Textbooks in French for high schools
Thread poster: Simona Fusetta

Simona Fusetta
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Sep 1, 2010

Hi everybody,

I will teach French next year to young people (16-year-olds) attending specific courses to learn jobs. I was looking for books in French dealing with commercial issues, such as phone conversations, business letters and things like that...Do you have any title to suggest me?

Thank you very much


Robert Brousseau
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Le français au bureau Sep 1, 2010


I have Le français au bureau, which is from Quebec. While it's not necessarily a textbook, it does have a lot of the type of information you're looking for.

Here is a link





John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Le français au bureau Sep 1, 2010

One of the best is Le français au bureau from L'office québécois de la langue française.

See http://www.olf.gouv.qc.ca/RESSOURCES/publications/publications/publications_vedettes.html . Many online samples from the book are also available at http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/documents/fab/fab.php

The only caveat is this book is quite advanced - meant for use in offices - but you should be able to draw from it according to the level of your students. A workbook is also available.

[Edited at 2010-09-01 16:44 GMT]


Sophie Reynaud  Identity Verified
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Ouvrages Français des affaires Sep 2, 2010

Dear Simona,

There are plenty of great books available on these topics.

I used these in my classes:

Français.com, CLE international (www.cle-inter.com)
ISBN 978-2-09-035424-9 (Niveau débutant)
ISBN 209-033171-2 (Niveau intermédiaire)

Objectif Express, CCI Paris, Hachette FLE (www.hachettefle.fr)
ISBN 978-2-01-155427-7 (Niveau A1/A2)
ISBN 978-2-01-155509-0 (Niveau A2/B1)

Travailler en français en entreprise, Didier (www.editionsdidier.com/discipline/fle)
ISBN 978-2-278-06103-7 (1 - niveau débutant)
There is a number 2 for advanced learners.

There is also a very specific book dealing with phone calls:
Les combines du téléphone, Presses Universitaires de Grenoble (PUG)

Accompanying audio-CDs are available to all these books.

Hope this helps.



Simona Fusetta
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Thanks a lot!!! Sep 3, 2010

Thank you very much for your kind replies!

The online samples of Le français au bureau are very interesting (even though a bit 'advanced' maybe, but useful!), but I think I will follow Sophie's advice: Objectif Express is probably the right choice for my course.

Have a nice w-e


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