Anders gedacht: Text and Context in the German-Speaking World / Edition 2

Anders gedacht: Text and Context in the German-Speaking World / Edition 2

by Irene Motyl-Mudretzkyj, Michaela Späinghaus
     
 


Written entirely in German, this content-based text will help you communicate meaningfully in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes in German. With a stimulating, comparative focus on topics such as contemporary politics, the environment, history, film, music, fine art, literature, and technology, this text encourages creative self-expression as… See more details below

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Written entirely in German, this content-based text will help you communicate meaningfully in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes in German. With a stimulating, comparative focus on topics such as contemporary politics, the environment, history, film, music, fine art, literature, and technology, this text encourages creative self-expression as well as critical thinking about the German language and contemporary cultures of the German-speaking world. ANDERS GEDACHT, Second Edition will keep you engaged in the learning process through inductive grammar instruction and review, cultural interpretation, analysis and comparison with your own culture, and interactive, task-based practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439082539
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Irene Motyl is a senior associate in German at Barnard College/Columbia University. She has experience in post-secondary as well as primary and secondary school education, adult learning, and teacher training. Her responsibilities include curriculum and program development; teacher training and mentorship. She has developed content-based courses such as "News and Views from German TV", "Fokus ?sterreich" and "Sehen-Verstehen-Sprechen, Understanding the Language through Seeing the Culture", in which conversation, dialogue, and discussion are based on visual images drawn from authentic German video and television, film screenings, and current art shows in New York City (offered by the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Goethe Institute and other cultural Institutions). Irene is president of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) New York Metropolitan Chapter and serves as consultant for the AATG Professional Development Program and as teacher trainer for the Goethe Institute Teacher Training Network. She has served on the Deutsche Welle/AATG/Goethe Institute Task Force on classroom use of television and the AATG/Goethe Institute Project "Going the Distance (Long Distance Teacher Training)." She also has directed Intercultural Teaching Practicums for graduate students from the U.S. and the Universities of Berlin, Bielefeld, and Munich. Irene has conducted numerous In-Service Teacher-Training and Faculty Development seminars in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Montreal, among other cities, and she has lectured at conferences and workshops in North America and Europe.

Formerly of Barnard College, Michaela Späinghaus is now back in Germany and teaches DaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache -- German as a Foreign Language) for the Goethe Institute in Heidelberg, Germany.

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Table of Contents

To the Student vii

Acknowledgments ix

Einstieg: Das Reisen: Die Erlebnisgesellschaft-Trends und Gegentrends 2

Einheit 1 Das Fernweh Zur Zeit Goethes: Märchen, Gedichte und Malerei im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert 28

Einheit 2 Die Grünen und Grüne Ideen: Umweltbewusstsein und grüne politik 64

Einheit 3 Multikulturelles Leben: Schmelztiegel oder multikulturelle Gesellschaft? 94

Einheit 4 Die Comedian Harmonists: Ein Musikensemble der 20er und 30er Jahre 124

Einheit 5 Stationen Der Geschichte: Schweiz-Deutschland-Österreich 158

Einheit 6 Umgang Mit Der Vergangenheit: Formen der Vergangenheitsbewältigung 188

Einheit 7 Kunst und Künstler: Anselm Kiefer 220

Einheit 8 Das Leben Im Anderen Deutschland: Alltag in der DDR und der Mauer 244

Einheit 9 Lola Rennt: Ein Film der 90er Jahre 280

Anhang A Vollständige Texte 309

Anhang B Unregelmäßige Verben 321

Glossary 327

Index 363

Credits 365

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