Business english vocation education curriculum

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Business English, Vocation ' Education Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1722. Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education. Apr 84

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MF01/PC13 Plus Postage. Behavioral Objectives; *Business Communication; Business Correspondence; *Business Education; *Business English; Classroom Techniques; Communication Skills; Competence; Educational Strategies; Grammar; Guidelines; Instructional Materials; Job Search Methods; Job Skills; *Language Usage; Learning Activities; Lesson Plans; Listening Skills; Office Occupations Education; Program Implementation; Secondary Education; Skill Development; State Curriculum Guides; Teaching Methods; *Technical Writing; *Writing Skills

ABSTRACT This curriculum guide consists of materials for use

in teaching a course in business English for high school students. Addressed in the individual units of the guide are the following topics: the fundamentals of communication, listening skills, oral communications, telephone communications, information resources, reading and vocabulary, the mechanics of writing, grammar and usage; business reports, business letters and memos, and employment procedures. Each unit contains the following: an introduction, a list of competencies, general performance objectives and goals, specific performance objectives and mastery criteria, methodology guidelines, suggested approaches, a unit outline, specific performance objectives and learning activities relating to the outline, evaluation and testing information, as well as one or more appendixes containing exercises, a unit test, answers to the unit test and lists of resources and supplementary materials. (MN)

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BULLETIN 1721

BUSINESS ENGLISH

Issued by Office of Vocational Education

Elaine P. Webb, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent Thomas G. Clausen, Ph.D.

State Superintendent April, 1984

STATE BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

Member

Congressional District

Mr. Jesse H. Bankston Dr. John A. Bertrand Br. Felician Fourrier, S.C., President Mr. Milton Hamel Mrs. Gloria J. Harrison Mrs. Martha Scott Henry Dr. Claire R. Landry, Vice President Mr. Jack Pellegrin Mr. A. J. "Sookie" Roy, Jr. Br. David Sinitiere, F.S.C. Mrs. Marie Louise Snellings, Secretary-Treasurer

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY S1ATEMENT

This is an Equal Opportunity Institution and is dedicated to a policy of

non-discrimination in employment or training. Qualified students,

applicants or employees will not be excluded from any course or activity because of age, race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, or qualified handicap. All students have equal rights to counseling and

training.

This public document was published at a total cost of $4.39;

2,000 copies of this public docut nt were published in this

first printing all printings

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a cost of $8,782.57. The total cost this document, including reprints

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$8,782.57. This document was published by 'Louisiana

Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education,

Post Office Box 44064, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804 for the

dissemination of vocational education curriculum materials

for new and changing occupational fields under authority of Public Law 94-482. This material was printed in accordance

with the standards for printing by state agencies

established pursuant to R.S. 43:31.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD ACKNOWL:DGEMENTS BUSINESS ENGLISH CURRICULUM WRITING TEAM INTRODUCTION BUSINESS ENGLISH TIME SCHEDULE

INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION, UNIT I .LISTENING SKILLS, UNIT II ORAL COMMUNICATIONS, UNIT III TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS, UNIT IV INFORMATION RESOURCES, UNIT V READING AND 'VOCABULARY, UNIT VI MECHANICS OF 'WRITING, UNIT VII. GRAMMAR AND USAGE, UNIT VIII BUSINESS REPORTS, UNIT IX BUSINESS LETTERS AND MEMOS, UNIT X EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURES, UNIT XI . t

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FOREWORD

This curriculum guideline, Business English, was produced as a

result of a project funded by the Louisiana State Department of Education 'to the Rapides Parish School Board. These units were developed with the

assistance of Business Education teachers throughout the state of

Louisiana and have been subjected to formal field testing and evaluation. The instructional units of work included in this curriculum guide

have been written to aid teachers in meeting the increasing and changing needs of the student and of the job market. This guide lists performanOe objectives designed to enable students to reach practical learning goals that directly relate to communication frequently required in the business setting.

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