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ERIC Number: ED446437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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On-Site French Language and Quebec Culture Training for Business and Industry.
Henning, Sylvie Debevec; Slater, Jonathan
This paper documents the development and field testing of pedagogical materials needed for six 5-week modules of French language instruction and introduction to Quebec's Francophone culture and business practices. Presently available materials produced in the United States too often focus on France and French business practices. Similarly, materials produced in Canada are geared to non-French speaking Canadians. Materials described herein were adapted and developed to be more appropriate to the American adult English speaker interested in learning about Quebecois French and business practices. The materials are also suitable for on-site training sessions involving students at different levels of proficiency. This curriculum and modules were designed to be used in the northern part of New York state near the Quebec border. Reviewed are instructional design, including determining foreign language and culture needs, the make-up of the class, and selecting instructional materials and the format of instruction. Six modules cover three topics: getting acquainted, getting around, and getting down to business (over three modules). Other topics considered include the following: work relevance as criterion for content selection, awareness of managerial conditioning, instructional approach. (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada