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Heinz, Solveig M. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2010
Content-based instruction (CBI) has been part of the foreign language curriculum for many years at US colleges, leading to courses that combine language instruction with specific content domains, such as film, literature, politics, sports and many others. This article presents a rather unusual choice of content domain for a second-year language…
Descriptors: Opera, Course Evaluation, Second Language Learning, German
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Rarick, Damon O. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2010
This article describes how the author has successfully combined polling with more traditional instructional strategies to enhance student presentation skills in an advanced course teaching technical German. By helping students select and prepare topics, anticipate questions and engage the audience, instructors can eliminate some of the root causes…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Advanced Courses, Audience Awareness, German
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Culman, Hillah; Henry, Nicholas; VanPatten, Bill – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
The present study reports the findings of an experiment on the effects of explicit information on the learning of German case markings. Fifty-nine learners of first- and second-year German received computer-based processing instruction on German accusative case marking and word order. These learners were divided into two groups: one received…
Descriptors: Sentences, Computer Assisted Instruction, Language Processing, Word Order
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Ducate, Lara – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
This article describes a four-week service learning abroad program. Students from a U.S. university assist and teach in elementary school English classes for one month in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany while living with their German partner teachers. The program description and students' feedback illustrate that this program provides students with the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Service Learning, Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries
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Warner, Chantelle – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
In this paper the author outlines a sample lesson that has been developed for second- or third-year German students using the short satirical vignette "Hurra, ich lebe in Deutschland" from the Turkish-German author Sinasi Dikmen's book of the same name. The lesson draws heavily from literary pragmatics, an area of applied linguistics which studies…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, German, Pragmatics, Language Usage
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Davidheiser, James; Wolf, Gregory – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
Small undergraduate German programs can take various forms but can generally be classified as new and emerging or older and well-established programs. In today's academic climate it is necessary that instructors in both types work to enhance their curriculum and extra-curricular offerings as well as strive to prevent burnout and the over…
Descriptors: German, Undergraduate Study, Second Language Instruction, Cooperation
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Steding, Soren – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
There are many websites today that offer free machine translations and although beginning students of German are not always proficient enough to judge the quality of these translations or to fully understand certain translation results, they use these services nonetheless for their assignments. The problem for the educator is to distinguish…
Descriptors: Translation, Computational Linguistics, German, Web Sites
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Ilett, Darren – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
This article combines quantitative and qualitative analysis of the depiction of ethnic and racial diversity in recent editions of secondary and postsecondary German textbooks published in the US. The purpose is threefold: (1) to determine the frequency and types of representations of diversity; (2) to examine more closely several representative…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Textbooks, German, Secondary Education
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Busch, Iris; Freimann-Cavanaugh, Corinna; Eichler, Ester – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
The Kinder lernen Deutsch Committee (KLD) is a standing committee of the AATG that has existed since 1987 and that was originally charged to support the advocacy of German in grades K-8. With generous funding by the Standige Arbeitsgruppe Deutsch als Fremdsprache (StADaF) from the German government and the Goethe-Institut, the Kinder lernen…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, German, Thematic Approach, Second Language Learning
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Bridges, Elizabeth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
This article examines the phenomenon of graphic novels generally, and in particular, their utility in second-language contexts via the example of the graphic adaptation of Klaus Kordoris "Der erste Fruhling." This text lends itself especially to bridging thematic gaps in 20th-century German literature courses, as well as the "language/literature…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Writing Assignments, German, Second Language Instruction
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Gramling, David – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
In the early years of the twenty-first century, being German has become a matter of linguistic competence and performance. An acute shift in citizenship statutes at the end of the 1990s brought about a peripatetic departure from Germany's "right of blood" ("ius sanguinis") toward a French-inspired "right of territory"…
Descriptors: Linguistic Competence, School Restructuring, Citizenship, Discourse Analysis
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Schmidt, Johannes – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
German hip hop music has proved productive, especially since 2000 when rap in Germany experienced something like a first crisis. As a response, German hip hop artists and record labels have ventured off in several different directions including other musical genres, different topics, and new approaches to German rap. This article discusses the…
Descriptors: Music, Foreign Countries, German, Second Language Instruction
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Schmidt, Johannes – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
Podcasts provide a straightforward opportunity to stay connected with language, culture, and recent events of German-speaking countries. Podcasts offer clearly articulated, authentic material that can be automatically and regularly delivered to your computer and classrooms; continuously exposing students and teachers to German. This article…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods
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Ecke, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
In this article, I review the options that teachers and students have to obtain German TV in the U.S.: through satellite and cable networks and by streaming, downloading, or recording TV programs through the internet. I also address how one can access TV programs over the air in the German-speaking countries by using a notebook PC and TV card.
Descriptors: German, Television, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Ecke, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
In this article, I review the options that teachers and students have to obtain German TV in the U.S.: through satellite and cable networks and by streaming, downloading, or recording TV programs through the internet. I also address how one can access TV programs over the air in the German-speaking countries by using a notebook PC and TV card.
Descriptors: German, Television, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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