Bilingual content teaching

a case study of tertiary German in an Australian context

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This contribution considers the interaction of content and language classes in the context of teaching German as a foreign language in an Australian university setting. The paper presents a case study of curriculum planning and implementation against the background of an integrated approach to language and content teaching in the setting of a Department of International Studies, which incorporates the teaching of ten Asian and European languages. Particular focus is given to the distribution of English, as assumed L1, and German, the target language, across different levels of the language acquisition process as well as to the academic and administrative challenges faced in a bilingual approach to content teaching in a tertiary foreign language setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-55
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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