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Arens, Katherine – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1999
Presents a new term in German language literacy and cultural studies: germanophone, which parallels the widely accepted terms, anglophone and francophone. Lack of the term highlights the reality that current German studies still bears traces of its origins in a particular definition of German nationalism (which must be overcome if German culture…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Cultural Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Weintraut, Edward James – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1999
German editorial cartoonists use the Michel figure to represent German citizens' concerns and aspirations. The 1949 division of Germany affected Michel's appearance, with Michel occasionally appearing as twins. Such representations became more prevalent after German unification in 1990. This article comments on 10 editorial cartoons which…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Editorials, Foreign Countries, German
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Elorduy, Esther; And Others – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1996
Reviews the status of the German-as-a-foreign-language classroom and teacher education at the university level in Mexico, describing the teacher education course in the language center at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Also discusses distance learning in the area of German teacher training, which creates educational opportunities…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, German
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Junior, Joao Azenha – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1996
The belief in the unambiguity of specialist texts relies upon a conception of translation limited to purely linguistic levels and a central concept of "stable meanings." From the recognition that specialist texts are, to a great degree, linked to cultural and situational contexts, criteria important for the realization and evaluation of…
Descriptors: Ambiguity, Cultural Differences, German, Linguistic Theory
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Arendt, Ulli; Morgan, Rick – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1995
This study compared the performance of college students completing an advanced-level German language course with that of high school-level candidates on the Advanced Placement (AP) German examination. Successful high school-level AP candidates demonstrated a language competency equal or superior to that of college students who received…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Students, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Walker, William – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1995
Discusses educational employment (EE) opportunities for students in German-speaking countries, and the implementation of EE programs by American colleges and universities. Also lists internship and EE opportunities administered by colleges, universities, and other organizations in the United States, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. (six…
Descriptors: College Programs, Colleges, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries
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Davis, Gabriele A. Wittig – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1995
Outlines the rationale for a multimedia application of the novel "Mathilde Mohring" and describes the structure of a multimedia program and the functions of its individual components, which includes a segment on the different editions of the novel, digitized motion video sequences and stills, and supplemental multimedia materials such as…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Cultural Awareness
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Lutcavage, Charles – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
Assorted techniques are offered for introducing authentic German video into the intermediate language curriculum. Television commercials, weather forecasts, and news programs are described as tools for enhancing listening comprehension and expanding students' cultural awareness. Various preparatory activities and follow-up assignments are…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, German, Listening Comprehension, News Media
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Platt, Bernard P.; And Others – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
A successful summer immersion experience for high school German students is described, with focus on the development, philosophy, and structure of the language academy. Theoretical and practical information is given on student/staff selection, participant grouping, curriculum development, activity planning, facility preparation, and enforcement of…
Descriptors: German, Immersion Programs, Instructional Innovation, Magnet Schools
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Kempf, Franz R. – Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1990
Suggests the following methods for improving university-level German language education curricula: reduce skill-development time through immersion programs, adopt Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache as the proficiency standard for advanced students, and include literature from a variety of liberal arts disciplines in the reading materials for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, German, Higher Education, Immersion Programs
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