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ERIC Number: ED253090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Business Alcove: Library Resources for Students of Commercial French.
Fairchild, Sharon L.
Two assignments used in a commercial French course are modeled after case studies often required in business courses. They serve three functions for commercial French students: (1) to increase awareness of foreign investments and business in the United States as well as American business activities abroad, (2) to give students valuable experience in locating information on international corporations, and (3) to expose students to basic business practices. In both assignments students are required to use reference works available in the business section of most libraries. The first assignment, designed to familiarize students with the library's business section and its resources, is to list five French corporations in the same industry in the United States and five American companies in the same industry with operations, subsidiaries, or branches in France, together with information about their addresses and products. The second assignment is to find as much information as possible on a single corporation doing business in France, or a French company doing business in the United States, in any industry. The practical information gained from these assignments has been found to be an asset for non-business majors who are the majority of commercial language students. The resources used by the students contain information not only on the companies but also on aspects of the industry and its trade and on current policies and developments. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A