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Kontakte By Erwin Tschirner

Kontakte by Erwin Tschirner

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Helps students learn German through communicative contexts with an emphasis on the four skills and cultural competence, with grammar functioning as an aid to language learning and not as an end in itself. This work features a wide range of supplements, including video, audio and interactive online materials.

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Kontakte by Erwin Tschirner

This best-selling German text is based on and inspired by the Natural Approach, pioneered by Tracy D. Terrell. Students learn German through communicative contexts with an emphasis on the four skills and cultural competence, with grammar functioning as an aid to language learning and not as an end in itself. The abundance of interesting personalized activities and a wide variety of authentic and author-written readings in Kontakte ensure that students are exposed to rich language input, critical to language acquisition. A full range of supplements, including video, audio and interactive online materials, provide multiple opportunities to practice newly acquired vocabulary and grammar and further refine developing language skills.

About Erwin Tschirner

(Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is Gerhard Helbig Professor of German as a Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Leipzig and President of the Institute for Test Research and Test Development in Leipzig, Germany. Before joining the University of Leipzig, he taught at the University of Iowa, Iowa City (1990-1998) and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (19881990). His main research areas are: second language acquisition, corpus linguistics, language testing and assessment, and language policy. He is (co-) author of over 150 books, book chapters, and journal articles. He has extensive experience in test research and development for all language modalities (speaking, listening, writing, and reading). He has been a certified ACTFL OPI tester since 1989 and tester trainer since 1993. He has been a major contributor to the internationalization efforts of the University of Leipzig, establishing and directing joint BA, MA, and Ph.D. programs with universities in the Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, and the U.S. (First and Second Staatsexamen, Gi?ttingen and Fulda) is Oberstudienri?tin (German, English, Physical Education) at the Werner-von-Siemens Gymnasium in Bad Harzburg, Germany. She taught German at all levels of instruction at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and she was a Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. She is co-author of Assoziationen: Deutsch fi?r die Mittelstufe and the series Lextra Englisch Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz nach Themen. Her main interests are: the role of vocabulary in language learning, reading strategies, and the role of art in language teaching. She has been a certified ACTFL OPI tester since 1989. Tracy D. Terrell (late) received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and published extensively in the area of Spanish dialectology. Professor Terrells publications on second-language acquisition are widely known in the United States and abroad.

Table of Contents



EINFUEHRUNG AThemenAufforderungen
Namen
Kleidung
Farben
Begrussen und Verabschieden
ZahlenKulturellesKLI: Vornamen
KLI: Farben als Symbole
Videoblick: Guten Tag und Auf Wiedersehen
KLI: So zahlt man ... / So schreibt man ...
Videoecke: Persoenliche Daten
StrukturenA.1 Giving instructions: polite commands
A.2 What is your name? The verb heissen
A.3 The German case system
A.4 Grammatical gender: nouns and pronouns
A.5 Addressing people: Sie versus du or ihr



EINFUEHRUNG BThemenDas Klassenzimmer
Beschreibungen
Der Koerper
Die Familie
Wetter und Jahreszeiten
Herkunft und NationalitatKulturellesKLI: So sehen sich die jungen Deutschen
KLI: Wetter und Klima
Videoblick: Das Wetter
KLI: Die Lage Deutschlands in Europa
Videoecke: Familie
StrukturenB.1 Definite and indefinite articles
B.2 Who are you? The verb sein
B.3 What do you have? The verb haben
B.4 Plural forms of nouns
B.5 Personal pronouns
B.6 Origins: Woher kommen Sie?
B.7 Possessive adjectives: mein and dein / Ihr


Kapitel 1: Wer ich bin und was ich tueThemenFreizeit
Schule und Universitat
Tagesablauf
Persoenliche Daten
KulturellesKLI: Freizeit
KLI: Schule
Videoblick: Christkindl
Videoecke:Tagesablauf
LekturenBrief eines Internatsschulers
Guten Tag, ich heisse ...
Strukturen1.1 The present tense
1.2 Expressing likes and dislikes: gern / nicht gern
1.3 Telling time
1.4 Word order in statements
1.5 Separable-prefix verbs
1.6 Word order in questions
Kapitel 2: Besitz und VergnugenThemenBesitz
Geschenke
Kleidung und Aussehen
Vergnugen
KulturellesKLI: Der Euro
Videoblick: Erste Berliner Fashion-Week
KLI: Vergnugen
Videoecke: Hobbys
LekturenRinge furs Leben zu zweit
Film: Im Juli
Strukturen2.1 The accusative case
2.2 The negative article: kein, keine
2.3 What would you like? Ich moechte ...
2.4 Possessive adjectives
2.5 The present tense of stem-vowel changing verbs
2.6 Asking people to do things: the du-imperative


Kapitel 3: Talente, Plane, PflichtenThemenTalente und Plane
Pflichten
Ach, wie nett!K
oerperliche und geistige Verfassung
KulturellesVideoblick: Handys in der Schule
KLI: Jugendschutz
KLI: Schuljahr und Zeugnisse
Videoecke: Fahigkeiten und Pflichten
LekturenDas Geheimnis der Kuchenbank (Ulrike Kaup)
Die PISA-Studie
Strukturen3.1 The modal verbs koennen, wollen, moegen
3.2 The modal verbs mussen, sollen, durfen
3.3 Accusative case: personal pronouns
3.4 Word order: dependent clauses
3.5 Dependent clauses and separable prefix verbs


Kapitel 4: Ereignisse und ErinnerungenThemenDer Alltag
Urlaub und Freizeit
Geburtstage und Jahrestage
Ereignisse
Kulturelles
Videoblick: Dresdner Bahnhof in neuem Glanz
KLI: Feiertage und Brauchtum
KLI: Universitat und Studium
Videoecke: Feste und Feiern
Lekturen
Aufraumen (Martin Auer)
Film: Das Wunder von Bern
Strukturen4.1 Talking about the past: the perfect tense
4.2 Strong and weak past participles
4.3 Dates and ordinal numbers
4.4 Prepositions of time: um, am, im
4.5 Past participles with and without ge-


Kapitel 5: Geld und ArbeitThemenGeschenke und Gefalligkeiten
Berufe
Arbeitsplatze
In der Kuche
KulturellesKLI: Ladenschluss in Deutschland
Videoblick: Azubibewerbung
KLI: Ausbildung und Beruf
Videoecke: Studium und Arbeit
LekturenSchuler arbeiten
Film: Der Tunnel
Strukturen5.1 Dative case: articles and possessive adjectives
5.2 Question pronouns: wer, wen, wem
5.3 Expressing change: the verb werden
5.4 Location: in, an, auf + dative case
5.5 Dative case: personal pronouns


Kapitel 6: WohnenThemenHaus und Wohnung
Das Stadtviertel
Auf Wohnungssuche
Hausarbeit
KulturellesKLI: Wohnen
KLI: Auf Wohnungssuche
Videoblick: Tausche Fahrrad reparieren gegen Bugeln
Videoecke: Wohnen
LekturenRegionale Baustile
Film: Good bye Lenin!
Strukturen6.1 Dative verbs
6.2 Location vs. destination: two-way prepositions with the dative or accusative case
6.3 Word order: time before place
6.4 Direction: in / auf vs. zu / nach
6.5 Separable-prefix verbs: the present tense and the perfect tense
6.6 The prepositions mit and bei + dative


Kapitel 7: UnterwegsThemenGeografie
Transportmittel
Das Auto
Reiseerlebnisse
KulturellesVideoblick: Masterplan Fahrrad
KLI: Fuhrerschein
KLI: Reisen und Urlaub
Videoecke: Ausfluge und Verkehrsmittel
LekturenDie Lorelei (Heinrich Heine)
Die Motorradtour (Christine Egger)
Strukturen7.1 Relative clauses
7.2 Making comparisons: the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs
7.3 Referring to and asking about things and ideas: da -compounds and wo -compounds
7.4 The perfect tense (review)
7.5 The simple past tense of haben and sein


Kapitel 8: Essen und EinkaufenThemenEssen und Trinken
Haushaltsgerate
Einkaufen und Kochen
Im Restaurant
KulturellesVideoblick: Gesunde Ernahrung
KLI: Essgewohnheiten
KLI: Stichwort Restaurant
Videoecke: Essen
LekturenMord im Cafe Koenig?
Film: Jenseits der Stille
Strukturen8.1 Adjectives: an overview
8.2 Attributive adjectives in the nominative and accusative cases
8.3 Destination vs. location: stellen / stehen, legen / liegen, setzen / sitzen, hangen / hangen
8.4 Adjectives in the dative case
8.5 Talking about the future: the present and future tenses


Kapitel 9: Kindheit und JugendThemen
Kindheit
Jugend
Geschichten
Marchen
KulturellesKLI: Jugend im 21. Jahrhundert
KLI: Die Jugend von heute - eine pragmatische Generation unter Druck
Videoblick: Die Sonne und die Froesche
Videoecke: Schule
LekturenDer standhafte Zinnsoldat - TEIL I (Hans Christian Andersen)
Der standhafte Zinnsoldat - TEIL II (Hans Christian Andersen)
Strukturen9.1 The conjunction als with dependent-clause word order
9.2 The simple past tense of werden, the modal verbs, and wissen
9.3 Time: als, wenn, wann
9.4 The simple past tense of strong and weak verbs (receptive)
9.5 Sequence of events in past narration: the past perfect tense and the conjunction nachdem (receptive)


Kapitel 10: Auf ReisenThemenReiseplane
Nach dem Weg fragen
Urlaub am Strand
Tiere
KulturellesKLI: Reiseziele
Videoblick: Essen uber den Wolken
KLI: Die deutschen Ostseebader
Videoecke: Urlaub
LekturenDie Stadt (Theodor Storm)
Husum
Film: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei
Strukturen10.1 Prepositions to talk about places: aus, bei, nach, von, zu
10.2 Requests and instructions: the imperative (summary review)
10.3 Prepositions for giving directions: an ... vorbei, bis zu, entlang, gegenuber von, uber
10.4 Being polite: the subjunctive form of modal verbs
10.5 Focusing on the action: the passive voice


Kapitel 11: Gesundheit und KrankheitThemen
Krankheit
Koerperteile und Koerperpflege
Arzt, Apotheke, Krankenhaus
Unfalle
KulturellesKLI: HausmittelVideoblick: Charly hat Masern
KLI: Beim Arzt
Videoecke: Krankheiten
LekturenJuttas neue Frisur
Film: Das Leben der Anderen
Strukturen11.1 Accusative reflexive pronouns
11.2 Dative reflexive pronouns
11.3 Word order of accusative and dative objects
11.4 Indirect questions: Wissen Sie, wo...?
11.5 Word order in dependent and independent clauses (summary review)


Kapitel 12: Die moderne GesellschaftThemen
Familie, Ehe, Partnerschaft
Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
Das liebe Geld
Kunst und Literatur
KulturellesKLI: Gleichberechtigung im Haushalt und im Beruf
Videoblick: Frauentag
KLI: Wie bezahlt man in Europa?
Videoecke: Familie und Freunde
LekturenDeutsche Kastanien (Yuksel Pazarkaya)
afro-deutsch I (May Ayim)
Strukturen12.1 The genitive case
12.2 Expressing possibility: wurde, hatte, and ware
12.3 Causality and purpose: weil, damit, um ... zu
12.4 Principles of case (summary review)

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CIN000236097
9780073535333
0073535338
Kontakte by Erwin Tschirner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
20080216
576
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