ERIC Number: ED343445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-4
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Teaching the Grammar and Syntax of Business German: Problems and Practical Suggestions. Innovative Strategies and Exercises for Computer-Aided Instruction: Word Order Variation.
Paulsell, Patricia R.
A computer program is described that is a substack of the "Business German" HyperCard program previously developed by Paulsell and designed as a tutorial to be used with materials for a business German course on the third year college level. The program consists of six stacks, a central one providing graphics-based information on Germany as an industrial nation and world trade partners, and five substacks that give additional information and exercises for each of the card topics in the central stack. This paper reports on the relatively sophisticated grammar/syntax stack, which focuses on sentence element variation in formal written German with particular emphasis on the language of business and economics. Twenty-nine computer screen illustrations provide details of the program's three levels of difficulty: (1) introduction and position of subject and finite verb in simple sentences; (2) word order variations in complex sentences; and (3) use of word order variation. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Language and Communication for World Business and the Professions (10th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 4, 1991).