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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

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Title: Ist Fremdsprachenunterricht wie DaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) in Japan – aus der Perspektive der Diaspora mit deren Kritik am Multikulturalismus – kompatibel mit interkultureller Kommunikation?
Author: Kenichi Shimamura
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Institution: University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Author: Guido Josef Oebel
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Institution: Saga National University
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Subject Language: German
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Germanic
Abstract: The two authors, one Japanese the other German, both teaching German at universities in Western Japan deal in their paper with the role of German Culture Studies ('Landeskunde') in the Japanese DaF-classroom (German as a Foreign Language). Doing so, they analyze whether it suffices to have 'Landeskunde' integrated in DaF-classes as it is the usual case or whether it deserves to claim its own right, i.e. being taught as an independent subject.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Kurume University Press
Publication Info: Bulletin of the Institute of Foreign Language Education, Kurume University, No. 10, pp. 13-41


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