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ERIC Number: ED461281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Pages: 5
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Allein Gegen alle Deutschunterricht in der Grossklasse (Alone against the World: Teaching German to Large Classes).
Gehrmann, Alfred
Teacher-centered presentation is generally considered the only way of teaching in large classes, whereas a learner-centered communicative approach is not considered feasible. This applies even more to language teaching, where the difference between the native speaker's knowledge and the students' command of the language hinder communication. In teaching German as a second foreign language in Japan, new approaches have been used successfully. The notion behind them is to use the students' didactic competence by having them work in groups of four throughout the class. Instructors can apply available instructional materials to facilitate these groups. Students can be directed to use a wide variety of methods enabling them to gain active understand of the new language. A combination of group evaluation, homework check, and written testing provides sufficient basis for individual evaluation of students' ability and progress. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: German
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Identifiers - Location: Japan