ERIC Number: ED295438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
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Teaching Business German with a New Textbook on the Market.
Merrifield, Doris Fulda
This document introduces a new German business language textbook for American college students and describes the preparation, structure, and potential classroom uses of the materials. The text has five units and a total of 15 sections, each of which can be covered in about three contact hours. Each section begins with a text on the subject matter and introduces vocabulary commonly used in that area. Exercises designed to build vocabulary follow. Usually, a device to test lexical comprehension is included, and consists of charts or tables with blanks to be filled in, definitions requested in English, and/or finding or assigning paragraph headings. Many sections have an exercise focusing on a major grammatical point, without explanation and using the specialized vocabulary of the unit. Most chapters also contain questions on the text to test general comprehension. Sections usually end with skits between two or more people or with other oral presentations. Authentic texts from German business periodicals are sometimes used. All the text material is in German, with instructions for the exercises given in English. Word study exercises, vocabulary quizzes, grammar review, translation of sentences, writing of answers to questions, and the writing of summaries in German and English make up the home assignments. Sample pages are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (see FL 016 586).