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Vandergriff, Ilona; Barry, David; Mueller, Kimberly – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
Our study of seven first-year college-level German textbooks surveys how these texts deal with the challenge of representing gender-inclusive language. Specifically, we look at gender marking in human nouns to see whether they occur as single-gender forms (e.g., "Student"), as morphological pairs in either full form (e.g., "Student/Studentin") or…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Nouns, German, Higher Education
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Wehage, Franz-Joseph – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This report of one program and one person highlights several successful initiatives that resulted in the growth of the German Program at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. While the ideas reflect common best practices of many successful programs seeking to maintain their profile in today's educational environment, the energy, commitment and…
Descriptors: Program Development, German, College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning
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Rundell, Richard – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2008
Popular music is a "lingua franca" for young people. The songs of German "Liedermacher" lend themselves to classroom uses. "Liedermacher" are cultural commentators who entertain and edify with their songs. Focusing on social and political aspects of postwar Germany, "Liedermacher" songs have been a…
Descriptors: Music, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Singing
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Melin, Charlotte; Laun, Jurgen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
The essay recommends the incorporation of contemporary works in third-year courses at college level based on the redesign of two courses, "Advanced Conversation and Composition" and "GermanMedia." Curricular connections across the German studies major and focus on literacy skills can be enhanced through the systematic integration of recent…
Descriptors: Literacy, German, Curriculum Development, Second Language Instruction
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Condray, Kathleen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
The benefits of Language for Specific Purposes programs in engineering are well-known, but such programs are impractical for smaller universities and colleges. RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) is a new opportunity for undergraduate students that allows smaller programs to appeal to engineering students and their professors to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Engineering, Work Experience
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Van Orden, Stephen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2010
Document cameras can have great utility in second language classrooms. However, entry-level consumer document cameras start at around $350. This article describes how the author built three document cameras and offers suggestions for how teachers can successfully build their own quality document camera using a webcam for around $100.
Descriptors: Photography, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Internet
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Huth, Thorsten – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
In the context of teaching culture, this article presents teaching materials that provide learners of German with opportunities to reflect about, analyze, and practice, how Germans commonly react to compliments. Based on findings from conversation analysis, the materials provide students with rich contextual information and a variety of…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Schueller, Jeanne – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
Instructors rely on asynchronous exchanges to provide learners with authentic input and opportunities to communicate in the TL. While most practitioners recognize the advantages of e-mail exchanges, learner benefits are not an automatic byproduct of participation in an exchange. This paper presents findings from an e-mail exchange carried out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Native Speakers, Intercultural Communication
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Streitwieser, Bernhard; Leephaibul, Robin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
Research opportunities for undergraduates in the social sciences remain relatively rare. If they exist at all they are usually in the natural sciences and engineering. In study abroad the situation is particularly pronounced: a semester or year abroad is still more a time for cultural and linguistic immersion than it is for building specific…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Research Opportunities
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Rogers, Jeff – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article presents a proficiency-oriented approach to teaching feature films in the first- and second-year classroom. It argues that film is currently under utilized at the Basic and Independent User levels, particularly as a means to create context in the classroom. Strategies are presented to tap the potential of film for communicative…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, German, Teaching Methods
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Wolf, Gregory H. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article discusses a short-term study abroad program conducted in Berlin in English for college students. Guided by the academic goals of developing cultural competence, demonstrating cultural communication, and attaining a basic level of cultural literacy, this program, with its pre- and post-program academic components, offers an alternative…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Literacy, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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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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Putnam, Michael – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
This article discusses the rich cultural resources embedded with German hip-hop music and its potential impact on the foreign language classroom. In particular, this article suggests methods and materials for integrating German hip-hop music in the discussion of recent controversial cultural events and attitudes in German after the "Wende."
Descriptors: German, Music, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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William, Jennifer Marston – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2006
This article describes strategies specific to teaching German film courses at American universities, particularly how to capture the interest of students who have not studied film previously and have little understanding of German culture, history, or the language. I suggest starting with discussions on the interrelatedness of "foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, German, Films
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Tschirner, Erwin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
In 2002, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (NCATE) established Advanced Low (AL) as the minimal level of oral proficiency for foreign language teacher candidates. However, AL is not a level commonly reached by graduates of foreign language programs. Additional language training focusing on the development of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Oral Language
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