Approaches of Cultural Studies in the Textbook Series Studio 21 (A1.1 - A2.1)
A balanced teaching of cultural knowledge in foreign language teaching in general and in German lessons in particular is of great importance. To make this possible, some promising approaches have been developed to help learners in the reception of cultural knowledge. The aim of the German teacher is that his or her students acquire not only the linguistic, but also the cultural aspects of German culture. Therefore, much consideration is given to bringing cultural content into the classroom and how different approaches to the didactics of regional studies make this possible. Theories of Weinmann, Hösch, Pauldrach and Zeuner form the theoretical foundation of this work, in which classifications of the cultural approaches as well as their specific characteristics (such as topics, teaching of cultural knowledge, etc.) are explained. In the empirical part of the work, the first step is to identify tasks that aim to provide cultural knowledge transfer from the textbook series Studio 21 (A1.1 - A2.1). This is followed by analysis and classification of the collected tasks. Subsequently, suggestions for improvement and advice for the performance of such tasks in the German lessons for are given based on the results of the analysis.
Bischof, Moika, Kessling, Viola und Krechel, Rüdiger. 1998. Landeskunde und Literaturdidaktik. Berlin et al.: Langenscheidt.
Funk, Hermann und Kuhn, Christina. 2013. Studio 21 A1.1 – Das Deutsch-buch. Berlin: Cornselsen
Funk, Hermann und Kuhn, Christina. 2014. Studio 21 A1.2 – Das Deutsch-buch. Berlin: Cornselsen
Funk, Hermann und Kuhn, Christina. 2014. Studio 21 A2.1 – Das Deutsch-buch. Berlin: Cornselsen
Zeuner, Ulrich. 2009. Landeskunde und interkulturelles Lernen. Eine Ein-führung, Dresden: TU Dresden. https://tu-dresden.de/gsw/slk/ germanistik/daf/ressourcen/dateien/dateien/materialien_zeuner/zeuner_reader_landeskunde.pdf?lang=en, abgerufen am 20.08.2018.
Copyright (c) 2018 Journal of Letters
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Copyright and plagiarism
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use copyrighted materials from copyright owners. Authors are responsible for observing requisite copyright law when quoting or reproducing copyrighted materials. Quotations and reproductions of content from other published sources must be accompanied by a reference and all sources should be clearly listed in the references section. Quotations and reproductions of content from external sources without due attribution could be considered a severe infringement of academic conduct and may constitute a legal offence under the Copyright Act of B.E. 2537. Any legal ramifications arising from the infringement of copyright regulations would be the sole responsibility of the author(s).