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Norris, John M. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Discusses the utility of the German Speaking Test (GST) as a general test of German foreign-language proficiency, examining whether it can be used effectively in classroom and institutional foreign-language settings and how proficiency ratings based on the GST relate to examinees' real-world German communicative abilities. Caveats regarding the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, German, Higher Education
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Henderson, Ingeborg – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1991
Suggests a series of steps that individuals in the foreign language profession can take to effectively address the issue of demographic changes in the U.S. college student populations and keeping foreign language learning a feasible discipline in the future. (26 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Second Language Programs, College Students, German
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Rosellini, Jay Julian – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Explains how access to the World Wide Web can change approaches to teaching German composition and conversation. Reflects upon past practices in teaching German, describes an actual college course, and places the use of the new media in the general context of humanistic endeavors. (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, German, Higher Education
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Larkin, Edward T. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1991
Presents information on how and what is taught in courses on the "Age of Goethe." Two appendices are presented that list the institutions responding to a questionnaire concerning the teaching of this course and the less familiar texts of the period that are treated by some instructors. (GLR)
Descriptors: Course Content, German, German Literature, Higher Education