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These courses aim to develop your vocabulary knowledge as it relates to the professional sector in which you work, study, or are about to enter. We offer this program in FRA30 or ENG30 and individual courses in Spanish, Mandarin, German, Russian and others upon request.

Above all, these are language courses with a focus on your professional skills. These skills will have been either acquired in advance or are being acquired in your native language and will be adapted to your target language.

  • This program is built based on the linguistic and communicative knowledge necessary to accomplish professional tasks within the domain of your choosing.
  • These courses address the four language skills and aim to develop your speaking and writing skills within the professional context that meets your needs.
  • Based on authentic materials as they relate to the chosen professional sector, this course will give you the opportunity to quickly assimilate the language necessary to your professional needs.

1 academic hour = 55 minutes.

Program:

The programs consists of a wide range of tasks, including human resources, administrative, and commercial, that are currently used in professional situations. This course is between a standard and a specialized language course.

In this course you will address six main themes, depending on your level:

  • Social and professional relations
  • The professional environment
  • Various business operations procedures
  • Administrative tasks
  • Communication over the telephone
  • Written communication

After registering for this course, you will receive the details and break-down of the program as they correspond to your level and your target language.

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Program :
You will learn the realities, practices, rules and regulations of the modern business. According to one’s level, and using a step-by-step approach, the learner will acquire specialized knowledge regarding different aspects of the business world. In order to reach this goal, the candidate will master the linguistic knowledge base as studied in the French FLE Professional / English ESL Professional / Spanish Professional programs.

participants in this course will learn how to process various documentation relating to the following sectors:

    • Business
    • Business Partnerships
    • The Business Environment
    • Business and Formal Communication (speaking and writing)
    • Business Economics
    • Legal system regulating the business world
    • Varied range of operational expertise

After registering for this course, you will receive the details and break-down of the program as they correspond to your level and your target language.

Program:

This program addresses a wide range of administrative tasks in fields such as human resources, administration, and sales and marketing. This course is between a standard and a specialized language course, and includes the four skills necessary to specialize in this field.

In these courses, you will explore the following topics in accordance with your level:

  • Use practical resource material
  • Writing and/or editing sales, marketing, and administrative documents and letters
  • Summarize texts, from advertisements, sales/marketing documents, meeting minutes, etc.
  • Respond accordingly to suppliers, clients, and visitors regarding business services
  • Produce reports and speeches
  • Organize contact lists in both a general and professional manner

After registering for this course, you will receive the details and break-down of the program as they correspond to your level and your target language.

Program:
This program is based on your linguistic knowledge and the communication skills required for professional tasks. It is built on three domains mentioned here below as well as some related themes.

  • Tourism
  • Service research relating to suppliers and agencies
  • Respond to letters, emails, and faxes within different contexts of tourism
  • Design and develop informational documents, customer loyalty programs, or promotional materials.
  • Hotel management
  • Explain reservation procedures, such as confirming, modifying, or cancelling a group or individual reservation.
  • Restaurant and food service management
  • How to take a food order
  • Suggest menu specials, or personalized service such as groups rates, children menus, discounts, dietary restrictions, etc.

After registering for this course, you will receive the details and break-down of the program as they correspond to your level and your target language.

Program:

This program is based on your linguistic knowledge and the communication skills required for professional tasks. Learners will receive scientific and/or technical knowledge relating to various domains. Learners will obtain a solid foundation with which to facilitate an eventual career change into this professional market.

Here are a few examples of the topics that will be addressed in class:

  • Reference and use all texts as they relate to this environment: instructions, procedures, summaries, user manuals, etc.
  • Benefit from reading popular journal or magazine excerpts, as well as specialized journals, studies, reports, manuals, etc.
  • Write summaries of reports regarding completed work, events, situations, or any other information relating to this professional activity.
  • Participate in conversations relating to the latest developments in the field of science and technology
  • Follow a business meeting and understand the points of view of all speakers
  • Concisely express personal opinions and debate with a solution in mind

After registering for this course, you will receive the details and break-down of the program as they correspond to your level and your target language.

Program:

This legal French/English/Spanish course is a language course and not a class in law. It is not required that leaners have previous knowledge of a specific system of legality. Learning is based on language level and skills, and the goal is to master the language as it relates to judicial and legal frameworks. It is obvious, therefore, that legal language – and specifically judicial terms – relate to notions of law. English or French, as they relate to the law, is still law, be it in English or French. The content of the program relates to the general legal terminology that all legal professionals must have, especially those in business law.

There are two specifications to know:

  • Certain texts on international public law can serve as support material for the course.
  • Themes addressed during this course may relate to French, English, Spanish, or international legal systems.

After registering for this course, you will receive the details and break-down of the program as they correspond to your level and your target language.

Program:

This French/English/Spanish Medical course is a language course and not a medical course. The content of this course focuses on language and language skills in the context of modern medicine. The texts and situations in which the student learns, as well as all of the supporting materials, relate to real contexts that a medical professional encounters throughout one’s career.

The situations for professional communication are as follows:

  • medical – doctor/patient – health professionals (general practitioners, specialists, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, and medical sales representatives.
  • context of a hospital or medical practice and the main medical tasks such as consultation, diagnostic, and prescription.
  • context of various medical branches such as general practitioner, cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, radiology, dermatology, urology, gynecology, biology, pharmacology, etc.

After registering for this course, you will receive the details and break-down of the program as they correspond to your level and your target language.