Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein: DACHL in the Deutschklasse
Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (DACHL) share a common background of both language and cultural attributes, yet all four have developed individual variances in language and culture. This webinar will explore language variations and culture in the four countries. Participants will be introduced to many ideas and sources for materials for their classes. Click to buy this Webinar.
Doug Philipp teaches at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, CO. He has been vice president, president, and currently is secretary/treasurer for Colorado/Wyoming chapter. Doug serves as co-chair for the annual Colorado Sprachbad, is a member of TraiNDaF 2003, has led numerous student trips to Germany, and recently represented the AATG at the IDV DACHL-Landeskunde-Seminar in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Return to top
Incorporating Switzerland into the Curriculum
Learn about Swiss history and contemporary Swiss life, politics, and culture. Particular attention will be paid to current hot button issues including migration. Get acquainted with Swiss literature, music, web resources, and films that can easily be integrated into high school and college German courses! Click to buy this Webinar.
Karin Baumgartner is Associate Professor of German at the University of Utah where she teaches German language and literature at all levels. She is the editor of the bookFrom Multiculturalism to Cultural Hybridity: New Approaches to Teaching Modern Switzerland (2010). She is the author of "’Ich kam unter die Schweizer:’ Teaching Switzerland as a Multi-Ethnic Society." Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German (Fall 2012). She is a member of the AATG Executive board and was a co-chair of the AATG/ACTFL conference in 2009. Return to top
Österreich vertextet. Literatur für Kinder und Jugendliche
How can we make literature meaningful to our students? Based on short literary texts ranging from "traditional“ to "modern" genres, this webinar will discuss benefits and principles of working with literature in the German language classroom. You will get to know not only several short literary texts from or about Austria, but also activities that focus on different levels, skills, and communication modes. Although the materials are geared towards learners between 12 and 18, they can easily be adapted for adult learners. Click to buy this Webinar.
Julia Ruck is a PhD student in German and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Her research interests focus on literacy-based approaches in foreign-language-teaching, teaching culture with film, and contemporary Austrian literature and culture. She has taught German as a Foreign Language in Austria, Russia, Uruguay, and the US and organizes teacher-training seminars on behalf of Kultur und Sprache (Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs). Return to top