French for Professional Use” (FR 399) will explore concepts of cultural expectations and intercultural communication in France and other francophone countries and regions. The course is designed for students from all disciplines, with built-in projects and research particular to individual student goals. Students will tailor their research around their areas of study, professional aspirations, and targeted locales. The course will offer preparation for professional experiences in a francophone culture through the development of job search materials, the clear articulation of academic, social and professional skills in French, and the connection to alumni and other professionals. The course will cover the basics of writing culturally appropriate CVs and letters of application in French and preparing for interviews in French. Students will also practice giving professional presentations and writing professional documents. This course counts as elective for the French major or minor (pre-requisite: FR 301 or 302). Williams developed the course with support from the Department of Romance Languages and Senior Divisional Dean for Humanities Karen Ford.



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