ERIC Number: ED373537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Traditional Materials and Techniques Used as Instructional Devices in an Advanced Business Spanish Conversation Class.
Spanish language training at the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management is discussed, focusing on the instructional materials and classroom techniques used in advanced Spanish conversation classes. While traditional materials (dialogues, dictation, literature, mass media, video- and audiotapes) and learning activities (recitation, grammar exercises, composition writing, oral and written reports, role-playing, classroom presentations) are used in the intensive courses, emphasis is placed on materials addressing the professional needs of professionals in international business. Specific examples of classroom teaching techniques and materials are described, including pronunciation exercises, dictation, dialogues, magazines, composition writing, reading aloud, and study of novels. A chart indicating time allotments for activities in each day's language class is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Business Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Conversational Language Courses, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Dialogs (Language), Dictation, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Intercultural Communication, International Trade, Languages for Special Purposes, Masters Programs, Novels, Periodicals, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Speeches, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Thunderbird Grad School of Intl Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (11th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 13-16, 1993).