la recherche d'un emploi: Business French in a Communicative Context is designed to develop students' vocabulary and cultural knowledge in preparation for working in an international environment. Exceeding the need to learn business structures and practices, most students need business communication skills, including advanced cultural competency. To meet these needs, la recherche d'un emploi: Business French in a Communicative Context uses authentic materials from Quebec and France. Communicative excursuses are reality based and task oriented, encouraging a student-centered classroom. The numerous activities in the text elicit natural language use, facilitate vocabulary acquisition, and provide students ample opportunities to create relevant and personalized documents in French. In addition to completing viewing activities from feature-length films and online resources, students examine their personal goals and assess their strengths and weaknesses as they develop a job portfolio. la recherche d'un emploi: Business French in a Communicative Context promotes learning valuable crossover skills that develop students' French language aptitude, while also preparing them for the job market in their own country as well.
A Note to the Instructor: la recherche d'un emploi: Business French in a Communicative Context is designed to be taught by non-business specialists. Its goal, in addition to preparing students linguistically and culturally for work in a Francophone business environment, is to engage students in the job search process. In doing so, the text causes students to draw on valuable crossover skills from their own culture and their native language. This course will work not just for business majors, but for any student studying French at the intermediate to advanced level, regardless of their major field of study.