ERIC Number: ED370387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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French for Business: A Case Study.
The paper discusses the development and evolution of the French for Business undergraduate language course at Oregon State University, focusing on: (1) instructor preparation; (2) course structure; (3) course content; (4) the business student as teacher and mentor; (5) cultural exchanges with French-speaking business students; (6) oral and written communicative activities; (7) textbooks and supplemental materials; (8) problems encountered; and (9) new course goals. The course is designed for business students who have completed two years of French language instruction, but is open to any major. Students are required to learn basic information and vocabulary about the French economy, the European Community, the stock market, banking, buying and selling, and simple accounting. The students discuss topics collected from French newspapers and magazines, present oral reports, conduct case studies, and write business letters and resumes. The main problems faced by the instructor included not having had a business course at the college level, the range of student language levels within the class, and the increasing number of students taking the course. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oregon State University
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).