ERIC Number: ED295449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
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The Effective Supervision of Internship Experiences within Multinational Business and Foreign Language Programs.
Raffield, Barney T., III
Most students in multinational business and foreign language internships are applying their knowledge and language skills for the first time, and look to their faculty internship supervisor for encouragement, support, help, and correction of errors. They also regard the supervisor as the critical link between theory and practice. The faculty supervisor must help students establish realistic expectations and goals. His visits to the internship site and followup intern conferences are critical to effective supervision. In preparation, the faculty supervisor must learn as much as possible about the nature and responsibilities of the internship and schedule a series of site visits. The student should emerge from each visit with guidelines and suggestions for improvement from the faculty and site supervisors, as necessary. The faculty supervisor should observe and evaluate the intern's progress in a variety of internship-related areas and keep detailed notes about the student's strengths and weaknesses. Followup conferences between the faculty supervisor and intern, focusing on specific needs revealed in the site visit, help the intern to analyze what has already occurred in the internship, provide immediate support, and give direction for future efforts. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, College Second Language Programs, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Advisers, Higher Education, International Trade, Internship Programs, Languages for Special Purposes, Practicum Supervision, Second Language Instruction, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; 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).