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ERIC Number: ED457701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 14
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Teaching Global Economics in German: Content Understanding, Development, Outreach, Internships and Interdisciplinary Links.
McKnight, Phil
This paper describes a college-level course on global economics in German, taught jointly by professors from the economics and German departments, designed to teach students business German. Students are assigned the books and other materials relating to global economics in English and required to present a report on what they read to the class in German. Students were specifically instructed not simply to translate the material verbatim but to think about the content of the readings and explain it in their own words in German. Students also read business and company publications in German and presented reports. The instructor had the students use German language sources to help them solve their problems. The paper also describes how networking opportunities with German corporations and foundations were accomplished, creating even more opportunities for the students to become conversant professionally in the target language. (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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