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Hock, Lisabeth; Peterson, Brent – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Both of the participants in this dialogue are professors of German, and both were involved in recent efforts to develop Global Studies programs at their institutions. While one teaches at a small, private, liberal arts college and the other at a large, urban, public research university, both participated in these projects with the pragmatic desire…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fagan, Sarah M. B. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
The basic form of the superlative suffix in German is -"st (kleinst"-), with some adjectives requiring a longer form, -"est (lautest"-). While the superlative has long been a topic in teaching materials, the accuracy of textbook treatments continues to be less than satisfactory. The difficulty arises in characterizing the…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Morphemes
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Bauerlein, Katrina; Shertzer, Rebecca – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Preparing lifelong, world-ready German learners means German language instructors must intentionally incorporate globalized themes and tasks into the high school German curriculum. In 2010, the College Board redesigned the AP German Language and Culture Exam to meet these needs. The new exam encompasses six course themes and requires students to…
Descriptors: German, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Schwabe, Claudia – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
German fairy tales have an established history of appropriation in popular media, from oral traditions to mobile media. The mimetic quality of fairy-tale motifs and tropes provides ideal conditions for intertextual adaptation. In this article, I demonstrate that German fairy-tale themed music videos are powerful vehicles for culture, parody, and…
Descriptors: German, Fairy Tales, Music, Video Technology
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Chavez, Monika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
This study examined why current university learners of French, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese, and, for comparative purposes, actual university learners of German, believe that others and why they themselves would study German. Responses were compared against current motivation theories, narratives promoted by academic language programs, research…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Preferences, German
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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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Grewling, Nicole; Rinker, Erika Hille – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Globalizing the curriculum in small German programs with a single faculty member consists of different considerations than in larger programs with more faculty and students. In this dialogue, the faculty members in two such programs discuss what globalizing German Studies means within the context of their small programs and the need to maintain a…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Second Language Programs
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Coleman, Nicole; Guntersdorfer, Ivett – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
In this conversation, two U.S.-trained German language and culture educators discuss their approaches to intercultural communicative competence (ICC). Working in different educational settings -- in a German and Global Studies program at a public university in the U.S., and at the Institute for Intercultural Communication of a German university…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Intercultural Communication
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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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Bernhardt, Elizabeth; Nissler, Paul; Leffell, Cici Malik – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
The contemporary watchword within curricular discussions in German is integration across multiple linguistic levels and literacy dimensions. This article contributes to the discussion by chronicling how one university responded and contributed to curricular currents in German, constructing concrete documents reflective of those currents. The…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum Development, Oral Language
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Emm, Amy; Hawkins, Dan – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
This article introduces a Bauhaus design apprenticeship for first-semester German as a means of integrating multiple literacies and disciplines. In light of the need for interdisciplinary models of the multiliteracies framework in introductory-level language curricula, a collaboration with the campus makerspace can enhance the humanities' critical…
Descriptors: Design, Apprenticeships, Introductory Courses, Multiple Literacies
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Ruck, Julia – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
Sociocognitive (Atkinson, 2011) and complex dynamic systems approaches (Larsen-Freeman & Cameron, 2008) highlight the inextricable connectedness of social and cognitive phenomena in second language (L2) learning. Previous research found numerous ties between L2 learning and both learners' sociocultural background as well as their affective…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German
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Sippel, Lieselotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
The present study investigated learners' beliefs about peer interaction (PI) and peer corrective feedback (PCF) in the language classroom. A group of third-semester German learners (the--PCF group) participated in peer interaction activities, specifically conversations and discussions with other learners. Another group of third-semester German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Peer Relationship, Peer Evaluation
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Peltekov, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
Previous research has investigated the effectiveness of implicit and explicit instructional methods on second language (L2) learners' grammatical accuracy. However, there is a scarcity of studies focused on the effects of the two teaching methods on L2 learners' pronunciation. To fill this gap, the present study examined the effects of implicit…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Pronunciation
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Layne, Priscilla; Malakaj, Ervin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article advocates for the inclusion of queer and queer of color discourse into graduate curricula in North American German Studies. It presents a brief overview of major discussions in queer of color studies, proposes sample readings of queer of color texts in Germany that help graduate students develop sophisticated understandings of German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Advocacy
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