ERIC Number: ED377722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Business-Related Simulation Exercises in the Russian Classroom.
Prestel, David K.
Role-playing and simulation are recommended as effective methods of introducing business content into Russian language courses. The advantages of role-playing, which make it a flexible and effective tool throughout the foreign language curriculum, are discussed. Use of role-play in introductory courses is addressed, but focus is primarily on use in more advanced courses. Proper techniques for use of simulation exercises are examined and several different exercise types are presented. The simulations and role-plays suggested here are structured to require the use of business themes, cultural information, and problem-solving and to provide opportunities for using language in varied ways. It is suggested that language teachers charged with preparing students for careers in business devote a significant portion of class time to communicative activities such as role-playing. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (13th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 13-16, 1994).