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ERIC Number: ED263088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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American Business Language Education via Telecommunications.
DeStefano, Johanna S.; And Others
American Business Language Education (ABLE) is the product of cooperation between universities and companies in the private sector. It is not designed primarily for use in educational institutions but for use on-site in businesses and industries, and makes use of state-of-the-art telecommunications technology to accomplish distance teaching. The on-site lanuage approach pioneered by ABLE is based on research into and experience with teaching English for Special Purposes (ESP) around the world in educational and business settings. The teletraining delivery mode has demonstrated its effectiveness in business settings. The program is based on the premise that communications must be complete to be effective, and both parties should be aware of the areas where incompleteness can occur. The program brings together the insights of anthropologists, linguists, English as a second language writers, and business people. A sample lesson is presented which was prepared for an American manufacturer with a factory in a developing nation. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A