Deutsch im Blick

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Zsuzsanna Abrams, University of Texas, Austin

Pub Date: 2013

ISBN 13: 978-1-9379630-1-9

Publisher: COERLL

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Reviewed by Janet Gesme, Instructor, Central Oregon Community College, on 8/16/2017.

Considering that it is designed for the first year of study, this book is more than comprehensive. If students were to take advantage of everything … read more

 

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Reviewed by Andrea Schmidt, Instructor, Portland Community College, on 6/21/2017.

Overall, I thought the book was fairly comprehensive in terms of subject matter and content. I thought the table of contents was well laid out. I … read more

 

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Reviewed by Mariana Ivanova, Assistant Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH, on 6/21/2017.

The textbook offers 10 thematically organized chapters that are well structured to incorporate grammar instruction into teaching of culture, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Michael Dettinger, Director, Foreign Language Lab and German Instructor, Louisiana State University, on 6/21/2017.

The text provides a thorough and appropriate overview of German for the beginning learner. It is well-balanced in the amount of content dedicated to … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jeannine Olson, Professor of History, tenured, Rhode Island College, on 4/12/2017.

The book covers the areas needed in an introduction to the German language.… read more

 

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Reviewed by Pia Kostner, Instructor of German, University of New Orleans, on 2/9/2017.

The text includes a wealth of vocabulary, so much so that students might feel overwhelmed by it, especially since there are two vocabulary sections … read more

 

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Reviewed by Robert Godwin-Jones, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, on 12/6/2016.

The text is comprehensive in terms of basic vocabulary and grammar. That is less the case in terms of culture. There is considerable information … read more

 

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Reviewed by Mila Ganeva, Associate Professor, Miami University, Ohio, on 8/22/2016.

The textbook covers all basic concepts of grammar appropriate for the first year. It emphasizes the practice of all four skills: reading, listening, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Andrea Meyertholen, Ph.D., Language Coordinator, University of Kansas, on 8/22/2016.

This textbook describes itself as a “language program for beginning and early intermediate students of German.” With the wealth of materials … read more

 

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Reviewed by John Jeep, Professor of German Studies, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), on 8/22/2016.

The book covers most areas of the subject, an introduction to German, appropriately. There is no comprehensive index or glossary in the text itself, … read more

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 0 INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1 ANKUNFT IN WÜRZBURG

Chapter 2 AN DER UNI

Chapter 3 DER ALLTAG UND DAS STUDENTENLEBEN

Chapter 4 FREIZEIT UND AUSGEHEN

Chapter 5 FAMILIE, FESTE UND FEIERTAGE

Chapter 6 DURCH DEUTSCHLAND UND DIE WELT REISEN

Chapter 7 GESUNDHEIT UND FITNESS

Chapter 8 DAS TRAUMLEBEN: BEZIEHUNGEN, WOHNEN UND DIE KARRIERE

Chapter 9 WAS IST DEUTSCH?

Chapter 10 AUF NACH BERLIN!

About the Book

This textbook is newly revised (Mai 2013) and includes all 10 chapters of Deutsch im Blick. It accompanies http://coerll.utexas.edu/dib/, the web-based first-year German program developed and in use at the University of Texas since 2008, and its companion site, Grimm Grammar http://coerll.utexas.edu/gg/. Deutsch im Blick is an open access site with free and open multimedia resources, which requires neither password nor fees.

Deutsch im Blick has been funded and created by Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services at the University of Texas, and is currently supported by COERLL, the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning UT-Austin, and the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE Grant P116B070251 & P116Y090057) as an example of the open access initiative.

About the Contributors

Author(s)

Zsuzsanna Abrams, Associate Professor, Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics, with an affiliation in German Studies, at UC Santa Cruz. Her teaching interests include applied linguistics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, intercultural communication, discourse analysis, and computer-mediated communication.