ERIC Number: ED224320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Madrid Chamber of Commerce Examinations and the Business-Spanish Curriculum.
Voght, Geoffrey M.
The Madrid Chamber of Commerce examinations and their usefulness for evaluation of business Spanish students are discussed. Eastern Michigan University is the testing center for a five-state area. The written portion of the exam is graded in Madrid, while the oral portion is graded by the university faculty. Testing procedures and contents of the oral and written exams at the basic and advanced level are described. The exams cover Spanish economics and industry, business organization and terminology, composition of a Spanish business letter, and questions on business topics. The potential advantages of the examinations include their two levels, their flexibility, a competitive edge in the job market, and an incentive for students. Plans are being made to standardize the examinations and offer them at officially designated testing centers nationwide. (RW)
Descriptors: Business, Business Communication, Business Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, Languages for Special Purposes, Spanish, Test Format, Testing Programs, Tests
Not available separately; see FL 013 333.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eastern Michigan University; Spain (Madrid)
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).