German Studies in Australia: a statistical overview, 1995-2010
Source TitleGerman as a Foreign Language
PublisherGerman Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
University of Melbourne Author/sKretzenbacher, Heinz
AffiliationSchool of Languages and Linguistics
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsKretzenbacher, H. L. (2011). German Studies in Australia: a statistical overview, 1995-2010. German as a Foreign Language, 2011 (2), pp.40-54
Access StatusOpen Access
C1 - Journal Articles Refereed
The new Netzwerk Deutsch survey on German as a Foreign Language world-wide, following two previous surveys, provides a unique (if not entirely complete and comprehensive) overview of the development of the numbers of students of German internationally. This article discusses the numbers indicated for tertiary students of German in Australia and sets them in relation to the world-wide average, as well as to the numbers indicated for the other English-speaking OECD countries. The decline in student numbers has been less dramatic in the Anglophone OECD countries than in the world on average. Australian German Studies programs in particular have proved resilient in the face of the world-wide trend.
KeywordsGerman Language; Language Studies not elsewhere classified; Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified; Languages and Literature
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