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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Linguistik, Technische Universität Dresden, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The present paper focuses on a particular variety of American English in the Southern and Southwestern States - the Chicano English. First paragraph defines and describes Chicano English. The main part of this paper is divided into two chapters - the first deals with linguistic aspects of ChE, and the second discusses possible ways to integrate the topic 'Chicano English' into English lessons in German secondary schools. The first chapter of the main part provides an overview of the phonology of Chicano English, focusing on its characteristic phonetic features. Next, in the following chapter, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic features of Chicano English are covered. The second part of this paper explores the possibilities to integrate the topic 'Chicano English' into English lessons in German secondary schools, introducing a teaching unit for German Grammar school students in Year 11. Besides, this paragraph discusses the importance and the relevance of this topic for developing student's awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity of English. The final chapter provides a brief summary of the key points of this paper.