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Cohen, Yaier – Babel, 2009
The following refections are little more than that: they represent the idiosyncratic experiences of a schoolroom novice in a German class, together with an attempt to view these experiences in light of published research and theoretical considerations. However, it would be surprising if the remarks below represent no more than an isolated case,…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Foreign Countries, German, Native Speakers
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Boss, Bettina – Babel, 2006
This article reports on a cultural studies course about Switzerland conducted within the German Studies program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2005. It discusses the pluricentric concept of "Landeskunde" of the German-speaking region which informed the design of the course seminars and presents the main themes which were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Ferragina, Anna Maria; Mustica, Giuseppina – Babel, 2006
International Grammar School was founded twenty years ago on the belief in the benefits of immersion language learning for children. It offers immersion second language learning in German, Italian, French, and Japanese which continues through kindergarten into the high school years. With language as the medium and not the object of learning,…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education, Immersion Programs
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Jansen, Louise; Stracke, Elke – Babel, 2005
In collaboration with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Department of Education and Training, the Australian National University has been offering a professional development program for language teachers (called LIFT, or Language Inservice for Teachers) for more than ten years. As the program is specially tailored to meet teachers' current…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Inservice Education, Workshops, German