Article finished

December 8, 2006 at 11:10 pm | Posted in German, Teaching English | Leave a comment

I’m done with all the corrections on the article. It’s not exactly the most groundbreaking piece I’ve ever written, although a solid report on the implementation of the Bologna Process. Here’s the abstract:

This article looks at the Bologna declaration on a common European space of higher education, its objectives and possible instruments of implementation. Foreign language competence within institutions of higher education, in particular in English, is considered a key asset in achieving the goals of Bologna. The role of English in administration and teaching is discussed, drawing on experiences after the adoption of a two-tier degree structure and a content-based English curriculum in the degree program Media Design at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria.

It’s supposed to appear in the Acta Germanica, the journal published by the Association for German Studies in Southern Africa. The title of the journal probably has an eerie sound to post-WW2 German folk, the Germanic element was never really welcomed back into the mainstream of German culture. The volume in question is going to be published in honour of Prof. Dr. Werner Krueger who is going to retire next year after having headed the German department at Rhodes University for at least 20 years, I think.

Anyhow, I definitely drained now, take good care of yourselves.

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