ERIC Number: ED336941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Technoscientific French for Teachers.
Muller, Brigitte D.
A two-semester sequence of courses in French and Spanish for science and technology at Eastern Michigan University responds to alumni demands for better linguistic and cultural preparation for increasingly global business and industry. In addition, high schools teacher enrolled in the courses find they answer a need for professional upgrading of linguistic skills and cultural knowledge. The courses were created to complement an existing sequence in business French. Pedagogical goals include: (1) describing and explaining France's achieved status in high technology and her contribution to European and western economy; (2) increasing the breadth and depth of students' cultural knowledge through study of the international dimensions of French firms in the most successful scientific and technical fields; (3) developing technoscientific communicative skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking; and (4) preparing students for the examinations leading to the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry certificate in scientific and technical French. The curriculum consists of six modules, each focusing on manufacture of specific products or provision of services in French multinational companies and their American subsidiaries. Topics include: transportation; food; glass; computers; energy; and chemicals. Cultural context is emphasized. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eastern Michigan University
Note: In: New Challenges and Opportunities. Dimension: Languages 87. Report of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, p121-128, 1988. For the proceedings, see FL 019 352.