ERIC Number: ED224317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Languages for the Professions and Community Needs: From Text to Task.
Surles, Robert L.
Course content and teaching methods are proposed for a general course on Spanish for all professional or community needs. Such a course is offered at University of Idaho to upper level and graduate students of business. The course is comprised of self-contained modules on specific and general interest areas such as travel, communications, commerce, data gathering, law, and translation. The content of each of these modules is described, including topics covered, materials used, and teaching approaches. As no course can cover all the vocabulary needed for each field, students should supplement their knowledge with the appropriate professional dictionary. The course is intended as a goal-oriented approach to bridging the gap between language acquisition and practical performance for students who have already taken previous formal coursework in their professional fields. A bibliography of technical Spanish/English dictionaries is provided. (RW)
Descriptors: Business, Business Communication, College Second Language Programs, Course Content, Dictionaries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Languages for Special Purposes, Spanish, Teaching Methods
Not available separately; see FL 013 333.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Idaho
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).