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Construct Meaning from Day One With Contemporary Language and Culture
Since the first edition, Treffpunkt Deutsch has been carefully designed to enable students to use the language actively and successfully.
Thoroughly revised and updat ed, the Sixth Edition encourages students to interact more intensively with the German language and to begin constructing meaning from the first day of instruction, resulting in the development of strong language-learning strategies.
Teaching & Learning ExperienceStudent-Centered, Communicative Approach – Builds students’ ability to communicate in German in all modes of communication. Connect with Culture - Heavily updated culture sections encourage students to become a part of today's community of German-speaking cultures. Explore Grammar - Extensive revisions to grammar presentation and sequencing facilitate student comprehension and optimize teaching. Build Vocabulary - Updated vocabulary sections and exercises reflect new chapter content and a more contemporary focus. Develop Skills - New readings and a more central role for video strengthen the cyclical approach of the text that links skills, grammar, and vocabulary in a way that mutually reinforces all four skills. Personalize Learning – The proven success of MyLangaugeLabs will available for fall 2012 courses via MyGermanLab to accompany Treffpunkt Deutsch , 6e.
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This friendly, hands-on workbook is loaded with practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice how native speakers use the language. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you’ll get a clear understanding of the nuances of German style and usage that will have you writing and speaking in no time. Plus, you’ll find multiple charts that provide conjugations for all types of German verbs. You’ll get up to speed with German grammar, master essential differences between German and English language usage, and be able to communicate effectively when traveling or conducting business. Discover how to:Use fundamental German grammar, from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions Select and conjugate German verbs correctly Understand the importance of grammatical gender in German Avoid the most common writing mistakes Use numbers and express dates and times Name countries and nationalities in German Expand your German vocabulary exponentially Get comfortable with the subjunctive Combine verbs with confidence and competence
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