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Spanish for Leadership

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Spanish for Leadership
&Business
CristinBleess, Castle View High School, CO
Danika Cornelius, Seacrest Day School, FL
Mary...

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Are We Prepared for Jobs of the Future???
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Session Overview
• What is “Business Language”?
• Resources/PLN
• Business Language Model 1- Private School
• Business Lan...

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  1. 1. Spanish for Leadership &Business CristinBleess, Castle View High School, CO Danika Cornelius, Seacrest Day School, FL Mary Risner, University of Florida FFLA 2012 St. Augustine, FL
  2. 2. Are We Prepared for Jobs of the Future??? http://youtu.be/IwCEkleilNQ
  3. 3. Session Overview • What is “Business Language”? • Resources/PLN • Business Language Model 1- Private School • Business Language Model 2- Public School (via virtual guest) • Q & A
  4. 4. What is Business Language???
  5. 5. …[language] used to conduct business in various communicative situations and cultural contexts. DOYLE, M. (2012), Business Language Studies in the United States: On Nomenclature, Context, Theory, and Method. The Modern Language Journal, 96: 105–121
  6. 6. How important is knowing a second language when conducting business or for different jobs?
  7. 7. Language, Business and the “Halo Effect” http://youtu.be/y2uQYH8tqcM
  8. 8. Languages & Careers
  9. 9. Resources on NOBLE
  10. 10. Personal Learning Network: How to Connect…
  11. 11. NOBLE Facebook
  12. 12. Noble Ning
  13. 13. LinkedIn – Language Learning for Business and the Professions
  14. 14. Twitter @langforcareers
  15. 15. Spanish for Leadership (model can be used for any language) Model 1-Public School
  16. 16. Preparing Global Leaders Through the Spanish Classroom CristinBleess cristin.bleess@dcsdk12.org How to set-up a Spanish for Leadership program at your public school
  17. 17. Castle View High School, Castle Rock, Colorado Suburban high school, population 1750 4x4 block schedule, Academy model
  18. 18. Spanish for Leadership class meets many needs… • Advanced, non-AP class Spanish class • 21st century learning opportunity • Real-world application
  19. 19. To-do list to get the class started • Talk with principal • Write class proposal • Brainstorm with other teachers • Attend conferences • FIU K-12 Language for Business Conference (Jan. 19, 2013, Miami) • CIBER Business Language Conference (April 4-6, 2013, IU – Bloomington) • Create curriculum • Generate student interest
  20. 20. Spanish for Leadership Curriculum
  21. 21. • Typical day • Related vocabulary Independent Career Studies • Preparation • Possible companies
  22. 22. Basic Business Skills
  23. 23. Cultural and Etiquette Studies
  24. 24. Cross-Cultural Communication
  25. 25. 21st Century Skills Projects
  26. 26. Community Involvement
  27. 27. End-Of-Class Trip
  28. 28. Spanish for Leadership Model 2-Private School (model can be used for any language)
  29. 29. Seacrest Country Day School Naples, FL
  30. 30. Communication and support from Mary and Cristin NOBLE resources
  31. 31. Survey my students
  32. 32. http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/bmag/sbsm0305/leadership.shtml
  33. 33. Other lessons accomplished so far this school year: -Reading news articles -Keeping an online journal with weebly.com -Creating resumes -Learning basic phone skills such as greetings, making appointments, and leaving messages -Learning more complex numbers such as decimals and fractions -Acquiring business etiquette knowledge through readings, discussions, and role play activities…
  34. 34. Current plans in progress: -Invite guest speakers to the class -Through the efforts of Dr. Risner and NOBLE: Set up connection with Brazilian class learning Spanish -Establish service learning component as part of the curriculum Locally Internationally
  35. 35. Contact Information dcornelius@seacrest.org cristin.bleess@dcsdk12.org mrisner@latam.ufl.edu

Editor's Notes

  • defined as a major empirical sub-discipline of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) whose objective is to examine and predict how languages are, may, or should be

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