AUTHORS: Lovik/Guy/Chavez - ©2014
An innovative and lively first-year program, VORSPRUNG: A COMMUNICATIVE INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, 3E uses a unique five-skills approach to help you develop realistic abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German. Utilizing "focus on form" activities, the program presents a systematic, clear introduction to the essentials of German grammar and practices high-frequency structures and vocabulary in interactive activities. It also provides you with cultural knowledge relevant to your own life and then asks you to compare your culture to the habits and behaviors of the German-speaking people of Europe--providing you with a more enriching language experience. To prepare you for successful communication in today's rapidly changing world, VORSPRUNG exposes you to a wealth of spoken and written authentic textual materials and offers an array of in-class activities that provides ample opportunities for you to practice German in current contexts.