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 principles learned are immediately applied through interactive on-line exercises and writing of work-related documents. The written 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.
Take our short, on-line test - strictly personal and confidential - to find out if this workshop suits your needs. It's quick and easy!
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
Use of “si” to express conditions
Agreement of past participles
Use of the right preposition
Vocabulary for professional needs
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
This workshop is the result of a long-standing collaboration between Johanne Blais and Catherine Mareschal.
Johanne Blais, M.A., has solid experience in teaching French as a second language, grammar, and writing skills in a variety of institutions (universities, colleges, Crown corporations, federal Ministries). Johanne delivers on-site training for the program French Writing Skills for Anglophones, as well as for the workshops Les anglicismes and Apprivoiser les règles du participe passé for Francophones.
Catherine Mareschal, Ph.D., similarly 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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