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Business Language Symposium

People talking in a meetingCIBER Symposium on Teaching Business Language:

Tools, Resources and Methodologies for the Classroom

This symposium, for current and prospective teachers of foreign languages, will discuss the benefits of introducing or adding business language courses into the foreign language curriculum.  The focus of the symposium is to identify tools, resources and methods to help with implementation.  Speakers will introduce technology resources and methods for business language education, and discuss the way methods in teaching business (e.g., case study analysis) can also be used to enhance language teaching.  Plenary sessions will be followed by breakout sessions that identify resources relevant to particular languages.   

Details

Date and Time:    November 2, 2012, 9:00am-2:30pm
Location:             Student Activity Center Building, Room 2.120 on The University of Texas at Austin campus 
                            (convenient parking available in Brazos Parking Garage)

Who Should Attend: 

  • Language faculty and graduate students interested in introducing business language teaching into your curriculum or gaining access to innovative teaching methodologies and tools
  • Institutional representatives interested in trends in and opportunities for providing business language coursework

Registration Fee: There is no fee to attend, but seating is limited, so please register here.

Agenda

 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. Teaching Business language: It’s Not as Hard as You Think
Dr. Orlando Kelm, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin
 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Teaching Business culture:
Dr. Orlando Kelm, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin
 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Case Study Method: Stimulate Discussion in the Classroom
Dr. Kate Mackie, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
 12:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Lunch, Room 1.106 
 1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m.

Breakout sessions by language
• Chinese – Dr. Jeanette Chen, The University of Texas at Austin
• French - Dr. Peter Fazziola, The University of Texas at Austin
• Arabic - Dr. Salah Ayari, Texas A&M University
• Spanish and other languages, Dr. Orlando Kelm, The University of Texas at Austin

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The symposium is co-sponsored by the CIBER offices of The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas A&M University. 

 

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