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German Culture Resources

by David Andersen
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This collection deals mainly with resources that are particularly helpful to teaching culture in the foreign language classroom.

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Kaleidoskop: Alltag in Deutschland

Added 07/21/2008
Presentation of aspects of everyday life in Germany, such as persons, places, institutions, etc

Ashcombe: German Video Resources

Added 07/21/2008
Videos each with their own interactive, self-marking quiz to test vocabulary and grammar. Choose the language you want to test (in our case German) and then pick a video according to the topic you are studying. Listen to the video clip and then try to answer the questions in the quiz. You can ask for hints and check your answers. Produced by the Ashcombe School, a Language Specialist School in Dorking, Surrey UK. May be used for listening exercises more than viewing.

CAPL: Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon

Added 07/21/2008
CAPL-German, the pilot project for culturally authentic license-free imagery! By Michael Shaughnessy & Jason Parkhill. This project was made possible by a grant from Washington & Jefferson College. Visitors are encouraged to explore, browse, test, and comment on the site. Good for flashcard pictures and other culturally relevant images.

Deutsch Lernen mit Jetzt online!

Added 07/21/2008
Select authentic texts dealing with issues of interest to young Germans. For intermediate learners and up. The goal is to enhance reading skills and strategies. Includes tasks and material for teachers. A good resource provided by the Goethe Institute.

Berlin and the Two Germanies, 1945-1989

Added 07/21/2008
This site for intermediate German students provides historical background for the division of Germany, focusing on the construction of the wall, developments in East and West Berlin, political and economic problems in East Germany, and the eventual fall of the Wall. It presents texts and historic pictures of the postwar-era, study questions (in English) and follow-up assignments (in German) connected with each subunit. A relevant and interesting resource for information from this era. There is also a sister presentation on Germany five years after the Wende. Link here will direct you to another site with a redirect link.
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