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Boovy, Bradley – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
The article details an "Ausflug" to a Mt. Angel, OR as a model for incorporating engaged learning into the German classroom as a way of enhancing not only students' language acquisition but also to promote social justice learning. I offer both theoretical and practical considerations, informed by scholarship on teaching culture in the…
Descriptors: German, Social Justice, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Chalupa, Cynthia; Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
German, and increasingly French and Spanish, programs are by nature global because they attract graduate students and faculty from around the world. Most have studied the language and "big C" cultural products during their graduate studies, but they have not necessarily learned approaches for fostering intercultural communicative…
Descriptors: German, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, College Second Language Programs
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O'Brien, Traci S. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
Scholars in our profession have long called attention to the gap between language classes and upper-level content courses. Some current trends, such as decolonizing the curriculum and using the lens of social justice, are highlighting an additional gap, which they perceive in students' preparedness to deal justly with an unjust world. This article…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Brandl, Klaus K. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
Many scholars have repeatedly argued that the goals of achieving advanced language skills and understanding literary texts are not to be seen as mutually exclusive and cannot be considered separately. Nevertheless, no general consensus on the approach or how to go about it exists. What is still missing are principled and comprehensive ways of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literature Appreciation, Literary Genres, Task Analysis
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Meindl, Joerg – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
The German classroom should prepare students for the linguistic diversity of the target culture, including regional varieties and German spoken outside of the D-A-CH region. Because textbooks do not often include materials on regional varieties, this article presents a model to incorporate Pennsylvania German (PG) into the curriculum. The model…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Variation
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Lightfoot, Douglas – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
This work discusses the importance of spoken German in classroom instruction. The paper examines the nature of natural spoken language as opposed to written language. We find a general consensus that the prevailing language measure (whether pertaining to written or spoken language) in instructional settings more often typifies the rules associated…
Descriptors: Oral Language, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bendig, Ina; Betz, Emma; Huth, Thorsten – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
Researchers have observed that in spoken German, the conjunctions "weil" and "obwohl" commonly occur with verb-second (V2) instead of verb-final (V[subscript f]) word order (Gaumann, 1983; Gänthner, 1993, 1996; Uhmann, 1998). Current findings document that this syntactic variant of "weil/obwohl-structures" has an…
Descriptors: Oral Language, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chavez, Monika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
This questionnaire study analyzed responses of 96 first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year students of College German to the second part of a two-part question, namely, (a) what forms of German grammar are particularly difficult, and (b) why so. Response patterns show that word order, adjective endings, the subjunctive, and the gender/number/case…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, College Students, German, Grammar
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Euler, Sasha S. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
This article presents a detailed methodological outline for teaching culture through project work. It is argued that because project work makes it possible to gain transferrable and applicable knowledge and insight, it is the ideal tool for teaching culture with the aim of achieving real intercultural communicative competence (ICC). Preceding the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, German, Cultural Education, Active Learning
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Taleghani-Nikazm, Carmen – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
This paper offers an instructional unit on the response token "achja" in everyday German conversation. The paper first provides a description of "achja" and its distinctive prosodic features based on empirical research in conversation analysis. The goal of the paper is to provide instructors of German with information and…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Linneweber, Judith – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
This paper presents a two-session teaching unit on German change-of-state tokens such as "oh," "ach" and "achso." Goal is to teach students the appropriate reaction through change-of-state tokens in various situations. Students are provided with authentic data based on empirical research in conversation analysis (CA).…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Taleghani-Nikazm, Carmen; Golato, Andrea – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
In line with the other contributions to this issue on teaching pragmatics, this paper provides teachers of German with a two-day lesson plan for integrating authentic spoken language and its associated cultural background into their teaching. Specifically, the paper discusses how "jaja" and its phonetic variants are systematically used…
Descriptors: German, Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Peabody, Seth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article describes strategies that the author employed to make a general education course titled "Fairy Tales and Folklore" more diverse and inclusive. Students read primary texts and secondary articles as part of ongoing debates, then form their own arguments within the debate, thus coming to understand how fairy tales are embedded…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Fairy Tales, Inclusion, Persuasive Discourse
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Brubaker, Cate – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
While participation in study abroad continues to increase, and both pre-departure and in-country support and interventions have become more robust, the re-entry experience after a program ends still typically takes a back seat to other priorities. Consequently, most students are left to navigate the re-entry transition on their own. This article…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German
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Ducate, Lara – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2016
Due to the connection between Germany and sustainability studies, German Programs are well poised to offer a course on German history, culture, and sustainability to meet the needs of the next generation of students. Interdisciplinary humanities courses that incorporate critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative learning will help to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking
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