ERIC Number: ED212130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Business Component: Practical Approaches for High School and University.
Witherell, Louise R., Ed.; And Others
The three papers in this report address the need for the inclusion of a business component in the foreign language curriculum, discussing instructional materials, teaching methods, and course design for the different levels of instruction from elementary school through college. The introductory paper, "The Business Component and FLS" by Louise R. Witherell emphasizes three points: (1) the integration of the business component with the cultural component, (2) where to find the appropriate materials, and (3) how much of these materials should be taught at each level. The second paper, "The Business Component: Emphasis on French" by Brian J. Tarro, argues that the training of career oriented, linguistically and culturally competent foreign language and business majors should be given the highest priority in our schools, citing inadequate foreign language preparation as one of the major reasons for the steady decline in America's percentage of total international trade. The third paper, "The Business Component: Emphasis on Spanish" by Raquel Kersten, focuses on the description of instructional materials, teaching methods, and classroom activities for different levels of language teaching. (MES)
Descriptors: Business, Business Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, French, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, International Relations, International Studies, Languages for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Spanish, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language (Omaha, NE, April 9-11, 1981).