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Coleman, Nicole; Guntersdorfer, Ivett – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
In this conversation, two U.S.-trained German language and culture educators discuss their approaches to intercultural communicative competence (ICC). Working in different educational settings -- in a German and Global Studies program at a public university in the U.S., and at the Institute for Intercultural Communication of a German university…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Intercultural Communication
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Groepper, Emily – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
Responding to Donato and Brooks's (2004) call for undergraduate students to have more opportunities to engage in discourse at the advanced proficiency level, collaborative dialogues provide students with a situation conducive to language production and learning (Swain, 1997). As most of the research on collaborative dialogues has focused on the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), German Literature, Advanced Courses
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Jany, Berit – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
Schools and universities continuously face new generations of students who struggle with stress management. Many learners have sedentary lifestyles in which they are deprived of somatic learning opportunities. Other learners experience feelings of dissociation and sensations of disembodiment that have a negative impact on their learning. This…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Stress Management
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McLary, Laura; Scheve, Emma – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article describes a significant revision of an existing upper-division German course to include more global perspectives of the long 19th century. The revision was undertaken in collaboration with an advanced undergraduate student. The course provides an important opportunity to upend preconceptions students might have about German-speaking…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Advanced Courses, Global Approach
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Ruck, Julia – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
Sociocognitive (Atkinson, 2011) and complex dynamic systems approaches (Larsen-Freeman & Cameron, 2008) highlight the inextricable connectedness of social and cognitive phenomena in second language (L2) learning. Previous research found numerous ties between L2 learning and both learners' sociocultural background as well as their affective…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German
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Holfter, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Where are German Studies heading? To answer this, a look backward into the development of German Studies might be useful. Starting with a brief overview, from the establishment of the first chair in 1776 to selected discussions of the curriculum of German Studies in English-speaking countries from the 19th century on, a number of -- at times…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Program Development
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Joo, Hyoun-A; Tuschling, Lina – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
The development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) becomes increasingly important in the world language curriculum and a crucial goal to prepare students for real-life communicative situations outside of the classroom. This article discusses how a simulation exercise based on the contentious construction of the Tesla Gigafactory in…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Authentic Learning
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Criser, Regine; Knott, Suzuko – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Global German Studies require a reassessment of the global histories, narratives, and injustices that continue to be underrepresented in the classroom as well as a critical reflection of how we define "German." This article investigates the crucial role of decolonization in the reenvisioning of the discipline. Decolonization is…
Descriptors: German, Cultural Awareness, Power Structure, Indigenous Populations
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Nenno, Nancy P. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Striving to be more representative in their answer to the question, "What is German," many programs are expanding their curricula to include the history and perspectives of Black Germans and Austrians. Through discussion of a course on "Die afrikanische Diaspora im deutschsprachigen Europa," this article argues that examining…
Descriptors: German, Guidelines, Rating Scales, Second Language Learning
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Kautz, Elizabeth A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
As language pedagogy evolves and the pressure to articulate the value of the humanities in undergraduate education mounts, new curricular models are needed more than ever. The course "Sustainability in Germany: Recreation, Education, Innovation" is a response to that need. Originally designed to include a short-term study abroad…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Study Abroad, Curriculum Development, COVID-19
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Layne, Priscilla; Malakaj, Ervin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article advocates for the inclusion of queer and queer of color discourse into graduate curricula in North American German Studies. It presents a brief overview of major discussions in queer of color studies, proposes sample readings of queer of color texts in Germany that help graduate students develop sophisticated understandings of German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Advocacy
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Peltekov, Peter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
Previous research has investigated the effectiveness of implicit and explicit instructional methods on second language (L2) learners' grammatical accuracy. However, there is a scarcity of studies focused on the effects of the two teaching methods on L2 learners' pronunciation. To fill this gap, the present study examined the effects of implicit…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Pronunciation
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Finger, Anke; Tracksdorf, Niko – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Changing public demands and decreasing enrollment numbers have challenged the traditional concept of teaching languages, cultures, and literatures in the U.S. Although nationwide enrollment numbers in German programs have been declining, "global" German Studies programs such as the ones at the University of Connecticut and the University…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lorenz, Alexander; Crane, Cori; Benjamin, John; Boas, Hans – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
To know a word receptively and productively, second language (L2) learners must have knowledge of a word's "form," "meaning," and "use," including grammatical functions and collocational patterns (Nation, 2001). Frame semantics (Fillmore, 1982) provides a useful model to help L2 learners deepen their lexical…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, German, Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing
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Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
In fall 2016, a group of scholars gathered at the 40th German Studies Association convention in San Diego, CA, in a space called the Eaton Room, for a seminar on multilingualism in German Studies. After three days sharing this space of dialogue, members returned home to their various teaching and research settings and, reflecting further on…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German
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