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Kontakte: A Communicative Approach [Download] ➽ Kontakte: A Communicative Approach ➽ Tracy D. Terrell – Buyprobolan50.co.uk 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 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 Kontakte: A PDF or 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 rd 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 rd 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. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    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 Goodreads The problem with reading through this book is that it is design 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 Goodreads The problem with reading through this book is that it is designed as a text book to be used in a class, so there are numerous parts which require us to wonder around the class and speak to people in German However, one of the key things in learning another language with the exception of the ancient, dead, languages, though one could probably go and speak to a Catholic priest in Latin is the ability to be able to go and speak it to another person which I why I am passing through Germany on my way to London However, there is a problem with that because native, or fluent, speakers tend to speak a lot faster which is why I learnt how to say spreachen sie langsammer bitte The chapters are divided into four parts, the first being speaking and contextual exercises, then a list of vocabulary relevant to that chapter, then some reading comprehension, and finally a section on grammar that pertains to that chapter It works in class because the teacher is in control and she can guide the students, however reading through this book from cover to cover is problematic because the vocabulary comes after the main part of the chapter However the main part helps you understand the grammatical structures by using pictures and phrases, rather than simply the information dump that is at the end I will be going back to this book though, namely to help develop my grammar, and to actually work through the exercises so that I can continue to develop my German However, I think I should also take classes, because, in the end, that is the much better way to learning the language since you get to interact with others who are also trying to learn the language Or, I could simply wonder around Germany for a lot longer, though I don t think that will work as well since I have already done that and it didn t work that well, though I was able to understand a little, such as when a shopkeeper asked me whether I wanted the bottle of beer that I had bought at the subway station open but then again a lot of that is guess work


  2. Peter Peter says:

    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. Alex Alex says:

    I don t find it comforting when my Germany born professors have to correct the information in our textbook Dated vocabulary, inaccurate translations, names that haven t been used in Germany for 50 years, and biased information that doesn t belong in a textbook It leaves me questioning whether this resource is useful to me or not With that said, here is what I can say as a student.Grammar sections are mostly helpful I don t appreciate how they left out N Declension so now I need to backtrac I don t find it comforting when my Germany born professors have to correct the information in our textbook Dated vocabulary, inaccurate translations, names that haven t been used in Germany for 50 years, and biased information that doesn t belong in a textbook It leaves me questioning whether this resource is useful to me or not With that said, here is what I can say as a student.Grammar sections are mostly helpful I don t appreciate how they left out N Declension so now I need to backtrack on my learning and return to the Accusative and Dative cases I don t know what else was left out but I suspect something.Vocabulary is extensive and a good launch for a beginner, but, again, I can t speak to how it is actually used in modern day As I studied the vocab listed in the back of the book, I came across contradictory information on some words between the text and my other dictionaries including Oxford and wordreference.com Many others were listed as synonyms but are actually different there are three verbs listed as meaning to put on German differentiates between articles of clothing and accessories when it comes to this, whereas English just uses the one verb phrase


  4. Lovely Fortune Lovely Fortune says:

    It s a textbook I do feel like there are probably better ones, since I feel there are some basic things that I should know that I don t, but it s whatever I will probably always look back to this book as I continue my studies even if I have to get another textbook for my second year of learning What matters most is having a good instructor, or if you don t want to go that route, pairing the book with good resources on the subject Evenimportantly, though, you must find some way to incor It s a textbook I do feel like there are probably better ones, since I feel there are some basic things that I should know that I don t, but it s whatever I will probably always look back to this book as I continue my studies even if I have to get another textbook for my second year of learning What matters most is having a good instructor, or if you don t want to go that route, pairing the book with good resources on the subject Evenimportantly, though, you must find some way to incorporate the language into your life regularly If you re not practicing it with someone, you re probably not going to be able to learn as quickly as you could


  5. Michael Michael says:

    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 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 holding on to Learning a language is difficult, and requires classroom work generally, you can t do it out of a book alone , but the textbook makes a huge difference in learning, and this is the one that will best launch students in pursuit of learning German


  6. Audrey Audrey says:

    Using this book for school German 1 your mileage may vary 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


  7. Janna Janna says:

    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.


  8. Carlos Carlos says:

    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.


  9. Stephanie Scott Stephanie Scott says:

    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.


  10. Chris Arledge Chris Arledge says:

    Worst introduction to German book ever.


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