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TitelBest Practices for Undergraduate German Programs
BeschreibungCall for Papers
Best Practices for Undergraduate German Programs
Workshop at the University of Portland, May 22-24, 2014

We are seeking proposals from German professors teaching in undergraduate German programs. In our field, programs have been working toward teaching practices, which allow students to develop intercultural competence, away from traditional, canonically based models. We know that our students who become proficient in German language and culture have a distinct advantage in the working world, as they have an expanded global vision. Because we are keenly committed to providing our students with the best possible learning experiences relevant to German studies, we wish to bring together faculty members at other institutions who share this expanded vision to exchange best practices that highlight the relevance of German language and German-speaking cultures for our students. Possible topics could include:

1. advocacy

2. curricular innovations

3. careerdevelopment and internships

4. advising/mentoring students (post-graduate opportunities)

5. non-conventional learning/learning outside the classroom/undergraduate research

6. interdisciplinary/community connections/collaborations

We are looking for proposals from our colleagues in German and German Studies, who are doing particularly innovative work in the field of second-language acquisition and program development. This workshop will provide a formal means by which we can document an ongoing, international dialogue critical to thefuture of German Studies.

The tangible outcome of this project is a book collecting selectedarticles on best practices. Leading up the publication, contributors will meet at the University of Portland (Oregon) for a two-day workshop (22-24 May 2014) to present and receive feedback on their manuscripts. Another goal of this workshop is to strengthen ties among undergraduate German programs at a time of shrinking enrollments.

Please send a 350-word abstract and a brief description of your program (i.e. number of faculty and students) by 15 July 2013 to:
Alexandra M. Hill (
Laura McLary (

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VeranstaltungsortPortland, Oregon
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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