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ERIC Number: ED056569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 16
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Moderne Sprache im Deutschunterricht (Modern Language in German Instruction).
Eggimann, Ernst
Schulpraxis, v55 n8-9 p181-196 Nov-Dec 1965
Several techniques are presented which were used to enliven secondary-school German instruction in Switzerland and to increase student interest and motivation. Classes listened to haiku, discussed the elements of the form, and then wrote their own haiku on suggested topics. A quasi-musical choral speaking performance was developed on poetry of Morgenstern, using solo and chorus alternation, polyphonic effects, and "Sprechstimme." A brief study of phonology was the motivational device for this undertaking. Grammatical games were incorporated into creative writing; short expressive texts were composed using only nouns, only verbs, or a syntactically free combination of words. Modern German poetry was studied by a variety of techniques, including student efforts to write poetry on the theme of the poem to be treated, analysis of formal symmetry, concept-by-concept reconstruction of the poem, and discussion of the poet's style of observation and expression. (RS)
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland