ERIC Number: ED347851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Languages and International Business. ERIC Digest.
Voght, Geoffrey M; Schaub, Ray
After more than a decade of intensive experimentation and development, the field of interdisciplinary language and business studies is firmly established in U.S. higher education. Academia has responded to national needs, as evidenced by such programs as the Language and International Trade program at Eastern Michigan University. Various government agencies, foundations, and federal legislation such as the National Security Education Act and the Omnibus Trade Act provide support for such studies. Many programs include co-curricular components, with practical experience for students working in a company. In addition, an increasing variety of training opportunities exist for language teachers wishing to learn how to teach business foreign languages, business practices, and aspects of foreign culture that affect business relations. Professional associations as well as institutions of higher education are involved. It is concluded that these efforts and other educational reforms will allow the United States to compete and cooperate more effectively in the new global community. Contains 18 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Experiential Learning, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Communication, International Education, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Second Language Learning, Study Abroad
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.