"Fit für Europa". Spracherwerb und (Inter)Kulturelles im studienbegleitenden Deutschunterricht
"Fit for Europe". Language Learning and (Inter)Cultural Issues when Studying German

Author(s): Lora Constantinescu
Subject(s): Foreign languages learning
Published by: EDITURA ASE
Keywords: German as a Foreign Language (L2); action orientation; business-oriented competences; cross-cultural learning; business culture; analysis pattern

Summary/Abstract: Fit for Europe – it is the core idea of a unit in a new book for teaching German for Special Purposes ("Mit Deutsch in Europa"/A2-B1). FL-acquisition means linguistic communication patterns and sometimes different cultural perceptions as well as the attribution of (possibly) different meanings. Therefore, the learners should be offered means and opportunities to get insights into what the foreign cultural background holds. It is the aim of this paper to highlight some basic theoretical positions and practical aspects when teaching German to students of Economics on L2-level. The focus lies on the chances/challenges of integrating a "blended choice" of L2-competences, business and intercultural communication skills.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-89
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: German