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Wagner, Susanne M.; Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
More than ever, faculty need to ensure that undergraduate curricula not only provide students with tools to gain linguistic proficiency but also teach them to analyze both written and visual information to attain historical literacy. Developing both intercultural proficiency and insights into various historical memorialization processes ensures…
Descriptors: German, History Instruction, Literacy, Language Proficiency
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Chalupa, Cynthia; Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
German, and increasingly French and Spanish, programs are by nature global because they attract graduate students and faculty from around the world. Most have studied the language and "big C" cultural products during their graduate studies, but they have not necessarily learned approaches for fostering intercultural communicative…
Descriptors: German, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, College Second Language Programs
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Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela; Kohler-Busch, Madelon – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Proposes a context for use of authentic German-American texts and materials such as letters, photographs, and other archival immigrant materials at various levels in the college German-language classroom. Suggests that such an approach may be useful in boosting enrollment in language and literature courses. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Heritage Education, Higher Education