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Twark, Jill E.; Franch, Daniel J.; Vaughan, Paige – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Although abundant research studies explore team teaching and co-teaching, research is lacking on apprentice teaching with undergraduates, especially in U.S. world language classes. This article presents a practical apprentice teaching model for teaching beginning German with undergraduate students. The model was successful because the professor…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, German, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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DiBiase-Lubrano, Mary Jo – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Language testing is an integral part of teaching and learning, yet most language faculty do not receive adequate training for developing tests (Taylor, [Taylor, L., 2009]). Most have advanced degrees in literary and cultural studies in the target language but often have insufficient training in pedagogy and assessment. This shortcoming is alarming…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Kraiss, Andrew – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
This paper is a study of a method for teaching German gender and plural assignment developed by the late Donald Steinmetz. My primary source for classroom material was the unpublished handbook for students that Steinmetz co-authored with Donald Nelson, The Joy of Gender: A Student Handbook made available to me by his son, Erik Steinmetz. In the…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Kramsch, Claire; Gerhards, Sascha – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
In her recently published book "The Multilingual Subject: What foreign language learners say about their experience and why it matters", UC Berkeley applied-linguist Claire Kramsch approaches language learning from a new, visionary perspective. Foregrounding the interplay of cultural aspects in language learning, Kramsch understands…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Interviews
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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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Walther, Ingeborg – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
In calling for new governance structures and unified curricula, the MLA Report distinguishes between instrumental and constitutive views of language that characterize our often schizophrenic agendas of language acquisition on the one hand, and disciplinary knowledge on the other. This paper explores some common theoretical insights from the fields…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Governance, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Donahue, William Collins – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
Teaching '68 presents pedagogical challenges far greater than assembling a set of workable classroom materials. Divisive controversies that were the hallmark of the time--e.g., the debate over the nature and appropriate use of violence--are with us still, though in a somewhat different form. Further, the instructor's own politics and positionality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, North Americans, German, Teaching Methods
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Streitwieser, Bernhard; Leephaibul, Robin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
Research opportunities for undergraduates in the social sciences remain relatively rare. If they exist at all they are usually in the natural sciences and engineering. In study abroad the situation is particularly pronounced: a semester or year abroad is still more a time for cultural and linguistic immersion than it is for building specific…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Research Opportunities
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Donahue, William Collins; Wohlfeil, Jochen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
DepaeThe new conditions of the study abroad "market" have impelled us to rethink the costs and benefits of a small, selective US-based program, such as Duke in Berlin. The principal advantage, we argue, is an environment of "academic intimacy," a generous teacher/student ratio, which in turn fosters additional undergraduate…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Environment, Study Abroad, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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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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Nagy, Ellen Manning – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Provides an overview of the academic job market for PhDs in terms of skills and qualifications needed by job candidates and demonstrates how graduate students can begin to focus their educational efforts in the most relevant ways. Career development, placement options for departments, faculty, and students are also discussed. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Departments, Doctoral Degrees
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Olsen, Solveig – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Used responses to a questionnaire to examine preferred textbooks used by German faculty in first- and second-year German college courses to identify the perceived strengths and weaknesses. Responses also confirm the divide between advocates of current language learning theory and traditionalists in the professions. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, German, Higher Education, Questionnaires
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Gonglewski, Margaret; Penningroth, Ann – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
A survey of 188 graduate students in 28 German programs investigated students' perceptions of their own professional development for teaching or work in business or government. It examined career goals, the importance of and participation in professional development activities, relationship with advisor/mentor on professional development issues,…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, College Faculty, Departments
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Fry, Ingrid E. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Discusses the challenges and rewards of incorporating a course on the literature of the Holocaust into the undergraduate German curriculum. Focuses on informing interested faculty members of the issues involved in organizing such a course and on providing a syllabus and bibliography. A syllabus on the literature of the Holocaust is appended. (12…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Faculty, College Students, Course Descriptions
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