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Title :The Ryudai German Department's Kaigai Bunka Kenshu Programme -A Review after Ten Years-
Authors :Weber, Till
Issue Date :31-Mar-2013
Abstract :This paper is concerned with the Study Abroad in Germany Trip (Kaigai Bunka Kenshu) as offered biannually by the German Department of the University of the Ryukyus. Since 2002 it has been offered to all students at this university. It consists of a half-year preparatory phase in Okinawa which includes the German Gasshuku at Oku no Sanso in March as well as the following summer term, followed by a four-week trip to Germany including visits to neighbouring countries if the theme of the programme makes that seem appropriate. While in Germany, the students spent the first two weeks in an intensive language course at our partner university Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet in Duesseldorf. The second part is a round trip of about ten days focusing on a theme of historical, cultural, political or literary significance. This part is especially prepared and conducted by the German staff at RyuDai and is unique among university study trip programmes from Kyushu/Okinawa to Germany. During the third part, which lasts 3-4 days, the students are conducting short study trips without help from their teachers, often alone or in groups of only two students. Exemplary quotes from the students' evaluations of the 2012 edition show that the main aims have been reached (1. Improving the students' command of German; 2. Studying specific aspects of German-speaking countries' cultures in-depth; 3. Letting the students gain confidence by being exposed to a German-language environment and mastering the challenges involved).
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1341-0482
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部国際言語文化学科(欧米系)
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/26560
Citation :琉球大学欧米文化論集 = Ryudai Review of Euro-American Studies no.57 p.81 -94
Appears in Collections:No.57 (2013/3)

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