ERIC Number: ED346709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
From Business to Technological German.
Rockwood, H. M.
Because many of the Georgia Institute of Technology students taking business German come from the sciences and engineering, the business language textbook used has been supplemented with more technologically oriented instructional materials. Highly technical texts are too advanced at the second year language learning stage, so one teacher selected materials in three areas offering the potential for combining business and technology content: energy and the environment; car manufacture; and computers. Each topic-area package contains 20-25 pages of material from scientific journals, textbooks, newspapers, and/or industry literature, and exercises developed by the teacher. The materials are introduced in the second and third quarters of the three-quarter business German sequence. While all four language skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are targeted, listening skills are less emphasized due to lack of aural material. The package on car manufacture is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A