Kontakte: A Communicative Approach

Kontakte A Communicative Approach Now in its third edition Kontakte A Communicative Approach is the successful beginning German text based on the Natural Approach The Natural Approach widely associated with Tracy Terrell introduces

  • Title: Kontakte: A Communicative Approach
  • Author: Tracy D. Terrell
  • ISBN: 9780070646438
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Now in its third edition Kontakte A Communicative Approach is the successful beginning German text based on the Natural Approach The Natural Approach, widely associated with Tracy Terrell, introduces students to language inductively, by exposing them to vocabulary and structures in the context of lively activities In this communicative approach, grammar explanations andNow in its third edition Kontakte A Communicative Approach is the successful beginning German text based on the Natural Approach The Natural Approach, widely associated with Tracy Terrell, introduces students to language inductively, by exposing them to vocabulary and structures in the context of lively activities In this communicative approach, grammar explanations and practice are an aid to leaning the language, not an end in themselves The Natural Approach in general and Kontakte 3rd edition in particular are highly communicative and create a spontaneous and low anxiety classroom atmosphere in which the focus is first on comprehension, then on communication Kontakte 3rd edition emphasizes culture as well as communication, with a variety of boxes, readings, and interactive culture based activities The third edition of Kontakte also includes a new listening comprehension tape that instructors can use in class as well as a new video, new interactive software and additional new supplements.

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    1. My first year university text book12 March 2013 This is the text book that I used in class when I studied German in my first year of university. Since I have developed an interest in learning the German language again (particularly since I have been there once, and am going there again very soon) I decided to pick it up and read it through, not only to revise what I had learnt but also because I wanted to add this book to . The problem with reading through this book is that it is designed as a t [...]

    2. My German textbook for first-year College German. It is what it is. Seems to have suffered throughout the editions, as things which have not yet been introduced in earlier chapters are referenced, despite being later in the book.

    3. This is really a first-rate language textbook. It is highly versatile, well-laid-out-and-referenced, full of the most basic grammatical building-blocks. German teachers can adapt it for differing speeds of teaching and student requirements. Students can keep it on their shelves for years to refer back to on points of grammar. It is available with a workbook and CD, and teaching materials include audio and video recordings, but the text itself is the most valuable part over time, the thing worth [...]

    4. Using this book for school (German 1 & 2) ~ it is laid out well and fairly easy to follow. If I had to pick one thing about the book I didn't care for I would have to say it is the way some of the charts are laid out. Instead of having a separate entry for Sie (formal) and Sie (they) I would combine them on charts because it starts to get a bit confusing. But, that's just my own opinion; your mileage may vary.

    5. I think the chapter content is in the wrong order, picture exercises (many with no instructions or key outside of the instructor's text), then vocabulary, then grammar and word exercises. Even the German tutor thinks it's a terrible book, and the professor. It's only use is the vast list of topical vocabulary words.

    6. It is quite useful in getting a person from a complete lack of knowledge about German to a moderate handling of the language. Likewise, the online workbook was quite helpful. Lastly the grammar sections were incredibly helpful. While not without its flaws, the book was quite capable of serving as an introduction to new German students.

    7. Very, very bad textbook!! It goes through topics very quickly and it doesn't explain them well enough for you to get a good handle on it. I took an entire year of German and didn't learn a thing.

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