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Melin, Charlotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This article describes a newly designed upper division German language course, "Contemporary Germany: Food, Energy Politics," and two sampling methods of assessment for measuring parallel gains in German skills and sustainable development (SD) thinking. Second Language Acquisition (SLA) informed course design, key assignments, and…
Descriptors: German, Program Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Sustainable Development
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Melin, Charlotte; Laun, Jurgen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
The essay recommends the incorporation of contemporary works in third-year courses at college level based on the redesign of two courses, "Advanced Conversation and Composition" and "GermanMedia." Curricular connections across the German studies major and focus on literacy skills can be enhanced through the systematic integration of recent…
Descriptors: Literacy, German, Curriculum Development, Second Language Instruction
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Melin, Charlotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2005
Connections between high school and college-level German programs can be strengthened through a combination of curricular articulation and strategic outreach initiatives. This essay reviews approaches to articulation, examines promising outreach models, and offers guidelines for developing program-specific plans. An analysis of German program…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Audiences, German, High Schools
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Melin, Charlotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Advocates broadening of professional development options for graduate students to take into account the disciplinary expertise and teaching practice needed for courses beyond the beginning and intermediate language sequence. Concludes that readings, workshops, and discussions with faculty allow graduate students to gain experience with the range…
Descriptors: College Faculty, German, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Melin, Charlotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Suggests an approach to compositions that addresses the special character of intermediate foreign-language writing through process assignments that involve strategic corrections and a series of interrelated, in-class writing activities, including expansion exercises intended for use during the revision period. This essay design also coordinates…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Error Correction, Feedback, Revision (Written Composition)