This article attempts to promote business language instruction at K–12 levels, particularly in high school settings, by discussing business language education in light of principles and guidelines of world language education addressed in "Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century" (1999; hereafter, National Standards). It highlights the correspondence between the National Standards, which provide a foundation for language class curricula especially in grades K–12, and business language instruction, examining how principles of language learning proposed in the National Standards can be applied to business language instruction. It further provides suggestions as to how business language instruction can be adapted in high school settings and introduces case studies of business Japanese lesson plans implemented by high school teachers. In conclusion, the article encourages more empirical studies of teaching business language in high school settings.
"Infusing the National Standards into Business Language Curricula,"
Global Business Languages:
Vol. 15, Article 4.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol15/iss1/4