Business Language Curriculum Development
To teach business languages effectively, instructors need excellent materials with well conceived tasks that help students practice new vocabulary and grammatical forms while learning skills and knowledge related to the business context. The following business language courses and modules, developed by GW faculty with GW-CIBER funding, fill the need for such materials.
Business Language Courses are conceived as entire courses for teaching business language in the four languages below. They are geared towards the intermediate level learner (approximately third-year), include chapters centered on business topics with texts and tasks that facilitate practice with those themes and develop relevant skills.
Course Developer: Young-Key Kim-Renaud
Course Developer: Phyllis Zhang
Business Language Modules are shorter units (about two to three weeks long) that can function independently as “chapters” either within an existing business language course or in any intermediate level (third year) business course.
Business Italian Module
Module Developer: Lynn Westwater