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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
Winitz, Harris; And Others – 1985
In the comprehension approach to second language instruction, the major procedure is to provide students with comprehensible input, which it is the students' responsibility to understand. The aim is to encourage nucleation of the target language, that is the crystallization of the rule system. Teaching procedures focus on strategies for implicit…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Quality, German, Intensive Language Courses
Stroinigg, Dieter – 1975
This paper describes a method of language teaching known as counseling-learning, which attends to the psychological and emotional needs of students. The traditional approach to language instruction has generally underestimated this aspect of learning and its importance. The counseling-learning method relies on untapped sources within the student…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Language Programs, Educational Counseling, Educational Psychology
Gruninger, Yvonne – 1977
Extracts from a journal kept by a French-speaking adult student in an intensive German language class are presented here. It is a critique of the audio-visual method, texts, teaching techniques, and students' reactions during the two parts of the course at the University of Berne. The extracts deal particularly with a comparison of the texts used…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Audiolingual Methods, Audiovisual Instruction, Course Content
ADAMS, E.N.; AND OTHERS – 1968
BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (CAI) CAN BE PROFITABLE TO BOTH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, AN EXPERIMENTAL COURSE IN GERMAN WAS DESIGNED WHICH COULD MAKE USE OF COMPUTER CAPABILITIES IN A LANGUAGE LABORATORY SITUATION. RESEARCHERS CHOSE TO EXPERIMENT WITH A FAIRLY LONG, LESS CONTROLLED BEGINNING LANGUAGE…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Experimental Programs, German
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
Rassias, John A. – 1970
An intensive elementary-level language course for college students, seeking to provide meaningful application of language skills and to improve student attitudes toward second language learning, is described in this report. The three-term course in which students work extensively with undergraduate apprentice teachers while living in language…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, College Students, Colleges, French
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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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Benseler, David P.; Mazur, Gertrud S. – Modern Language Journal, 1973
An experimental, intensive German language course for graduate students at Washington State University is described. (RL)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, College Students, German, Graduate Students
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Richardson, Horst F. – Modern Language Journal, 1973
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Flexible Scheduling, German, 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
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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