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ERIC Number: ED057713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 12
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New Role for the Language Department: Preparing Students for Overseas Study.
Ahlers, Hans Peter
Problems encountered by American students engaging in overseas foreign language study programs, frequently generalized as "culture shock," prompt the author to propose a plan for preparing students for foreign study. Remarks are directed to the preparatory program and the reentry program. The role of the foreign language department is described in terms of: (1) helping the candidate gain fluency in the foreign language, (2) determining who will participate in the overseas study programs, and (3) developing home-campus orientation with regard to the history and culture of the overseas locale. It is suggested that the "normal" language requirements for participation in study abroad programs be raised. (RL)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of German annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 1971