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Wickham, Christopher – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
The negotiation of a West German identity in the decades that followed World War II can be traced in the issues and movements that preoccupied the populace. These in turn are documented in the work of socially and politically motivated "Liedermacher". Songs thus serve as a point of entry for students into how Germans saw themselves in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Singing, War, German
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Rundell, Richard – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
Popular music is a "lingua franca" for young people. The songs of German "Liedermacher" lend themselves to classroom uses. "Liedermacher" are cultural commentators who entertain and edify with their songs. Focusing on social and political aspects of postwar Germany, "Liedermacher" songs have been a…
Descriptors: Music, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Singing
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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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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
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Condray, Kathleen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
The benefits of Language for Specific Purposes programs in engineering are well-known, but such programs are impractical for smaller universities and colleges. RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) is a new opportunity for undergraduate students that allows smaller programs to appeal to engineering students and their professors to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Engineering, Work Experience
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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
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Lightfoot, Douglas – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article presents information about the history of the German language and makes pertinent suggestions for teaching German as a Foreign Language. The reasoning for such an approach is presented, along with supportive new empirical data and a related professional directive. A selected survey of historical, explanatory points from the literature…
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, German, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hock, Lisabeth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
Recent curricular discussions have addressed the linguistic, textual, and cultural knowledge that German Studies programs aim to impart. This article proposes that we focus not only on the knowledge that students are expected to gain but also on the development of student abilities to transform information into knowledge. It will explain the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, German, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education
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Kruse, Julia; Brubaker, Cate – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article discusses components that can make study abroad programs more effective so that students successfully improve their language and culture competency and gain a more sophisticated understanding of the host culture. First, the authors offer ideas for language instructors at home on how to integrate culture learning into the classroom and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Program Effectiveness
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Rogers, Jeff – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article presents a proficiency-oriented approach to teaching feature films in the first- and second-year classroom. It argues that film is currently under utilized at the Basic and Independent User levels, particularly as a means to create context in the classroom. Strategies are presented to tap the potential of film for communicative…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, German, Teaching Methods
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Wolf, Gregory H. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article discusses a short-term study abroad program conducted in Berlin in English for college students. Guided by the academic goals of developing cultural competence, demonstrating cultural communication, and attaining a basic level of cultural literacy, this program, with its pre- and post-program academic components, offers an alternative…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Literacy, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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Henze, Yvonne A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article describes an intercultural workshop designed for American students from the University of Rhode Island's International Engineering Program who are going to Germany to work and to study. The activities and goals of the workshop are explained. The outcomes and findings show that participation in the pre-departure intercultural workshop…
Descriptors: Workshops, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication
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Streitwieser, Bernhard; Leephaibul, Robin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
Research opportunities for undergraduates in the social sciences remain relatively rare. If they exist at all they are usually in the natural sciences and engineering. In study abroad the situation is particularly pronounced: a semester or year abroad is still more a time for cultural and linguistic immersion than it is for building specific…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Research Opportunities
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Schueller, Jeanne – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
Instructors rely on asynchronous exchanges to provide learners with authentic input and opportunities to communicate in the TL. While most practitioners recognize the advantages of e-mail exchanges, learner benefits are not an automatic byproduct of participation in an exchange. This paper presents findings from an e-mail exchange carried out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Native Speakers, Intercultural Communication
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Brubaker, Cate – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
Based on findings from a recent study investigating how a group of undergraduate students defined, experienced, and perceived self-identified cultural encounters during a five-week stay in Mayen, Germany, this article suggests that short-term language and culture study abroad programs are fertile venues for exploring culture learning. After…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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