How Command Spanish (r) Works

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How Command Spanish (r) Works

  1. 1. Real Spanish for Real People® Moving Spanish from the Classroom to the Workplace 1
  2. 2. The Role of Spanish in Higher Education ACADEMIC vs. OCCUPATIONAL LIBERAL ARTS vs. APPLIED ARTS HUMANITIES vs. VO-TECH 2
  3. 3. Job Proficiency vs. Whole language • “Boletos, por favor.” • “More is less and Less is more.” 3
  4. 4. Academic Study versus Command Spanish® Training ACADEMIC: COMMAND SPANISH® Diffused Focused Long periods of study Short periods of study Grammar based Non-grammar based Teen language Adult language Exotic topics Familiar topics Spanish for living Spanish for the abroad United States 4
  5. 5. Spanish Language Skills: Benefits to Your Company • Improves communication • Provides for a safer environment • Increases workplace efficiency • Deepens worker loyalty • Creates a more positive work environment • Reduces cross-cultural barriers 5
  6. 6. Essential Elements of Command Spanish® • Audience-specific • Workplace-specific • Limited language • Predictable protocols and Formulaic Speech Acts • Momentary Interface 6
  7. 7. Essential Elements of Command Spanish® • Shorter, limited periods of study • Concentrated oral/aural skills only • Cross-cultural training • Well-defined proficiency objectives 7
  8. 8. Command Spanish® Manuals • Based on job-shadowing • Validated in English by professionals in field • Translated into “generic” Spanish • Limited speech acts • Phonetically encoded • “Take the trainer home with you” 8
  9. 9. Command Spanish® A Sample Class 9

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