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Nathalie Dieu-Porter’s textbook
Affaires Globales
Georgetown University Press
is now out and available for course adoption

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Develop language skills and cultural knowledge essential for a career in the francophone world

Affaires globales’ broad scope of disciplines and cultural content will appeal to students interested in a wide variety of careers while giving them the skills needed to pursue them. This intermediate-high to advanced-level French textbook is designed for French for specific purposes courses such as business or professional French and can be used as a main text for one semester or adapted for two semesters of use.

Affaires globales uses an interdisciplinary multiliteracies approach to help students develop the cultural knowledge and language skills necessary to pursue a career in the francophone world. Over the textbook’s seven units, Affaires globales weaves in contemporary themes such as entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and global engagement with discussions of tourism, business, marketing, fashion, diplomacy, environmental studies, and global health. Lessons incorporate authentic materials from across the francophone world, from France to Quebec to sub-Saharan Africa.

A wide selection of activities—true or false, fill in the blank, multiple choice, and open-ended questions— allow students to engage with course material in varied ways

Chapter activities contribute to a semester-long project that helps students evaluate their career goals and reflect on their growth throughout the course

Free access to authentic multimedia resources and instructors’ materials

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Deborah S. Reisinger is an associate professor of the practice in French in the Department of Romance Studies and the associate director of Markets and Management Studies at Duke University.

Mary Beth Raycraft is the assistant director of language instruction and a lecturer in French at Boston University.

Nathalie Dieu-Porter is a principal senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian Studies at Vanderbilt University and the director of the Center for Second Language Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Affaires globales goes beyond traditional textbooks of its kind by presenting linguistic frames and tools for multiple professional contexts. The expanded view here represents an approach that is dynamic and sure to engage both instructors and students in thoughtful, meaningful activities that prepare students to use their French in real-world contexts.”—Heather McCoy, teaching professor of French and francophone studies and director of the Basic Language Program, Pennsylvania State University”Affaires globales is a cutting edge and well-thought-through textbook. It incorporates everything to bring success in the classroom at the advanced level, and has careful scaffolding to help students become proficient in the language, and also in term of culture des entreprises. It integrates 1) the ACTFL standards, (the 5 Cs, the 3 Modes of Communication, along with the NCSSFL-ACTFL Intercultural Communication Can-Do statements, and also 2) some CEFR tasks (through the CCI de Paris-Ile de France). This very attractive textbook is going to prepare students to do business with or work in French and Francophone companies. La qualité et la variété d’articles, et de supports audio-visuels utilisés sont très bien pensés et mis en place judicieusement.”—Anne V. Lair , professor/lecturer of French, Department of World Languages and Cultures, University of Utah
Table of Contents
Unité 1 : Communiquer en entreprise
Unité 2 : Trouver un poste
Unité 3 : Travailler dans le monde francophone
Unité 4 : Vendre à l’international
Unité 5 : Promouvoir la santé globale
Unité 6 : Être diplomate
Unité 7 : S’engager pour la planète
Le courriel professionnel
Le compte-rendu d’une réunion
Le compte-rendu d’une intervention orale ou d’une table ronde
La lettre de motivation
La lettre de réclamation
La note de synthèse
Le rapport professionnel à partir d’un dossier
Le discours d’ouverture d’un événement
Les actes de parole pour la communication orale
Les actes de parole pour la communication écrite