Jose E. Reyes (Ph. D., State University of New York, Binghamton) is Associate Professor of Spanish Language & Literature at Marywood College, Scranton, PA.
Commercial Spanish: Instructional Techniques
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1988 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 139–145, April 1988
How to Cite
Reyes, J. E. (1988), Commercial Spanish: Instructional Techniques. Foreign Language Annals, 21: 139–145. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1988.tb03122.x
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ABSTRACT Commercial courses, among the most challenging and fastest-growing phenomena in language curriculum, have evolved from the realization of American business that to gain foreign markets one must be knowledgeable of foreign languages and foreign cultures. This article describes several successful activities implemented in a six-credit undergraduate commercial Spanish course at Marywood College. Supplementary materials were developed to provide linkage between practical exercises and simulations in order to improve acquisition of commercial terminology and practices. Examples from a carpeta, a file of original student correspondence, are included and the establishment of a faculty-monitored translation clinic is addressed.