Synopsis: During a 7-week hybrid program that combines in-person experiences with interactive on-line meetings, exercises, and projects, students will learn basic conversational Spanish and a technical vocabulary designed specifically for those who supervise an agricultural/horticultural workforce.
Start Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:15 PM
End Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:15 PM
Location: Martin Hall
Address: 88 Lipman Drive
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: Room 311
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ab0102ca.html
Contact Name: Carol Broccoli
Contact Email: broccoli@njaes.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7207
Additional Information:

As the number of Spanish-speaking individuals seeking employment in the fields of agriculture and horticulture continues to grow, it is not surprising that language and/or cultural differences are seen as significant workplace challenges for employers working to hire Hispanic labor. One strategy for addressing this issue is an investment in "occupational language and cultural training." Possessing the skill to connect with their workforce at basic linguistic and cultural levels is an important tool for today's agricultural or horticultural professionals.

This course has been designed to respond to these needs. During a seven week "hybrid" program that combines in-person experiences (two three-hour classroom sessions) with interactive on-line meetings, exercises, and projects, students will be introduced to basic conversational Spanish and a technical vocabulary designed specifically for those who supervise or work closely with an agricultural/horticultural workforce. In addition, presentations and materials will include information on the importance of cultural conventions of the Spanish-speaking world that, if not understood, may negatively impact workplace dynamics.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public