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Sosulski, Michael J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This article explores the possibilities for effecting Transformative Learning in students of German language and culture through the use of popular music videos, in both the target and the students' own languages. Transformative Learning, a term that has differing valences in numerous academic disciplines, is employed here in its social-scientific…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Popular Culture, German, Critical Viewing
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Becker, Angelika; DeMaris, Sarah Glenn; Moller-Tank, Beth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
The article presents and discusses materials for a cultural lesson about Green Germany. An introductory mini-unit frames the over-all student learning objective: students should be able to respond to the questions "Where are we?" and "Where are we going?" with regard to the natural environment. Three different units then help…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Units of Study
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Tatlock, Lynne – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2010
This article identifies recent indicators of the state of German Studies in the United States with special attention to postsecondary enrollments in German. It additionally reviews challenges to the postsecondary teaching of German as they manifest themselves both locally and nationally, including the positioning of German Studies in the life of…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Higher Education, German, Second Language Learning
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Bischof, Deborah Lokai – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2005
Curriculum surveys are used periodically to validate the use of Advanced Place Program[R] (AP[R]) Exams as assessments of skills required for advanced college-level study. In the case of AP German Language, the target level is third-year college language study. This article presents results from a 2003 curriculum survey completed by third-year…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Curriculum
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Benseler, David P. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Updates 14 previous compilations published in this journal. The current listing contains references to 119 dissertations in German language or literature, comparative literature, linguistics, and foreign- or second-language education with applicability to learning and teaching German. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, German, German Literature, Linguistics
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Davidheiser, James C. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Examines the demand for German in the East, the ways in which Germany is trying to meet it and the resulting controversy. Also examines the work of major language and cultural organizations in furthering the study of German in Eastern Europe and notes ramifications for German study in the United States. (37 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, German, Language Attitudes