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Megan Wadas; Julia Goetze; Carrie Jackson – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2024
Second-language (L2) learner motivation has been a thriving subfield within L2 acquisition research for decades, particularly since the development of the L2 Motivational Self System (L2MSS), a multi-faceted motivational theory. This survey-based study examines (1) whether L2MSS facets differ between students intending to continue (or discontinue)…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Miller, Matthew D. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
This article details recent efforts to develop the undergraduate German curriculum with a focus on innovations in on-site linguistic and cultural-historical learning. Amid challenges stemming from the shifting functions of higher education, the changing profiles of student interests, and the evolving contours of our field, 21st-century German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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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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Lynn, Claudia Baska; Strair, Margaret – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
The World-Readiness Standards (The National Standards Collaborative Board, 2015) and the Can-Do Statements (ACTFL, 2017) promote intercultural competence and understanding through relating cultural products to perspectives and practices. In response, numerous world languages curriculum proposals have convincingly demonstrated these entanglements.…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Second Language Instruction
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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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Wagner, Susanne M.; Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
More than ever, faculty need to ensure that undergraduate curricula not only provide students with tools to gain linguistic proficiency but also teach them to analyze both written and visual information to attain historical literacy. Developing both intercultural proficiency and insights into various historical memorialization processes ensures…
Descriptors: German, History Instruction, Literacy, Language Proficiency
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