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ERIC Number: EJ798337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Self-Directed Teams as an Enrichment Strategy for Nonnative Speakers
Jameson, Daphne A.
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n1 p51-55 2007
Business communication courses often include a mix of students who are native speakers of the language of instruction and those who are not. When native speakers form a majority, it is hard to meet the special needs of the nonnative speakers. If a course's purpose is to cover strategic aspects of communication, it seems inappropriate to spend class time to cover language issues relevant to relatively few students. Yet many nonnative speakers need extra support to be able to execute communication strategies effectively. In this article, the author describes how she applied the concept of self-directed teams in a graduate management program to address the needs of nonnative speakers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Language: English
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