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ERIC Number: ED417597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Was gibt's Neues? New Ideas for the German Classroom.
Gehrmann, Alfred
Two solutions for teaching college-level German instruction in Japan are described. The first solution is the TALK Learning System, materials designed for use in large classes. Instead of a course book, each learner has a manual in Japanese, three tool cards for each of four topics (one with dialogue patterns, a question card, and a data card), a glossary, and a tape containing the content of all cards. Using a portable tape player, students follow study tips in the manual to fulfill certain tasks, which usually lead from understanding of the content material through writing and pattern practice to a presentation in class. Students work in pairs, with three pairs working together throughout the course. The second solution, The Frankenstein Project has small student groups develop profiles of fictitious Japanese university students and present them to the class, then respond to teacher-posed questions about the profiled student's attitudes and behaviors. This leads to classroom discussion and comparison of cultural context, lifestyles, and beliefs. Contains 4 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan