ERIC Number: ED253071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Spanish for Agricultural Purposes: The Video Episodes.
Mainous, Bruce H.; And Others
The transcripts of dialogues from videotape recordings were developed, along with accompanying language laboratory material, as part of a one-semester course in Spanish for North American agriculture specialists preparing to work in Latin America. Included are 48 episodes covering such topics as: working with a local Spanish-speaking counterpart, government liaison, landowner, or local teacher; making introductions; formal and informal discussions of matters relating to the work force, project elements and details, work to be done, reports, assistance needed, funding, survey results and revisions, personnel needs and roles, site visits, and crop insurance; checking with colleagues and assistant personnel on the status of work and reports; and a variety of related business and technical matters, including the historical context of sugar cane cultivation, facilitating cooperation, soil analysis, presenting and accepting criticism of a report, dealing with equipment delays, insect infestation, night classes, project termination, cooperatives and subsistence farming, provision of extension services, mixed corn and soybean production, introducing a new corn variety, extending credit, female farm management, a model dairy cooperative, crop rotation, problems of cooperative non-membership, fruit production for crop diversification, and sponsorship of improved horticultural techniques. A brief English synopsis is given of each lesson, and each lesson includes a dialogue, vocabulary list, and a key to errors in the preceding dialogue. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Business Administration, Business Communication, Dialogs (Language), Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Labor Relations, Laboratory Procedures, Languages for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Technical Assistance, Videotape Recordings
Language Learning Lab, Univ. of Illinois, G70 Foreign Languages Bldg., 707 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801 (Audio Manual, $5.50; Basic Manual, $27.00; Video Manual, $8.50; Audio Tapes: Sets A & B, $135.00 each; Video Cassettes, Set A, $190.00, Sets B & C, $125.00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Language Learning Lab.
Note: For related documents, see FL 014 791-792. This video component can be used independently or with other modes. Audio Tapes accompanying this series--Set A: 30 5-inch reels; Set B: 14 60-minute and 16 90-minute cassettes, single track. Video Cassettes:--Set A: 4 60-minute Umatic:; Set B: 4 VHS; Set C:4 Beta I.