"What's business got to do with it?" The unexplored potential of business language courses for advanced foreign language learning

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2003-01-01
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Weigert, Astrid
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Thompson & Heinle
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2003
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146
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165
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tAdvanced-level foreign language business courses have an as yet unexplored potential to contribute to advanced students' literacy and discourse development. The first part of the paper highlights current limitations for the development of new approaches for advanced-level content courses as they present themselves within the SLA research community, within departmental structures, and within the practitioner community of business language instructors.The second part of the paper offers a theme and genre-based approach to the design of business language courses. Examples are drawn from a thematic unit on international mergers developed for a Business German course at Georgetown University.
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Weigert, A. (2003). "What's business got to do with it?" The unexplored potential of business language courses for advanced foreign language learning. The American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Languages Programs (AAUSC), 146-165. http://hdl.handle.net/102015/69602
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