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Badstubner, Tina; Ecke, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
This study investigated students' motives for participating in a short-term study abroad program in Germany, their expectations about learning progress at the beginning of the program, and their perceived progress in various language skills at the end of the program. Findings indicated that students' expectations were higher than their perceived…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Listening Skills, Language Skills
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Ecke, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
In this article, I review the options that teachers and students have to obtain German TV in the U.S.: through satellite and cable networks and by streaming, downloading, or recording TV programs through the internet. I also address how one can access TV programs over the air in the German-speaking countries by using a notebook PC and TV card.
Descriptors: German, Television, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Ecke, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
In this article, I review the options that teachers and students have to obtain German TV in the U.S.: through satellite and cable networks and by streaming, downloading, or recording TV programs through the internet. I also address how one can access TV programs over the air in the German-speaking countries by using a notebook PC and TV card.
Descriptors: German, Television, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ecke, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2005
German teachers' use of DVDs, purchased abroad, has become increasingly difficult through restrictions imposed by the motion pictures industry on DVDs, DVD-playing equipment and software. In addition, the law, in particular through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), has imposed restrictions that negatively affect the fair use of digital…
Descriptors: Films, Teachers, Foreign Countries, Video Equipment
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Ecke, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Illustrates the potential of simulation techniques for the teaching of German as a foreign language at the beginner's level. Reviews arguments for the use of simulations in language teaching, suggests a step-by-step procedure for using simulations, and presents a set of ready-to-apply simulation scripts on the topic of eating and drinking in a…
Descriptors: German, Graduate Study, Introductory Courses, Second Language Instruction