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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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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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McLary, Laura; Scheve, Emma – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article describes a significant revision of an existing upper-division German course to include more global perspectives of the long 19th century. The revision was undertaken in collaboration with an advanced undergraduate student. The course provides an important opportunity to upend preconceptions students might have about German-speaking…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Advanced Courses, Global Approach
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Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
In fall 2016, a group of scholars gathered at the 40th German Studies Association convention in San Diego, CA, in a space called the Eaton Room, for a seminar on multilingualism in German Studies. After three days sharing this space of dialogue, members returned home to their various teaching and research settings and, reflecting further on…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German
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Sederberg, Kathryn – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Film courses are now standard offerings in collegiate world language programs, but instructors have only begun to consider the unique benefits of teaching a television series to engage language learners in meaningful communication. As series have become the entertainment of choice for today's students, educators should consider the opportunities…
Descriptors: Television, Programming (Broadcast), College Second Language Programs, German
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Euler, Sasha S. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
This article presents a detailed methodological outline for teaching culture through project work. It is argued that because project work makes it possible to gain transferrable and applicable knowledge and insight, it is the ideal tool for teaching culture with the aim of achieving real intercultural communicative competence (ICC). Preceding the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, German, Cultural Education, Active Learning
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Gonglewski, Margaret; Helm, Anna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
An effective way to teach about sustainability and environmentally conscious practices in German language, literature, and culture programs is within the context of a business German course. In this article we first situate educational sustainability in the US, leading into an examination of why the context of German business can be particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, History Instruction, Cultural Education
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van Kerckvoorde, Colette – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article argues for a "D-A-CH" approach, which stands for Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH), in language classes from the introductory level on. I begin by tracing the emergence and development of distinct Standard Swiss and Austrian German varieties. I then discuss marketing efforts for Swiss and Austrian German, and…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, German
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Koerner, Morgan – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article proposes a theatrically oriented, thematically structured course model for the upper level undergraduate German curriculum. The traditional focus on staging a single play in the German foreign language theater practicum neglects theater's potential to explore other literary genres and cultural texts and runs the danger of…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Seidlitz, Lisa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
Culture has always been a part of foreign language learning. However, in recent years, more and more language professors advocate placing culture at the center of our classes. The question of just how to teach culture remains a topic of debate. This paper describes the reworking of a traditional German grammar and reading course into a class that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Cultural Education
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Benseler, David P. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
The current listing presents titles of doctoral dissertations related to the teaching of German and completed in U.S. universities during the "calendar" years 2003 and 2005. The term "related to the teaching of German" refers to dissertations completed in Germanics, comparative literature, linguistics, and foreign or second language education with…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, German, Doctoral Dissertations, Teaching Methods
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Abrams, Zsuzsanna I.; Byrd, David R.; Boovy, Bradley; Mohring, Anja – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
Teaching culture in the foreign language (L2) classroom can be a real dilemma for instructors: What culture do we teach? What does it mean to learn about a culture? How can students learn culture? In order to answer these questions, we evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of two types of culture portfolios: a traditional one that used on-line…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), German, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Reichmann, Eberhard; Reichmann, Ruth M. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Describes three workshops designed for an Elderhostel program whose audience is largely Americans of German descent and the grandparents of today's students. The workshop topics include an introduction to the German-American experience and German-American studies; German American customs, beliefs, and traditions; and German-American genealogy,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Organization, Cultural Education, Genealogy
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Schulz, Renate A.; LaLande, John, II; Dykstra-Pruim, Pennylyn; Zimmer-Loew, Helene; James, Charles J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2005
This paper reflects the work of the AATG Task Force on the Teaching of Culture, established in 2004. It seeks to define the issues and challenges related to the teaching and development of cultural competence in the German language classroom, including the lack of professional consensus regarding appropriate definitions of culture for classroom…
Descriptors: German, Cultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Student Evaluation
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