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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
Hanson, Klaus – 1986
Intensive summer language schools are designed to increase student exposure to the target language, both in quantity and type. One way to increase student interest in the input is for a journalism class to produce a daily student newspaper in the target language. Such a project has gained popularity at a Portland, Oregon intensive German summer…
Descriptors: Class Activities, German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
Love, F. William D.; Honig, Lucille J. – 1973
This report presents information on 51 current innovative foreign language projects and programs for grades K-12. Information was collected by means of a year-long, national survey of continuing language programs, which involved announcements in journals, newsletters, and other publications; form letters to program supervisors; an ERIC search; a…
Descriptors: Chinese, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs, FLES
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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
Hawkins, Eric, Ed. – 1988
This British collection of essays on intensive second language instruction is divided into four groups. A section on intensive courses outside Britain includes: "Intensive Courses in a German Youth Hostel"; "Intensive German from an Austrian Perspective: An LEA Initiative"; and "Integrating Intensive Sessions into the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Ryan, Marianne – 1985
The first grade program of the Fairview German Bilingual School, the elementary (K-5) segment of the Cincinnati public school system's German bilingual alternative program, is described. The school provides intensive second-language instruction in German for monolingual English-speaking children with bilingualism as the objective. The school is…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Background, Curriculum Design
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
Hawkins, Eric, Ed.; Perren, G. E., Ed. – 1978
The papers in this volume concerning intensive language teaching are grouped into three sections: "Sections bilingues,""Intensive courses within schools," and "Intensive courses at external centres." A preliminary chapter by Eric Hawkins introduces the historical context of intensive language teaching and a concluding…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
Clay, Gudrun; Schutte, Lilith – 1988
A college language instructor recounts his experience in a retraining program in business German at the West Germany's Goethe Institute. Twenty-eight individuals from the United States and from five European countries participated in a program that offered (1) a 14-day immersion into business-related German, (2) establishment of German business…
Descriptors: Business Communication, College Faculty, German, Higher Education
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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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