9780072309720: Kontakte

This introductory German text emphasizes communicative proficiency. The method, called the natural approach, stresses the use of activities in a natural and spontaneous classroom atmosphere. Grammar explanations and exercises are aids to learning only, not the main part of the text. The materials are also comprehension-based: comprehension (listening to and reading German) is viewed as a prerequisite to using German (speaking and writing). This is the German equivalent of the Spanish text, "Dos Mundos".

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Colorized line art incorporated within vocabulary displays that begin each chapter.
The new edition incorporates the new German spelling system, along with an appendix of common words with alternate spellings from the old spelling system.
All of the audio programs are now on CD as well as cassette.
A newly conceived cultural section encompasses the popular Kulturprojekt with many revised Porträt boxes and an expanded lesson-ending Videoecke that includes viewing tips and activities.
The new video includes interviews with native speakers, with interview questions based on the Interview activities in the main text, along with authentic segments from German television (ZDF).
Website includes additional resources for teachers and students, including on-line activities and numerous live links to sites of interest in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Extensively revised testing program now includes mid-term and final exams for both the quarter and semester systems.
Newly enhanced CD-ROM program, provides form-focused vocabulary and structural activities, as well as a writing and video component.
At the core of Kontakte are lively, high-interest, personalized activities that have students talk about themselves and their experiences as a segue into learning about the German-speaking world.
In keeping with the Natural Approach, emphasis is placed on developing reading skills. Cultural and literary readings appear throughout each chapter and have been written or selected for beginning German students.
Clear and concise grammar explanations, found in the purple pages at the end of each chapter, provide students with the essentials for communicating in German.
Grammar explanations include marginal summary notes for students for quick review and reference.
Listening comprehension audio program accompanies text and includes dialogues and poetry.
Instructor's Manual contains a detailed walk-through of the first three chapters of the book.
Ample opportunities for practicing structures and vocabulary are found in the main text and the coordinated workbook/laboratory manual.

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School affiliation was listed as University of Iowa---Iowa City. Replaced by the University of Leipzig on 5/27/99. School affiliation was listed as the University of Iowa---Iowa City. School status cleared 5/27/99.

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