ERIC Number: ED370386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Jeu de cartes or Jeu Descartes: Business Cards in a French Course for the Professions.
This paper discusses the use of French business cards in a college-level French language and culture course for professionals. Among other assignments, students were each given a different card and asked to speak about the design of their card, the business represented, idiomatic expressions and historical allusions on the card, and the use of business cards in France. Students also discussed the relevance of the often ornate and literary cards, as well as the influence of American words and expressions on French business communication. Examples of seven cards are reproduced. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Business Cards
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (12th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 31-April 3, 1993).