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Wie Geht's? An Introductory German Course

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ISBN-10: 0030352533

ISBN-13: 9780030352539

Edition: 7th 2003

Authors: Dieter Sevin, Ingrid Sevin

List price: $174.95
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Focused on building linguistic skills and comprehension through creative introductions to contemporary life and cultures in Germn-speaking countries, WIE GEHT'S? Eighth Edition is the clear choice to prepare your students to communicate in German-in and beyond your classroom! Now in its Eighth Edition, WIE GEHT'S? remains one of the most popular introductory German programs in the country. As the authors-both native Germans-show students how the German language actually works, they encourage cultural awareness and the acquisition of a functional vocabulary that effectively prepares students to continue their study of German.
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Book details

List price: $174.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 11/15/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496

Dieter Sevin, a native of Germany, is Professor of German at Vanderbilt University. He has gone back to Europe regularly to travel, do research, and take part in an exchange program with the University in Regensburg. He has received grants from organizations such as the American Philosophical Association, American Council of Learned Societies, German Academic Exchange Service, and the Vanderbilt Research Council. He is the author of several academic books on exile literature and East German literature; he also has written numerous articles in professional journals and is a frequent speaker at professional meetings.

Schritte: Beginnen Wir
Vorschau: The German Language
GesprSch: Guten Tag! Lerntipp: Using Wie geht''s? Greetings and Leave-taking
Lerntipp: Experiencing a New Language
GesprSch: Was und wie ist das? Lerntipp: Techniques for Building New Vocabulary
What''s in a Name? GesprSch: Im Kaufhaus
Trendsetters of the Fashion World
GesprSch: Das Wetter im April
The German Climate
The Benefits of Learning German
GesprSch: Wie spSt ist es? Descendants of German-speaking Immigrants in North America
Familie, L-Nder, Sprachen
Vorschau: Spotlight on Germany
GesprSche: Am Goethe-Institut / SpSter
The Goethe Institute
Du or Sie? Lerntipp: Developing Listening Comprehension Skills
Present tense of regular verbs
Lerntipp: Studying Grammar
Nominative case
German in Europe
Sentence structure
Compound nouns
Frankfurt am Main
Germany and the European Union
Lerntipp: Reading German Texts
Einblicke: Deutschland in Europa
Schreibtipp: Writing a Summary
German Throughout the World
Lebensmittel Und Gesch-Fte
Vorschau: Shopping and Store Hours
GesprSche: Im LebensmittelgeschSft / In der BSckerei
Weights and Measures
Breads, Sausages, and Cheeses
Flower Power
The present tense of sein and haben
The Euro
The accusative case and n-nouns
Sentence structure (continued)
Pedestrian Areas
Lesetipp: Understanding Spoken Language
Einblicke: GeschSfte und Einkaufen
Schreibtipp: Writing a Dialogue
Im Restaurant
Vorschau: Eating In and Out
GesprSche: Im Restaurant / SpSter
Deciding Where to Eat
Verbs with vowel changes
The dative case
CafTs and Coffee Houses
Regional Specialities
Lerntipp: Reviewing for Tests
Friends and Acquaintances
Lesetipp: Identifying the Topic of a Passage
Einblicke: Man ist, was man isst
Wines from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
Table Manners
Schreibtipp: Writing a Composition and Choosing Word Order
Feiertage Und Feste
Vorschau: Holidays and Vacations
GesprSche: Am Telefon / Erik klingelt bei Nadja
The Christmas Season
Diversity in Religious Traditions
The present perfect with haben
Tourist Destinations
The present perfect with sein
Subordinating conjunctions
Lerntipp: Having the Last Word
Traditional Folk Celebrations
Einblicke: Deutsche Feste
Lesetipp: Understanding a Text Through Images
Schreibtipp: Writing a Postcard
In Der Stadt
Vorschau: Spotlight on Austria
GesprSche; Entschuldigen Sie, wo ist ...? / Da drnben! Viennese Landmarks
Personal pronouns
Viennese Landmarks (continued)
Modal auxililary verbs
The Sezessionsstil Movement
Sondern vs
The Gateway City
Einblicke: Grn”e aus Wien
Lesetipp: Reading a Personal Letter
Heurigen Wine
Schreibtipp: Writing a Letter
Vorschau: Housing
GesprSche: Wohnung zu vermieten / In der WG
Shared Living Arrangements
Homes and Houses
Two-way prepositions
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Wissen vs. kennen
Public Transportation and City Life
Lesetipp: Analyzing Comparisons and Constrasts
Einblicke: Schaffen, sparen, HSuschen bauen
High German and Dialects
Schreibtipp: Responding to an Ad
Auf Der Bank Und Im Hotel
Vorschau: History of German Currency
GesprSche: Auf der Bank / An der Rezeption im Hotel
Currency Exchange and Credit Cards
Der- and ein-words
Hotel Names
Separable-prefix verbs
Flavoring particles
Accommodations and Tourist Information
Youth Hostels
Lesetipp: Looking for Conjunctions
Einblicke: _bernachtungsm�glichkeiten
Schreibtipp: Doing Free Writing in German
Post Und Reisen
Vorschau: Spotlight on Switzerland
GesprSche: Auf der Post am Bahnhof / Am Fahrkartenschalter in Znrich
Phoning and Postal Services
Car Travel
Train Travel
The genitive case
Time expressions
Switzerland''s Mountain World
Sentence structure (continued)
Switzerland and its Languages
William Tell
Einblicke: Touristen in der Schweiz
Lesetipp: Looking for Genitives
Schreibtipp: Choosing Subject Pronouns