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Alles Klar : German Within

Alles Klar : German Within - 96 edition

Alles Klar : German Within - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780132499057

ISBN10: 0132499053

Alles Klar : German Within by Karl F. Jr. Otto - ISBN 9780132499057
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Alles Klar : German Within by Karl F. Jr. Otto - ISBN 9780132499057

ISBN13: 9780132499057

ISBN10: 0132499053

Edition: 96

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Informed by a variety of pedagogical approaches and techniques, Alles klar? is the first German program to reduce the grammatical syllabus in a first year text.


  • Multiculturalism : Throughout this text, Germany is featured as a multicultural and multiracial society in Überall spricht man Deutsch sections. Emphasis has been placed on presenting a true picture of the German-speaking countries and fostering opportunities to explore new and sometimes controversial materials.
  • Reduced Grammatical Syllabus - One of the most innovative features of Alles klar? is its reduced grammatical syllabus. The authors believe that, at the first-year level, mastery of fewer, frequently-used structures is preferable to presentation of all but mastery of few. Hence, the program introduces fewer structures than other texts.
  • Revised Grammatical Sequence - Instructors and students will welcome a pace that introduces frequent grammar topics early.
  • Grammar Handbook - A 48-page grammar reference text is made available with each purchase of Alles klar.
  • Focus on Using Essential Vocabulary - Each Kapitel contains both a Themenwortschatz, and a Weiterer Wortschatz. Shorter groups of useful expressions (Redewendungen) are sprinkled throughout. Chapter Organization and Pedagogy : Alles klar? contains an Einführung and fifteen Kapitel.
  • Lernziele - Objectives are divided into functional goals, structural goals, and a summary of the cultural material presented in the chapter.
  • Die ersten Schritte - Na los! Each chapter opens with a series of lively vocabulary presentations, immediately reinforced by brief activities which set the stage for immediate communication. Some activities reenter vocabulary, grammar, and culture from preceding chapters.
  • Die weiteren Schritte - Alles klar? Grammar explanations and exercises follow brief conversations, exchanges, and reading texts.
  • The Gespräche and Lesestücke samples preview structures presented in the sections. Die weiteren Schritte grammar explanations in this text contrast English and German with clear models. Exercises and activities range from guided practice through contextulized drills to open-ended communicative practice through situational activities.
  • Key cultural similarities and contrasts are highlighted in Kulturnotizen which provide insightful questions as points of departure for classroom discussion.
  • Die letzten Schritte - Wer macht mit? The contents of each Kapitel come together through a variety of activities in this section. Students recombine vocabulary, structures, and cultural topics in open-ended situational, communicative contexts.
  • Information-gap activities are a great source of excitement and put German to immediate use.
  • Themenwortschatz. As its title indicates, the Themenwortschatz section groups words and expressions thematically and functionally. Only active vocabulary is listed within each Themenwortschatz.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Grüß dich! Ich heiße.

Wie heißt du?
Ich heiße.
Woher kommst du?
Ich komme aus...
Wie geht's? Es geht mir...
Wie schreibt man das?.
Wie heißen Sie?
Eins, zwei, drei.
Wer ist das?
Ausdrücke für die Deutschstunde.
Die ie/ei Laute.
Subject pronouns.
The present tense.
The verb sein.
nicht wahr?
Shaking hands.
The use of du vs. Sie.
Frau or Fräulein?
Überall spricht man Deutsch : Europe.

2. Meine Familie und meine Freunde.

Das ist meine Familie.
Ist dein Bruder ledig?
Was macht deine Schwester?
Was machst du gern?
Der ch Laut.
Nouns and gender.
Noun plurals.
The nominative case.
Demonstrative pronouns.
Word order in statements and questions.
The position of nicht.
nicht vs. kein.
Proper names showing possession.
Freunde vs. Bekannte.
German immigrants in North America.

3. Meine Sachen, deine Sachen.

Wie ist...?
Was haben Sie da?
Welche Farbe hat...?
Der w Laut.
The verb haben.
The accusative case.
The phrase es gibt.
The modal verbs können, müssen, wollen.
The verb form möchte.
Verbs with stem-vowel changes.
Student housing.
Überall spricht man Deutsch : German in business and research.

4. Tagaus, tagein.

Die Tage, die Monate, die Jahreszeiten.
Die Temperatur und das Wetter.
Der r Laut.
The dative case.
Time expressions.
Coordinating conjunctions.
The simple past tense of sein.
Birthday customs.
German vacations.

5. Wie und wo wohnen wir?

Ich wohne... Meine Wohnung hat... Meine Wohnung ist... Der z Laut.
Compound nouns.
The present perfect tense.
Separable and inseparable prefix verbs.
Summary of der- and ein-words.
The modal verbs dürfen, sollen, mögen, and summary of all modals.
Housing terminology.
Housing possibilities.
Living space.
Überall spricht man Deutsch : German in North America.

6. Ich bin gesund!

Wie oft?
Das Gesicht.
Der Körper.
Aua! Es tut mir hier weh!
Der s + Konsonant Laut.
wissen / kennen / können.
Reflexive verbs.
Adjective endings.
Ordinal numbers and dates.
Health and fitness.
Die Krankenkasse.

7. Laß uns zusammen etwas unternehmen!

In der Stadt.
Wie komme ich...?
Der ä Laut.
Movement vs. location.
Two-way prepositions.
hin / her.
The würde construction.
Command forms.
Public transportation in German-speaking countries.
Libraries in German-speaking countries.
Wolf Biermann, "Kleinstadtsonntag".
Überall spricht man Deutsch : German in Western Europe.

8. Ja. gerne, aber.

In der Apotheke.
Kleider machen Leute.
Becker, guten Tag!
Der ü Laut.
Subordinating conjunctions.
Word order : Time-Manner-Place.
Shopping in Germany.
The German telephone system.

9. Guten Appetit!

Wo kauft man diese Lebensmittel?
Auf dem Markt.
Wie schmeckt's?
Das Metersystem.
Die kn und pf Laute.
Comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs.
Adjective endings : Review/unpreceded adjectives.
Demonstrative pronouns : nominative, accusative, dative.
Grocery shopping in Germany.
Restaurant etiquette.
Meals in German-speaking countries.
Traditional and ethnic foods.
Überall spricht man Deutsch : German in Eastern Europe.

10. Unterwegs.

Wo ist...?
Vor der Reise.
Wo kann man übernachten?
"Reisewörter" The simple past tense.
Infinitives with and without zu.
Expression of time with adverbs.
Youth hostels.
Trains and the Eurailpass.
Jetzt lesen wir! : "Fahrkarte bitte".

11. An der Uni.

An der Schule/An der Universität.
The genitive case.
Verbs with prepositions.
da- and wo-compounds.
The German grading system.
Early universities : Verse from "Faust".
Aspects of German university life.
Honorary titles.
Überall spricht man Deutsch : German in Asia.

12. Meine Freizeit.

Deine Freizeit : aktiv oder passiv?
Relative clauses and pronouns.
Two-part conjunctions.
Review of adjectives.
Indefinite numerical adjectives.
Nouns : Review and expansion.
Weak nouns.
Noun suffixes and gender.
Theater in Germany.

13. Die Welt der Arbeit.

The future tense.
Infinitives and adjectives used as nouns.
Guest workers in Germany.
The German work week.
Technology in the workplace.
Überall spricht man Deutsch : German in South America.

14. Der Mensch und die Medien.

"Wie die Deutschen die Medien nützen".
The present tense subjunctive.
Uses of the subjunctive.
The past tense subjunctive.
German television.

15. Mann und Frau in der modernen Gesellschaft.

Constructions with man, sich lassen + infinitive, and sein + zu + infinitive.
Review of reflexive pronouns.
Review of relative clauses and pronouns.
Überall spricht man Deutsch : German in Australia and Africa.