ERIC Number: ED252080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Le Francais des Professions Scientifiques et Techniques (French for the Scientific and Technical Professions).
Two sequential courses in scientific and technical French developed as a supplement to third- and fourth-year college French, in response to expressed student and industry demand, had as their objectives to develop a general familiarity with products of the large French industrial companies and their United States affiliates and to develop means for communication with these companies. The first semester focuses on agribusiness, the automobile industry, and modes of transport (rapid transit, subway, airplanes, and space travel), and the second semester includes the glass industry and glass applications (insulation, lenses, optical fibers), energy sources (coal, gasoline, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and geothermal), and information sciences. All of the units are based on the same model: description of products, manufacturing processes, and in-depth study of two or more representative industry groups. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Agriculture, College Second Language Programs, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Educational Objectives, French, Higher Education, Industry, International Trade Vocabulary, Language Skills, Languages for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Technical Writing, Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eastern Michigan University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of French (Chicago, IL, November 16-18, 1984).