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Gonglewski, Margaret; Helm, Anna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
An effective way to teach about sustainability and environmentally conscious practices in German language, literature, and culture programs is within the context of a business German course. In this article we first situate educational sustainability in the US, leading into an examination of why the context of German business can be particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, History Instruction, Cultural Education
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DiBiase-Lubrano, Mary Jo – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Language testing is an integral part of teaching and learning, yet most language faculty do not receive adequate training for developing tests (Taylor, [Taylor, L., 2009]). Most have advanced degrees in literary and cultural studies in the target language but often have insufficient training in pedagogy and assessment. This shortcoming is alarming…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Howards, Alyssa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
"Die Zauberflöte" is simultaneously one of Mozart's most accessible and most complex operas. Yet while this duality makes it a potentially valuable cultural artifact for the language classroom, students' unfamiliarity with both its operatic genre and Enlightenment context can pose a challenge to teachers. This article functions…
Descriptors: Opera, Classical Music, Sex, Race
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Prager, Debra N.; Kramer, Daniel J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2014
Extracurricular events in foreign language programs are often treated either as extra credit or an afterthought. And yet if organized creatively and systematically, activities that promote cultural engagement outside the classroom can enhance and extend the curriculum, deepen exposure to the target culture, create a sense of community among…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Extracurricular Activities
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Vyatkina, Nina – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This study describes the design and implementation of a usage-based and corpus-based advanced German grammar course. Teaching materials for the course included DWDS, or "Digitales Worterbuch der deutschen Sprache": a large, representative, free and publicly available corpus of contemporary German texts. The article outlines specific…
Descriptors: Grammar, German, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Wilkerson, Miranda E. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This paper presents a study of factors affecting judgments of native and non-native accent in German. The data suggest that listener status (native or non-native speakers) and degree of experience with German play a role in the aspects of speech which raters cite as salient. Interestingly, the same descriptive terms used by raters were shown to…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers, Pronunciation
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Sosulski, Michael J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This article explores the possibilities for effecting Transformative Learning in students of German language and culture through the use of popular music videos, in both the target and the students' own languages. Transformative Learning, a term that has differing valences in numerous academic disciplines, is employed here in its social-scientific…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Popular Culture, German, Critical Viewing
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Augustyn, Prisca – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This article offers a critical examination of the current practices and beliefs about vocabulary teaching and learning in typical communicative-approach German classrooms. While research on vocabulary acquisition is scarce, frequency dictionaries reveal that current practice is based heavily on the use of concrete, referential lexemes that may be…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Bilingualism
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Melin, Charlotte – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This article describes a newly designed upper division German language course, "Contemporary Germany: Food, Energy Politics," and two sampling methods of assessment for measuring parallel gains in German skills and sustainable development (SD) thinking. Second Language Acquisition (SLA) informed course design, key assignments, and…
Descriptors: German, Program Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Sustainable Development
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Larson-Guenette, Julie – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This study examined how often and to what extent university learners of German use online resources (e.g., online dictionaries and translators) in relation to German coursework, their motivations for use, and their beliefs about online resources and language learning. Data for this study consisted of open-ended surveys ("n" = 71) and face-to-face…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Use Studies, Beliefs, Second Language Learning
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Ryshina-Pankova, Marianna – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This article reports on the ways of incorporating paintings, posters, and film into an advanced German content- and language-integrated course called "Green Germany." It demonstrates how these visual media can be employed for enriching the exploration of various aspects of the course's environmental themes. In line with the research on…
Descriptors: Films, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Belgum, Kirsten – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2017
This article investigates how language contests can serve as an effective element of articulation in language education. Educators and researchers have reflected on how to facilitate the progress of language learners from high school to college through shared learning outcomes across institutional divides and by developing common guidelines for…
Descriptors: Competition, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Becker, Angelika; DeMaris, Sarah Glenn; Moller-Tank, Beth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
The article presents and discusses materials for a cultural lesson about Green Germany. An introductory mini-unit frames the over-all student learning objective: students should be able to respond to the questions "Where are we?" and "Where are we going?" with regard to the natural environment. Three different units then help…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Units of Study
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Chavez, Monika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2013
This study explores the ways first-, second-, and third-year college students ("n" = 352) perceived their likely attainment of 19 morpho-syntactic, phonological, pragmatic, and lexical features of German. Analyses further differentiated perceptions by the learner variables of year of enrollment, gender, achievement, motivation for…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
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van Kerckvoorde, Colette – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article argues for a "D-A-CH" approach, which stands for Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH), in language classes from the introductory level on. I begin by tracing the emergence and development of distinct Standard Swiss and Austrian German varieties. I then discuss marketing efforts for Swiss and Austrian German, and…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, German
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