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Parkes, Lisa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article focuses on approaches to teaching dramatic comedy in an upper-level undergraduate course. In particular, it outlines how the genre of comedy permits a special focus on Austria, where the rich tradition of comedy holds a prominent place in German-speaking Europe. I argue that dramatic comedy grants language learners a unique…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Pabisch, Peter Karl – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This essay offers some direction for greater integration of Austria and Switzerland into every level of the German language and culture curriculum. By excavating a number of now nearly forgotten intercultural connections between these alpine countries and the U.S., it is possible to present a more complete and complex picture of German-speaking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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van Kerckvoorde, Colette – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article argues for a "D-A-CH" approach, which stands for Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH), in language classes from the introductory level on. I begin by tracing the emergence and development of distinct Standard Swiss and Austrian German varieties. I then discuss marketing efforts for Swiss and Austrian German, and…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, German
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Cliver, Gwyneth E.; Khazanchi, Deepak – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2011
Recognizing the global role of information technology, this article describes a USDOE-funded transatlantic mobility program in the area of IT project management. The project enhances intercultural as well as German language skills and promotes a mutual understanding of EU and US cultures. The relationship between IT and German-language programs…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, 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, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lutcavage, Charles – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Outlines the development of a project which integrates HyperCard, interactive video technology, and the Internet into curricular units focusing on different aspects of Austrian Landeskunde within the German-language classroom. Explains the importance of teaching culture in foreign-language classrooms and presents strategies for incorporating this…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Petig, William E. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Presents results of a study of the use of the dative with the genitive prepositions "(an)statt,""trotz,""wahrend" and "wegen" based on two corpora. Notes that a comparison of these two computerized corpora shows that no clear trend exists regarding the increased use of the dative with these prepositions in…
Descriptors: College Students, Computational Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Foreign Countries
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Walker, William – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1995
Discusses educational employment (EE) opportunities for students in German-speaking countries, and the implementation of EE programs by American colleges and universities. Also lists internship and EE opportunities administered by colleges, universities, and other organizations in the United States, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. (six…
Descriptors: College Programs, Colleges, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries