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Bernstein, Eckhard – Unterrichtspraxis, 1976
Discusses the advantages of using children's stories in modern German culture classes. They are written in fairly simple language and transmit certain attitudes, values and behavior patterns, thereby showing how a society thinks. (Author/TL)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Course Content, Cultural Education
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Herminghouse, Patricia – Unterrichtspraxis, 1976
The history of German-American culture is outlined and several indexes and resources for material on German culture in America are listed. Approaches to such studies include regional focus, German theater in America, and oral history to bring classroom activities closer to real world patterns and problems. (CHK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Ethnic Groups
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Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. – 1972
This is a guide to a realization and appreciation of the German culture, gained through the use of oral and written German. Four areas of language instruction are emphasized: (1) listening, (2) speaking, (3) reading, and (4) writing. The guide is divided into five sections: (1) broad goals and performance objectives, which include a breakdown of…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives
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Smith, Terry L. – Foreign Language Annals, 1978
Describes a seminar held in Texas in which German teachers at all levels attended lectures and discussions on contemporary German culture and became acquainted with German citizens. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Cultural Exchange, Culture, Culture Contact
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Winkler, Kathrin; Scholz, Stefan – British Journal of Religious Education, 2021
This paper deals with the disclosure of subaltern thinking in current German-language textbooks for religious education. For the hermeneutical framing of this analysis, the approach of a postcolonial reading is particularly profitable. Obvious hierarchical relationships from clearly up and down can consequently be made visible and their presumed…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Racial Bias, Civil Rights, Cultural Pluralism
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Garrick, Natalie – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1976
The work of the Goethe Institute in teaching German to foreigners and in fostering interest in German culture is described. The desirability of a change in attitude in Australia toward foreign language study is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Educational Facilities
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Hahn, Sidney L. – Unterrichtspraxis, 1975
This article describes various attempts at teaching and learning cross-cultural understanding through workshops; preparing instructional materials, including magazine advertisements, to be analyzed; and interdisciplinary lectures and programs. Aspects of German culture are emphasized. (CHK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images
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Libbon, Stephanie – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2004
Using task-based exercises that required web searches and online activities, this course introduced non-traditional students to the sights and sounds of the German culture and language and simultaneously to computer technology. Through partner work that required negotiation of the net as well as of the language, these adult beginning German…
Descriptors: Travel, Computer Simulation, Computers, Internet
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Jankowsky, Karen; Remmler, Karyn – Unterrichtspraxis, 1987
Presents the goals, procedures, visual aids, instructional materials used in a German conversation and culture class taught in English. The courses are intended to realistically portray the way of life and the environment of the people of East and West Berlin. (LMO)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Audiotape Recordings, Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Pollack-Milgate, Howard – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article argues that vital resources for teaching the relationship of German and the global to advanced undergraduate language students can be found in a critical approach to the rich tradition of cosmopolitanism in canonical German-language texts. One especially rich vein of this tradition is the historical depiction of relationships between…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Wagner, Susanne M.; Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
More than ever, faculty need to ensure that undergraduate curricula not only provide students with tools to gain linguistic proficiency but also teach them to analyze both written and visual information to attain historical literacy. Developing both intercultural proficiency and insights into various historical memorialization processes ensures…
Descriptors: German, History Instruction, Literacy, Language Proficiency
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Zhang, Qin; Oetzel, John G.; Gao, Xiaofang; Wilcox, Richard G.; Takai, Jiro – Communication Education, 2007
Cross-cultural validity of teacher immediacy scales is a constant concern in instructional communication research. The present study examines the validity of two existing teacher immediacy scales: the Revised Nonverbal Immediacy Measure (RNIM) and the Chinese Teacher Immediacy Scale (CTIS) in U.S., Chinese, German, and Japanese cultures. Results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Validity, Factor Analysis, Communication Research
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Fikes, Robert Jr. – Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 2001
A large number of black scholars have pursued advanced degrees in the German language, history, and culture. Describes the history of African American interest in the German language and culture, highlighting various black scholars who have studied German over the years. Presents data on African Americans in German graduate programs and examines…
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Doctoral Degrees, German, Higher Education
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Sanders, Ruth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
A one-hour videoconference between Miami university students in a German-culture course and international communication students at a German university became a transatlantic class on culture in German-speaking Europe and the U.S. The paper explains course content, student preparation, teacher preparation, conference implementation, student…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Distance Education
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Soltau, Noah – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Fairy tales often occupy only a superficial role in German language classrooms, used to check a culture box and teach the simple past tense. However, teaching fairy tales can engage students' analytical faculties and expose them to the culturally and linguistically embedded nature of folktales, leading them to a deeper appreciation of language,…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Folk Culture, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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