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Woods, Peter Carr – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation addresses the issue of Slovene/German bilingualism in the province of Carinthia in southeastern Austria. The study examines the relationship between learning Slovene in the home and the ability to speak good German later in life; it is based on research conducted in the bilingual community of Bad Eisenkappel (Eisenkappel) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Slavic Languages, German
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Nguyen, Kate; Stanley, Nile; Stanley, Laurel; Rank, Astrid; Wang, Yonghui – Reading Psychology, 2016
The study compared the perceptions of adults from four countries about storytelling. Americans (N = 153), Germans (N = 163), Chinese (N = 324), and Vietnamese (N = 356) completed a survey. Americans' scores on measures of storytelling experiences were the highest overall. Americans and Germans reported having significantly more childhood…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Story Telling, Scores, Culturally Relevant Education
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von Steinbüchel, Nicole; Meeuwsen, Mirjam; Poinstingl, Herbert; Kiese-Himmel, Christiane – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The study examined the psychometric properties of the German version of the Creative Thinking-Drawing Production Test (TCT-DP). This test evaluates creative potential with 14 content-related criteria, constituting a total score. Age norms exist for children from 4-16 years. A total of 269 children with predominantly migrant background, aged…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity Tests, Preschool Children, Psychometrics
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Usman, Misnawaty; Saud, Syukar; Achmad, Abd. Kasim – International Journal of Language Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop a learning model of "Teams-Games-Tournaments (TGT)" in learning German vocabulary ("Wortschatz"). Specifically the study aims: (a) to find out the validity, practicality, and effectiveness of German vocabulary learning to improve students' vocabulary mastery; (b) to find out the…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Kauschke, Christina; Renner, Lena F.; Domahs, Ulrike – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: German participles are formed by a co-occurrence of prefixation and suffixation. While the acquisition of regular and irregular suffixation has been investigated exhaustively, it is still unclear how German children master the prosodically determined prefixation rule (prefix "ge-"). Findings reported in the literature are…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Control Groups, Age Differences, Foreign Countries
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Walther, Daniel Joseph – European Education, 2013
From the perspective of German colonial supporters and authorities, appropriate white education in the settler colony of Southwest Africa (SWA) was essential for maintaining German hegemony in the territory. In order to reach this objective, the German colonial administration in SWA, with assistance from pedagogues and institutions in Germany,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, German, Land Settlement
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Classen, Albrecht – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Recent debates about the future of academia have focused primarily on teaching the STEM subjects. This is certainly a valuable call for action, but it also threatens to ignore the significant contributions of the humanities and other fields. This article presents a workable alternative by way of looking at more technical writings by 18th-century…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Instruction, German, German Literature
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Tsvetkova, Natalia – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
This article discusses the history of American and Soviet transformations in German universities during the period of the Cold War, 1945-1990. Both American and Soviet policies were resisted by the university community, particularly by the conservative German professoriate, in both parts of the divided Germany. The article shows how and why both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Universities, World History
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Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
In fall 2016, a group of scholars gathered at the 40th German Studies Association convention in San Diego, CA, in a space called the Eaton Room, for a seminar on multilingualism in German Studies. After three days sharing this space of dialogue, members returned home to their various teaching and research settings and, reflecting further on…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German
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Norris, John; Drackert, Anastasia – Language Testing, 2018
The Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF) plays a critical role as a standardized test of German language proficiency. Developed and administered by the Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.), TestDaF was launched in 2001 and has experienced persistent annual growth, with more than 44,000 test takers in…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Language Proficiency
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Ekmekçi, Emrah – International Education Studies, 2018
Whether or not to use students' native language (L1) in second or foreign language classes has always been debated by many scholars and researchers. This controversial issue has taken place in the literature with various case studies and findings. The current study investigates into both students and teachers' perspectives on using L1 in foreign…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage, Teacher Attitudes
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Panagiotopoulou, Julie A.; Rosen, Lisa – Language and Education, 2018
This article reports on the initial findings from an ethnographic study conducted in a preparatory class for young refugees in Cologne, Germany. Focusing on the current language policy which aims to integrate newly arrived children into the German society through language assimilation in schools, this study examines how such policies (re)produce…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Educational Policy, Social Integration
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Bhatnagar, Tushar; Sinha, Vinita – Journal of International Students, 2018
Every individual is characterized by a learning style which an individual develops over a course of time. The learning style may be shaped by different cultural environment. This study aims to find and compare the learning style of Indian and German business students by examining the learning styles of 81 students from India and Germany. The study…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Nenno, Nancy P. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Striving to be more representative in their answer to the question, "What is German," many programs are expanding their curricula to include the history and perspectives of Black Germans and Austrians. Through discussion of a course on "Die afrikanische Diaspora im deutschsprachigen Europa," this article argues that examining…
Descriptors: German, Guidelines, Rating Scales, Second Language Learning
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Ennigkeit, Fabienne; Hänsel, Frank – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to examine the factorial and convergent validity of the German translation of the Exercise Identity Scale (EIS; Anderson & Cychosz, 1994). We introduce a bifactor model as a possible alternative to the previously discussed one- and two-factor models. Using an online study with 530 participants, our results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Adults, Exercise
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