ERIC Number: EJ780193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Teaching Foreign Cultural Literacy with Margarethe von Trotta's "Das Versprechen"
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v36 n2 p135-144 Fall 2003
This article describes model units for an in-depth cultural analysis of "Das Versprechen" in undergraduate college courses including intermediate German, German culture and civilization, advanced conversation and composition, and film. Practical suggestions for pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing activities as well as assessment in content-based, culturally oriented instruction illustrate how von Trotta's story of love and life in first divided, finally united Berlin fits into coursework designed to implement cultural proficiency standards.
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Higher Education, Films, Cultural Awareness, Standards, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Germany