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French Business Language and Culture GLBL 5030

Global Business Leadership Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of French. Students will develop the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), gain knowledge of the French culture, and learn how culture impacts business practices. Through interactive classroom activities and utilizing French first-language multi-media materials, students will learn business terminology and the professional communication skills needed to handle business situations. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the French business environment through a range of individual and group activities, assignments and examinations.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate phonetic rules and patterns to correctly pronounce French words and sentences.
  • Construct and comprehend simple sentences, using basic business vocabulary.
  • Read and write basic business correspondence in French.
  • Analyze the French culture and the aspects that characterize the business environment.
  • Compare the similarities and differences between the French culture and their own.
  • Interact effectively in real-life business scenarios in a culturally appropriate manner with native speakers.
  • Develop strategies to enhance life-long learning of other languages and cultures by reflecting on the learning process through a learning portfolio.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

French Business Language and Culture (GLBL 5030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time
  2. Global Business Studies
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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