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Schulz, Renate A.; LaLande, John, II; Dykstra-Pruim, Pennylyn; Zimmer-Loew, Helene; James, Charles J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2005
This paper reflects the work of the AATG Task Force on the Teaching of Culture, established in 2004. It seeks to define the issues and challenges related to the teaching and development of cultural competence in the German language classroom, including the lack of professional consensus regarding appropriate definitions of culture for classroom…
Descriptors: German, Cultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Student Evaluation
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Andress, Reinhard; James, Charles J.; Jurasek, Barbara; Lalande, John F., II; Lovik, Thomas A.; Lund, Deborah; Stoyak, Daniel P.; Tatlock, Lynne; Wipf, Joseph A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Reports on data gathered in an AATG-sponsored national survey of U.S. high school students enrolled in upper-level German courses, investigating why students select German, continue learning German, and plan to take German in college. The results are discussed and recommendations with regard to affective motivators are made. (AS)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, German, High School Students, High Schools
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Kessler, Peggy; James, Charles J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
"Fantasia-Land" is a text composed by a young woman in a secondary school in Dresden that recounts changes in Germany in the past two years. The text is followed by two essays written in response to it by second-semester German students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Essays, Foreign Countries, German, Higher Education