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OPEN FORUM: AATG GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

Posted By Amanda Sheffer, Friday, August 31, 2018

OPEN FORUM: AATG GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

Sat, 11/17: 3:30 PM  - 4:30 PM 
Meetings 
Ernest Morial Convention Center 
Room: Room 216 
The German for Professional Purposes Committee focuses on the study of Fachdeutsch and the integration of business, technology, science, and engineering in German instruction. The committee invites all interested AATG members to attend.

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GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES: NEW PROGRAMS AND INNOVATIONS

Posted By Amanda Sheffer, Friday, August 31, 2018

GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES: NEW PROGRAMS AND INNOVATIONS

Sat, 11/17: 1:30 PM  - 2:15 PM 
Session 
Ernest Morial Convention Center 
Room: Room 216 
As demand for a globalized workforce increases, the United States struggles to find employees with the requisite skills to meet this growing need (Orahood, Woolf & Kruze, 2008). This session will address how programs in the U.S. are preparing students for careers with an international/German-language focus.

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GPP FROM A-Z: GERMAN FOR MULTI-FACETED PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

Posted By Amanda Sheffer, Friday, August 31, 2018

GPP FROM A-Z: GERMAN FOR MULTI-FACETED PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

Sat, 11/17: 9:00 AM  - 9:45 AM 
Session 
Ernest Morial Convention Center 
Room: Room 217 
The presenters showcase the diverse nature of German for Professional Purposes in the US. After an overview of GPP courses in the US (Tracksdorf), examples include German for Singers (Matthias), a field-targeted professional communication course in German (Wood), and a course that moves from STEM contents to Intercultural Investigations (Weidauer).

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GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES: AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND AND LIECHTENSTEIN

Posted By Amanda Sheffer, Friday, August 31, 2018

GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES: AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND AND LIECHTENSTEIN

Fri, 11/16: 1:00 PM  - 1:45 PM 
Session 
Ernest Morial Convention Center 
Room: Room 216 
This session expands the focus of German for Professional Purposes courses or units to include Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Presenters provide materials for content and task-based teaching units on mid- and small-size Austrian companies, on the Swiss banking sector and business and industry in Liechtenstein.

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