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Schwabe, Claudia – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
German fairy tales have an established history of appropriation in popular media, from oral traditions to mobile media. The mimetic quality of fairy-tale motifs and tropes provides ideal conditions for intertextual adaptation. In this article, I demonstrate that German fairy-tale themed music videos are powerful vehicles for culture, parody, and…
Descriptors: German, Fairy Tales, Music, Video Technology
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Nolan, Daniel – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article explores the intersection of international collaboration and community-engaged learning in the context of a curriculum development project focused on sustainability in German-speaking cultures. By closing the loop in international exchange between partners abroad and local community organizations, students in German Studies programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, International Cooperation, Curriculum Development
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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
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Kost, Kiley; Peabody, Seth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Environmental issues have received significant attention in German Studies for a number of years, leading to innovations in both research and pedagogy. More recently, attention has focused on applied pedagogical practices such as service-learning projects and bilateral exchanges related to environmental sustainability. While these initiatives…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Critical Thinking, Service Learning, Sustainability
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Brunow, Beate; Krick-Aigner, Kirsten; Kuhn-Brown, Kerstin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Sustainability and environmental justice are connected concepts; however, environmental justice serves as a foundation to an approach to sustainability that moves beyond conservation and preservation of resources for current and future generations to explore issues of equity in terms of access to resources and protection from environmental…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Justice, Hazardous Materials
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Schenker, Theresa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article describes an advanced German course focusing on the German fairy-tale tradition. Course components are summarized and the themes and selected fairy tales for each unit are outlined. Additionally, 12 creative assignments are explained that were designed to foster students' engagement with the language and content of the fairy tales.…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Advanced Courses, German, Second Language Learning
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Chavez, Monika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
This study examined why current university learners of French, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese, and, for comparative purposes, actual university learners of German, believe that others and why they themselves would study German. Responses were compared against current motivation theories, narratives promoted by academic language programs, research…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Preferences, German
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Soltau, Noah – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Fairy tales often occupy only a superficial role in German language classrooms, used to check a culture box and teach the simple past tense. However, teaching fairy tales can engage students' analytical faculties and expose them to the culturally and linguistically embedded nature of folktales, leading them to a deeper appreciation of language,…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Folk Culture, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Brown, Joshua R.; Devick, Tristan; Zielinski, Connor – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
To facilitate a more affirming classroom, this article highlights the implementation of culturally relevant and critical pedagogies of language learning to address issues related to social awareness in the language classroom. By appealing to cultural backgrounds of students and cultural backgrounds of diverse German-speaking populations, students…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
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Stratton, James M. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2023
In a recent study, English-speaking L2 learners of German who received explicit instruction made significantly greater improvements in pronunciation and vocabulary than learners who received implicit instruction. Against the backdrop of this work, the present study reports learner preferences and perceptions about implicit and explicit language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preferences, German
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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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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
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Uca, Didem; Zambon, Kate; Stehle, Maria – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
This article examines hip-hop as a vehicle for teaching social justice in college-level media and cultural studies courses taught in English or German through engagement with Black American rapper Joyner Lucas's "I'm Not Racist" (2017) and Turkish-German rapper Eko Fresh's "Aber" (2018). Drawing on hip-hop's status as an art…
Descriptors: Music, Social Justice, Mass Media, Cultural Awareness
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Cooper, Gabriel – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
In the interest of fostering a socially critical and inclusive German Studies, this article urges instructors to pursue curricular reforms to diversify and decolonize German curricula at colleges and universities. While the literary canon's centrality to the German major has tended to leave monolithic impressions of "Germany" and…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Liberal Arts
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Pollack-Milgate, Howard – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article argues that vital resources for teaching the relationship of German and the global to advanced undergraduate language students can be found in a critical approach to the rich tradition of cosmopolitanism in canonical German-language texts. One especially rich vein of this tradition is the historical depiction of relationships between…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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