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Harris, Kathy – Babel, 2015
Early years and primary teachers have a unique opportunity to apply their strong teaching practices, classroom management and understanding of childhood literacy development to teaching a language. This paper reports on a project from Independent Schools Queensland to increase language programs in schools by retraining classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Preschool Teachers
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Urlaub, Per; Uelzmann, Jan – Dimension, 2013
This article documents a curriculum reform of the second-year German program at the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. This curricular reform had two goals: (1) compressing two semesters of intermediate-level language instruction into a single semester; (2) incorporating a strategy-based approach to literary…
Descriptors: German, College Second Language Programs, Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Instruction
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Urlaub, Per; Uelzmann, Jan – Dimension, 2012
This article documents a curriculum reform of the second-year German program at the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. This curricular reform had two goals: (1) compressing two semesters of intermediate-level language instruction into a single semester; (2) incorporating a strategy-based approach to literary…
Descriptors: German, College Second Language Programs, Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Instruction
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van Handle, Donna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Describes a new reading and writing intensive course developed for college level intermediate German. Discusses reasons for developing such a course, its theoretical underpinnings, course content, teaching methodology, and assessment mechanisms. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Reading Instruction
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Quesada, Allen – Mosaic: A Journal for Language Teachers, 2000
Discusses a study that took place in an intensive English program and focuses on an English-as-a-Second-language grammar course. Suggests that language learners benefit from Web-based materials but that they need ongoing training and technical support in using new and evolving resources. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), German, Grammar, Instructional Materials
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Van Handle, Donna C. – Unterrichtspraxis, 1984
Describes a computer software program developed as part of an intensive elementary German course that emphasizes vocabulary development and provides a comprehensive review of the grammatical concepts stressed in the accompanying textbook. Suggests that computer assisted instruction be used in a supplementary capacity to reinforce what is learned…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, German, Grammar, 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
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Wishard, Armin – ADFL Bulletin, 1985
Describes the study-abroad program offered by Colorado College in Luneburg, Germany. The program consists of four blocks of three to four weeks each, during which time students take the following courses: (1) Intermediate German; (2) Composition and Conversation; (3) Culture and Institutions; and (4) a course which varies from year to year. (SED)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
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Diller, Edward; Markert, Axel – Unterrichtspraxis, 1983
Describes a program which combines two years of college German into one and which culminates in five weeks of intensive study in Germany. Discusses the logistics of the program, along with student and faculty response and recommendations. (EKN)
Descriptors: German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Language Proficiency
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Kempf, Franz R. – ADFL Bulletin, 1995
Discusses the curriculum and outcomes of the interdisciplinary Foreign Language, Culture, and Literature Program offered by Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, focusing on the German language component of the program. The program includes a five-month intensive language course, which includes several months of study in a target language…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives, German
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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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Armstrong, Gregory K. – Foreign Language Annals, 1982
Examines the impact on the second language skills of advanced high school Spanish students of Indiana University's 20-year-old intensive program abroad. Evidence indicates that resulting language skills exceeded those which might be expected in one full year of high school language instruction. (EKN)
Descriptors: French, German, Intensive Language Courses, Language Proficiency
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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