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Ferguson, Mark – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
Not only has the US Senate designated 2006 the Year of Study Abroad; the year also marks the anniversary of a distinguished tradition of study abroad in Germany that reaches back 75 years. Founded in 1931, suspended during the war years, and re-opened in 1953 by Wayne State University, the Junior Year in Munich is America's oldest study abroad…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, History
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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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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
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Tschirner, Erwin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
In 2002, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (NCATE) established Advanced Low (AL) as the minimal level of oral proficiency for foreign language teacher candidates. However, AL is not a level commonly reached by graduates of foreign language programs. Additional language training focusing on the development of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Oral Language
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Levine, Glenn S. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
A framework is presented for grammar instruction based on sociocultural theory and critical pedagogy. It is argued that restricting students' learning to the standard German of the monolingual, educated native speaker is both insufficient and inappropriate. It is proposed that grammar teaching and learning should support learners as developing…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Native Speakers, Monolingualism, German
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Hasty, Will – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
Based on practical experience in a new online beginning German course sequence, the author of this essay argues that contemporary cultural developments associated with the emergence of new technologies, particularly computer-assisted language learning, provide new opportunities to theorize German Studies curricula from the beginning level onward.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Curriculum Design, German, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Overstreet, Maryann; Tran, Jennie; Zietze, Sylvia – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
This article presents a description of some pragmatic expressions ("oder so," "und so," "oder wie") rarely found in textbooks, but common in everyday conversation. Though often treated as vague or superfluous, these expressions perform important functions in interpersonal communication. Focusing on these easily identifiable phrases can help…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Pragmatics, German, Second Language Instruction
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Ritterbusch, Rachel; LaFond, Larry; Agustin, Marcus – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
This article examines the problems that many beginning L2 learners encounter when dealing with the German case system. It isolates three elements that make case usage challenging: understanding the concept of case itself, identifying grammatical gender, and selecting the correct case marker from a set of overlapping forms. Data from an action…
Descriptors: Grammar, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Watzinger-Tharp, Johanna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
This article examines variant word order in subordinate clauses, in particular clauses introduced with "weil" in spoken discourse. Current studies point to discourse-pragmatic conditions that guide the placement of the verb in second or final clause position. An analysis of empirical speech data shows that German speakers use both V2 and VF in…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Teaching Methods, Class Activities, Word Order
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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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Abrams, Zsuzsanna I.; Byrd, David R.; Boovy, Bradley; Mohring, Anja – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
Teaching culture in the foreign language (L2) classroom can be a real dilemma for instructors: What culture do we teach? What does it mean to learn about a culture? How can students learn culture? In order to answer these questions, we evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of two types of culture portfolios: a traditional one that used on-line…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), German, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Benseler, David P. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
The current listing presents titles of doctoral dissertations related to the teaching of German and completed in U.S. universities during the "calendar" years 2003 and 2005. The term "related to the teaching of German" refers to dissertations completed in Germanics, comparative literature, linguistics, and foreign or second language education with…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, German, Doctoral Dissertations, Teaching Methods
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Van Orden, Stephen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
Providing students with lively, authentic comprehensible input is one of the most important tasks of introductory German teachers. Using a Tablet PC can enable teachers to improve the quality of the comprehensible input they provide their students. This article describes how integrating a Tablet PC into daily teaching processes allows classroom…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German
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Russo, Eva-Maria – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
This article presents several units from a course on German Humor offered at Washington University in St. Louis in the Spring of 2003 and 2006. The course was constructed according to the principles of the task-based classroom outlined by James Lee and employed at Georgetown University. The emphasis in each of the four units, which address East…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Grammar, Humor, German Literature
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William, Jennifer Marston – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
This article describes strategies specific to teaching German film courses at American universities, particularly how to capture the interest of students who have not studied film previously and have little understanding of German culture, history, or the language. I suggest starting with discussions on the interrelatedness of "foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, German, Films
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