Introduction to the language of business activities in France and to the structure and functioning of various aspects of contemporary French economic life. Awareness of the general cultural context within which business activities take place in France will also be an important dimension of the course. Weekly exercises will include oral activities (class discussions and debates, role playing, etc...) as well as reading and writing (translation, letter writing, reading of articles from French newspapers and magazines on current economic issues, etc...). Course taught in French. No previous knowledge of the world of French business is required. Useful for students preparing for the proficiency examinations of the Chambre de Commerce de Paris. Prerequisite is FRIT F250 or equivalent F317 fulfills S & H requirement