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Chavez, Monica – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1999
Reports on student perceptions of classroom discourse, which includes speech between teacher and students as well as among peers. Students indicate both observations of frequency and value judgments. Responses are analyzed by their final course grade. Results are intended to guide future formal and informal observational studies on how relative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, German
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High, Jeffrey L.; Hoyer, Jennifer M.; Wakefield, Ray – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Describes a curriculum for teaching writing with computers. The approach is process-oriented and employs low-end technology, requiring only computers equipped with word processing programs, and follows an assignment structure that can be executed by high schools or universities. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Editing, German, High Schools
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Henderson, Ingeborg – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1991
Suggests a series of steps that individuals in the foreign language profession can take to effectively address the issue of demographic changes in the U.S. college student populations and keeping foreign language learning a feasible discipline in the future. (26 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Second Language Programs, College Students, German
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Nagy, Ellen Manning – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Provides an overview of the academic job market for PhDs in terms of skills and qualifications needed by job candidates and demonstrates how graduate students can begin to focus their educational efforts in the most relevant ways. Career development, placement options for departments, faculty, and students are also discussed. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Departments, Doctoral Degrees
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Carstens-Wickham, Belinda – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2001
Introduces a computer-assisted business translation course, developed as part of a grant. Discusses course goals and mechanics, choice of software and texts, educational backgrounds, classroom activities, strengths and weaknesses of computer assisted translation and evaluates the success of the course(Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Magilow, Daniel H. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1999
This action research case study examined how to handle error correction. Based on an action research cycle that incorporated related second language acquisition studies into the planning stage, the project focused on teacher behaviors and motivations in corrective feedback, including how feedback was given and perceived. Results indicate how…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, College Students, Error Correction
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Rectanus, Mark W. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1995
An analysis of recent initiatives with the Langenscheidt Publishing Group reveals some of the emerging relationships between publishing and language teaching. The evolution of electronic publishing and multimedia learning within the contexts of the communications industry and shifting patterns of media use are discussed. (27 references) (MDM)
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, Foreign Language Books, German
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Dykstra-Pruim, Pennylyn – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Although many foreign language instructors assess oral skills in their program, many hesitate to incorporate multiple oral evaluations because of the perceived disadvantages of time-cost and added stress. This article underscores the significant advantages of oral assessments and encourages instructors toward that goal by presenting five types of…
Descriptors: College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Evaluation Methods, German
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VanValkenburg, Janet; Arnett, Carlee – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Identifies areas that need improvement in teaching assistant training programs in the foreign languages if graduates are to be competitive in the job market, including course design, syllabus writing and identification and statement of curriculum and course objectives; design of content courses; materials development; articulation between the…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives
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Dykstra-Pruim, Pennylyn – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Argues for inclusion of more written input in first-year programs, and describes an experimental reading collection of children's books accompanied by guided tasks. The description includes results of a post-year survey that explored student perceptions of the cultural and linguistic benefits of working with children's books in a reading lab.…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Educational Benefits
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Doll, Johannes – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1996
Argues for the commencement of foreign-language instruction at the elementary school level or even at the kindergarten level. However, such instruction must consider the developmental stages of children of this age. Implications for early foreign language instruction are drawn from the similarities and differences between first- and…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education, Kindergarten
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Hoyng, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1997
Endeavors to make students aware of similarities between today's movie culture and the theater of the 18th century; parallels between a traditional drama and a movie script; and Schiller's understanding of the sublime. (36 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Drama, Film Industry, Higher Education
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Melin, Charlotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Suggests an approach to compositions that addresses the special character of intermediate foreign-language writing through process assignments that involve strategic corrections and a series of interrelated, in-class writing activities, including expansion exercises intended for use during the revision period. This essay design also coordinates…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Error Correction, Feedback, Revision (Written Composition)
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Liontas, John I. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002
Since the publication of "Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century," the development of communicative competence both within and beyond the confined walls of the language classroom has become a national priority for the foreign language (FL) teaching profession. The literature on standards and proficiency suggests…
Descriptors: Animals, Proverbs, Educational Games, Class Activities
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