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Wiley, Patricia A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
A short review of first- and second-year German instructional material in the U.S. shows that, by design, cultural competence is either frequently conveyed in isolation from other language skills, or culture topics are approached merely in a utilitarian way to test comprehension or practice grammar. The contribution at hand presents a multi-modal,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German, Instructional Materials
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Rubin-McGregor, Jordan; Rubin, Beth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
This article addresses how to include instruction about the Holocaust (Shoah) in intermediate German world language classes in the United States. Scholarly inquiry into teaching of the Shoah has produced pedagogical frameworks, and Lindquist's (2008) guidelines are recommended along with additional instructional resources and suggestions. The…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Second Language Instruction, European History, Jews
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Abrams, Zsuzsanna; Schiestl, Simone Berchtold – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
German is a language with multiple standard and non-standard varieties (Fagan, 2009). Yet L2 textbooks still favor one standard form, offering little information about other varieties of the language. In particular, Austrian and Swiss Standard German are underrepresented, and even when present, the language is often in a mixture of dialect and…
Descriptors: German, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Neville, David O. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
The essay forwards suggestions for developing a blended learning environment to insert genre-based language for specific purposes (LSP) subject matter into the undergraduate second language development curriculum. Specifically, the essay will highlight: (1) the development of an overarching narrative for structuring the LSP subject matter; (2) the…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Languages for Special Purposes
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Taleghani-Nikazm, Carmen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
This paper offers an instructional unit on the response token "achja" in everyday German conversation. The paper first provides a description of "achja" and its distinctive prosodic features based on empirical research in conversation analysis. The goal of the paper is to provide instructors of German with information and…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Sundquist, John – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2010
This article focuses on the benefits of using short film in the German classroom at the secondary or post-secondary level. The article addresses a number of characteristics of short films that lend themselves well to the classroom, including their abbreviated length, artistic innovation, and compact storytelling. In addition to discussing specific…
Descriptors: German, Foreign Language Films, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education
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Busch, Iris; Freimann-Cavanaugh, Corinna; Eichler, Ester – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
The Kinder lernen Deutsch Committee (KLD) is a standing committee of the AATG that has existed since 1987 and that was originally charged to support the advocacy of German in grades K-8. With generous funding by the Standige Arbeitsgruppe Deutsch als Fremdsprache (StADaF) from the German government and the Goethe-Institut, the Kinder lernen…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, German, Thematic Approach, Second Language Learning
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Schmidt, Johannes – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
Podcasts provide a straightforward opportunity to stay connected with language, culture, and recent events of German-speaking countries. Podcasts offer clearly articulated, authentic material that can be automatically and regularly delivered to your computer and classrooms; continuously exposing students and teachers to German. This article…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods
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Huth, Thorsten – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
In the context of teaching culture, this article presents teaching materials that provide learners of German with opportunities to reflect about, analyze, and practice, how Germans commonly react to compliments. Based on findings from conversation analysis, the materials provide students with rich contextual information and a variety of…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Putnam, Michael – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
This article discusses the rich cultural resources embedded with German hip-hop music and its potential impact on the foreign language classroom. In particular, this article suggests methods and materials for integrating German hip-hop music in the discussion of recent controversial cultural events and attitudes in German after the "Wende."
Descriptors: German, Music, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Rings, Lana – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Highlights the use of novice-level books produced from or for the Internet in the beginning level German as a foreign language classroom. Such books can be used for pleasure reading, for learning content, and for the development of vocabulary. Techniques for such use are provided. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Books, German, Instructional Materials, Internet
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von Reinhart, Walter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2001
Presents strategies used in the International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Island for incorporating technical German in first year classes. Outlines the language functions that can be developed in this way, gives concrete examples of the materials used, and provides specific suggestions for coordinating these materials with a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends, German, Higher Education
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Classen, Albrecht – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2001
Argues that despite the decline in enrollments in German at elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities, there is reason to hope that interest can be invigorated. Suggests that there are easy instructional methods and materials for developing a new motivation in learning the language. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, German, Higher Education
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VanValkenburg, Janet; Arnett, Carlee – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Identifies areas that need improvement in teaching assistant training programs in the foreign languages if graduates are to be competitive in the job market, including course design, syllabus writing and identification and statement of curriculum and course objectives; design of content courses; materials development; articulation between the…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives
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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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