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Semaine du français: the first edition is a great success

April 1, 2019

Seminar’s participants Andres Diaz Hernandez, Renato Lago Pereira Chaves, Caroline Archambault, Gérard Pelletier,  Jérémie Ruellan, Valérie Patenaude, David Prince and Taïeb Hafsi. (Absent : Deepshikha Priyadarshini and Stefan Tams.)

The first “French week” at HEC Montréal, from March 18 to 21, was a perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of French at the School and to reflect on its role in the business community and management research.

A number of different activities were held during the theme week organized by the Centre de formation en langues des affaires (CFLA):

  • An AI-themed dictation
  • a seminar on the role of French in management research
  • a roundtable discussion on the importance of French in the business world, with Danièle Henkel, Richard Imbeau, Andrew Molson and Michèle Breton, HEC Montréal Director of Academic Affairs

The event’s organizers were delighted with the success of this first edition, which raised a number of valuable questions, and increased awareness of the CFLA’s services and activities.

They plan to hold “French week” at the School again in the coming years.


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