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BUSN 151 - LANGUAGE FOR THE WORKPLACE

2 Credits
Language communication forth workplace (can be offered in any number of different languages, i.e. Spanish, Korean, Russian, Ukraine, Sign, etc.) Contextualized to the work place setting, this course provides business, non-profit and government employees with basic foreign language skills that will facilitate their being able to communicate with customers, vendors and colleagues on business related issues.

Fees

Quarters Typically Offered





Designed to Serve Employees in business, non profits and government who work with and interact with speakers of other languages.
Active Date 2013-11-25

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 22 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 22
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
The focus of the course will always be on the context of communication in the workplace with customers, vendors, and employees. Within that context, the five skills of language acquisition will be incorporated ongoing: (pronunciation, reading, speaking, understanding as well as appreciating the cultures of the language being learned will be incorporated.) Activities will include, oral reading, context oriented writing, presenting simple topics, and responding in role play situations. Beginning with a lesson on the workplace environment, whether government, business or non profit, and the course moves on to lessons on conversations among customers, vendors, administrators and other colleagues in the particular business, government or non profit industry. Activities will center around participant needs to be able to discuss the needs of non-English speaking customers, vendors and colleagues, and writing and reading written correspondence.

Student Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to communicate with customers, vendors, colleagues regarding workplace topics such as basic business expressions, serving citizens and customers, and specific services.

Participants will be able to read aloud in the language being learned.

Participants will be able to read (translate if necessary) written instructions and simple documents related to the workplace and functions of the business, government or non profit agency and write simple notes to customers vendors and colleagues as needed.



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