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ERIC Number: ED116464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduate German Language Program at Middlebury College, Summer 1975. Final Report.
Schneider, Gerd K.
Current publications do not cease to stress the unfortunate fact that language ernollments are declining; this paper is an exception to the prevailing pessimistic trend. Its aim is to describe the success of the first and second year German language courses taught at Middlebury College during the summer of 1975. This was an intensive program with at least four hours of formal instruction per day. It exposed the students to various cultural aspects of contemporary Germany by drawing on the expertise of the regular undergraduate faculty and the visiting faculty members from Europe of the German graduate school, and by showing the students current TV material taped at the University of Mainz as well as using films of the "Guten Tag" and "Guten Tag-wie geht's" series. Because of budget cuts and copyright restrictions, it would be difficult to duplicate the program in all its details at another institution; the following description can, however, serve as an example of a successful total immersion program. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, College Language Programs, Cultural Education, German, Immersion Programs, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Tests, Lesson Plans, Modern Language Curriculum, Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: One page of Appendix D is illegible and was removed from the filmed copy; it is not included in the pagination. Appendix C (pages 25-34) is of marginal legibility