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Helfer, Martha B. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
"Fairy Tales and the Transmission of Prejudice" is a unit in a lecture course on fairy tales that draws on research on anti-Semitism in 18th- and 19th-century German literature and culture, mapping questions raised in 18th- and 19th-century tales onto contemporary issues: The unit traces a trajectory from the Enlightenment to the…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Units of Study, Racial Bias, German Literature
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Fichtner, Friederike; Barcroft, Joe – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Input-based incremental (IBI) vocabulary instruction is an approach that emphasizes presentation of target vocabulary in the input and the gradual development of multiple aspects of vocabulary knowledge over time. This article demonstrates how the IBI approach can be utilized to facilitate the acquisition of German vocabulary as part of…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Parkes, Lisa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
In offering an account of teaching and performing Nurkan Erpulat and Jens Hillje's "Verrücktes Blut" (2010) with advanced German students, this article reflects on the theme of cultural identity, particularly with regard to current issues related to migrant populations. As a play that showcases theater as a transitional space where…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Goertler, Senta; Gacs, Adam – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
As online educational programs and courses increase (Allen & Seaman, [Allen, I. E., 2014]), it is important to understand the benefits and limitations of this delivery format when assessing students and when comparing learning outcomes. This article addresses the following two questions: (1) What are some of the best practices in assessing…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, German
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Cunningham, D. Joseph; Pfeiffer, Peter C.; Ryshina-Pankova, Marianna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
The article reports on a project to assess what kind of complex humanities learning occurs in students in the first two years of a German curriculum. It characterizes a possible way to conceptualize humanities learning and how to find ways to collect reliable data that form the basis of an analysis and feed back into curricular and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Benjamin, John D.; Donohue-Bergeler, Devon; Fuchs, Katrin; Lorenz, Alexander – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
This case study addresses the language-culture divide contributing to curricular bifurcation in many collegiate language departments and presents a lesson plan to help language instructors bridge the gap. The lesson on public transportation is designed for first-semester second language (L2) German students and focuses on a guided reading of a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Video Technology, German, College Students
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Heidrich, Emily; Kraemer, Angelika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
As an internal expansion of the Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative at Michigan State University, 172 students of German took ACTFL proficiency tests in three modalities (speaking, listening, and reading) over the course of three years. The test scores and background survey data were analyzed to determine proficiency levels of students at the…
Descriptors: German, Case Studies, College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning
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Rubin-McGregor, Jordan; Rubin, Beth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
This article addresses how to include instruction about the Holocaust (Shoah) in intermediate German world language classes in the United States. Scholarly inquiry into teaching of the Shoah has produced pedagogical frameworks, and Lindquist's (2008) guidelines are recommended along with additional instructional resources and suggestions. The…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Second Language Instruction, European History, Jews
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Twark, Jill E.; Franch, Daniel J.; Vaughan, Paige – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Although abundant research studies explore team teaching and co-teaching, research is lacking on apprentice teaching with undergraduates, especially in U.S. world language classes. This article presents a practical apprentice teaching model for teaching beginning German with undergraduate students. The model was successful because the professor…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, German, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Baumgartner, Karin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
The article explores the benefits of extensive reading in the beginning German language classroom. Employing a simplified version of Johanna Spyri's novel "Heidi," the article brings together research on extensive reading and cultural literacy in a unit dedicated to the incorporation of Switzerland into the German language curriculum.…
Descriptors: German, Cultural Literacy, Novels, Introductory Courses
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O'Brien, Traci S. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
In the literature on intercultural competence, such competence, or set of competencies, is desirable precisely because a globalized world needs world citizens who are at home everywhere and can deal effectively with alterity -- presumably in order to be agents of positive change. To remain relevant, we as teachers in German Studies need…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, German
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Abrams, Zsuzsanna; Schiestl, Simone Berchtold – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
German is a language with multiple standard and non-standard varieties (Fagan, 2009). Yet L2 textbooks still favor one standard form, offering little information about other varieties of the language. In particular, Austrian and Swiss Standard German are underrepresented, and even when present, the language is often in a mixture of dialect and…
Descriptors: German, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Windham, Scott – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
In recent years, cultural instruction has been touted as a way to help foreign language programs boost student learning outcomes, enrollments, and many other measures of program strength. In order to investigate the relationship between cultural instruction and program strength in a university-level German program, students in first- and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, German, Program Effectiveness
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Maczuga, Paulina; O'Brien, Mary Grantham; Knaus, Johannes – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
Lexical stress assignment plays a central role in being understood in a second language. In fact, research has shown that it may be more important for the comprehensibility of second language learners' speech than, for example, grammatical correctness (Trofimovich & Isaacs, 2012). Nonetheless, its production poses challenges for second…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Lexicology, Native Speakers
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Guenther, Christina – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
This article explores how drama pedagogy in the foreign language classroom serves as a unique avenue for approaching the global issue of migration in the context of German-speaking Europe. The article focuses on how staging a contemporary play about migration, such as Roland Schimmelpfennig's "Der goldene Drache" (2009), in German for an…
Descriptors: English, Native Speakers, German, Second Language Learning
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