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McGregor, Janice; Fernandez, Julieta – Modern Language Journal, 2019
The present study takes a reflexive approach to the analysis of coordinated identity work in qualitative interviews in 2 study abroad (SA) contexts, Argentina and Germany. To do this, the authors bring together 2 autoethnographic projects and take a collaborative approach (Chang, Ngunjiri, & Hernandez, 2013; Lapadat, 2017) to the analysis of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Cross Cultural Studies
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König, Johannes; Tachtsoglou, Sarantis; Lammerding, Sandra; Strauß, Sarah; Nold, Günter; Rohde, Andreas – Modern Language Journal, 2017
The study examines the connection between domain-specific learning opportunities in English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher preparation and preservice EFL teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). Using a sample of 444 preservice EFL teachers for secondary schools, it contrasts groups at the end of the 2 phases required in German teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Busse, Vera – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This article explores adolescent students' attitudes toward learning English and other European languages studied at secondary school. The study is based on 2255 qualitative responses to a survey conducted in Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. The data reveal that, although differences between countries shape the experience of foreign…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation
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Ziegler, Nicholas Allan – Modern Language Journal, 2014
The European Language Portfolio (ELP) is an alternative assessment used in foreign language classes throughout Europe to support and record language learning. Directly linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Council of Europe, 2001) proficiency guidelines, it is designed to achieve an ambitious dual goal: document…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Guidelines
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Ware, Paige D.; Kramsch, Claire – Modern Language Journal, 2005
We discuss the challenges of Web-based teaching for language teachers and then describe in detail an extended episode of misunderstanding that occurred between 2 students discussing their versions of history during a classroom-based, asynchronous telecollaborative project between learners of German in the United States and learners of English in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, German, English (Second Language)
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von der Emde, Silke; Schneider, Jeffrey; Kotter, Markus – Modern Language Journal, 2001
Draws on experiences from a 7-week exchange between students learning German at an American college and advanced students of English at a German university. Maps out the benefits to using a MOO (multiple user domains object-oriented) for language learning: a student-centered learning environment structured by such objectives as peer teaching,…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, College Students, Computer Uses in Education, English (Second Language)
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Dechert, Christiane; Kastner, Peter – Modern Language Journal, 1989
Analysis of the responses of 286 students of German to a questionnaire regarding their interest in textbooks' cultural content showed that the 10 textbooks analyzed did not generally offer much information on the highest-ranked 25 (out of 99) topics of interest to the students. (24 references) (CB)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Education, Foreign Culture, German
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Rentschler, Eric – Modern Language Journal, 1980
Contends that German film has had uncinematic handling in American universities. Presents alternative approach and counter proposal surveying crucial highlights of Germany's film heritage. (BK)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Films, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction
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Thiel, Friedrich – Modern Language Journal, 1980
Suggests foreign language teachers can use comparison of physical life in the relevant country with that in the United States as way to sharpen understanding of other cultures and encourage participation in foreign study programs. Uses Germany as an example. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Traits, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs