ERIC Number: ED224321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Spanish for Business: Beyond the Classroom Experience.
The instructional approach of the Spanish for business course at Rollins College is described. The three-part approach includes (1) classroom instruction on business behavior in the Hispanic world, (2) the application of vocabulary and terminology, and (3) placement of students as unpaid interns in the international departments of local businesses. At the end of the term, students can be placed with companies in Latin America or Spain. The classroom portion of the course centers around group business simulation projects that provide practice in business functions, documents, and correspondence. Student interns are expected to both observe and participate in company operations for 3 to 10 hours weekly. Each week concludes with classroom discussions of their experiences. Local businesses have been highly cooperative in providing the internships because of their awareness of the need to train prospective employees. Several students have been offered permanent employment with the host companies. (RW)
Descriptors: Business, Business Education, College Second Language Programs, Course Content, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Languages for Special Purposes, Spanish
Not available separately; see FL 013 333.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rollins College FL
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).