ERIC Number: ED409736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language Planning in U.S. Higher Education: The Case of a Graduate Business Program.
Furumoto, Mitchell A.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v12 n2 p29-42 Fall 1996
Trends in the planning and teaching of ethnic and foreign languages in the United States are examined, and the Language and Cultural Perspectives program of the University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute, a graduate program in management and international studies, is presented as illustration of a successful program of foreign language education that supports global language planning. Literature on immigrant (ethnic) languages, language planning and maintenance, and Title VI of the National Defense Education Act are reviewed, and the way in which the Lauder Institute program responds to some central issues is examined. Program structure is described briefly, noting the combining of language instruction and cultural immersion in an overseas study experience, continued instruction integrating language, business and culture, and summer internship opportunities. Contains 34 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, International Studies, Language Planning, Language Role, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act Title VI