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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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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
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
Brown, Samuel A.; And Others – 1961
This audiolingual course has been designed to assist United States government representatives who require a command of spoken German. The course is intended to prepare a solid foundation for comprehensive language skills, providing systematically for the development of reading proficiency based on oral-aural skills. Each of the units in this…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiolingual Methods, Basic Skills, Conversational Language Courses
van Buskirk, William R.; And Others – 1971
This workbook, designed for use with a set of tape recordings, presents the structural features and vocabulary contained in the first six units of the "German Basic Course" prepared by the Foreign Service Institute. Each unit follows a cycle that uses dialogue as the basis of the learning structure. The programed course requires about 80 hours to…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, German, Grammar, Instructional Materials
Brown, Samuel A.; And Others – 1965
The second of a two-volume series of the Foreign Service Institute's "German Basic Course," this text contains 12 units of instructional materials intended for classroom use. Each unit contains: (1) basic sentences, (2) notes to the basic sentences, (3) notes on grammar, (4) substitution drills, (5) conversion drills, (6) variation drills, (7)…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Conversational Language Courses, German, Instructional Materials
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
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
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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Munzer, Hans W.; And Others – 1972
This volume of the Defense Language Institute's "German Basic Course" is concerned primarily with the pronunciation of German and introduces the most common structural patterns. Vocabulary development includes some 575 new words. Fifteen lessons, intended for use in an intensive program, focus on development of basic audiolingual skills. Lessons…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Basic Skills, Cartoons, German