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Deutsch heute, Enhanced 10th Edition

Jack Moeller, Simone Berger, Gisela Hoecherl-Alden, Seth Howes, Winnie Adolph, Thorsten Huth

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2013
  • 560 Pages


The Enhanced 10th edition of DEUTSCH HEUTE will develop your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills quickly and efficiently as you begin to learn German. Clear, concise grammar explanations and plenty of opportunities to practice communicating allow you to progress rapidly. Contemporary life and culture in German-speaking countries are introduced through a cast of recurring characters who appear in the “Bausteine für Gespräche” (dialogues) and in some readings and exercises, as well as in the Student Activities Manual and tests. The DEUTSCH HEUTE program is enhanced by the iLrn Heinle Learning Center. Everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built into this dynamic learning environment. The iLrn Heinle Learning Center includes an audio-enhanced eBook; assignable textbook activities; companion videos to accompany the “Video-Ecke” section in the textbook; partnered voice-recorded activities; ShareIt!, allowing students to upload files, photos and videos for classmate and instructor comment; an online workbook and lab manual with audio; interactive enrichment activities; links to German grammar tutorials; and a diagnostic study tool to help students prepare for exams.

Jack Moeller, Oakland University

Jack Moeller is retired from Oakland University after many distinguished years of excellence in teaching. He continues to be involved in the revision process of DEUTSCH HEUTE and KALEIDOSKOP to ensure the quality and integrity of the program.

Simone Berger, formerly of Tufts University

Simone Berger, formerly an instructor at Tufts University, has returned to Germany. She provides invaluable input for authentic readings, realia, and contemporary German language.

Gisela Hoecherl-Alden, Boston University

Gisela Hoecherl-Alden teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature’s German section, and collaborates with all language programs at Boston University in her role as Assistant Dean and Director of Language Instruction.

Seth Howes,

Seth Howes is assistant professor of German in the Department of German and Russian Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2013, while visiting assistant professor at Oakland University, he joined the Deutsch heute author team and contributed information for instructors regarding the ACTFL standards for foreign language learning.

Winnie Adolph, Florida State University

Winnie Adolph teaches at Florida State University. Her experience enables her to provide creative learning activities for the text and Internet.

Thorsten Huth, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Thorsten Huth holds a Ph.D. in German Applied Linguistics from The University of Kansas. He teaches German and Linguistics at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research interests are in Pragmatics, Second Language Acquisition, and Language Teacher Education.
  • 12 NEW Share it! Activities provide an online class forum where students can upload files, photos, and videos and have classmates and instructors post written comments or provide recorded comments. Indicated with an icon on the Wiederholung section, these activities build on what students have learned in the chapter and allow them to share their ideas with their classmates in German. The activities are presented in English up through Kapitel 2 and switch to German in Kapitel 3
  • 25 NEW German Grammar Tutorials cover the basic points of German grammar. The first five present a general overview of case, verbs, mood, tenses, and clauses. Twenty additional tutorials present more in-depth information on German grammar. You can show this feature in iLrn on 12/20/14. A beta can be viewed here.
  • NEW icons in margins of the AIE indicate which activities, exercises and resources address ACTFL standards. Now it is easier than ever to ensure that your introductory German course is meeting ACTFL standards.
  • “Lerntipp,” another recurring feature, gives students guidance on ways to improve study skills in general, as well as specific tips on how best to navigate and use the text to learn German.
  • The technology package includes iLrn: Heinle Learning Center, an all-in-one online diagnostic, assessment, tutorial, homework, and course management system that saves instructors time and saves students money. This dynamic learning environment includes: the Quia online Student Activities Manual; a revised book companion website with vocab and grammar quizzes; web search activities and links; text audio files; and an iTunes playlist. Premium content includes MP3s of SAM audio, MP4s of the video, audio flashcards, and more.
  • A video section called “Video-Ecke” features pre- and post-viewing” activities.
  • “Grammatik und Übungen” (Grammar and Exercises) present grammatical concepts, explained in English, with illustrative examples, marginal glosses of German grammatical terms, and often with translations and linguistic comparisons to English. The grammar presentations are accompanied by a variety of supporting practice. Transformation-drill style audio activities have been moved to the Lab Manual.
  • Two “Erweiterung des Wortschatzes/Vokabeln” sections appear in every chapter. Each “Vokabeln” list is consistently located at the end of each “Erweiterung des Wortschatzes” section and followed by “Alles klar?” wrap-up activities that enable students and instructors to quickly check if they mastered the key terms of the section.
  • Bound-in with the AIE, the text audio CD contains all “Bausteine für Gespräche” dialogues and the “Hören Sie zu” (Listen) activities. Formats include conversations, interviews, a radio report, a commercial, a weather report, and a letter. A variety of interactive practices encourage students to use German creatively to discuss their personal opinions, attitudes, and experiences.
Einführung Das bin ich!
Wie heißt du? / Wie heißt du? / Wie heißen Sie? / Wie geht es Ihnen? / Wie geht''s?
Erweiterung des Wortschatzes.
Das Alphabet / Die Zahlen von 1 bis 1.000 / Ein Studentenzimmer / Die Farben.
Grammatik und Übungen.
The subject pronouns du and Sie.
Gender of nouns.
The indefinite article ein.
Was machst du heute Abend?. Am Handy. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Die Wochentage. Was machst du gern?
Telling time. Land und Leute. Sportvereine. Eine Studentin in Tübingen. Tübingen. Du vs. Sie. Fit bleiben. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Was für ein Mensch sind Sie?. Grammatik und Übungen: Subject pronouns; the subject pronouns du, ihr, Sie; the meanings and use of sie and Sie; present tense of sein; the infinitive; the finite verb; present tense of regular verbs; present-tense meanings; the construction verb + gern; position of nicht; informational questions; Yes/No questions. Leserunde. Konjugation, Rudolf Steinmetz. Video-Ecke. 1 Ich heiße... / Treibst du Sport? / Computer, Handy, etc. / 2 Hallo!
Reise nach Berlin. Furchtbares Wetter, nicht?. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Das Wetter. Die Monate+. Die Jahreszeiten+. Land und Leute. Landschaften. Alles ist relativ!. Berlin: Deutschlands Hauptstadt. Geburtstage. Die deutsche Sprache. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. The suffix-in. Names of countries. Nouns indicating citizenship and nationality. The question word woher. Grammatik und Übungen: Simple past tense of sein; Present tense of haben; Present tense of wissen; Position of the finite verb in statements; The nominative case; Plural forms of German nouns; The indefinite article ein; The negative kein; Kein vs. nicht; Proper names; Possessive adjectives. Leserunde. Empfindungswörter, Rudolf Otto Wiemer. Video-Ecke 1 Wie ist das Wetter?/Die schönste Jahreszeit/Landschaften/2 Wer ist denn das?
Gehst du heute einkaufen?. Wo gibt es eine Apotheke?. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Doch as a positive response to a negative question. Lebensmittel. Land und Leute. Im Supermarkt und auf dem Wochenmarkt.
Einkaufen in Deutschland. Das Brot. Geschäftszeiten. Das Frühstück. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Noun compounds. Days of the week and parts of days as adverbs. Units of weight and capacity. Units of measurement and quantity. Grammatik und Übungen: Verbs wissen and kennen; Verbs with stem-vowel change e > i; Word order with expressions of time and place; Imperatives; Direct object; Accusative of the definite articles der, das, die; Word order and case as signals of meaning; Direct object vs. predicate noun; Accusative of ein and kein; Accusative of possessive adjectives; Accusative of wer and was; Impersonal expression es gibt; Accusative prepositions; Accusative of masculine N-nouns; Accusative of personal pronouns. Leserunde. liebe, Pierre Aziz. Video-Ecke. 1 Wo kaufst du ein?/So frühstücke ich./Mein Lieblingsgericht/2 Wann gibt''s denn Frühstück?
Notizen für die Klausur. Ist das dein Hauptfach?. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Studienfächer. Land und Leute. Hochschulen. Semesterferien. Finanzen und Studienplätze. Schule, Hochschule, Klasse, Student. Das Schulsystem in Deutschland. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Stating one''s profession or nationality. Die Familie. Grammatik und Übungen: Present tense of werden; Verbs with stem-vowel change e>ie; Verbs with stem-vowel change a > ä; Haben in the simple past tense; Der-words; Modal auxiliaries; Omission of the dependent infinitive with modals; Separable-prefix verbs. Leserunde. Ferien machen: eine Kunst, Hans Manz
Video-Ecke. 1 Zum Thema Studium/Was bist du von Beruf?/Meine Familie/2 Wo kann denn nur Professor. Langenstein sein?
Fährst du morgen mit dem Auto zur Uni?. In den Ferien. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Wo? and wohin?. Wie fährt man? Man fährt ....Leserunde. Wo–vielleicht dort. Land und Leute. Österreich und seine Künstler.
Österreich hat etwas für alle!. Das Kaffeehaus. Salzburg. Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Verbs ending in -ieren. Grammatik und Übungen: Verbs with stem-vowel change au > äu; Independent clauses° and coordinating conjunctions; Dependent clauses° and subordinating conjunctions; Dative case; Indirect object; Dative personal pronouns; Word order of direct and indirect objects; Dative verbs; Dative prepositions. Video-Ecke. 1 Österreich/Ferienpläne/Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel/2 Hereinspaziert, die Herrschaften!
Was habt ihr vor?. Ich habe im Internet gesurft. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Fernsehprogramme. Land und Leute. Freizeit. Freizeitaktivitäten am Wochenende. Feiertage. Der deutsche Film. Der Führerschein. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Infinitives used as nouns. Kleidungsstücke. Leserunde. Kleinstadtsonntag, Wolf Biermann. Grammatik und Übungen: The present perfect tense; Past participles of regular weak verbs; Auxiliary haben with past participles; Past participles of irregular weak verbs; Use of the present perfect tense; Past participles of strong verbs; Past participles of separable-prefix verbs; Past participles without the ge-prefix; Auxiliary sein with past participles; Dependent clauses in the present perfect tense. Video-Ecke. 1 Was machst du in deiner Freizeit?/Berlin/Was ziehst du gern an?/2 Was machen wir heute Abend?
München im Sommer. Vorbereitungen für eine Party. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Hausarbeit. Land und Leute. München. Ein Austauschstudent in Deutschland. Häuser und Wohnungen. Essen zu Hause und als Gast.
Fußgängerzonen. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Möbel und Küchengeräte. Grammatik und Übungen: Hin and her; The verbs legen/liegen, stellen/stehen, setzen/sitzen, hängen, stecken; Two-way prepositions; An and auf = on; An, auf, and in = to; Verb and preposition combinations; Time expressions in the dative; Time expressions in the accusative; Da-compounds; Wo-compounds; Indirect questions; Leserunde. fünfter sein, Ernst Jandl. Video-Ecke. 1 Typisch Deutsch!/Typisch Amerikanisch!/2 Die berühmte deutsche Pünktlichkeit!
Zukunftspläne. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Zeitungen. Land und Leute. Familie und Karriere. Modernes Leben: Zwei Familien. Familienpolitik. Gleichberechtigung: Wichtige Daten. Hamburg. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Word families. Noun suffixes-heit and-keit. Grammatik und Übungen: Future time: present tense; Future time: future tense; Genitive case; Prepositions with the genitive; Adjectives; Preceded adjectives; Unpreceded adjectives; Ordinal numbers; Dates. Leserunde. Für immer, Maria Kaldewey. Video-Ecke.1 Moderne Familie/So sehe ich meine Zukunft/2 Ganz schön frisch an der Ostsee!
Hast du dich erkältet?. Wie fühlst du dich heute? Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Der Körper+. Der Kopf+. Land und Leute. Die viersprachige Schweiz. Eine kurze Geschichte der Schweiz. Schwyzerdütsch. Die politischen Institutionen der Schweiz. Zürich. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Adjectives used as nouns. The adjectives viel and wenig. Grammatik und Übungen: Reflexive constructions; Forms of reflexive pronouns; Verbs of personal care and hygiene; Reflexive verbs in German vs. English; Definite article with parts of the body; Infinitives with zu; The construction um ... zu + infinitive; Comparison of adjectives and adverbs. Leserunde 1. für sorge, Burckhard Garbe. Leserunde 2. Die Geschichte vom grünen Fahrrad, Ursula Wölfel. Video-Ecke. 1 Die Schweiz/Mein Tagesablauf/2 Auf dem Weisshorn.
Wie war''s?. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. The suffix -ung. City names used as adjectives. Land und Leute. Bertolt Brecht. Deutschland: 1945 bis heute. Zwei deutsche Staaten. Nach der Wiedervereinigung. Leipzig. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. Immer + comparative. Dates. Grammatik und Übungen: The simple past tense vs. the present perfect tense; Modals in the simple past; Regular weak verbs in the simple past; Irregular weak verbs in the simple past; Separable-prefix verbs in the simple past; Strong verbs in the simple past; Past perfect tense; Uses of als, wenn, and wann. Leserunde 1. Fernsehabend, Hans Manz. Leserunde 2. Schlittenfahren, Helga M. Novak. Video-Ecke. 1 Berliner Nachtleben/Ost-West/2 Stadtrundgang.
Ein Termin. Ein Ferienjob. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 1. Berufe. Land und Leute. Das soziale Netz. Die Kündigung. Die deutsche Wirtschaft. Die Europäische Union. Berufliche Ausbildung. Erweiterung des Wortschatzes 2. The suffix-lich. Grammatik und Übungen: Subjunctive mood° vs. indicative mood; The würde-construction; Uses of the würde-construction; Present-time subjunctive°of sein and haben; Conditional sentences; Modals and wissen in present-time subjunctive; Present-time subjunctive of other verbs; Past-time subjunctive. Leserunde 1. Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär, Volkslied. Leserunde 2. Der Verkäufer und der Elch, Franz Hohler. Video-Ecke. 1 Von Beruf bin ich.../2 Ein Vorstellungsgespräch.
Ein deutsch-türkisches Konzert. Land und Leute. Ausländische Mitbürger. Fremd im eigenen Zuhause. Staatsbürgerschaft. Deutschland: Die Regierung. Grammatik und Übungen: Relative clauses; Relative pronouns; The passive voice; Passive voice: present tense and simple past tense; Von + agent; Impersonal passive construction; Summary of the uses of werden. Leserunde. Deutsch ist sehr leicht, Sabri Cakir. Video-Ecke. 1 Multikulti/2 Alles Gute zum Geburtstag.

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Deutsch Heute: Introductory German, 10th: PowerLecture Resource CD-ROM

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The Workbook Activities section, correlated with the textbook chapters, offers a variety of directed exercises, more open-ended activities, and art- and realia-based activities that provide vocabulary and grammar practice. The Laboratory Activities section accompanies the Lab Audio CD Program and includes listening, speaking, and writing practice. The Tenth Edition offers a Video Manual with more in-depth video activities to complement the Video-Ecke feature in the textbook.

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ISBN: 9781305078789
The Workbook Activities section, correlated with the textbook chapters, offers a variety of directed exercises, more open-ended activities, and art- and realia-based activities that provide vocabulary and grammar practice. The Laboratory Activities section accompanies the Lab Audio CD Program and includes listening, speaking, and writing practice. The Tenth Edition offers a Video Manual with more in-depth video activities to complement the Video-Ecke feature in the textbook.

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111945244
Includes premium interactive practice of chapter topics, SAM audio mp3s, in-text audio mp3s, video mp4s.