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Rings, Lana – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Highlights the use of novice-level books produced from or for the Internet in the beginning level German as a foreign language classroom. Such books can be used for pleasure reading, for learning content, and for the development of vocabulary. Techniques for such use are provided. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Books, German, Instructional Materials, Internet
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Rings, Lana – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Reports research in cross-cultural differences between Americans from the United States and Germans, regarding the connotations of vocabulary items, specifically two sample words: "Cliquen" and "Kneipen." Over a period of five years, more than 50 native speakers from both cultures, who had experience with the other culture, were interviewed on…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, German, Interviews, Language Research
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Rings, Lana – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
Scholars and teachers are increasingly realizing that language consists of more than the additive nature of learned morphological, syntactical, and lexical items. This paper describes the pragmatic implications of linguistic strings, based on research and interviews with native speakers of American English and standard German. (20 references)…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, English, German, Language Usage