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Barbe, Katharina – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2004
There is no question that English, and especially American English, enjoys high prestige among German speakers. This popularity resulted in a growing importation of English loans into German. The influence is decidedly asymmetrical. In this article, the author discusses the English language's influence on German, covering: (1) a brief history of…
Descriptors: German, North American English, English, Linguistic Borrowing
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Barbe, Katharina – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2001
Introduces activities designed to wean students from equivalency thinking in the German as a foreign language classroom. Suggests that with sufficient prior linguistic awareness and some target language knowledge, use of a bilingual dictionary--in book form or on a computer--can become a successful learning experience. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dictionaries, German, Second Language Instruction