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Wurst, Karin A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Aimed at Ph.D. programs in German, this article offers a broad framework to discuss the urgent issues facing our programs to stem the tide of (possible or even likely) disinvestment in German in times of fiscal hardship. Many conversations on suitable reforms tend to be held separately by different stakeholders -- teaching-focused faculty or…
Descriptors: Educational Change, German, Doctoral Programs, College Second Language Programs
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Miller, Matthew D. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
This article details recent efforts to develop the undergraduate German curriculum with a focus on innovations in on-site linguistic and cultural-historical learning. Amid challenges stemming from the shifting functions of higher education, the changing profiles of student interests, and the evolving contours of our field, 21st-century German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Hock, Lisabeth; Peterson, Brent – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Both of the participants in this dialogue are professors of German, and both were involved in recent efforts to develop Global Studies programs at their institutions. While one teaches at a small, private, liberal arts college and the other at a large, urban, public research university, both participated in these projects with the pragmatic desire…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fischer, Nicole – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article introduces an intermediate-high to advanced topic-based German course that teaches sustainability and self-regulated learning and includes a community engagement project. The theoretical introduction illustrates why combining the three topics of sustainability, self-regulated learning, and community engagement is desirable for German…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Sustainability, German, Second Language Learning
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Lynn, Claudia Baska; Strair, Margaret – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
The World-Readiness Standards (The National Standards Collaborative Board, 2015) and the Can-Do Statements (ACTFL, 2017) promote intercultural competence and understanding through relating cultural products to perspectives and practices. In response, numerous world languages curriculum proposals have convincingly demonstrated these entanglements.…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Second Language Instruction
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Bauerlein, Katrina; Shertzer, Rebecca – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Preparing lifelong, world-ready German learners means German language instructors must intentionally incorporate globalized themes and tasks into the high school German curriculum. In 2010, the College Board redesigned the AP German Language and Culture Exam to meet these needs. The new exam encompasses six course themes and requires students to…
Descriptors: German, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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
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Emm, Amy; Hawkins, Dan – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
This article introduces a Bauhaus design apprenticeship for first-semester German as a means of integrating multiple literacies and disciplines. In light of the need for interdisciplinary models of the multiliteracies framework in introductory-level language curricula, a collaboration with the campus makerspace can enhance the humanities' critical…
Descriptors: Design, Apprenticeships, Introductory Courses, Multiple Literacies
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Kuhn-Brown, Kerstin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
The creation of pedagogical activities in line with genre-based approaches has substantially shaped world language curriculum design and instruction, as seen in Martin (2002a), Crane (2006), and Maxim (2004); however, an insignificant number of principled guidelines suggests exactly how to achieve these pedagogical goals (Kubota, 2016;…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Linguistics
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Sippel, Lieselotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
The present study investigated learners' beliefs about peer interaction (PI) and peer corrective feedback (PCF) in the language classroom. A group of third-semester German learners (the--PCF group) participated in peer interaction activities, specifically conversations and discussions with other learners. Another group of third-semester German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Peer Relationship, Peer Evaluation
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Timlin, Chelsea; Warner, Chantelle; Clark, Laurie; Ploschnitzki, Patrick – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Because of their presumably familiar plot lines and character tropes, the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales are often included as one of the earliest literary selections in German language and culture curricula. However, for learners to engage more critically and interpretively with fairy-tale genres, it is exactly their assumed familiarity with the…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Perspective Taking, German, Second Language Learning
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Brooks, Lauren J.; Kerschen, Katherine – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
This article describes the implementation of project-based learning in an upper-level German as a Foreign Language writing course at a North American university. This pedagogical approach focuses on active learning, learner autonomy, collaboration among peers, tangible products, and developing transferable skills with meaningful, real-world tasks…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, German, Second Language Learning
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Peabody, Seth; Randall, Amanda – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
If the German-speaking world is conceived of as a pluralistic society, open to migration, and integrated in global networks, then what could "Heimat" mean for German Studies? This article presents a rationale and curricular design model for critically unpacking the cultural narrative of "Heimat" within a globalized context. As…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Design, Identification (Psychology), Group Unity
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Grewling, Nicole; Rinker, Erika Hille – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Globalizing the curriculum in small German programs with a single faculty member consists of different considerations than in larger programs with more faculty and students. In this dialogue, the faculty members in two such programs discuss what globalizing German Studies means within the context of their small programs and the need to maintain a…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Second Language Programs
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