Summary: Deutsch: Na Klar! is an exciting, beautifully illustrated, introductory program that actually uses the illustrations. By incorporating lots of authentic materials as the basis of activities, this text provides students with a context for learning German. The realia and readings are very current and give an interesting and up-to-date reflection of the culture of German-speaking countries. Students using Deutsch: Na Klar! practice all 4 skills, but work m ...show moreore on the receptive skills of listening and reading than in a traditional German text. A classroom listening comprehension program and the very engaging authentic readings provide this additional skill practice. Deutsch: Na Klar! is very communicative, offering instructors a wide variety of lively exercises and activities to use in class. Because of the variety of practice material and its easy-to-follow chapter structure, Deutsch: Na Klar! succeeds with a wide range of students and teachers.
Zuschauen, a new video viewing section replaces the Zuhvren section and offer pre-, mid-, and post-viewing activities.
Most end-of-chapter vocabulary lists have been reduced so that new active vocabulary focuses on more common and useful words.
The new edition incorporates the German spelling reform and includes a new appendix of common words that have undergone a spelling change.
A primer on the German spelling reform is included in the Instructor's Manual and Testing Program.
Hier klicken, a new web-based feature, directs students to the Deutsch: Na klar! web site where they can connect to current web sites in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland of special cultural interest.
All chapters now have one reading. (Additional reading material is found in the workbook).
The Workbook contains more form-focused exercises that are clearly keyed to the grammar points in the main text.
The Ibergang chapter has been up-dated to reflect recent events in German history, changes in German society since reunification, and Germany in the European Union.
Deutsch: Na Klar! doesn't just include examples of realia in the text; it actually uses those illustrations as a basis for the activities. Students work with and learn the language in the context of the authentic materials.
The emphasis in Deutsch: Na Klar! on listening and reading comprehension provides students with a solid foundation for further language acquisition. The listening comprehension tape designed to be used in the classroom is coordinated with activities in the text and includes practice in listening for specific information as well as for global comprehension.
All of the readings in Deutsch: Na Klar! are authentic. The currency and liveliness of the readings---both fiction and non-fiction---engage students and help to prepare them for more advanced upper-level literature courses.
Deutsch: Na Klar! is filled with the types of creative, communicative activities that teachers appreciate and students enjoy. ...show less