Take a tour of the German-speaking world, with STATIONEN: EIN KURSBUCH FÜR DIE MITTELSTUFE, an innovative intermediate German program. Combining engaging cultural topics with authentic readings, this text gives you the basis to develop insight into German life today and proficiency with the language. Each chapter of STATIONEN revolves around a city or region in the German-speaking world, inviting you to make connections and comparisons between chapters, topics, and cultural issues. In addition, the accompanying video component (available on DVD) contains footage of videoblogs from eleven cities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that complement the text and offer fascinating glimpses of contemporary German culture. These snapshots of everyday life pair interview clips with images of public spaces to move you beyond the realm of ordinary language instruction and into the scenarios and situations that reflect your real-world needs as a developing German speaker. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Prisca Augustyn, Nikolaus Euba
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
The Student Activities Manual (Arbeitsbuch) offers additional grammar, vocabulary, and writing exercises as well as listening comprehension opportunities that feature simulated conversations and pronunciation practice.
Welten: Introductory German
Author: Prisca Augustyn, Nikolaus Euba
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Set around 12 German-speaking people and the worlds they live in, WELTEN focuses on the development of communicative competence and literacy through texts in various modalities. WELTEN helps students to acquire and practice functional language abilities while at the same time developing interpretive and analytical competencies and an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of language. Through current, relevant, and meaningful materials, students learn to use language while seeing the world through the eyes of others, ultimately learning about themselves and the world they live in. With its innovative and integral video program, its contextualized and learner-centered presentation of grammar, and its unique selection of engaging texts from a broad range of genres, WELTEN brings a new approach to introductory German. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A historical survey of German films as works of art from the beginnings to the present, suitable for classroom use.
Before the first appearance of the Atlas of the World's Languages in 1993, all the world's languages had never been accurately and completely mapped. The Atlas depicts the location of every known living language, including languages on the point of extinction. This fully revised edition of the Atlas offers: up-to-date research, some from fieldwork in early 2006 a general linguistic history of each section an overview of the genetic relations of the languages in each section statistical and sociolinguistic information a large number of new or completely updated maps further reading and a bibliography for each section a cross-referenced language index of over 6,000 languages. Presenting contributions from international scholars, covering over 6,000 languages and containing over 150 full-colour maps, the Atlas of the World's Languages is the definitive reference resource for every linguistic and reference library.
This third edition of Kenneth Katzner's best-selling guide to languages is essential reading for language enthusiasts everywhere. Written with the non-specialist in mind, its user-friendly style and layout, delightful original passages, and exotic scripts, will continue to fascinate the reader. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include more languages, more countries, and up-to-date data on populations. Features include: *information on nearly 600 languages *individual descriptions of 200 languages, with sample passages and English translations *concise notes on where each language is spoken, its history, alphabet and pronunciation *coverage of every country in the world, its main language and speaker numbers *an introduction to language families
The new edition of this popular course in translation from French into English offers a challenging practical approach to the acquisition of translation skills, with clear explanations of the theoretical issues involved. A variety of translation issues are considered including: *cultural differences *register and dialect *genre *revision and editing. The course now covers texts from a wide range of sources, including: *journalism and literature *commercial, legal and technical texts *songs and recorded interviews. This is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of French on translation courses. The book will also appeal to wide range of language students and tutors.
Written entirely in German, this content-based program prepares 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, ANDERS GEDACHT, Third Edition encourages creative self-expression as well as critical thinking about the German language and contemporary cultures of the German-speaking world. The text engages students in the learning process through inductive grammar instruction and review; cultural interpretation; analysis and comparison with their own culture; and interactive, task-based practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Engage your students in German language and culture through film! This versatile booklet includes six films with suggested pre-, during and post-viewing activities. This supplement can be packaged with any intermediate and post-intermediate German publication. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Pradyumna Kumar, known as PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. All his life he has kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer’s prophecy: “You will marry a girl who is not from the village, not from the district, not even from our country; she will be musical, own a jungle and be born under the sign of the ox.” But not until PK attends art school in New Delhi do his stars begin to align. One evening, while drawing portraits in a park, he meets a young Swedish woman, Lotta von Schendin — and this brief meeting will change the courses of their lives forever. This is the remarkable true story of how a young Indian man armed with nothing more than a handful of paintbrushes and a secondhand Raleigh bicycle made his way across Asia and Europe in search of the woman he loves.
Author: Pheriba Jane Fell Greene, Sopris West Inc
This intermediate, modular approach to German grammar serves as both a reference handbook and a practice manual. The text is organized to allow instructors to follow each chapter sequentially or to teach in modules, as each chapter is self-contained and can be used in any order. The chapter structure of the 24 regular chapters provides a presentation of new information, followed by material for oral and written practice: Grammatik (grammar), Wortschatz (vocabulary), Übungen (exercises, self-practice, and small-group practice), Anwendung (application, in-class group activities), Schriftliche Themen (writing topics), and Zusammenfassung (summary). The six reference chapters consist of grammar presentations through explanations, models, and charts; and Übersicht (summary). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever? Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.