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ERIC Number: ED377727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 22
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Building Professional Competency in French: A Tailor-Made Program.
de Fontenay, H.
A McGill University (Quebec, Canada) continuing education program of French language instruction for specific professions currently under development is described. The program is designed for non-native-speaking Canadians and international students, and emphasizes complete functional control of language skills rather than acquisition of conceptual knowledge and partial functional control of skills. Functions targeted include: initiating, sustaining, and concluding a professional interaction that involves transaction and complications; participating as a full partner in formal, informal, and professional conversations; speaking and writing with appropriate lexicon and sufficient accuracy to sustain communication; and handling effectively a professional negotiation or unfamiliar professional situation. Three general areas of curricular concentration are: linguistic aspects of French; specialized lexical fields; and communication strategies and social/cultural aspects of the language. Program development is based on the expressed needs and content preferences of current French students, measured by survey. Survey results are presented. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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