ERIC Number: ED293346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Suggestions for a Syllabus for Commercial German at an Intermediate and Advanced Level: Explanation of Methodologies and Techniques.
Marfurt, Rose Marie A.
Suggestions are made for the organization of a business German course. It is proposed that course material be divided into chapters, one per week, each containing five sections. The sections include: (1) a broad selection of typical German business letters exemplifying operations in all branches of export and import, followed by a special vocabulary list for the letters in that chapter; (2) a descriptive text in German addressing the business and economic concepts in the letters, accompanied by a German-English list of terms used, a list of verbs in the infinitive, and sample sentences using the verbs; (3) discussion questions relating to the text, for reading comprehension; (4) an authentic text from the economics section of a recent German or Swiss newspaper; and (5) comprehension questions and composition/discussion topics for summarizing the main points either orally or in writing. Details of each section's contents are described, and examples are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Business Communication, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Course Organization, German, Higher Education, Languages for Special Purposes, Letters (Correspondence), Newspapers, Oral Language, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Written Language
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions. Conference Proceedings; see FL 017 281.