Online Development: Make French / German Your Business


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In 1999, the Language Centre was commissioned by BBC Education to develop Business Language websites for French and German. The websites, the first of their kind, provided Online Support for the two BBC Language series, Make French Your Business and Make German Your Business.

Designed for people needing to use their language skills in a business environment, the programmes aim to help people use the language at work and learn about the culture of the country in a business context. The content of each site can be used as a stand alone resource or to accompany the televison series when it is being broadcast by the BBC.

The Language Centre maintains a mirror site of the online programmes on LC Online, offering fast access for learners on the University of Cambridge network. The broadcast programmes are available in video format from the Resource Library in the Independent Learning Centre, where users can use the Multimedia Workstations to watch the videos and to access the supporting online content.