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ERIC Number: ED377715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Integrating Foreign Languages and International Exchanges in a Graduate Program of Business.
Bryant, Michael; Sheehan, David
The integration of foreign language education and international exchange into a French graduate program in business administration is discussed. The 3-year program results in the equivalent of a master's degree in management. The historical, educational, cultural, and socio-political factors in development of the program are reviewed, and key success factors highlighted, including full integration of languages with business administration instruction, flexible organizational structure, international mission, and institutional commitment to languages and exchanges. Students prepare for a highly-regarded British language examination using an American graduate management textbook. Instruction begins as teacher-centered and progresses to a more conceptually challenging learner-centered approach. In addition to the core program, students are offered more specialized courses in language skills, international culture, and managerial skills. The focal point of the international component is a foreign internship and foreign student program. Cooperative programs have been developed with a number of overseas institutions. Program components specifically designed to integrate language, management, and international elements include a multicultural workshop, native speaker day, and a 2-week exchange program with Boston College (Massachusetts). Regular exposure to foreign language and culture are viewed as essential to oral fluency. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France