ERIC Number: ED224314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A Business-Spanish Program Resulting From the Synergistic Combination of Courses in Communication, Language and Business.
Sosa, Luis F. Fernandez
The rationale and development of a business Spanish curriculum at Western Illinois University are described. Through a synergistic combination of courses from the College of Business and the communication and foreign language departments, eight new courses were created. The historical interrelationships of communication, language, and business, their pedagogic implications, the components of speech events, and the application of morphological analysis to curriculum design are explored. The courses, which were formulated to meet the goal of communication competence in Spanish for international business, are: (1) Spanish secretarial procedures, (2) business Spanish conversation and composition I and II, (3) business Spanish speech and grammar, (4) business Spanish writing and grammar, (5) Hispanic American business relations I and II, and (6) selected topics in business Spanish. Because these courses were developed from existing courses, they can be offered with little additional expenditure. The morphological approach to curriculum design allows flexibility in the choice of course topics. Such a program can also be adapted to teach business skills to Spanish speaking and bilingual students. (RW)
Descriptors: Business, Business Communication, College Curriculum, Communication Skills, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Languages for Special Purposes, Spanish
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Western Illinois University
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).