ERIC Number: ED295446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
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Underlying Operational Premises.
Voght, Geoffrey M.
A review of the history and the literature of second language teaching for business and the professions suggests that the language teaching profession has certain operational premises for developing this curricular area. These assumptions are that: (1) the educational system must be responsive to the needs of society, one of which is for citizens highly trained in foreign languages and business; (2) applied languages are consistent with the humanities and the liberal arts tradition; and (3) the profession's efforts represent a necessary broadening of language training in the United States, which has traditionally been too narrowly focused. Such courses and programs must be considered as legitimate and desirable in academia and as vital to our effectiveness in the world in the future. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, College Faculty, Cultural Education, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, International Trade, Languages for Special Purposes, Liberal Arts, Professional Education, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (see FL 016 586).