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Scott Windham; Kristin Lange – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2024
This study investigated the relative ease or difficulty of grammar commonly taught in intermediate (second-year) German at the university level. Previous studies have investigated the ease or difficulty of specific grammar structures, factors that make it difficult to learn L2 grammar, and teachers' and learners' perceptions of difficult grammar.…
Descriptors: German, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Daniel Walter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2024
There is a need for a continued focus on language learning in advanced language classes beyond the foundations that are formed in the beginning and intermediate levels. Despite this need, little work exists on how to implement language-focused instruction in upper-level courses. As one possible solution, this paper outlines a functional,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Usage, Authors, German Literature
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Fagan, Sarah M. B. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
The basic form of the superlative suffix in German is -"st (kleinst"-), with some adjectives requiring a longer form, -"est (lautest"-). While the superlative has long been a topic in teaching materials, the accuracy of textbook treatments continues to be less than satisfactory. The difficulty arises in characterizing the…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Morphemes
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Lorenz, Alexander; Crane, Cori; Benjamin, John; Boas, Hans – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
To know a word receptively and productively, second language (L2) learners must have knowledge of a word's "form," "meaning," and "use," including grammatical functions and collocational patterns (Nation, 2001). Frame semantics (Fillmore, 1982) provides a useful model to help L2 learners deepen their lexical…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, German, Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing
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Kita, Caroline A.; Eley, Michelle R. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article examines how the radio drama, or "Hörspiel", might be successfully implemented in the German classroom to train students' ability to listen for context. "Hörspiele" can help students reduce their dependency on visual stimuli, develop critical and discerning listening skills, and acquire familiarity with a…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Radio, Programming (Broadcast), Second Language Learning
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Schicker, Juliane – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Language instructors are grappling with the question of how to teach writing effectively in upper-level undergraduate world language classes. At that point, students still have to master aspects of grammar; they often work on general writing skills in their native language and hope to improve their skills to effectively bring forth arguments in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, German, Writing Instruction
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Wiley, Patricia A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
A short review of first- and second-year German instructional material in the U.S. shows that, by design, cultural competence is either frequently conveyed in isolation from other language skills, or culture topics are approached merely in a utilitarian way to test comprehension or practice grammar. The contribution at hand presents a multi-modal,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German, Instructional Materials
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Chavez, Monika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
This questionnaire study analyzed responses of 96 first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year students of College German to the second part of a two-part question, namely, (a) what forms of German grammar are particularly difficult, and (b) why so. Response patterns show that word order, adjective endings, the subjunctive, and the gender/number/case…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, College Students, German, Grammar
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Crane, Cori – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
Adopting a genre lens informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics (cf. Halliday & Matthiessen, [Halliday, M. A. K., 2004]; Martin & Rose, [Martin, J. R., 2008]), this paper explores the text-structural and lexico-grammatical choices that second language (L2) writers of German make in personal letter writing. Close analysis of two student…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), German
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Arzt, Jessica; Kost, Claudia – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
The grammatical gender of German nouns continues to pose a challenge to second language learners. Following from a connectionist framework, this study explores the effect of two input enhancement techniques, color-coding and gendered actors, on the learning of grammatical gender by beginning learners of German during a vocabulary acquisition…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Kraiss, Andrew – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
This paper is a study of a method for teaching German gender and plural assignment developed by the late Donald Steinmetz. My primary source for classroom material was the unpublished handbook for students that Steinmetz co-authored with Donald Nelson, The Joy of Gender: A Student Handbook made available to me by his son, Erik Steinmetz. In the…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Vyatkina, Nina – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This study describes the design and implementation of a usage-based and corpus-based advanced German grammar course. Teaching materials for the course included DWDS, or "Digitales Worterbuch der deutschen Sprache": a large, representative, free and publicly available corpus of contemporary German texts. The article outlines specific…
Descriptors: Grammar, German, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Chavez, Monika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2011
This study of 134 college-level learners of German, enrolled in four years of instruction, showed them to "essentialize" German grammar when asked to describe it to a hypothetical friend. Kubota defined the term essentialization to capture learners' views of the target culture. Its main characteristic is the presupposition of "essential, stable,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, German, College Students, Second Language Learning
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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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Chavez, Monika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
Following a folk linguistic approach, this investigation of first-, second- and fourth-year learners' accounts of German found that (1) few had held pre-conceived notions about German prior to language study; (2) most pre-conceived notions concerned German pronunciation; (3) pre-conceived notions about vocabulary were most likely to influence the…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Romance Languages, German, Majors (Students)
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