ERIC Number: ED224316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Resources and Materials for Business-Spanish Courses.
The program, curriculum, and materials needed to provide business Spanish training are described, and the available instructional materials are reviewed and listed. In developing a business Spanish program, decisions must be made regarding goals, content, structure, instructional format, evaluation procedures, and target population. The content of business Spanish courses should reflect the linguistic, cultural, and practical needs of the Spanish speaking business world and include the terminology of international commerce, business topics, topical readings, business documents and letters, translation skills, simulations of social and business situations, grammar review, cultural differences, and travel in Spanish speaking countries. Emphasis should be placed on speaking and listening skills using the audiolingual approach. Business Spanish should not be offered until the third year of language instruction when students have developed the abilities to benefit from the instruction. Instructional materials should be chosen to fit course objectives. Among the available materials are commercial dictionaries, business correspondence texts, general texts, cultural texts, readers, periodicals, and audiovisual aids. A general bibliography, a bibliography of audiovisual materials, and a list of vendors are appended. (RW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Bibliographies, Business, Business Communication, College Second Language Programs, Course Content, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Languages for Special Purposes, Program Development, Spanish
Not available separately; see FL 013 333.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).