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Teaching “Kinderbücher ohne Rassismus” (DW)

Here are additional activities I have created for teaching Deutsche Welle Top-Thema module “Kinderbücher ohne Rassismus“.  The original Deutsche Welle materials can be accessed from the theme webpage, or the text and exercises (pdf) and audio (mp3) can be downloaded for offline use. In the post Teaching with Deutsche

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Teaching “Wenn Russland kein Gas mehr liefert” (DW)

Here are additional materials and activities I have created for teaching Deutsche Welle’s Top-Thema module entitled “Wenn Russland kein Gas mehr liefert“. The original Deutsche Welle materials can be accessed from the theme webpage, or the text and exercises (pdf) and audio (mp3) can be downloaded for offline use. In

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Teaching “Studieren in Deutschland” (DW)

Here are additional materials and activities I have created for teaching Deutsche Welle’s Top-Thema module entitled “Studieren in Deutschland“. The original Deutsche Welle materials can be accessed from the theme webpage. Alternatively, the text and exercises (pdf) and audio (mp3) can be downloaded for offline use. In the post Teaching with Deutsche

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Teaching “Europa wird alt” (DW)

Here are additional materials and activities I have created for teaching Deutsche Welle’s Top-Thema module entitled “Europa wird alt“. The original Deutsche Welle materials can be accessed from the theme webpage, or the text and exercises (pdf) and audio (mp3) can be downloaded for offline use. In the post Teaching with

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Teaching “Arbeiten trotz Rente” (DW)

Here are additional materials and activities I have created for teaching Deutsche Welle Top-Thema module “Arbeiten trotz Rente“.  The original Deutsche Welle materials can be accessed from the theme webpage, or the text and exercises (pdf) and audio (mp3) can be downloaded for offline use. In the post Teaching

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Teaching German with Deutsche Welle’s Top-Thema and Video Thema

I regularly teach a Contemporary Issues in German-Speaking Regions course for intermediate to advanced learners. In this course, I want learners to become informed citizens and ultimately to learn to converse intelligently on topics of current interest in the German-speaking

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Working with German numbers: Children and day care in Germany

DESTATIS just recently published a report on day care participation in Germany. The text, graphic and data table reveal some interesting trends.

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Deutschland-Quiz – 1990 bis heute

On October 3rd, 1990, East and West Germany were officially unified as the new Federal Republic of Germany. In honor of that anniversary, here is a quiz about the Berlin Republic.

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How is the German chancellor elected?

On September 22, 2013, the Germans will go to the polls to decide who will run the country for the next four years. There are plenty of informed articles on the dynamics of the 2013 election (e.g., “Polls Suggest Happy

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Oktoberfest Quiz

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