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Kelling, Hans-Wilhelm; Bown, Jennifer – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
Foreign language houses, on-campus residences in which students pledge to speak in their target language, offer valuable opportunities for language and culture learning. Scores of such programs exist at universities across North America (Dewey, Baker, Bown, & Martinsen, 2011), yet little is written about them in the research literature. This…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Private Colleges, College Second Language Programs
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Jany, Berit – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
Schools and universities continuously face new generations of students who struggle with stress management. Many learners have sedentary lifestyles in which they are deprived of somatic learning opportunities. Other learners experience feelings of dissociation and sensations of disembodiment that have a negative impact on their learning. This…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Stress Management
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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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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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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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Benjamin, John D.; Donohue-Bergeler, Devon; Fuchs, Katrin; Lorenz, Alexander – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
This case study addresses the language-culture divide contributing to curricular bifurcation in many collegiate language departments and presents a lesson plan to help language instructors bridge the gap. The lesson on public transportation is designed for first-semester second language (L2) German students and focuses on a guided reading of a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Video Technology, German, College Students
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Parkes, Lisa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
In offering an account of teaching and performing Nurkan Erpulat and Jens Hillje's "Verr├╝cktes Blut" (2010) with advanced German students, this article reflects on the theme of cultural identity, particularly with regard to current issues related to migrant populations. As a play that showcases theater as a transitional space where…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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O'Brien, Traci S. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
In the literature on intercultural competence, such competence, or set of competencies, is desirable precisely because a globalized world needs world citizens who are at home everywhere and can deal effectively with alterity -- presumably in order to be agents of positive change. To remain relevant, we as teachers in German Studies need…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, German
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Finger, Anke; Tracksdorf, Niko – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Changing public demands and decreasing enrollment numbers have challenged the traditional concept of teaching languages, cultures, and literatures in the U.S. Although nationwide enrollment numbers in German programs have been declining, "global" German Studies programs such as the ones at the University of Connecticut and the University…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Chalupa, Cynthia; Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
German, and increasingly French and Spanish, programs are by nature global because they attract graduate students and faculty from around the world. Most have studied the language and "big C" cultural products during their graduate studies, but they have not necessarily learned approaches for fostering intercultural communicative…
Descriptors: German, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, College Second Language Programs
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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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Grewling, Nicole – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Students' learning progress in areas such as language proficiency or cultural awareness is considerable while studying abroad, but specific preparation, engagement with, and reflection of their experiences can increase these benefits and particularly students' awareness of them. This article offers an overview of a study abroad portfolio that was…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Cultural Awareness
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Criser, Regine; Knott, Suzuko – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Global German Studies require a reassessment of the global histories, narratives, and injustices that continue to be underrepresented in the classroom as well as a critical reflection of how we define "German." This article investigates the crucial role of decolonization in the reenvisioning of the discipline. Decolonization is…
Descriptors: German, Cultural Awareness, Power Structure, Indigenous Populations
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McLary, Laura; Scheve, Emma – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article describes a significant revision of an existing upper-division German course to include more global perspectives of the long 19th century. The revision was undertaken in collaboration with an advanced undergraduate student. The course provides an important opportunity to upend preconceptions students might have about German-speaking…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Advanced Courses, Global Approach
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