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Luke, Martina – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
The decreasing interest in the study of foreign languages forces us to reconsider and re-evaluate new teaching methods and approaches. Nevertheless, the use of music, in particular modern or pop music, for interdisciplinary studies and students' language skills appears to be still neglected. I claim that the lyrics and music of the popular group…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), World Literature, Music, Language Skills
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Johnson, Catherine – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article describes six games that instructors of German can use with students from the first year of high school or first semester of German through the fourth year of high school or fourth semester of college German and beyond. Unlike other games in which students must wait their turn to practice their language skills, these games engage the…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Vocabulary Skills, German, High Schools
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Melin, Charlotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2005
Connections between high school and college-level German programs can be strengthened through a combination of curricular articulation and strategic outreach initiatives. This essay reviews approaches to articulation, examines promising outreach models, and offers guidelines for developing program-specific plans. An analysis of German program…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Audiences, German, High Schools
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High, Jeffrey L.; Hoyer, Jennifer M.; Wakefield, Ray – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Describes a curriculum for teaching writing with computers. The approach is process-oriented and employs low-end technology, requiring only computers equipped with word processing programs, and follows an assignment structure that can be executed by high schools or universities. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Editing, German, High Schools
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Andress, Reinhard; James, Charles J.; Jurasek, Barbara; Lalande, John F., II; Lovik, Thomas A.; Lund, Deborah; Stoyak, Daniel P.; Tatlock, Lynne; Wipf, Joseph A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Reports on data gathered in an AATG-sponsored national survey of U.S. high school students enrolled in upper-level German courses, investigating why students select German, continue learning German, and plan to take German in college. The results are discussed and recommendations with regard to affective motivators are made. (AS)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, German, High School Students, High Schools
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Van Handle, Donna C.; Ayres, Evelyn; Cimino, Ellen; Dunn, Bryan; Foell, Kimberly; McCarthy, Jennifer K. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2001
Describes the creation and use of Web sites developed by secondary school teachers of German and European history who participated in an NEH-sponsored summer institute titled "Post-Wall Germany: Integrating Post-Unification German Culture into the High School Curriculum. Teacher participants also offer suggestions for using sites they created…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, German, High Schools
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Moffit, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Discusses the use of young adult books in teaching high school and college-level German, particularly "Damals war es Friedrich" and "Brandstiftung." The didactic intentions of these books are to inform younger adults about the Nazi periods of the past and the Neo-nazi resurgence of the present, encourage them to confront the issues, and to take a…
Descriptors: Foreign Language Books, German, High Schools, Higher Education
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Davidheiser, James C. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1999
Discusses declining enrollments in German as a foreign language programs and what can be done to offset the erosion in small undergraduate programs. Twelve ways to attract students to German, ranging from placement strategy to technology, and fifteen ways to retain them, such as offering German social events and internships, are presented.…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Technology, Extracurricular Activities, German
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Davis, Susan A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1991
Describes projects, skits, songs, and speeches designed to stimulate student interest in and appreciation of men and women's changing roles in society, helping teachers not only to stress subject matter but also instill in their students a sense of pride, concern for others, and awareness of potential career opportunities. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Feminism, German, High Schools, Learning Activities
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Niemczura, Mary Ann; Clayton, Joe A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1991
Outlines a project combining the disciplines of German and technology education by giving students an opportunity to learn technical vocabulary and design and create wooden toys to increase students' awareness of international business and global economy and the necessity of communicating ideas with people in other countries. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Business Communication, German, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hummel, Cynthia N. – Die Unterrichtspraxis: Teaching German, 1990
Suggestions for incorporating correspondence with German-speaking people as part of high school German instruction include tips for testing, follow-up activities, writing activities, and pen-pal activities. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: German, High Schools, Language Enrichment, Letters (Correspondence)
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Smith, Sheryl – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Describes 12 German-American projects designed for high school students of German, including a biography of a German-American; video presentation on German immigration; oral report on German ancestors; Amish, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Mennonites; German inscriptions on cemetery headstones; interview with a German-speaking immigrant; immigration…
Descriptors: Biographies, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Food
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Moffit, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Makes a plea for reading authentic "Jugendliteratur" in the foreign-language classroom. Focuses on the reasons for inclusions of this literature, discusses some of the reasons for its omission, and offers solutions to the problems perceived. Strategies for reading whole texts are shared and applied to the reading of "Oya" by…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries, German, High Schools
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Donahue, William C. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1991
Describes a poetry writing project that uses the "strangeness" of German to beginning students as an impetus for creativity, demonstrating students' unexpected linguistic resourcefulness and the use of the poems as inspiration for more innovative teaching and learning within a task-oriented and communicative curriculum. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, German, High Schools, Introductory Courses
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Lalande, John F. II – Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1990
Reports on a descriptive study of German education at several Illinois high schools. Data collected through interviews, questionnaires, and the videotaping of classroom instruction are presented and analyzed. The implications of the data are discussed with regard to teaching German grammar, students attitudes toward learning grammar, and the use…
Descriptors: German, Grammar, High Schools, Measures (Individuals)
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