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ISBN-13 9780205032884ISBN-10 0205032885
ISBN-10 0131948806ISBN-13 9780131948808
Author(s): Christine Goulding; Wiebke Strehl; Wolff A. Von Schmidt
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 448

Mittendrin follows a four-skills approach with a very dominant cultural component and a controlled treatment of grammar. The approach is based on solid research in second language acquisition, careful consideration of the range of German programs that exist in North America, and attention to the needs of today’s instructors and students. The approach seeks to advance students’ language skills at the pace of natural language progression and uses modules that most effectively incorporate current language learning theory. Additionally, piquing students’ interest is paramount at a time when instructors must effectively market their product to potential German minors and majors. The chosen content is designed to speak to a wide variety of interests while delivering an appealing, diverse, and dynamic view of German-speaking culture. Mittendrin also seeks to impart to students a set of skills that are suitable for immediate practical usage, a very real possibility in the globalized world of the 21st century, while at the same time providing them with a solid foundation for further study.