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ERIC Number: ED388070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Rationale and Techniques for Preparing the Paris Chamber of Commerce Examinations (20').
Lindenlaub, Claire-Antoinette
The structure and administration of the Paris Chamber of Commerce Examination of French language proficiency is described, and methods of classroom preparation for the examination are presented. The exam certifies French proficiency at two levels: certificat (language skills necessary to conduct business effectively in the francophone world) and diplome superieure (more thorough and extensive use of business French, and theoretical and practical knowledge in diverse fields). Universities can administer the test. Both testing levels include both written and oral tests; students can register for either test up to three times. The certificat examination has four parts: test of general knowledge; reading comprehension; correspondence skills; and translation. The diplome superieure consists of five parts: interpretation of economic data; essential business practices; response to a business letter in a specific context; translation into French; and dictation. Strategies for structuring a business French course to address the specific components of the examination are offered, including appropriate instructional materials, class activities, and exercises. Seven situations for simulation and negotiation exercises are suggested. Contains 15 references and a 17-item bibliography. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A