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Grosse, Christine Uber; Voght, Geoffrey M. – Modern Language Journal, 2012
This overview to "The Modern Language Journal"'s Focus Issue on Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) takes a fresh look at issues examined in a 1991 article by Grosse and Voght. Reflecting on change drivers and growth in LSP, the authors comment on current challenges to the field and future research needs. Their remarks are based on new insights…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Cultural Awareness, Languages for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Grosse, Christine Uber – Modern Language Journal, 2004
This study presents the results of an electronic survey of 2,500 randomly selected alumni from the graduating classes of 1970 through 2002 of Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. Of the 2,500 alumni, 581 responded. Thunderbird required a minimum of 4 semesters of foreign language for graduation. The survey…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Language Skills, International Trade, Alumni
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Grosse, Christine Uber – Modern Language Journal, 1993
Results of a study of the curricular content of the foreign language (FL) methods course are presented, based on 157 FL methods course syllabi from 144 colleges and universities. Course goals, instructional materials, content, requirements, and evaluation systems were examined. Areas in need of further development are identified. (50 references)…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Degree Requirements, Higher Education
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Grosse, Christine Uber; Voght, Geoffrey M. – Modern Language Journal, 1990
Analysis of the responses to a survey regarding the instruction of language for specific purposes indicated that this instruction was an established part of the foreign-language curriculum at most of the responding four-year institutions. Courses were most likely to be at institutions that had professional schools, entry or exit foreign-language…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Second Language Programs, Higher Education, Language Teachers
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Grosse, Christine Uber – Modern Language Journal, 1985
Describes a survey done to measure the extent to which courses in foreign languages for special purposes (FLSP) are part of the curriculum in higher education. Sixty-two percent of the responding colleges and universities offer FLSP courses. Survey results indicate growth potential of this relatively new field.
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language), French, German
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Grosse, Christine Uber; Voght, Geoffrey M. – Modern Language Journal, 1991
Traces the development of Languages for Specific Purposes in the United States, presents a rationale for its place within the foreign language curriculum, and offers an assessment of its research base. (212 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Languages for Special Purposes
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Grosse, Christine Uber; Tuman, Walter Vladimir; Critz, Mary Anne – Modern Language Journal, 1998
A study measured the economic utility of language study for 84 graduate students in international management by comparing their reasons for language study with several major economic indicators, including corporate job opportunities. The study, though limited in scope, yields insights into the real and perceived costs and benefits of language…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Impact, Educational Economics