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ERIC Number: ED357599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 6
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Cross-Cultural Awareness in Teaching Business French Courses in an Academic Environment: Problems and Difficulties.
Petropoulou, Zoi
The Advanced French Business course developed at St. John's University in New York is described. It emphasizes meeting students' needs for knowledge of the specialized vocabulary, expressions, and cultural information in a French-speaking business environment. It is designed for students who are at an intermediate-advanced level in French language, but have little knowledge of the business world and related issues. The course includes two approaches: (1) a requirement for a research project to stimulate students' thinking, and (2) regular visits to French-speaking companies and institutions in the United States to learn about their operations and services. It is noted that a key element in the course's success has been the cooperation of the business world and direct exposure to social and cultural realities of contemporary France. (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France