In today’s foreign language curriculum, translation exercises (once a staple of language instruction) have been neglected, if not completely dropped. However, German employers who hire American interns expect them to regularly translate business correspondence or even interpret for visitors. In this article I make a case for reincorporating translation training into the business language curriculum and offer suggestions and examples on how to enhance lesson plans with effective exercises.
Summers, Sandra L.
"Heinzelmännchen Oder Schoko-Kuchen? Practicing the (Nearly) Lost Art of Translation in the Business German Classroom,"
Global Business Languages:
Vol. 16, Article 8.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol16/iss1/8