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Mosher, Arthur; Resch, Margit – 1986
The demand for an improved international dimension in American education is a move in the right direction, and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and Educational Testing Service efforts in defining foreign language proficiency guidelines and developing a reliable mechanism for testing oral proficiency have resulted in…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Competency Based Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design
Winitz, Harris; And Others – 1985
In the comprehension approach to second language instruction, the major procedure is to provide students with comprehensible input, which it is the students' responsibility to understand. The aim is to encourage nucleation of the target language, that is the crystallization of the rule system. Teaching procedures focus on strategies for implicit…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Quality, German, Intensive Language Courses
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Johnson, Otto W. – Foreign Language Annals, 1980
The initial phase of an intensive language proqram relying on emotional involvement and close, interpersonal teacher/student contact is described. For duplication elsewhere, an overview is provided of the curriculum, syllabus, Master/Apprentice teaching team, student input, teacher evaluations, and funding. (PMJ)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, German, Intensive Language Courses, Modern Language Curriculum
Cano, Vicente – 1985
The Summer Language Houses (SLH) in French, German, and Spanish at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been extremely effective in teaching language skills and encouraging students to continue language study. The five-week intensive language programs at the second-year level emphasize oral communication but provide practice in all language…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Dormitories, French, German
Urbanski, Henry – 1984
In response to rapidly falling foreign language enrollments, the State University of New York College at New Paltz designed and actively promoted a language immersion program in the summer of 1981. The program consisted of instruction in twelve languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian,…
Descriptors: Arabic, Chinese, College Second Language Programs, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Ram's Horn, 1984
The combined Summer 1982-Spring 1983 issue of this journal dedicated to the Rassias Language Method includes the following articles: "Languages, Learning, and Change" (Ronald C. Rosbottom); "Role-Playing: Perception and Analysis of Sex-Role Stereotypes in Literature" (Judith G. Miller); "Prose as Drama: The Use of Fairy…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Education, Drama
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Keilstrup, Duane V. – Modern Language Journal, 1981
Describes a summer intensive advanced German language program at the University of Texas at Arlington that has been conducted since 1975. Discusses course organization, teaching methods, class activities, testing, and the success of the program in terms of increasingly higher achievement ratings. (MES)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs
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Jurasek, Richard – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
Describes two options for intensive foreign language study available at Earlham College: intensive study on campus or intensive study on campus leading to an off campus immersion in the language and culture. Gives suggestions for programs of this type. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, German, Higher Education, Immersion Programs
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Nahrgang, W. Lee – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
Describes the intensive German program at North Texas State University. Shows how the intensive course model may be adapted to tight budgets. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
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Nahrgang, W. Lee – Unterrichtspraxis, 1982
Describes intensive German courses at North Texas State University and gives suggestions for publicity, screening, testing, transfer to traditional course sequence, providing special help, and maintaining a positive student attitude. Positive results strengthen belief that an effective intensive program corresponding to requirements and abilities…
Descriptors: German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Program Design