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Baumgartner, Karin; Brown, Connor; Demschar, Isabel; Rellaford, David; Tanner, Keaton; Thomas, Alyssa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
The article discusses a year-long outreach activity, "Sparking interest in German." Five University of Utah German students engaged in the AATG/Goethe-Institut-sponsored SPARK program and taught German to local middle schoolers. At the heart of this outreach project were questions such as whether student-run outreach programs could truly…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, German, Outreach Programs, Student Interests
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Heidt, Marium Abugasea – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
With the goal of exploring a motivating way to approach world language teaching and learning in order to promote lifelong language learning, this article reports on a year-long, collaborative action research study of two middle-school German classes that used an imagined communities curriculum. The curriculum, co-constructed with the classroom…
Descriptors: Imagination, Student Participation, Middle School Students, German
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Bauerlein, Katrina; Shertzer, Rebecca – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Preparing lifelong, world-ready German learners means German language instructors must intentionally incorporate globalized themes and tasks into the high school German curriculum. In 2010, the College Board redesigned the AP German Language and Culture Exam to meet these needs. The new exam encompasses six course themes and requires students to…
Descriptors: German, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Buder, Laura J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Over the last few years, I have seen a significant impact on student learning from improving and adapting my instruction in three main areas: backward designing instruction for target proficiency levels, transitioning to standards-based grading, and implementing performance-based assessments that focus on proficiency. These strategies have not…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Sundquist, John – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2010
This article focuses on the benefits of using short film in the German classroom at the secondary or post-secondary level. The article addresses a number of characteristics of short films that lend themselves well to the classroom, including their abbreviated length, artistic innovation, and compact storytelling. In addition to discussing specific…
Descriptors: German, Foreign Language Films, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education
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Ilett, Darren – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
This article combines quantitative and qualitative analysis of the depiction of ethnic and racial diversity in recent editions of secondary and postsecondary German textbooks published in the US. The purpose is threefold: (1) to determine the frequency and types of representations of diversity; (2) to examine more closely several representative…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Textbooks, German, Secondary Education