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ERIC Number: ED304929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Pages: 17
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Techniques of Teaching Business Correspondence in French.
Abrate, Jayne
A framework for using the material contained in French high school business correspondence manuals to teach business correspondence in French as a second language is presented. The intent is to introduce the function of various letter formats and to facilitate deciphering the content of the letters. Exercises promote situational analysis of information to be conveyed as well as directed and free letter composition. Three aspects of French letter-writing are emphasized: (1) the purpose and formalities of common types of business letters; (2) the cultural ramifications of style, word selection, and tone; and (3) the set expressions and "formulas" of standard correspondence vocabulary. Guidelines to be used in preparing to write a letter are outlined, and some class exercises are described. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (see FL 017 839).