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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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Lovik, Thomas A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1995
Suggests that additional attention to the sequencing of the grammatical structures needed for receptive comprehension might alleviate the problems associated with first-year German textbooks. The simple past tense, word order, and the indefinite pronoun "man" are used to illustrate the concept of a receptive grammar. (14 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Charts, Course Objectives, German, Grammar
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Lovik, Thomas A. – Die Unterrichtspraxis: Teaching German, 1990
Investigation of data regarding the use of "so'n" in authentic German speech situations suggests that speakers used the form as a hedging expression indicating uncertainty or discomfort, enabling them to indicate their attitudes about various aspects of the speech situation. (21 references) (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Distinctive Features (Language), German, Language Patterns