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Study Shows French Could be the Language of the Future!

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HEC Montreal Business French summer program.

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MONTREAL, QC, June 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Forbes Magazine (1) recently referred to a study conducted by the investment bank Natixis that suggests that by 2050, French could be the most-spoken language in the world, ahead of English and even Mandarin. In the short term, mastering a second language is still a definite asset for anyone interested in an international career, not forgetting that French is currently spoken by 200 million people worldwide.

With this in mind, the Business Language Training Center at HEC Montreal Business School is now offering a new Business French Summer School (August 4 - 22, 2014), a unique program in North America offered for the first time by a world-class business school. This 3-week intensive program addresses the needs of all non-francophone students and is also geared towards anyone who wants to hone their French-language skills used in the workplace.

This French immersion program will revolve around an intensive credited Business French course (levels: Beginner to Intermediate/Advanced), interactive oral communication workshops as well as seminars and conferences in Marketing and Management. Participants will also take part in activities that will allow them to discover Montreal and some of its most prominent businesses: Hydro Quebec, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Moment Factory multimedia studios and Cirque du Soleil, to name a few. The program will also offer an urban field trip along with sociocultural and sporting activities.

Only 3 weeks left to register (registration deadline: June 27)!

To register or to obtain further information, please log onto our:

http://francaisaffaires-immersion.hec.ca/en/

Contact and Information:

Mr. Eric Buisson
Manager - Business French Summer School
HEC Montreal
Work: 1 514 340-6000, ext. 2234
E-mail: immersion@hec.ca

(1) Forbes Magazine (March 21, 2014)

About HEC Montreal Business School

A world-class French-language business school with an emphasis on multilingual teaching, HEC Montreal has over 12,000 students and trains more than 7,000 executives and managers from all industries every year. The School holds numerous accreditations and offers some 40 academic programs at all levels of university education. With 264 professors and researchers trained at the world's most prestigious universities, HEC Montreal boasts cutting-edge management teaching and research. Some fifty research units, including 26 chairs--7 of them Canada Research Chairs--give the School its reputation for innovation, attracting students from close to 140 countries. HEC Montreal was Canada's first business school and has trained over 71,000 students in all fields of management since its founding in 1907.

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