A la recherche d'un emploi

A la recherche d'un emploi : Business French in a Communicative Context

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A 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, A 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. A 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: A 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 521.63g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • French
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, black & white tables, maps
  • 1585103721
  • 9781585103720
  • 819,876

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usually taught at 300 or 400 level and offered once a year either spring or fall. Key selling feature is that the text covers the Francophone world and upon completion of the text, students will have created a personalized job portfolio that can be immediately used as a model when entering the Francophone job market. Key probing questions are as follows and a "no" answer to any of them represents an opportunity to present key feature of Hubbell's text: Does your current text offer - communicative activities?- video content?- listening exercises?- personalized information?- real content and situations?- a real case study?- Canadian content?
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Finally, a textbook for Business French that actually prepares students for the real world and today's tough job market . Amy Hubbell's a la recherche d'un emploi: Business French in a Communicative Context' is extremely well designed and planned. The layout of the CV and cover letter activities are clear, clean and concise and I particularly like the fact that there are comparison activities (i.e. French vs. American vs. Quebecois CV) with on-target comprehension questions for reading selections. Students are certain to appreciate the practical nature of this text which is creatively presented in an up-to-date format. Amy Hubbell's text is a welcome addition to the field.- Eileen Angelini, Canisius College
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About Amy L. Hubbell

Amy Hubbell teaches at Kansas State University, and she has at Baylor University and Eastern Michigan University, and English at the Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland and the Lycee Chateaubriand in Rennes, . She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. She is a specialist in twentieth-century French and Francophone literature.
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