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Pittman, Iulia – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
German is a pluricentric language with many standard and nonstandard varieties. Students of German are usually unaware of its rich regional variation, and studies attribute this to limited resources and instructional time (van Kerckvoorde, 2012). The "DACH" model of teaching German, which includes linguistic and cultural elements from…
Descriptors: Regional Characteristics, Differences, Language Variation, German
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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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Moser, Beverly – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article reports on an initiative to enrich the German curriculum at all levels via "Climate Stories," a student-centered learning project that capitalizes on the encouraging strides being made in German-speaking countries to combat global climate change. Students identify a real-life "climate story" in the news in German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Schweiger, Franziska – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article examines the intersection of contingent faculty labor and institutional diversity on the student and faculty level of U.S. German Studies. Sara Ahmed's notion of "diversity as phenomenology" (2012, p. 173) provides a conceptual framework to show that active diversity work in the German classroom has a feedback effect and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Inclusion, College Faculty, Diversity (Institutional)
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Schwabe, Claudia – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
German fairy tales have an established history of appropriation in popular media, from oral traditions to mobile media. The mimetic quality of fairy-tale motifs and tropes provides ideal conditions for intertextual adaptation. In this article, I demonstrate that German fairy-tale themed music videos are powerful vehicles for culture, parody, and…
Descriptors: German, Fairy Tales, Music, Video Technology
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Nolan, Daniel – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article explores the intersection of international collaboration and community-engaged learning in the context of a curriculum development project focused on sustainability in German-speaking cultures. By closing the loop in international exchange between partners abroad and local community organizations, students in German Studies programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, International Cooperation, Curriculum Development
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Kost, Kiley; Peabody, Seth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Environmental issues have received significant attention in German Studies for a number of years, leading to innovations in both research and pedagogy. More recently, attention has focused on applied pedagogical practices such as service-learning projects and bilateral exchanges related to environmental sustainability. While these initiatives…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Critical Thinking, Service Learning, Sustainability
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Brunow, Beate; Krick-Aigner, Kirsten; Kuhn-Brown, Kerstin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Sustainability and environmental justice are connected concepts; however, environmental justice serves as a foundation to an approach to sustainability that moves beyond conservation and preservation of resources for current and future generations to explore issues of equity in terms of access to resources and protection from environmental…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Justice, Hazardous Materials
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Schenker, Theresa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article describes an advanced German course focusing on the German fairy-tale tradition. Course components are summarized and the themes and selected fairy tales for each unit are outlined. Additionally, 12 creative assignments are explained that were designed to foster students' engagement with the language and content of the fairy tales.…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Advanced Courses, German, Second Language Learning
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Soltau, Noah – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Fairy tales often occupy only a superficial role in German language classrooms, used to check a culture box and teach the simple past tense. However, teaching fairy tales can engage students' analytical faculties and expose them to the culturally and linguistically embedded nature of folktales, leading them to a deeper appreciation of language,…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Folk Culture, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Brown, Joshua R.; Devick, Tristan; Zielinski, Connor – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
To facilitate a more affirming classroom, this article highlights the implementation of culturally relevant and critical pedagogies of language learning to address issues related to social awareness in the language classroom. By appealing to cultural backgrounds of students and cultural backgrounds of diverse German-speaking populations, students…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
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Cooper, Gabriel – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
In the interest of fostering a socially critical and inclusive German Studies, this article urges instructors to pursue curricular reforms to diversify and decolonize German curricula at colleges and universities. While the literary canon's centrality to the German major has tended to leave monolithic impressions of "Germany" and…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Liberal Arts
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Wurst, Karin A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Aimed at Ph.D. programs in German, this article offers a broad framework to discuss the urgent issues facing our programs to stem the tide of (possible or even likely) disinvestment in German in times of fiscal hardship. Many conversations on suitable reforms tend to be held separately by different stakeholders -- teaching-focused faculty or…
Descriptors: Educational Change, German, Doctoral Programs, College Second Language Programs
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Hock, Lisabeth; Peterson, Brent – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Both of the participants in this dialogue are professors of German, and both were involved in recent efforts to develop Global Studies programs at their institutions. While one teaches at a small, private, liberal arts college and the other at a large, urban, public research university, both participated in these projects with the pragmatic desire…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fischer, Nicole – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article introduces an intermediate-high to advanced topic-based German course that teaches sustainability and self-regulated learning and includes a community engagement project. The theoretical introduction illustrates why combining the three topics of sustainability, self-regulated learning, and community engagement is desirable for German…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Sustainability, German, Second Language Learning
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