"German for the Professional Setting: The Cultural Environment of German Business"
Business German courses have been a staple of German college curriculums for a long time and related topics are finding their way into high school classes more and more. Typical topics in this area include tasks such as writing business letters and German resumes, mastering work place-related vocabulary, and preparing applications to work in the German-speaking world. However, an ever more important task for German instructors to interest students in studying German today lies in drawing awareness to the cultural environment of German business. Key questions include: What makes Germany such an important economic force on the global market? How is the business landscape structured in Germany? What makes German business professionals tick? This session explores ways in which German students can be introduced to a deeper understanding of how Germans conduct business and how these practices differ from American practices, for example. Papers that address the curricular implications of this focus are welcome.
Send an abstract (250 words) by Jan 10, 2014 to the session chair Tobias Barske, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Tobias Barske, Ph.D.
Associate Prof. of German & Applied Linguistics
Coordinator of Foreign Language Education Program, ESL Minor & Bilingual-Bicultural Certification
Coordinator of Bannach Elementary School German Immersion Program
Vice-President of WI-AATG
Department of Foreign Languages
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Stevens Point, WI 54481
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