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French Business Course
(B2 / C1 / C2 CEFR)


"Learn fluent business French!"

 
business French
With the French Business Course, you learn everything you need to know for your job in French in France.
 
Learn the necessities for working in France - straightforwardly and easily to understand.
 
You learn how to write business letters in French.
 
Apply for jobs in French.
You will possess the practical words and relevant phases, tools that help you make the best impression at your interview.
 
Bring forward your arguments successfully in French.
Learn how to formulate your own opinion in French.
With the course, you will be able to take part in every meeting in French.
 
Through the unique long-term memory learning method, you will have gained a complete and comprehensive French business vocabulary in very short order.
 
 
The French Business Course Package offers you:

  • Three complete French business language courses:
    Business Course part 1: basic knowledge in business French
    Business Course part 2: job application and working in France
    Business Course part 3: communications course for professional life in France
     
  • You learn 2,000 practical business relevant words.
     
  • You will find a large selection of 1,300 useful sentences and phrases that deal with the most important situations in your everyday professional life.
     
  • With the help of the unique long-term memory learning method from 17 Minute Languages, you will learn business French in no time.
     
  • You learn quickly and efficiently:
    The program offers you new and practical exercises everyday.
     
  • Visit 17 Minute Language's learning community!
    You will find a link to a fantastic forum related to your language course:
    You can exchange with other learners there as well as make new contacts with people from France.
     
  • With this Business Course you will have reached the levels B2, C1 and C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
     
  • Newest version:
    The French Business Course was completely updated in 2017.
     
  • Satisfied learners:
    Already over 540,000 languages course sold.
     
  • System-independent software:
    For Windows / Linux / Mac OS X /iPad / Android Tablets / Windows Tablets
 

 
 
 

Business Course French part I:
Basic knowledge for the profession


The content of this business basics course is:
  • Making appointments with colleagues, supervisors or customers:
    appointments
    In this business basic course, you learn vocabulary and phrases which help you make appointments in French.
    Furthermore, you will learn how to book appointment requests and to politely reschedule them.
  • Fill out French forms correctly:
    fill out forms
    When it comes to filling out form in French properly, you need to know the terminology.
    You will find all this in your basic business course.
  • Small talk in French:
    small talk
    You don't always want to talk shop with colleagues, supervisors or customers.
    There will invariably be situations in which small talk arises.
    With this business course, you learn how to make small talk in French!
    With these skills, you will be able to represent your company with confidence and competence.
    Moreover, we engage in topics that are commonly talked about: Weather, sports and entertainment, art and culture and the family.
    Alongside, you acquire a vocabulary necessary for introducing yourself and others with friendliness, for receiving guests in French and for asking questions in French.
  • Completing orders:
    orders
    In this basic course, you learn how to place orders in French, deal with offers, or make an offer to potential customers yourself.
    You will come to understand how to deal with delivery difficulties as well.
  • Important vocabulary for meetings and conferences:
    meetings
    In this course, you learn how to present the agenda for a meeting as well as how to keep minutes in French.
    You should be able to make your own contributions to a discussion fluently in French.
    It is often essential, in such discussions, to have command of a vocabulary that allows you to politely express your opinions and make strong arguments in defence of your positions.
  • The day to day of every profession: Tackling issues and finding solutions:
    problems
    How do you tackle problems?
    How do you formulate a suggestion meant to solve a problem?
    How do you organize the assignment of duties?
  • Confidently and competently converse on the telephone in French:
    telephone
    In this business course, you learn how to formulate your requests and concerns.
    You will find dynamic and useful sentences that show you how you can formulate your wishes over the telephone.
    Furthermore, you will learn how to end a telephone conversation naturally and politely.
    In addition, we show you examples of how you can leave professional sounding messages on the answering machine in French.
  • Write professional emails in French:
    emails
    How do I formulate a salutatory address in an email or letter?
    How do I say good-bye correctly in an email?
    What is a good way to start a business related email?
    How do I compose a notice of absence for my email program in French?
    In this course you will find numerous helpful formulas for email content with examples from the field.
  • Researching information regarding a particular topic:
    research
    You learn how to issue work orders for research as well as how to present the subsequent results.
    In addition, in case accidents or problems should occur, you learn here how to find a solution.
  • Useful reference material for composing business letters in French:
    business letters
    You learn how to choose the appropriate address for French business letters.
    Furthermore, we give you helpful tips for the introduction of your letter.
    We show you examples of successful opening sentences.
    You will find many sample phrases that can help you express your aspirations.
With the Business Basic Course part I, you learn to speak fluent business French rapidly.
You learn over 500 lines of text and 700 words.

 

 

Business Course part II:
Job application and working abroad


Would you like to apply for a job in France?
Do you want to work for French company?
But you aren't certain how to get started?
 
The Business Course II solves all problems related to "Job application and working abroad".
 
This course offers not only an intensive, practical training for beginners, it is also a well structured quick reference dictionary for advanced learners.
 
With this French business course, you learn over 300 sentences and phrases as well as over 650 words.
 
You will find these topics in the business course's "Working abroad":
  • How to compose your resume in French:
    resume
    Are you currently writing your resume in French?
    In this language course you will find the relevant, essential vocabulary and useful phrases.
  • Applying for an internship in France:
    internship
    You get plenty of motivating suggestions meant to help you write your application.
    You will be able to explain why you are interested in an internship abroad.
    In addition, you get help with reading advertisements for internships.
    1. What are the company's requirements?
    2. What is expected of me?
    3. What does this company offer me?
  • Read and understand job placement ads in French:
    job placement ads
    If you are looking for a job in France or would like to work for a French company, start by reading the job ads.
     
    So that you can also understand what you are reading, you will find a robust vocabulary and numerous example sentences related to this subject in the business course.
  • Help with formulating the text in your application:
    application
    Would you like to explain why you are the best person for the job?
    Do you want to write about your qualifications as well as your motivation and interest in the job you're applying for?
    In this language course, you will learn a lot of the most important and typical sentences for your French job application.
  • Absolute confidence at your interview:
    job interview
    Your application was a success and you've been invited to an interview.
    It's very likely that the interview will be in French.
    Through this business course, you will be well prepared for such a situation.
    We show you questions that are commonly asked in these interviews.
    At the same time, we give you plenty of suggestions regarding how to answer them.
The interview went smoothly and successfully and you'll soon start working at your new office.
In order to make your start in you new position easier, we have put together even more useful vocabulary and relevant sentences in French.
  • French vocabulary and sentences related to "working on the computer":
    computer work
    Anyone who works on a computer needs a solid basic knowledge of vocabulary regarding its use.
    You learn the essential words for hardware and software.
    From the selection of sentences provided, you will learn how to describe computer problems in French as well as how to write work orders for colleagues.
  • Organization and structure of French companies:
    new company
    When you start working at a new company, there are many new things to learn in the coming first few days and weeks.
    We help you to make your first day and orientation a lot easier at the new French company:
    In this business course, you will find vocabulary and phrases that help you get to know and understand the structure and organization of your new environment.
  • Vocabulary describing office furnishings, equipment and materials:
    office furnishing
    We have put together a very helpful lesson for you, dealing with "office furnishings, equipment and materials".

 

Business Course French part III:
Comprehensive communications knowledge for every situation in professional life in French.


The third part of the French Business Course offers a comprehensive and true-to-life language course for training your professional communications skills.
 
You learn over 480 sentences and 760 words.
  • French terminology and vocabulary relevant to the organization and execution of a project:
    project
    This course helps you to organize a team project perfectly.
    You learn words that help you to introduce yourself as the project leader or as a member of the team, clarify the organization and planning of a project and allocating important tasks.
  • Respond correctly to warnings or reminders and complaints:
    reminders
    Regardless whether you have to compose or process a reminder notice on behalf of your company, you will find the necessary vocabulary and typical phrases regarding this topic in this communications course.
  • Vocabulary and phrases for anyone active in the service operations of a company:
    service operations
    We give you the vocabulary and phrases that you will need in your everyday dealings with French speaking customers.
  • Learn how to do presentations correctly in French:
    presentations
    One important skill of everyday professional life is the ability to make appealing and compelling presentations of all sorts.
    In this section of your communications course you will find suggestions regarding the creation, introduction and conclusion of a speech or presentation.
    We give you suggestions so that you can introduce and sum up your findings in French.
    In addition, you will find practical examples from real life situations that show you how to give a consultant feedback regarding his presentation.
  • Purchasing successfully in French:
    customers
    In this course you will find suggestions and helpful tips regarding how to approach and talk to customers, how to present and describe the positive aspects of a product as well as its features.
  • All the important things dealing with meetings in French:
    meetings
    Are meetings in French a central part your everyday professional life?
    Then, you will definitely find interesting suggestions for your next meeting here.
    You learn how to convey your opinions in French and how to illustrate the status of projects and jobs.
  • Learn how to bring forward an argument in French:
    opinions
    If you want to assert yourself in your profession, it's essential to be able to express opinions in French politely.
    You learn how to assess the opinions of others as well as how to respond to constructive criticism in this course.
  • On a business trip in France:
    business trip
    You will find helpful tips in this course for organizing your trip to France.
    You will also learn handy terminology and useful phrases relevant to your entry and stay in France.
  • Things worth knowing about the topic "trade fairs in France":
    trade fairs
    We deal with, for example, signing up for a convention or booking and organizing a stand at a trade fair in France.
    Furthermore, you will find a large selection of practical words and sentences relevant to talk about at trade fairs.
  • A successful business dinner in France:
    business dinner
    The success or failure of getting a contract often depends on how well a business dinner has gone.
    So that in the future you are well prepared for such an event, we have put together suitable vocabulary and tons of necessary phrases for you.
    You learn vocabulary relevant to receiving your guest in the restaurant and ordering food and drink in French.

 

Lively and authentic French - recorded by professional French speakers


All sentences and vocabulary from the three business courses were recorded by professional voice talents.
Naturally, we only work with French native speakers.
Through listening to the authentic sound of the language, you learn the correct pronunciation of words and whole sentences.
 
You have the opportunity to listen to and repeat every word and sentence as often as you like!
 
In all learning methods and testing options, the words as well as the phrases can be automatically played back when you wish.
 

The scientifically established learning methods of 17 Minute Languages


Language learning is not easy:
There is always the danger that you forget what you have already learnt.
 
Assume, you've learnt five words on a given day - by the next day you've only remembered two of them!
This is a problem that the development team at 17 Minute Languages tackles with plenty of didactic know-how, practical experience and plenty of creativity.
 
Innovative but sound, the complexity of learning taken into account and made clearly understandable, that is the concept of the Business Package!
 
Our software contains the central findings of established learning research.
Research shows that the human brain can remember thematically arranged vocabulary much better.
For this reason, you will find all content organized by topic and special fields.
In order to optimize your learning process, this list of topics have been logically structured.
 
Further studies about effective learning have shown that it is always best to learn seven new bits of information at a time.
This is the optimal amount for the brain to remember.
That is why our software always presents you with lesson units that contain seven words from the vocabulary lists.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The unique learning methods of the French Language Course:


The heart of this French course is it's long-term memory learning method and daily exercises.
 
The daily exercises ensure that you learn your new language for 17 minutes every day.
Exactly 17 minutes of learning material is provided by the daily exercises, hence the aptly chosen title of our courses.
 
In 17-Minute-Languages' insider community you have the opportunity to interact with many other highly motivated learners.
You get great tips and make new connections.
 

The long-term memory method of 17-Minute-Languages:


This learning method is based on the newest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
Every word to be learned will be repeated at precise intervals.
 
The long-term method works like this:
 
You learn a new word.
This word is then registered in the program.
The systematic repetition of the word begins immediately:
 
  1. First thing on the following day you have to correctly translate this word.
  2. The program then waits for two days.
    On the third day you will be prompted by the same word again.
    You then have to translate it correctly.
  3. The program then waits 4 more days.
    On the eighth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  4. The program then waits a final 9 days.
    You have to correctly translate the word just one more time on day 17.
If you knew the word on each occasion, by this time you will never forget it!
It is permanently lodged in your long-term memory.
(Important to know: If you forgot the word to be learned on any occasion during the repetition phase, the repetition starts anew.)
 
With this learning method, you will learn all of the vocabulary in this French course.
New words will be added to your lessons every day.
Your vocabulary will grow rapidly.
 
You can decide each day how you would like to learn the French vocabulary:
  • If you wish to learn very thoroughly, you can also work with a written translation-program and fill in blanks.
  • For quick repetition, the program has a "Quick Revision"-function.
    You simply enter whether you know a particular French word or not.
  • You can also learn with the Multiple Choice method:
    With this learning method, you will be given five, seven or ten words to choose from.
    Your task is to choose the correct translation.
 

Daily exercises for learning French:


daily exercises There are various daily exercises integrated into this language course.
You get the following exercises every day:
 
vocabulary Vocabulary:
You learn new words and repeat the old ones with the long-term memory method as described above.
 
phrases

Texts and phrases:
The program presents you with plenty of text and phrases every day.
You have to complete various exercise related to the texts:
You have to read the texts.
You have to complete fill-in-the-blanks, whether they be whole words or single missing letters.
On other days you will get a text to read with appropriate questions designed to improve comprehension.
 
You get new and exciting exercise related to the texts every day.
With these concrete examples, you learn French quickly and thoroughly.

Earn yourself points daily:
For every daily exercise you are awarded points.
When ever you have collected enough points, you reach the next level of the program.
In this way, you can see how quickly you've increased your knowledge!

17-Minute-Languages' insider community:


At the end of a lesson you can transfer your points to the online scoreboard.
It is absolutely free.
You do not need to register.
 
Compare your progress with other 17-Minutes-Languages' learners:
Here you can see the current top scores of all learners (from all languages courses) who have transfered their points to the scoreboard:
Top scores: The 1000 most successful 17-Minutes-Languages' learners
 
In addition, you can interact with and get support from other learners using 17-Minute-Languages.
You get great tips and can make new connections.
 

 

The French language course offers a wide variety of learning methods.

You have many options to systematically improve your knowledge.
There is a suitable learning method available for every type of learner.
The following learning methods and test can be chosen from:

reading exercise

Reading


In this exercise, you can read through all of the vocabulary and texts.
You can listen to every single word or line of text as often as you'd like simply by clicking on it.
You can choose between looking at a detailed picture or the plain text.
 
In this exercise, you will also find a printable version.
With one click, you can print out your current lesson or all of the lessons at once.
With this printed version, you can learn without the use of a computer.
quick show

Quick-Show


The Quick-Show shows you the dialogue texts and vocabulary onscreen.
You can read them, listen to them and print them out.
 
You choose the speed at which you would like the texts or vocabulary to appear on the screen.
individual learning

Individual learning


Read or listen to the dialogue and vocabulary.
The correct translation will appear with one click.
 
For this test you can choose the language shown (French or English).
hidden vocabulary

Hidden Vocabulary and Texts


Read or listen to the dialogue and vocabulary.
Cover up the individual phrases with either French or English.
Think about the translation.
 
You can then uncover the correct answer with the mouse.
If you like learning with word lists, this is the best method.
dictation

Dictation


Here a selection of vocabulary or dialogue text will be read to you by the program.
Afterwards, you have to type in the word or sentence you heard.
We recommend this exercise when you can already speak French well and, above all, you would like to improve your spelling.
flash cards

Printable Flash Cards


The dialogue texts and the index cards can be printed out.
With these small cards at hand, you have flexibility and can learn on the go.
For this purpose, there are many versions available for you to print.
 
All you need is standard printing paper (or thin card) and a printer.
After printing, all that's left is to cut the index cards out.
And just like that you can start learning without a computer - where ever you may be!
quick repetition

Quick Repetition


Quick repetition is the fastest way to learn.
You will be shown vocabulary and phrases onscreen.
Think about the correct translation.
Click on "show answer".
Then tell the program whether you knew the answer or not.
For these tests you do not have to type anything in, which saves you a lot of time.
 
You can choose between French and English from the language menu.
multiple choice test

Multiple Choice Test


Read or listen to parts of the dialogues or vocabulary.
Afterwards, choose the correct translation from multiple choice.
 
You will be shown between three and ten similar words.
The number of possible answers can be chosen by you.
testing

Learning and testing through inputting text


This is the most precise way of learning:
Read or listen to parts of the dialogue, vocabulary and exercises.
 
Type in the correct translation and learn proper spelling at the same time.
dictionary

Digital Dictionary and Search Option


Type a word in the search box and get it's translation.
You can look at all the vocabulary in dictionary form.
With one click you can listen to any word.
fill-in-the-blanks

Fill-in-the-blanks


Fill-in-the-blanks texts are read in French or English.
There are missing words in this texts.
Your task is to simply fill in the blanks with the correct words.
 
In this exercise you have a choice:
Would you like to work on the text in French or English?
 
It is possible for beginners to blank out just the shorter words.
word jumble

Word Jumble


For this exercise, the words from a dialogue text are jumbled up.
You simply have to put the words back in the correct order.
With this exercise you work on improving your sentence building skills in the foreign language.
 

 

 

Diverse Learning:


We have built many gizmos into the program so that learning remains fun and exciting.
 
repeat words Repeat the words until you know all the vocabulary:
In all of the tests, you have to type in the right words so often that you will be able to do the correct translation instantly.
Simple words stop appearing in the daily program after 2 or 3 repetitions.
More difficult word may be repeated 5 or 6 times.
Especially difficult words, which you often don't know, are asked even more often.
Most importantly we don't want you to have forgotten these words by the very next day!

 
effective repetition Seven words at a time:
After learning seven new words, the software will show you a table with a summary.
Learning seven words at a time is especially effective.
Now you can repeat these words again at a glance.

 
overview points Points, learning time and number of repetitions:
You can already see how long you spend with one lesson unit.
By the way, you won't be able to cheat:
The program will actually only show the amount of time you worked.
If you would like to take, say a one hour brake, the clock stops ticking until you're ready to work again.
 
Every word allows you to see how often you have already repeated it today.
Words that you knew immediately will no longer appear in tests for this day.
Word that you are still having trouble with will continue to appear again and again.
 
For every word you knew, you get points.
In this way, you can compare a day's learning with each other. You also see, for example, at which time of the day you learn vocabulary the quickest.


 
break A break after every 30 minutes:
Studies have shown that after a half an hour of learning concentration decreases rapidly.
For this reason, your language course will remind you every 30 minutes that you should take a brake.
Stand up, go for a walk, drink a glass of water.
Afterwards, reinvigorated, you are ready for the next half an hour!
(You can, of course, ignore the reminder and immediately continue learning.)


 
pictures A wide variety of pictures:
If knew a word, you will see a new photo as reward.
(We have also thought of something for you even if you answer incorrectly...)
When you see that the course is fun and rewarding, you will be motivated to see it through to the end!


 
tips Motivating tips throughout:
At regular intervals, you will get tips from our experts on how you can learn even more effectively.
Let us surprise you!

 

 

You will have these benefits after having learnt with the beginner's and intermediate course:


You stay in great mental shape!
  • Scientific studies have shown:
    A educational background increases quality of life and life expectancy.
  • Train your brain!
    Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.
You meet new people!
  • Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
    You will meet many new and interesting people!
    Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks French?
  • Are you in a bilingual relationship?
    Your partner will be proud of you, if you improve your French!
Every trip will become an unforgettable experience!
  • Broaden your horizons as you travel to France.
    If you can speak French, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
    You will get to know more intensely and better understand the country and its people.
  • When you can speak French, you will be able to easily find your way in France.
    You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.
Building your career!
  • You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak French fluently and confidently.
  • You now have the skills to work in France whenever you wish.
Make more of your free time!
  • You will be able to watch movies in French!
  • What a joy it is to be able to read a book in French!

 
 

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French Business Course
I hereby order the above described
French Business Course Package, which includes the:
  • Business French I
    (Basic knowledge for professionals, 650 words + 500 lines of text)
  • Business French II
    (Applying for work and working abroad, 650 words + 300 lines of text)
  • Business French III
    (Comprehensive communications knowledge for every situation in professional life, 760 words + 480 lines of text)

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