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ERIC Number: EJ839724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0042-062X
Service Learning in Germany: A Four-Week Summer Teaching Program in Saxony-Anhalt
Ducate, Lara
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v42 n1 p32-40 Spr 2009
This article describes a four-week service learning abroad program. Students from a U.S. university assist and teach in elementary school English classes for one month in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany while living with their German partner teachers. The program description and students' feedback illustrate that this program provides students with the opportunity to improve their cultural and language competence through immersion in the German culture away from their American peers. Students report feeling engaged in the lives of their host families and schools and gain new understandings of the German culture through the perspectives they encounter during their month of volunteering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany