NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
Advanced Placement…1
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 38 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schuhmann, Katharina S.; Smith, Laura Catharine – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
German plural formation appears unsystematic and largely arbitrary to many second language (L2) learners. While some approaches have attempted to identify patterns and rules to help L2 learners (e.g., Anton et al., 2017; Di Donato & Clyde, 2020; Kraiss, 2014), one central observation from linguistic analysis has been absent from pedagogical…
Descriptors: German, Morphemes, Intonation, Suprasegmentals
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schenker, Theresa; Sippel, Lieselotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2023
Research has shown that world language learners' listening comprehension skills develop at a slower pace than reading or speaking skills, possibly because a systematic approach to developing listening skills is often neglected in classroom contexts. To address this issue, the present study investigated whether listening skills can be improved…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bernhardt, Elizabeth; Nissler, Paul; Leffell, Cici Malik – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
The contemporary watchword within curricular discussions in German is integration across multiple linguistic levels and literacy dimensions. This article contributes to the discussion by chronicling how one university responded and contributed to curricular currents in German, constructing concrete documents reflective of those currents. The…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum Development, Oral Language
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Groepper, Emily – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
Responding to Donato and Brooks's (2004) call for undergraduate students to have more opportunities to engage in discourse at the advanced proficiency level, collaborative dialogues provide students with a situation conducive to language production and learning (Swain, 1997). As most of the research on collaborative dialogues has focused on the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), German Literature, Advanced Courses
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Heidrich, Emily; Kraemer, Angelika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
As an internal expansion of the Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative at Michigan State University, 172 students of German took ACTFL proficiency tests in three modalities (speaking, listening, and reading) over the course of three years. The test scores and background survey data were analyzed to determine proficiency levels of students at the…
Descriptors: German, Case Studies, College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Buder, Laura J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Over the last few years, I have seen a significant impact on student learning from improving and adapting my instruction in three main areas: backward designing instruction for target proficiency levels, transitioning to standards-based grading, and implementing performance-based assessments that focus on proficiency. These strategies have not…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
O'Brien, Traci S. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
Scholars in our profession have long called attention to the gap between language classes and upper-level content courses. Some current trends, such as decolonizing the curriculum and using the lens of social justice, are highlighting an additional gap, which they perceive in students' preparedness to deal justly with an unjust world. This article…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tschirner, Erwin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Concepts of second language proficiency and how proficiency may be assessed have changed considerably over the last 20 years. New notions of validity with respect to the interpretation and uses of test scores have begun to shape discussions about test validity and quality assurance in college world language departments, in government, and in…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, Test Theory, German
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Grewling, Nicole – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Students' learning progress in areas such as language proficiency or cultural awareness is considerable while studying abroad, but specific preparation, engagement with, and reflection of their experiences can increase these benefits and particularly students' awareness of them. This article offers an overview of a study abroad portfolio that was…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Cultural Awareness
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parkes, Lisa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article focuses on approaches to teaching dramatic comedy in an upper-level undergraduate course. In particular, it outlines how the genre of comedy permits a special focus on Austria, where the rich tradition of comedy holds a prominent place in German-speaking Europe. I argue that dramatic comedy grants language learners a unique…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Braunbeck, Helga G. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2011
The MLA Report on "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" has been criticized for focusing its proposals on large German programs. This article attempts to show how some of its recommendations can also be implemented in smaller language programs. These programs exist within a network of relations to other…
Descriptors: International Studies, Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lindseth, Martina; Brown, Joshua R. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
This article discusses a three-course sequence which has been designed to aid students' attainment of Advanced Low proficiency according to ACTFL guidelines. A cycle of iterative tasks (with increasing learner autonomy) within and between the courses in the sequence are highlighted and their implementation discussed. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Guidelines, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3