ERIC Number: ED370389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Interactive Video in Classes of German for Business and Technology.
Cothran, Bettina F.
This paper discusses the Georgia Institute of Technology's Business German summer language course, an intensive 6-week course that utilizes classroom instruction, language labs, and computer labs. The course stresses vocabulary and discourse as commonly used in the professional context, as well as intercultural information. A major component of the course involves Quality Interactive Language Learning (QUILL), an interactive video program run on computer workstations that allows students to learn at their own pace in a highly stimulating environment. Students view a video segment on one part of the computer screen while completing exercises about the segment on another part. QUILL exercises include multiple choice, rank ordering, fill-in-the-blank, and composition activities. The videos are especially valuable in pointing out cultural idiosyncrasies. Future goals and improvements in the QUILL program are also discussed. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Georgia Institute of Technology
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (12th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 31-April 3, 1993).