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Schenker, Theresa; Munro, Robert – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
Units and classes dedicated to multiculturalism in Germany have predominantly focused on Turkish-German literature and culture. Afro-Germans have been a minority whose culture and literature have only marginally been included in German classes, even though Afro-Germans have been a part of Germany for centuries and have undergone efforts at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, German, German Literature
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Ducate, Lara – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
Due to the connection between Germany and sustainability studies, German Programs are well poised to offer a course on German history, culture, and sustainability to meet the needs of the next generation of students. Interdisciplinary humanities courses that incorporate critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative learning will help to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking
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Meindl, Joerg – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
The German classroom should prepare students for the linguistic diversity of the target culture, including regional varieties and German spoken outside of the D-A-CH region. Because textbooks do not often include materials on regional varieties, this article presents a model to incorporate Pennsylvania German (PG) into the curriculum. The model…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Variation
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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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Linneweber, Judith – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
This paper presents a two-session teaching unit on German change-of-state tokens such as "oh," "ach" and "achso." Goal is to teach students the appropriate reaction through change-of-state tokens in various situations. Students are provided with authentic data based on empirical research in conversation analysis (CA).…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bendig, Ina; Betz, Emma; Huth, Thorsten – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
Researchers have observed that in spoken German, the conjunctions "weil" and "obwohl" commonly occur with verb-second (V2) instead of verb-final (V[subscript f]) word order (Gaumann, 1983; Gänthner, 1993, 1996; Uhmann, 1998). Current findings document that this syntactic variant of "weil/obwohl-structures" has an…
Descriptors: Oral Language, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Crane, Cori – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
Adopting a genre lens informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics (cf. Halliday & Matthiessen, [Halliday, M. A. K., 2004]; Martin & Rose, [Martin, J. R., 2008]), this paper explores the text-structural and lexico-grammatical choices that second language (L2) writers of German make in personal letter writing. Close analysis of two student…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), German
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Boovy, Bradley – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
The article details an "Ausflug" to a Mt. Angel, OR as a model for incorporating engaged learning into the German classroom as a way of enhancing not only students' language acquisition but also to promote social justice learning. I offer both theoretical and practical considerations, informed by scholarship on teaching culture in the…
Descriptors: German, Social Justice, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Steckenbiller, Christiane – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
The advent of new and social media, and Twitter in particular, has not only revolutionized how we communicate with each other, but also how we learn and teach. Twitter is increasingly incorporated across the disciplines as a tool to engage with content. In the foreign-language classroom, for instance, Twitter has been used to facilitate language…
Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Koerner, Morgan – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
This article explores the potential of Brecht's theater praxis for teaching millennial students to question dramatic narratives and rethink their own spectatorial positions, especially in regards to mainstream cinema that emphasizes character identification and plot. The article reflects on a five-day teaching unit on Brecht's theater in a senior…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Praxis, Aesthetics
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Lindseth, Martina; Brown, Joshua R. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
This article discusses a three-course sequence which has been designed to aid students' attainment of Advanced Low proficiency according to ACTFL guidelines. A cycle of iterative tasks (with increasing learner autonomy) within and between the courses in the sequence are highlighted and their implementation discussed. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Guidelines, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Kutch, Lynn Marie – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
This article argues that instructors can effectively implement visual and multi-modal methods often used in beginner and intermediate courses as effective building blocks to develop skills of literary analysis. The article presents aspects of a mini-curriculum based on "Die Verwandlung," the graphic novel, and examples of student work…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, Visual Literacy, Literary Criticism
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Howards, Alyssa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
"Die Zauberflöte" is simultaneously one of Mozart's most accessible and most complex operas. Yet while this duality makes it a potentially valuable cultural artifact for the language classroom, students' unfamiliarity with both its operatic genre and Enlightenment context can pose a challenge to teachers. This article functions…
Descriptors: Opera, Classical Music, Sex, Race
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Prager, Debra N.; Kramer, Daniel J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
Extracurricular events in foreign language programs are often treated either as extra credit or an afterthought. And yet if organized creatively and systematically, activities that promote cultural engagement outside the classroom can enhance and extend the curriculum, deepen exposure to the target culture, create a sense of community among…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Extracurricular Activities
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Kraiss, Andrew – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
This paper is a study of a method for teaching German gender and plural assignment developed by the late Donald Steinmetz. My primary source for classroom material was the unpublished handbook for students that Steinmetz co-authored with Donald Nelson, The Joy of Gender: A Student Handbook made available to me by his son, Erik Steinmetz. In the…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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