This article showcases “International Business in French,” a course developed at Drew University, with a special focus on ways in which students use their experience to construct knowledge of the world of business and economics in a variety of Francophone contexts. To illustrate the value experiential pedagogy can add to a business language course, it examines in particular the ways in which a trip to Quebec, the study abroad component embedded in the course, reinforces, challenges, and reveals ambiguities concerning the knowledge acquired in class prior to the trip. In conclusion, it outlines and discusses the challenges such a pedagogy might pose to the instructor and provides a provisional assessment of this approach.
"Experimental Pedagogy in a Course on International Business in French,"
Global Business Languages:
Vol. 18, Article 4.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol18/iss1/4