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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
Reschke, Claus – 1976
Foreign language programs in America have not tried to meet the specific needs of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in professional schools who are preparing for an international career in law, marketing, accounting, hotel management, or engineering. These students need to be able to use the language in the performance of their…
Descriptors: Accounting, Career Education, College Curriculum, College Language Programs
Steinmeyer, Georg – 1969
This basic textbook for German contains 10 units. The text is adaptable for use in an academic institution (Completion time is expected to be one year.), in an intensive program (Completion time is about 90-120 hours.), or in independent study. The vocabulary is limited and only basic, essential, grammatical structures are included. Although…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Basic Skills, Conversational Language Courses
Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC. – 1971
This is the first volume of the Intermediate Phase (lessons 16-92) of the German Basic Course developed by the Defense Language Institute. The course, normally requiring 19 weeks of training, focuses on developing mastery of structural elements of German through the audiolingual method. Dialogues are based on life situations and progress towards…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Cartoons, Conversational Language Courses
Munzer, Hans W.; And Others – 1972
The first of a two-volume guide for instructors in the Defense Language Institute's "German: Basic Course," this text concentrates on the phonology and the most common structural patterns of the language. The vocabulary includes 575 items. Each of the eight lessons, structured about social activities, is meant to be mastered in six classroom…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cartoons, Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Education
Munzer, Hans W.; And Others – 1972
The second of a two-volume guide for instructors in the Defense Language Institute's "German: Basic Course," this text concentrates on the phonology and the most common structural patterns of the language. The vocabulary includes 575 items. Each of the seven lessons, structured about social activities, is meant to be mastered in six classroom…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cartoons, Cultural Education, German
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
Friedli, Annemarie – 1970
This basic textbook for Swiss German contains 10 units. The text is adaptable for use in an academic institution (anticipated completion time is one academic year), in an intensive program (completion time is 90-120 hours), or in independent study. The vocabulary is limited, and only basic and essential grammar is included. Although audiolingual…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Basic Skills, Conversational Language Courses
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Schneider, Gerd K. – 1975
Current publications do not cease to stress the unfortunate fact that language ernollments are declining; this paper is an exception to the prevailing pessimistic trend. Its aim is to describe the success of the first and second year German language courses taught at Middlebury College during the summer of 1975. This was an intensive program with…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, College Language Programs, Cultural Education, German
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Schneider, Gerd K. – 1976
The report describes the seven-week program of the first- and second-year German language courses taught at Middlebury College during the summer of 1976. This was an intensive program with at least four hours of formal classroom instruction per day. The high scores achieved on the MLA Cooperative Foreign Language Tests, Forms LA and MA, and on the…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Cultural Education, German, Intensive Language Courses