Kontakte A Communicative Approach (Student Edition)

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/8/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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.

Table of Contents

Themen Aufforderungen Namen Kleidung Farben Begruuml;en und Verabschieden Zahlen Kulturelles KLI: Vornamen KLI: Farben als Symbole Videoblick: Guten Tag und Auf Wiedersehen KLI: So zahlt man ... / So schreibt man ... Videoecke: Persouml;nliche Daten Strukturen
Giving instructions: polite commands
What is your name? The verb heien
The German case system
Grammatical gender: nouns and pronouns
Addressing people: Sie versus du or ihr
Themen Das Klassenzimmer Beschreibungen Der Kouml;rper Die Familie Wetter und Jahreszeiten Herkunft und Nationalitat Kulturelles KLI: So sehen sich die jungen Deutschen KLI: Wetter und Klima Videoblick: Das Wetter KLI: Die Lage Deutschlands in Europa Videoecke: Familie Strukturen
Definite and indefinite articles
Who are you? The verb sein
What do you have? The verb haben
Plural forms of nouns
Personal pronouns
Origins: Woher kommen Sie?
Possessive adjectives: mein and dein / Ihr Kapitel
Wer ich bin und was ich tue Themen Freizeit Schule und Universitat Tagesablauf Persouml;nliche Daten Kulturelles KLI: Freizeit KLI: Schule Videoblick: Christkindl Videoecke:Tagesablauf Lektuuml;ren Brief eines Internatsschuuml;lers Guten Tag, ich heie ... Strukturen
The present tense
Expressing likes and dislikes: gern / nicht gern
Telling time
Word order in statements
Separable-prefix verbs
Word order in questions Kapitel
Besitz und Vergnuuml;gen Themen Besitz Geschenke Kleidung und Aussehen Vergnuuml;gen Kulturelles KLI: Der Euro Videoblick: Erste Berliner Fashion-Week KLI: Vergnuuml;gen Videoecke: Hobbys Lektuuml;ren Ringe fuuml;rs Leben zu zweit Film: Im Juli Strukturen
The accusative case
The negative article: kein, keine
What would you like? Ich mouml;chte ...
Possessive adjectives
The present tense of stem-vowel changing verbs
Asking people to do things: the du-imperative Kapitel
Talente, Plane, Pflichten Themen Talente und Plane Pflichten Ach, wie nett! K ouml;rperliche und geistige Verfassung Kulturelles Videoblick: Handys in der Schule KLI: Jugendschutz KLI: Schuljahr und Zeugnisse Videoecke: Fahigkeiten und Pflichten Lektuuml;ren Das Geheimnis der Kuuml;chenbank (Ulrike Kaup) Die PISA-Studie Strukturen
The modal verbs kouml;nnen, wollen, mouml;gen
The modal verbs muuml;ssen, sollen, duuml;rfen
Accusative case: personal pronouns
Word order: dependent clauses
Dependent clauses and separable prefix verbs Kapitel
Ereignisse und Erinnerungen Themen Der 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 Lektuuml;ren Aufraumen (Martin Auer) Film: Das Wunder von Bern Strukturen
Talking about the past: the perfect tense
Strong and weak past participles
Dates and ordinal numbers
Prepositions of time: um, am, im
Past participles with and without ge- Kapitel
Geld und Arbeit Themen Geschenke und Gefalli
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