ERIC Number: ED377730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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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)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Assignments, Banking, Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Classroom Techniques, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, French, Geography, Higher Education, Industry, International Trade, Languages for Special Purposes, Legal Problems, Marketing, Personnel Management, Research Papers (Students), Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Simulation, Student Projects, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: France