Cinema for German Conversation

Cinema for German Conversation

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Cinema for German Conversation covers twelve German language films that are used as the basis for discussion and language acquisition, teaching vocabulary, strengthening oral and written skills, and as well as an introduction to modern German culture. The films are selected to provide interesting viewing, key cultural information, and accessible language levels. Each chapter of the book is devoted to a single movie and includes aids for students watching the film, discussing and writing about the film, and understanding the film in a broader cultural context. Also included: vocabulary helpful to understanding and discussing the film; structured exercises in understanding the film once it has been viewed, especially for discussion in class; an accompanying reading for each film designed to provide perspective on the film more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 20.32mm | 861.82g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English, German
  • 1585102806
  • 9781585102808
  • 2,429,238

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Cinema for German Conversation is an innovative contribution to the modern language pedagogy pioneered by Focus, presenting the study of language and culture through the medium of outstanding films. This text is suited for courses in German that seek to use German language feature films as a springboard for conversation and culture, along with other communicative more

About Jeanne Schueller

Jeanne Schueller, Ph.D, is an applied linguist on the faculty of the Department of German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in German language and second language acquisition. Her research focuses on foreign language reception. She is particularly interested in the use of authentic materials, especially film, in language more

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