8 books and dictionary to learn business French

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Here are some resources, some books for adults, some textbooks from collection to learn and improve the business french, to create or consolidate your foundation of the language. It is suitable as well if you are a student.

I did not find literature on the business french for adults, so if you find literature related to the management or business topics, please, let a comment at the end of the article. I did not find flashcards on the business french, so if you find flashcards related to the management or business topics, please, let a comment at the end of the article. The textbooks are the main ones.

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French Business Situations: A Spoken Language Guide (125 pages)

It is suitable for self-study or class use, so for the teachers. More than 40 spoken situations are presented : basic phone calls, leaving messages, making presentation, comparing-enquirig-booking, selling techniques. With full english translation and brief usage notes, this guide will help the user communicate confidently in a broad range of everyday situations. It is very useful is french is not your mother tongue, if you think in english. It is good to consolidate your foundation and having an immersion-like experience.
Here si an extract of the book.
« How to use this book ? The spoken situations which follow are intended to cover a wide range of business interactions, from the brief and informal through to the more formal and prolonged exchange of the negotiating or interview situation. The user is encouraged not simply to read the situations together with their parallel english version, but to attempt, individually or in a group work, with the help of the recording if applicable, the following exploitation exercises :
-using the original situations as models, construct dialogues on similar lines with the available vocabulary
-use the situations, or section of them, as the basis for role-play exercises
-interpreting practice french/english, english/french
-practice in oral summary (listen to the recorded french version, and then summarize the content, in english or in french)
-oral paraphrase : listen to one version, then recount it using different expressions, but attempting to keep the same meaning
-transcription/dictation practice from recording
-translation practice french/english, english/french
The material in this situation is intended as a basis for further expansion and exploitation, and is ideal for use in in-house training programmes, or in open learning centres, as well as for individual use. Please, note that english typesetting conventions have been followed throughout this book. »
Here si a part of the content, so you can see more precisely what it is :
-Section 1 : On the téléphone (making an enquiry, can I visit ?, do you sell… ?, oredering, placing an order, changing an order, cancelling an order, confirming receipt of an order, clarifying details of an order, making an appointment,…
-Section 2 : Face to face (arriving for an appointment, arranging further conatcts with a company, presenting a proposal, exploring business collaboration, at the travel agent’s, enquiry/booking, changing a book, flight cancellation, checking in at the airport, checking in at an hotel,… ». You will learn different typical expressions.

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French for Business: Student Book, 5th Edition

Here si the content of this book. You wil iond different topics.
« Transcripts to the listening exercises.
Key to exercises.
A l’hotel (In the hotel), au bar (at the bar), rendez-vous d’affaires (business meetings), au restaurant (at the restaurant), conversation téléphonique (phone conversations), reparlons affaires (let’s talk business), au centre commercial (at the mall), dîner chez des amis (dinner with friends), lettre d’affaires (business letter), visite à l’usine (factory visit), la publicité et les médias (advertising and media), affaire conclue (deal concluded). It is like an audiobook, you have the written part so you can read at your own pace, and the audio part to train to understand everything and get fluency with the dialogues. Having a business immersion-like experience. »  

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Pocket Business French Dictionary

The dictionary offers over 5000 terms translated to and from english, covering all aspects of business, including office practice, the stock market, international trading, accounting and marketing terminology.

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Business French – Parallel Text – Short Stories (French – English)

You wil  learn business french with parallel texts. The stories are about business so the terms and phrases are easier to remember in the learning process. The stories have been written to keep the readers attention and are fun to read for you.  
In the same collection you will find :
-Business french 2 : parallel text, marketig and short stories
-Business french 3 : parallel text, management and short stories
-Business french 4 : parallel text, finance and accounting, and short stories
-Business french 5 : parallel text, industry and trade, and short stories

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Hands Free Business French: 100 Essential French Business Phrases for English Speakers

In this book, you will find :
-French lessons for your business needs
-Native french speakers and Professional translator
-Blend in with the locals with smart slang
-Get your point accross with nuanced phrases
-Increasing complexity suitable for beginners and experts
-Brush up your school french with quick tips and grammar points
-Master all verb groups and common tenses

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Manual of Business French: A Comprehensive Language Guide (Languages for Business)

It contains five parts :
-A french/english and english/french glossary of 6000 words, the most useful business terms
-100 pages on written communication with 50 models of letter, faxes and documents
-80 pages of spoken situations covering face-to-face and telephone situations
-A short reference grammar with the major features fo french grammar
-A short business facts section with the essential informations of the country or countries where french is used

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Harrap’s business English/French

It contains 42 terms from marketing, finance, management, the professional world, with their definition. It provides as well examples of quotes from trade journals. In the center of the book you will find models of professional documents, communication advice,…

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Business French: A Complete Course for Beginners (Teach Yourself)

It contains everything you need to know about the french grammar with easy explanations, and a lot of nice exercises. This is a well-structured text that combines good business french vocabulary. It is stimulating and enjoyable to follow.

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