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Blume, Carolyn; Gerlach, David; Roters, Bianca; Schmidt, Torben – TESL-EJ, 2019
In light of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2007) as well as increased immigration and concomitant diversity, schools in Germany are addressing the challenge of educating learners in increasingly heterogeneous settings. Given the status of English as a foreign language (EFL) as a core school subject as…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Sutherland, Janet – TESL-EJ, 1994
Field research consisting of direct observation and interviews conducted at a computer-assembly plant in Germany examines use of English as a "lingua franca" between Japanese and Germans. The case study reported looks at several interesting aspects of translingual and intercultural communication among Germans and Japanese, citing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computers, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict