9780618259830

Anders gedacht Text and Context in the German-Speaking World

  • ISBN 13:

    9780618259830

  • ISBN 10:

    061825983X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/22/2004
  • Publisher: Heinle
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Summary

Written entirely in German, this class-tested, content-based text helps intermediate-level German students to communicate meaningfully in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes. With a stimulating, comparative focus on topics such as contemporary politics, the environment, history, film, music, fine art, literature, and technology, the text encourages creative self-expression as well as critical thinking about the German language and contemporary cultures of the German-speaking world."Anders gedacht engages students in the learning process through inductive grammar instruction and review; cultural interpretation; analysis and comparison with students' own culture; and interactive, task-based practice. Students discover grammar inductively by organizing their findings and, in many cases, formulating rules for themselves rather than reading about specific grammar rules. Authentic recordings, film, and fine art also serve to develop the program' s comparative focus on topics such as history, contemporary politics, the environment, business, and technology. For example, the history of the Weimar Republic and th

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