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Neue Horizonte: Introductory German, 7th Edition

  • David B. Dollenmayer Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Thomas S. Hansen Wellesley College
  • ISBN-10: 0618954791  |  ISBN-13: 9780618954797
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 1999
  • © 2009 | Published
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Overview

Neue Horizonte skillfully instills both communicative and grammatical competency using a diversified methodology that adapts well to a variety of teaching and learning styles. Its integrated treatment, stressing a balance of communicative competence, cultural awareness, and mastery of language structures, immerses students in a complete language-learning experience. In the new Seventh Edition, this proven philosophy is enhanced by the iLrn Heinle Learning Center. Everything your students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built into this dynamic learning environment. The iLrn Heinle Learning Center is available at an additional cost and includes an audio-enhanced eBook, assignable textbook activities, partnered voice-recorded activities, an online workbook and lab manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, and a diagnostic study tool to help them prepare for exams.

Features and Benefits

  • Clear, comprehensive grammar presentations explain new structures without assuming previous knowledge of grammatical terms, and immediately reinforce each new topic with exercises and activities that move students toward free expression.
  • Useful and practical vocabulary lessons combine active and optional vocabulary with accompanying activities that emphasize survival skills for everyday situations.
  • Readings as cultural capstones encourage students to make cross-cultural comparisons while challenging their ability to comprehend more sophisticated prose.
  • Lyrik zum Vorlesen (Poetry for Reading Aloud) offers an enriching way for students to practice accurate pronunciation, to discover the beauty of German as a literary language, and to engage in guided discussion using simple interpretive questions in German.

Table of Contents

Einführung
Kommunikation. Greeting people and asking their names; Identifying classroom objects; Saying good-bye; Naming the days of the week and the months of the year; Spelling in German; Talking about the weather; Counting to 20; Telling time; Saying where you are from;
Almanach. Profile of the Federal Republic of Germany
Kapitel 1: Wie geht es dir?
Dialoge. In Eile; Die Mensa; Typisch für September
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Kinderreime; Zungenbrecher
Grammatik. Subject pronouns; Verbs: Infinitive and present tense; Nouns: Gender, pronoun agreement, noun plurals; Nominative case; The sentence: German word order; Flavoring particles (ja)
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. The feminine suffix -in
Lesestück. Wie sagt man «you» auf Deutsch?
Schreibtipp. Writing e-mails in German
Almanach. Where Is German Spoken?
Kapitel 2: Familie und Freunde
Dialoge. Wer liest die Zeitung?; Ich hab'' eine Frage; Georg sucht ein Zimmer
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Hermann Hesse, «Liebeslied»Vokablen zum Thema: Familie
Grammatik. Accusative case; Verbs with stem-vowel change e > i(e); The verb wissen; Possessive adjectives; Cardinal numbers above 20;
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Compound nouns
Lesestück. Die Familie heute
Schreibtipp. Eine Postkarte schreiben
Almanach. Die ganze Familie
Kapitel 3: Jugend und Schule
Dialoge. Du hast es gut!; Eine Pause; Heute gibt''s keine Chemiestunde
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. «Bruder Jakob»; Rätsel
Grammatik. The predicate;Modal verbs; Verbs with stem-vowel change a > ä, au > äu; Negation: Nicht and kein; Expressions nicht wahr? and doch; The indefinite pronoun man
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Masculine nouns ending in -er
Lesestück. Eine Klassendiskussion
Vokabeln zum Thema. Kleidung und Farben
Schreibtipp. Writing with modal verbs
Almanach. A Note about Schools in German-Speaking Countries
Kapitel 4: Land und Leute
Dialoge. Am See; Winterurlaub; Morgens um halb zehn
Vokabeln zum Thema. Frühstück
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. «Die Jahreszeiten»
Grammatik. More uses of the accusative case; Suggestions and commands: The imperative; The verb werden; Equivalents of English to like; Sentence adverbs; Gehen + infinitive
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Masculine nouns; The prefix Haupt-
Lesestück. Deutschland: Geographie und Klima
Vokabeln zum Thema. Klima, Wetter und Landschaft
Schreibtipp. Free writing in German
Almanach. The Common Origin of German and English
Kapitel 5: Arbeit und Freizeit
Dialoge. Der neue Bäckerlehrling; Beim Bäcker; Schule oder Beruf?
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Richard Dehmel, «Der Arbeitsmann»
Grammatik. Dative case; Dative personal pronouns; Word order of nouns and pronouns; Prepositions with the dative case; Verbs with separable prefixes; Verbs with inseparable prefixes
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Agent nouns; Adverbs of time
Lesestück. Drei Deutsche bei der Arbeit
Vokabeln zum Thema. Beruf
Schreibtipp. Writing a dialogue
Almanach. Stellenangebote (Help Wanted Ads)
Kapitel 6: An der Universität
Dialoge. Karin sucht ein Zimmer; Am Semesteranfang; An der Uni in Tübingen
Vokabeln zum Thema. Studentenzimmer
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, «Wanderers Nachtlied»
Grammatik. Simple past tense of sein; Perfect tense; Two-way prepositions; Masculine N-nouns
Lesestück. Eine E-Mail aus Freiburg
Vokabeln zum Thema. Studium und Studienfächer
Schreibtipp. Einen Brief schreiben
Almanach. Universities in the German-Speaking Countries
Kapitel 7: Auf Reisen
Dialoge. Am Bahnhof; Vor der Urlaubsreise; Am Telefon
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Wilhelm Müller, «Wanderschaft»
Grammatik. Der- words and ein- words; Coordinating conjunctions; Verbs with dative objects; Personal dative; Using würden + infinitive; Verbs with two-way prepositions; Official time-telling
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Translating English to spend; Verbal nouns
Lesestück. Unterwegs mit Fahrrad, Auto und der Bahn
Vokabeln zum Thema. Reisen und Verkehr
Schreibtipp. More on free writing
Almanach. Jugendherbergen
Kapitel 8: Das Leben in der Stadt
Dialoge. Im Restaurant: Zahlen bitte!; Was brauchen wir noch?; Ein Stadtbummel
Vokabeln zum Thema. Am Tisch
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Ernst Stadler, «Kleine Stadt»
Grammatik. Subordinate clauses and subordinating conjunctions; Infinitive constructions with zu; Genitive case; Nouns of measure, weight, and number; Equivalents of English to
Vokabeln zum Thema. In der Konditorei
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Compounds with -stadt
Lesestück. Aspekte der Großstadt
Vokabeln zum Thema. Stadt
Schreibtipp. Brainstorming ideas for a topic
Almanach. Mit dem Bus durch Berlin
Kapitel 9: Unsere Umwelt
Dialoge. Recycling in unserem Wohnhaus; Ein umweltfreundliches Geburtstagsgeschenk; Treibst du gern Sport?
Vokabeln zum Thema. Sport
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Heinrich Heine, «Ich weiß nicht, was soll es bedeuten» («Die Loreley»)
Grammatik. Attributive adjectives and adjective endings; Word order of adverbs: Time / manner / place; Ordinal numbers and dates
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Identifying noun gender
Lesestück. Unsere Umwelt in Gefahr
Schreibtipp. Using adjectives in descriptions
Almanach. Seid ihr schlaue Umweltfüchse?
Kapitel 10: Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert
Dialoge. Damals; Das ärgert mich!; Schlimme Zeiten
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Bertolt Brecht, «Mein junger Sohn fragt mich»
Grammatik. Simple past tense; Equivalents of when: als, wenn, wann; Past perfect tense; More time expressions
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Nouns ending in -ismus; City names as adjectives
Lesestück. Eine Ausstellung historischer Plakate aus der Weimarer Republik
Vokabeln zum Thema. Politik
Schreibtipp. Using the simple past tense to write about the past
Almanach. German Politics and the European Union
Kapitel 11: Deutschland nach der Mauer
Dialoge. Am Brandenburger Tor; Ein Unfall: Stefan bricht sich das Bein; Anna besucht Stefan im Krankenhaus
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, «Das Lied der Deutschen»
Grammatik. Reflexive verbs and pronouns; Dative pronouns with clothing and parts of the body; Adjectives and pronouns of indefinite number; Adjectival nouns; More on bei Designating decades: The 90s, etc.
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Country names; Nouns and adjectives of nationality
Lesestück. Deutschland im europäischen Haus
Schreibtipp. Enhancing your writing through variation
Almanach. Zeittafel zur deutschen Geschichte, 1939-heute
Kapitel 12: Erinnerungen
Dialoge. Idiotensicher; Klatsch; Vor der Haustür
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Joseph von Eichendorff, «Heimweh»
Grammatik. Comparison of adjectives and adverbs; Relative pronouns and relative clauses; The verb lassen; Time phrases with Mal; Parts of the day
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. The prefix irgend-
Lesestück. Anna Seghers, «Zwei Denkmäler»
Schreibtipp. Creative writing in German
Almanach. Denkmäler
Kapitel 13: Die Schweiz
Dialoge. Skifahren in der Schweiz; Probleme in der WG: Im Wohnzimmer ist es unordentlich; Am Informationsschalter in Basel
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Eugen Gomringer, «nachwort»
Grammatik. Verbs with prepositional complements; Pronouns as objects of prepositions: da- compounds and wo- compounds; Future tense; Directional prefixes: hin- and her-; Wanting X to do Y
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. German equivalents for only
Lesestück. Zwei Schweizer stellen ihre Heimat vor
Vokabeln zum Thema. Wie stellt man sich vor?
Schreibtipp. Formulating interview questions
Almanach. Profile of Switzerland
Kapitel 14: Österreich
Dialoge. Auf Urlaub in Salzburg; An der Rezeption; Ausflug zum Heurigen
Vokabeln zum Thema. Im Hotel
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Ernst Jandl, «ottos mops»
Grammatik. Subjunctive: Present tense; Subjunctive: Past tense; Subjunctive with als ob
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. Suffix -lang
Lesestück. Georg Kreisler, «Heimat»
Schreibtipp. Using the subjunctive to write a speculative essay
Almanach. Profile of Austria
Kapitel 15: Kulturelle Vielfalt
Dialoge. Wo liegt die Heimat?; Die verpasste Geburtstagsfeier; Vor der Post
Lyrik zum Vorlesen. Mascha Kaléko, Vier Gedichte
Grammatik. Passive voice; Impersonal passive; The present participle
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen. German equivalents of to think
Lesestück. Zafer Senocak, «Ich bin das andere Kind»
Vokabeln zum Thema. Haus und Wohnung
Schreibtipp. Choosing between the subjunctive and the indicative
Almanach. Foreigners Living and Working in Germany
Appendix 1: Info-Austausch, Partner B
Appendix 2: Principal Parts of Strong and Irregular Verbs
Appendix 3: English Equivalents of the Dialoge
Appendix 4: Special Subjunctive (Konjunktiv I) and Extended Modifiers
German-English Vocabulary
English-German Vocabulary

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  • New! Grammar Definitions and Note on Usage boxes provide students with thumbnail explanations of basic grammatical terms followed by usage examples in an easy-access format.
  • New! Colloquial dialogues in each chapter present models for brief, authentic communication in everyday situations, while introducing new vocabulary and structures.
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This edition of Neue Horizonte is accompanied by a new video, which consists of fifteen modules to accompany each chapter of the student text. This two-tier video was shot on location in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and features situational clips with recurring characters as well as interview segments. In each situational clip, a group of young people played by native German-speaking actors using idiomatic language engage in social situations related to the chapter’s cultural theme. The script for those brief, colloquial scenes was written to reinforce and augment the material in the textbook.

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In-text Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 054705212X | ISBN-13: 9780547052120)

Contains the Dialoge, Lyrik zum Vorlesen, and the Lesestück for each regular chapter. Many of the mini-dialogues and basic expressions for the Einführung chapter are also included.

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This electronic version of the Student Activities Manual contains the same content as the print SAM in an interactive environment that provides immediate feedback on many activities. The audio associated with the Laboratory Manual section of the SAM is included.

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DVD  (ISBN-10: 0618955208 | ISBN-13: 9780618955206)

This edition of Neue Horizonte is accompanied by a new video, which consists of fifteen modules to accompany each chapter of the student text. This two-tier video was shot on location in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and features situational clips with recurring characters as well as interview segments. In each situational clip, a group of young people played by native German-speaking actors using idiomatic language engage in social situations related to the chapter’s cultural theme. The script for those brief, colloquial scenes was written to reinforce and augment the material in the textbook.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David B. Dollenmayer

David B. Dollenmayer is Professor of German at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University and was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Munich. Dr. Dollenmayer has written on 20th century writers Alfred Döblin, Joseph Roth, Christa Wolf, and Ingeborg Bachmann. In addition, he is the author of THE BERLIN NOVELS OF ALFRED DÖBLIN (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988) and the translator of works by Michael Kleeberg, Anna Mitgutsch, Perikles Monioudis, and Moses Rosenkranz.

Thomas S. Hansen

Thomas S. Hansen is Professor of German at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., where his current research focuses on 20th century book design. He received his B.A. from Tufts University, studied six semesters at the University of Tübingen, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Hansen is the author (with Burton R. Pollin) of THE GERMAN FACE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A STUDY OF LITERARY REFERENCES IN HIS WORKS (Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1995) and CLASSIC BOOK JACKETS: THE DESIGN LEGACY OF GEORGE SALTER (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005). His website on Salter's book design is located at www.wellesley.edu/German/GeorgeSalter/Documents/home.html.