ERIC Number: ED259364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Foreign Student and the American Business School.
The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University has developed an intensive, five-week orientation program based on weekly videotaping to help foreign graduate students confront problems of language orientation and build the confidence necessary to become successful students. The course covers a review of grammar rules, spelling rules, translating, report writing and article writing. The weekly videotaping of speeches, to be presented in front of an audience for review and discussion, helps develop poise. One practice, found to be essential, is for instructors to speak in formal English without affectation and irony, because this approximates the style of English the students are accustomed to hearing and makes it easier for them to comprehend important points until they are ready to use a native conversational style. (EL)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Business Communication, English (Second Language), Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Limited English Speaking, Management Development, Professional Training, Public Administration Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Professional Communication in the Modern World: Proceedings of the American Business Communication Association Southeast Convention (31st, Hammond, LA, April 5-7, 1984) p39-43.