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Hedderich, Norbert – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2003
Analyzes Mark Twain's 1869 essay "The Awful German Language" in terms of Twain's comments on morphological, syntactical, lexical, and phonological features of German. The topic is presented in the context of Twain's German language learning experience. Relevance of the article for German language instruction today is also described.…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hedderich, Norbert – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1999
Interviewed German and American employees to investigate cultural differences at the workplace, examining their views on culture clash and collecting examples of situations involving miscommunication due to cultural differences. Employees described differences in such areas as work atmospheres, working hours, thinking styles, greetings, work pace,…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Employee Attitudes
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Hedderich, Norbert – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Describes a three-year project devoted to fostering semester-long e-mail exchanges between American and German college students. Based on the tandem approach to language learning, peer tutoring via e-mail helped improve students' writing ability and cross-cultural competence. Presents types of writing activities and suggestions for setting up…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries