Pluri◦Deutsch – plurilinguale Kurse mit Deutsch


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  • Kursiša, Anta; Schlabach, Joachim (Helsingin yliopiston kirjasto, 2020)
    Pluri◦Deutsch – German plurilingual courses. Practical guidance for course development in German philology and at language centres The volume “Pluri◦Deutsch - German plurilingual courses” contains a theoretical-didactical introduction to the field and also gives guidance on five concepts developed for plurilingual university courses with German both in German philology and at language centres. The collection is the result of Pluri◦Deutsch, a project run by teachers of German at Finnish universities, which promotes the development and implementation of plurilingual courses. The concepts presented here describe the objectives, the content and typical concrete tasks and thus offers inspiration and examples to colleagues who wish to develop and implement plurilingual courses with German. German continues to be an important language in Finland after English and Swedish, which is the second national language. For our students, German is in most cases the third or fourth language and thus a typical tertiary language. It therefore makes sense to approach teaching and learning German in a multilingual way. Since German is often used in combination with other languages in everyday life, studies, and work, we promote the approach of teaching German plurilingually and through this method prepare our students to interact successfully using German in multilingual situations. In this way, we advocate a rethinking of the model of mono-lingual language teaching. The volume contains seven chapters. After the introduction (1), a general chapter introduces the central theoretical and didactic principles of plurilingual courses (2). The focus is primarily on three course concepts for university language centres. These three courses offer plurilingual legal German (3), plurilingual technical German (4) and plurilingual business communication (5); this is followed by two seminar concepts employed in German studies, the first is on multilingualism and teaching German as a foreign language (6) and the second on plurilingual communication in the professional field of German studies (7). The concepts presented show the diversity that is possible in the context of multilingualism. The range extends from a description of short plurilingual learning units that can be integrated into other predominantly monolingual courses, to the presentation of new plurilingual objectives and content in well-established courses and seminars, and finally to the explication of a completely plurilingual course. All the chapters consider how the new approaches can be implemented in practice.
  • Meyer, Almut (2020)
  • Rehwagen, Claudia (2020)
  • Schlabach, Joachim (2020)
  • Grasz, Sabine (2020)