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Davidheiser, James; Wolf, Gregory – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
Small undergraduate German programs can take various forms but can generally be classified as new and emerging or older and well-established programs. In today's academic climate it is necessary that instructors in both types work to enhance their curriculum and extra-curricular offerings as well as strive to prevent burnout and the over…
Descriptors: German, Undergraduate Study, Second Language Instruction, Cooperation
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Davidheiser, James; Wolf, Gregory H. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2003
This article, based on the experiences of the authors at the 2002 AATG Summer seminar in Dusseldorf, explores the topic of integration in Germany on multiple levels: politically, financially, socially, and educationally. First, the authors discuss how the European Union and the Euro attempt to integrate Europe and Europeans, and how Germans have…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Immigration, Native Speakers
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Davidheiser, James – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) has enjoyed a tremendous increase of interest in recent years because so many teachers in high schools and colleges are finding that it reinvigorates their German programs. Some even claim that it has saved them. TPRS actually consists of two complementary pedagogical methods: (1) Total Physical Response…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, German, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Davidheiser, James – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Outlines the research leading to Total Physical Response (TRP) and later Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) methods. Discusses the day-to-day use in the German classroom of TPRS by an experienced practitioner and explains the reasons for its success. Presents student evaluations of the method and the material available for its use. (AS)
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Story Telling