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Diplôme Français Professionnel / Affaires:

Want to study business and French? The Diploma in French for Business will give you an edge in a globalized marketplace.

The Diploma in French for Business is intended for professionals and students who want to communicate in French with colleagues or business partners and read business documents written in French. It offers several types of diplomas:

  1. The Diploma in French for Business (Diplôme de français professionnel Affaires) certifies that students have reached a certain level of proficiency in oral and written French. It is useful to business students and professionals who need to communicate in French in the workplace and in business environments.

    • The Diploma in French for Business A1 (beginner) validates basic knowledge of French (it corresponds to 60-80 hours of study). The recipient can understand basic sentences and communicate in habitual situations (e.g. read easy written documents, compose short messages, etc.).
    • The Diploma in French for Business A2 (elementary) certifies elementary knowledge (120-150 hours of French). The recipient can communicate during easy or habitual tasks that require a basic information exchange on familiar topics.
    • The Diploma in French for Business B1 (intermediate) validates the ability to communicate in habitual social and professional situations (250 hours of French). The recipient can understand the main points of standard speech or written documents and describe a professional activity, explain a project or an idea, and exchange factual information.
    • The Diploma in French for Business C1 (advanced) validates the ability to communicate in a precise and nuanced way in any professional situation and react with a high degree of spontaneity to others’ comments (500 hours of French). Recipients can understand a wide range of long and complex texts (both oral and written) and detect semantic and stylistic nuances. They can speak clearly about complex subjects and formulate structured arguments.
  2. The Diploma in Secretarial Studies B1 (Diplôme de français professionnel Secrétariat B1) certifies the ability to speak and write in French by those who hold administrative and secretarial jobs in companies, institutions, and organizations. It validates the ability to use oral and written French at an intermediate level in the business field. The recipient can communicate in habitual social and professional situations.

  3. The Diploma in Professional French B1 (DFP B1) certifies the ability to speak and write in French at the intermediate level in a business environment. Recipients can communicate in the most habitual social and professional situations.

For more information: http://www.lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/tests-diplomes/diplomes-francais-professionnel-dfp/affaires/