International Business Program: Processes and Considerations for Design

Authors

  • Angela Bailey
  • Nayibe Rosado
  • Lourdes Rey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5294/laclil.2008.1.1.6

Abstract

Designing courses can be a long and difficult process. In this paper the authors share a design project, which they are involved with at the Instituto de Idiomas at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia for International Business majors. The authors share the difficulties of deciding the path to take in course design, especially content oriented, the considerations made during the design of the program, and the plan for further development. In the end, the authors invite all teachers to participate in course design as it is an enriching experience as well as a complicated process.

Author Biographies

Angela Bailey

Angela Bailey holds an M.A. in TESOL from San Jose University in California. She is a teacher of English in the undergraduate language program at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, level coordinator of the Business English program, and has researched reading-writing development and language use in the classroom.

Nayibe Rosado

Nayibe Rosadoholds a Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and an M.A. in Education from Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Research areas: technology in language teaching, development of language competence, and teacher development. She is a teacher of English in the undergraduate language program and of the TEFL Diploma at Universidad del Norte.

Lourdes Rey

Lourdes Reyholds a Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language ( TEFL) and an M.A. in Education from Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. She has co-authored research areas: technology in language teaching, development of language competence, and teacher development. She is a teacher of English in the undergraduate language program and of the TEFL Diploma at Universidad del Norte.

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2010-02-11

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