Summary: Neue Horizonte employs a four-skills approach to German that stresses communicative competence, cultural awareness, and mastery of language structures. Students learn the language through solid grammar presentation, useful exercises, and an excellent selection of literary readings.
Pedagogy throughout the text reflects current trends in spoken German, such as updated Dialoge sections which introduce vocabulary in the context of everyday conversations. The o ...show moreverall chapter structure now falls into 5 major sections: Dialoge, Grammatik, Lesestück, Nach dem Lesen, and Almanach for better manageability, and the Videoecke section appears in the Workbook/Lab/Video Manual. End-of-chapter pedagogy such as Situation aus dem Alltag and Zum Schluss appear within the body of the chapter, rather than at the end to give students a chance for instant review. Sections such as Worschatz vocabulary and Almanach, which provide detailed information in English or authentic material in German, correlate with chapter themes.