Mit Ruhe und Gelassenheit: Imagination, Movement, and Relaxation in the German Language Classroom Journal Article uri icon



  • AbstractSchools and universities continuously face new generations of students who struggle with stress management. Many learners have sedentary lifestyles in which they are deprived of somatic learning opportunities. Other learners experience feelings of dissociation and sensations of disembodiment that have a negative impact on their learning. This article presents a way to establish a connection between mind, body, and language that can help students and teachers counter the negative effects of stress in our high‐pressure world. The use of imagination, movement, and active relaxation encourages and sustains a body‐mind integration that offers learners of German a somatic learning experience. The proposed movement and relaxation elements serve as tools for students to comprehend and speak German in a relaxed atmosphere that enables them to self‐regulate their stress and anxiety levels and explore their own somatic psychology.

publication date

  • March 1, 2020

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • December 29, 2020 1:50 AM

Full Author List

  • Jany B

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0042-062X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1756-1221

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 99

end page

  • 118


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