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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
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
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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
Gerlach, U. Henry, Ed. – Studies in Language Learning, 1981
The papers in this issue of "Studies in Language Learning" deal with various aspects of the recommendations of the "Report of the President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies." They discuss how these recommendations could be made specific in schools, colleges, and among the citizenry. The following…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cross Cultural Training, Dramatics, French
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
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