Participants in this study were 69 students (24 female and 45 male) enrolled in four fourth-semester classes of the lower-division curriculum of the Germanic Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. After reading biographies and related information about characters, all four classes watched four episodes of the popular German television program, Lindenstrasse, without subtitles. While all classes viewed and wrote about the television serial in German, two classes conducted post-viewing discussion activities in German and the other two classes in English. The investigator visited and took notes on all classes and provided instructors with guidelines to enable consistent approaches to relevant materials and assignments.The first rubric in this group of four rewards a topic sentence and supporting sentences at the outset of the essay that identify the writeras concept of the themes and global issues addressed in the television segment viewed or atopic for theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Culture Via Television: Investigating the Effects of a German Television Serial on the Perceptions of Fourth-semester German Language Classes|
|Author||:||Judith Erna Hammer|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|