Fundamentals of French Writing Skills
The language of instruction is French
This three-day workshop focuses on writing well-structured sentences using the appropriate verb tense and the right preposition, respecting agreement rules and avoiding common anglicisms. The work-related assignments produced during the workshop serve as a basis for discussion on usage, syntax and style. If you need to review essential French grammatical structures and vocabulary, we strongly suggest that you first register for the course Essentials of French Grammar.
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The program French Writing Skills for Anglophones as a whole provides excellent preparation for those wishing to take the Federal Government's language proficiency tests.
Use of the subjunctive (e.g. to convey a need, a wish or a possibility)
Use of “si” (e.g. to describe future projects, formulate hypotheses or describe conditions)
Agreement of past participles including pronominal verbs
Use of the right prepositions and logical connectors
Widespread anglicisms to avoid in professional writing
Fundamental structural differences between French and English
Writing tools (print and electronic)
- Those who are already familiar with the rudiments of French grammar and want to improve their French writing skills.
Catherine Mareschal, Ph.D., has solid experience in teaching French writing skills to Francophones and Anglophones at colleges, universities, and governmental institutions. She delivers on-campus training for the program French Writing Skills for Anglophones, as well as for the workshops Français au travail (I & II), Le mot juste, Les anglicismes, and Apprivoiser les règles du participe passé for Francophones.
“I have been using the on-line tools at work and I have noticed a difference in just a couple of weeks!”
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