ERIC Number: ED224319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Spanish Commerce in the Liberal Arts Curriculum: The Option of the Certificate and Diploma from Madrid.
The Spanish commerce course at Douglass College and the development of the Certificate and Diploma from Madrid option are described. Spanish commerce is offered to students who have a good knowledge of written and spoken Spanish. Students select a business around which their course assignments will revolve. The course covers business practices in the Spanish speaking world, commercial letters, the postal service, chambers of commerce, personnel, commercial and industrial enterprises, marketing operations and associated documents, advertising, economics, debt and payment, banking, and the stock exchange. The foreign certificate option was developed through cooperation between the college and the Madrid Chamber of Commerce as a means of expanding the students' qualifications and credentials. A two level oral and written examination was designed in Madrid for all non-Spanish nationalities. The exams for the Certificate level require knowledge of basic commercial concepts and terminology. The Diploma level exams involve dictation of a commercial text, composition of a business letter, questions about commerce in Spain, discussion of a contemporary issue, and summary of a commercial text. Modifications have been made to the exam for administration to Douglass College students because the Madrid version was not sufficiently complex. (RW)
Descriptors: Business, Business Education, College Second Language Programs, Course Content, Higher Education, International Education, Languages for Special Purposes, Liberal Arts, Spanish, Spanish Culture, Test Format, Testing
Not available separately; see FL 013 333.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rutgers The State University Douglass College NJ; Spain
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).