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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Annie Hawkinson


This paper consists of ten lesson plans for the predeparture program of the Outbound Program at the Experiment In International Living and programs similar to it.

The lesson plans are designed for both beginning and intermediate students of German. Special emhasis is given to communicative competencies, such as: introducing oneself and the increase of student's awareness of cultural differences between the American and German culture.

The lesson plans span a time period of ten days. The ten days are divided into three modules plus one additional day.

Each module covers three basic topics which provide the focus for each day. The first topic centers around the students' personal needs, serving as the focus of the first days of each module. The second topic concentrates on the student in relation to his or her family, thus giving the second days of each module the family as a focus. The third topic gives the student the opportunity to explore his or her relationship to the larger community, ranging from his or her city to his or her country. This provides the focus for the third days of each module. The tenth day serves as a synthesis of all previous days.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education