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GLBL 5030 - French Business Language and Culture

Global Business Leadership Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.



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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

GLBL 5030 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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


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