ERIC Number: ED360857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Kinder Lernen Deutsch. Materials Project Part I. Revised.
American Association of Teachers of German.
The Kinder Lernen Deutsch (LKD) materials evaluation project identifies materials appropriate for the elementary school German classrooms in grades K-8. This guide consists of an annotated bibliography, with ratings, of these materials. The guiding principles by which the materials were assessed were: use of the communicative approach; integration of subject-area content from the regular curriculum into the German curriculum; functional use of grammar; consistent use of German; promotion of intercultural understanding; use of concrete materials (visuals, props, realia); age appropriateness; use of learner-centered activities; incorporation of a spiral approach to language concepts and topics; and flexibility. The criteria, with a five-point rating scale, included evaluating: the goals, organizing principles, cultural content, subject-content, thinking skills, bias, flexibility, physical characteristics, support materials, and costs of each item. Thirteen commercial texts were recommended. Each description includes: title; author; publisher; sources; publication date; intended age level; intended language development level; ISBN number; components; comments (an annotation); and KLD rating. A suggested sequence of materials for programs of foreign language in the elementary school (FLES), suggestions for supplementary materials for a basic classroom library, a list of dictionaries, teacher resources (songs and rhymes, visuals and teaching methods), magazines, recommended catalogs, and publishers' addresses conclude the document. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Training, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, FLES, German, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Communication, Media Selection, Middle Schools, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks
American Association of Teachers of German, 112 Haddontowne Court, #104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of German.