ERIC Number: ED370394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Use of Video Material in the Spanish for Business Language Classroom at the Second- and Third-Year Levels.
Arrington, Teresa R.
This paper discusses how the business Spanish courses offered by the University of Mississippi are conducted, focusing on the use of videotaped materials in the classroom and the development of appropriate handouts for students to use in conjunction with video materials. Introductory-level instruction is offered in the Spanish 101, 102, and 201 sequence, while the second-year Spanish 202 course serves as a review and vehicle for special topics, with sections emphasizing medical, fine arts, or business terminology. A new third-year course, Spanish 305: Business Spanish, was introduced in 1993, and relies extensively on a self-guided, business-orientated Spanish videotape series entitled "Espana y America: Al habla!" To effectively utilize videotaped materials, instructors need to preview segments and provide students with handouts to direct their viewing toward specific goals, such as specific cultural practices and grammatical usages. Each segment should lead into an application discussion that integrates material covered in class. A specific video segment on banking activities is discussed, and sample handouts appropriate for use with the segment are provided. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (12th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 31-April 3, 1993).