Cineplex: Intermediate German Language and Culture Through Film is a communicative textbook for second-year German-language courses that uses engaging, authentic cultural materials: feature films from Germany. Each of the ten chapters inCineplex focuses on a contemporary, critically-acclaimed filmon highly motivationally topics ranging from the West-German student movement to the German Democratic Republic to Turkish-German migrants to the Holocaustthat appeals to the needs of intermediate learners and their understanding of German-speaking culture. Designed for todays student,Cineplex is more than just a textbookit is a space in which students can meet the people of Germany through the big screen and experience German language and culture as it is performed in context.
Vorbereitung und Hintergrund sections provide pre-viewing exercises that prepare students for a positive and effective viewing experience
Scene studies allow students to deal closely with the film through didacticized clips with pre- and post-viewing activities
Film-derived grammar exercises provides students with a thorough and traditional intermediate grammar trajectory while learning key grammar in context
Readings relate thematically to the film, ranging from poems and excerpts from literary prose to speeches and magazine articles
Ten appealing films are easily available (for links to purchase, visit focusbookstore.com)
A companion website with an auto-correcting workbook, links to film resources, and more is available on Focus Online Courseware (courses.pullins.com)show more