9780134797120

TREFFPUNKT DEUTSCH

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    9780134797120

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    0134797124

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-02-02
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For courses in Elementary German

A meeting place where German language and culture flourish
Treffpunkt Deutsch takes a student-centered, communicative approach to teaching German that enables students to use the language actively and successfully. The title reflects a major objective of authors Margaret Gonglewski, Beverly Moser, and Cornelius Partsch: to transform the classroom into a Treffpunkt — a meeting place where students get to know one another, as well as the German-speaking countries, by using German. The 7th Edition has been revised to provide an up-to-date view of the German-speaking world, including additional coverage of culture in every chapter to engage students.

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Author Biography

Margaret Gonglewski is Associate Professor of German and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she directs the German language program. She earned her PhD from Georgetown University. She has published articles on topics such as effective uses of technology in language teaching and learning, business language teaching methodology, and critical issues in materials selection and creation. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the first Director of the George Washington University Language Center, initiating innovative programming as well as support and recognition for language faculty. She has been awarded numerous grants for developing materials to assist faculty in teaching business language and culture, and she is currently Business Language Program Coordinator for the university’s Center for International Business Education and Research, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. She has received university awards for innovation in teaching and for excellence in undergraduate advising.
 
Beverly Moser is Professor of German at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She received her PhD from Georgetown University, where her dissertation received the Emma Marie Birkmaier award from ACTFL and the Modern Language Journal for its contribution to foreign language education. A specialist in reading and writing pedagogy for German as a foreign language, she publishes teaching materials that develop students’ literacy skills. Her most recent work adapts authentic youth literature for the college classroom. Dr. Moser served as Principal and Co-Principal Investigator on three grants funded by the U.S. Department of Education for projects directed at improving the quality and scope of foreign language teaching in the K–12 or college setting, on strengthening interdisciplinary connections for all foreign languages, and on teacher development. She has served as the Director of a large-scale German program, helping graduate students through their first few semesters teaching college-level German, and she regularly conducts methodology workshops for pre-collegiate and postsecondary instructors of German, French, Spanish, and English as a Second Language.
 
Cornelius Partsch is a native of Landstuhl and grew up in the nearby Saarland in southwestern Germany. He is Professor of German at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. In 2013, the German Section at Western Washington was recognized as a National Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). He received his PhD from Brown University. He previously taught German at Hamilton College, Colby College, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College, as well as at the German summer schools at the University of Rhode Island, Middlebury College, and Portland State University. Dr. Partsch is the author of Schräge Töne. Jazz und Unterhaltungsmusik in der Kultur der Weimarer Republik (Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler) and has published articles on various aspects of 20th- and 21st-century German popular culture. His interest in language pedagogy lies in curriculum design, assessment, and the teaching of culture using film, music, and fiction. He served as a teacher/trainer in the Goethe Institute’s trainer network for the western United States from 2007–2011 and is currently Ortslektor for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Table of Contents

EK: Erste Kontakte
1. Jahraus, jahrein
2. Freunde
3. Familie
4. Alltagsleben
5. Freizeit – Ferienzeit
6. Ein Blick zurück
7. Feste und Feiertage
8. Wohnen
9. Ich und meine Umwelt
10. Lust auf Lesen
11. Geschichte und Gegenwart
12. So ist das Leben
Anhang
Expressions for the Classroom
German Grammatical Terms
Useful Word Sets
Grammatical Tables
Principal Parts of Irregular and Mixed Verbs
German-English Vocabulary

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