ERIC Number: EJ884422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Reference Count: 15
Opera in the Foreign Language Classroom: Learning German with Mozart, Wagner, Weber, and Johann Strauss
Heinz, Solveig M.
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v43 n1 p49-60 Spr 2010
Content-based instruction (CBI) has been part of the foreign language curriculum for many years at US colleges, leading to courses that combine language instruction with specific content domains, such as film, literature, politics, sports and many others. This article presents a rather unusual choice of content domain for a second-year language course: German Opera. Based on current research on CBI, personal teaching experiences, and student evaluations, this article outlines the structure, didactics and practical components of this pioneer course.
Descriptors: Opera, Course Evaluation, Second Language Learning, German, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Teaching Experience, Student Attitudes, Course Descriptions
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