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ERIC Number: ED377730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Business in France: A Class Project for the Business French Course.
Morris, Daniel R.
A class project used in one college-level business French course in Oregon involves creation of a French company using a modified simulation approach. Students work in groups to determine what product or service they would like to develop and research the creation of a company. During this process, they simulate a number of situations encountered in establishing a business, including correspondence and documentation. Currently, the entire course is based on the project. Steps include: (1) selecting a product or service the students have a personal interest in and that can be marketed in France; (2) determining the legal status of the company, using authentic documents; (3) locating the business in France; (4) creation of logo, letterhead, and other company documents; (5) creating job announcements for employees; (6) determining needed banking accounts and services; (7) ordering supplies and equipment; and (8) planning marketing and advertising. Other topics, such as customs and trade regulations, can be incorporated. Students make oral presentations near the end of the course, using role-playing and supporting visual aids. A written report is also required. Student response to the project has been enthusiastic, and the approach is felt to be effective in promoting active learning. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France