Author(s): Pauline Rogan
Katzensprung's fresh contents reflect the interests of today's teenagers, and its multimedia format meets modern classroom requirements. Logical sequencing and easy-to-follow instructions make teaching simple and enjoyable, whilst the range of authentic text types brings variety and cultural enrichment to the classroom. Katzensprung 1 is designed for students new to German. Students will get to know Andreas, Julia, Patrick and Sabrina, a group of teenage friends living in the town of Epe. Each of the eight chapters feature: - Learn how to - specific learning outcomes stated clearly at the beginning of each chapter. - Jetzt sprechen wir! - short, guided oral drills present a step-by-step guide to the key language points of the chapter. Photos, illustrations and realia encourage students to practise new language patterns. - Photo-stories - students can identify with the adventures of a group of Year 8 teenagers at a school in the north west of Germany. The photo-stories reinforce the language introduced in each chapter. - Sprechen macht SpaB! - lively, interactive speaking tasks encourage students to use their language with increasing independence. - Spielen macht SpaB! - language skills are further consolidated through a variety of topic-based games for pairs, groups or the whole class. - GruBe aus Deutschland! - a cultural section affords students an insight into everyday life in German-speaking countries. - So ist es einfach! - a clearly structured overview of grammar points located at the end of the chapter. - Neue Worter - German/English topic-based vocabulary lists. Vocabulary is colour-coded and close to relevant texts for quick reference. - So sagt man das! - a guided pronunciation practice. Landeskunde/Lerntipp/Checkliste - brief points of culture, grammar or reference on each page. - Text types - authentic texts include: letter, email, recipe, brochure, sign and poem.