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Nenno, Nancy P. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
The current focus on diversity and inclusion amid calls to decolonize the German curriculum prompts us once again to examine what we understand to be "German" about German Studies. This article pursues this agenda by addressing a lacuna in our understanding and representation of migrants to Germany, specifically the presence, history,…
Descriptors: Diversity, Inclusion, German, Immigrants
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Tarnawska Senel, Magda – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2023
This paper takes a closer look at diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the context of German Studies and the language classroom in the United States. The first part of the article examines the terminology, provides a general history of DEI/DEIA in higher education in the United States, and traces the development of DEI…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Justice
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Susanne M. Wagner; Gisela Hoecherl-Alden – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2024
Given that societies across the globe are increasingly multicultural and multilingual, the notion of communicative competence grounded in constricting definitions of national cultures and languages reflects neither our instructional realities nor the sociolinguistic reality of the languages and cultures we teach. To foster students' development of…
Descriptors: German, German Literature, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Uca, Didem; Zambon, Kate; Stehle, Maria – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
This article examines hip-hop as a vehicle for teaching social justice in college-level media and cultural studies courses taught in English or German through engagement with Black American rapper Joyner Lucas's "I'm Not Racist" (2017) and Turkish-German rapper Eko Fresh's "Aber" (2018). Drawing on hip-hop's status as an art…
Descriptors: Music, Social Justice, Mass Media, Cultural Awareness
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Pollack-Milgate, Howard – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article argues that vital resources for teaching the relationship of German and the global to advanced undergraduate language students can be found in a critical approach to the rich tradition of cosmopolitanism in canonical German-language texts. One especially rich vein of this tradition is the historical depiction of relationships between…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Peabody, Seth; Randall, Amanda – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
If the German-speaking world is conceived of as a pluralistic society, open to migration, and integrated in global networks, then what could "Heimat" mean for German Studies? This article presents a rationale and curricular design model for critically unpacking the cultural narrative of "Heimat" within a globalized context. As…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Design, Identification (Psychology), Group Unity
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Grewling, Nicole; Rinker, Erika Hille – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Globalizing the curriculum in small German programs with a single faculty member consists of different considerations than in larger programs with more faculty and students. In this dialogue, the faculty members in two such programs discuss what globalizing German Studies means within the context of their small programs and the need to maintain a…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Second Language Programs
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Jany, Berit – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
Schools and universities continuously face new generations of students who struggle with stress management. Many learners have sedentary lifestyles in which they are deprived of somatic learning opportunities. Other learners experience feelings of dissociation and sensations of disembodiment that have a negative impact on their learning. This…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Stress Management
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Holfter, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Where are German Studies heading? To answer this, a look backward into the development of German Studies might be useful. Starting with a brief overview, from the establishment of the first chair in 1776 to selected discussions of the curriculum of German Studies in English-speaking countries from the 19th century on, a number of -- at times…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Program Development
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Nenno, Nancy P. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Striving to be more representative in their answer to the question, "What is German," many programs are expanding their curricula to include the history and perspectives of Black Germans and Austrians. Through discussion of a course on "Die afrikanische Diaspora im deutschsprachigen Europa," this article argues that examining…
Descriptors: German, Guidelines, Rating Scales, Second Language Learning
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Layne, Priscilla; Malakaj, Ervin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article advocates for the inclusion of queer and queer of color discourse into graduate curricula in North American German Studies. It presents a brief overview of major discussions in queer of color studies, proposes sample readings of queer of color texts in Germany that help graduate students develop sophisticated understandings of German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Advocacy
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Classen, Albrecht – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Recent debates about the future of academia have focused primarily on teaching the STEM subjects. This is certainly a valuable call for action, but it also threatens to ignore the significant contributions of the humanities and other fields. This article presents a workable alternative by way of looking at more technical writings by 18th-century…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Instruction, German, German Literature
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Helfer, Martha B. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
"Fairy Tales and the Transmission of Prejudice" is a unit in a lecture course on fairy tales that draws on research on anti-Semitism in 18th- and 19th-century German literature and culture, mapping questions raised in 18th- and 19th-century tales onto contemporary issues: The unit traces a trajectory from the Enlightenment to the…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Units of Study, Racial Bias, German Literature
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Eikel-Pohen, Mona – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article describes a case study of teaching German at the college level for four semesters with a student born blind (with increasing hearing loss). It presents an assessment tool to measure the qualitative and quantitative efficacy of disability/blindness-inclusive language teaching methods using multimodality and Universal Design principles.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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