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Marcel P. Rotter


A native of Thuringia, I studied at the Universities of Erfurt, Moskau, Wisconsin-Madison, and Jerusalem. I have been teaching German language, literature, and culture for over 25 years, the last ten of them as professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. I am especially interested in the role of images in language learning, which coincides with my research interest in the semiotics of visual communication (advertisement and propaganda).

Towards an Integrated Landeskunde
The workshop introduces the participants to the idea and practice of "Integrative Landeskunde" based on the Tuebinger Modell. Instead of a focus on discreet topics (German food, German music), we will discuss concepts such as Individualism, Sustainability, and Normalcy and their different materialization in contemporary German culture. Keywords: History and Culture

Apps and Internet resources for the German classroom
Participants learn how to effectively use Internet resources and apps in the German classroom. Organizing principle is not what is technologically possible, but what is methodologically useful. Keywords: Technology

Advertisement in the German classroom
The presentation familiarizes the participants with German print ads and commercials that serve as prompts for writing and speaking as well as for cultural comparisons. Keywords: Authentic Resources

The GDR - Memories of a country
A first-hand account of life in east Germany - with examples of how make this historical topic still relevant for students today. Keywords: History and Culture

Moderationsmethoden im Deutschunterricht
Der Workshop macht die Teilnehmer mit Methoden der Moderationstechnik bekannt und wie diese im Deutschunterricht eingesetzt werden koennen. Keywords: Teaching Strategies

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