NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Publication Date
In 20190
Since 20180
Since 2015 (last 5 years)0
Since 2010 (last 10 years)3
Since 2000 (last 20 years)36
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
Advanced Placement…1
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 96 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
White, Kelsey D.; Heidrich, Emily – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
Most educators are aware that some students utilize web-based machine translators for foreign language assignments, however, little research has been done to determine how and why students utilize these programs, or what the implications are for language learning and teaching. In this mixed-methods study we utilized surveys, a translation task,…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Translation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Heinz, Solveig M. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2010
Content-based instruction (CBI) has been part of the foreign language curriculum for many years at US colleges, leading to courses that combine language instruction with specific content domains, such as film, literature, politics, sports and many others. This article presents a rather unusual choice of content domain for a second-year language…
Descriptors: Opera, Course Evaluation, Second Language Learning, German
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ilett, Darren – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
This article combines quantitative and qualitative analysis of the depiction of ethnic and racial diversity in recent editions of secondary and postsecondary German textbooks published in the US. The purpose is threefold: (1) to determine the frequency and types of representations of diversity; (2) to examine more closely several representative…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Textbooks, German, Secondary Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Vandergriff, Ilona; Barry, David; Mueller, Kimberly – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
Our study of seven first-year college-level German textbooks surveys how these texts deal with the challenge of representing gender-inclusive language. Specifically, we look at gender marking in human nouns to see whether they occur as single-gender forms (e.g., "Student"), as morphological pairs in either full form (e.g., "Student/Studentin") or…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Nouns, German, Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Melin, Charlotte; Laun, Jurgen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
The essay recommends the incorporation of contemporary works in third-year courses at college level based on the redesign of two courses, "Advanced Conversation and Composition" and "GermanMedia." Curricular connections across the German studies major and focus on literacy skills can be enhanced through the systematic integration of recent…
Descriptors: Literacy, German, Curriculum Development, Second Language Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wehage, Franz-Joseph – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This report of one program and one person highlights several successful initiatives that resulted in the growth of the German Program at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. While the ideas reflect common best practices of many successful programs seeking to maintain their profile in today's educational environment, the energy, commitment and…
Descriptors: Program Development, German, College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Snider, Daren – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2005
Given the professed orientation toward proficiency development in the foreign language teaching profession, the inclination of textbook authors and publishers to offer communicative activities should be quite strong. This study analyzed the learning activities of six popular first-year college German textbooks and found that half the texts provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Textbooks, Language Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Levine, Glenn S.; Eppelsheimer, Natalie; Kuzay, Franz; Moti, Simona; Wilby, Jason – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2004
The article presents a format for intermediate, university-level German instruction called "global simulation" (GS) as the curricular manifestation of several recent trends in the literature on instructed second-language acquisition, in particular interactionist and task-based approaches, sociocultural theory, and the acquisition of intercultural…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages), German, Second Language Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hayden-Roy, Priscilla – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2004
There has been a significant paradigm shift in foreign language pedagogy from measuring language achievement to measuring proficiency. The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (1986) sought to reach consensus about describing and measuring language abilities. With the widespread recognition of these Guidelines have come far-reaching changes in our…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Cognitive Psychology, Guidelines, German
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kuttenberg, Eva – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2003
This article describes model units for an in-depth cultural analysis of "Das Versprechen" in undergraduate college courses including intermediate German, German culture and civilization, advanced conversation and composition, and film. Practical suggestions for pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing activities as well as assessment in…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
van Handle, Donna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Describes a new reading and writing intensive course developed for college level intermediate German. Discusses reasons for developing such a course, its theoretical underpinnings, course content, teaching methodology, and assessment mechanisms. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: German, Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Reading Instruction
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7