February 26, 2018

Abenteuer Deutsch 2

Abenteuer Deutsch 2 completes the package for Junior Cycle German and has been written in line with the new Junior Cycle Specification for Modern Foreign Languages. It is aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Level A1/A2).

Abenteuer Deutsch 2 comprehensively covers the Learning Outcomes and Key Skills of all three Strands of the Junior Cycle Specification for Modern Foreign Languages:

  • Communicative Competence
  • Language Awareness
  • Socio-cultural Knowledge and lntercultural Awareness

Student Textbook

  • Abenteuer Deutsch 2 adopts a communicative approach, focusing on oral proficiency and developing students' language learning strategies and exam skills
  • Uses an integrated approach to the development of language skills (reading, writing, listening, speech and conversation)
  • Includes a variety of authentic reading materials that give real-world context to topics
  • Clear, visually appealing, full-colour design with student-friendly layout and photos
  • Each chapter begins with a list of learning intentions (Lernziele
  • Reading and writing exercises incorporate students' own lived experiences - blogs, emails and text messages
  • Strong emphasis on culture with up-to-date information and culture-specific exercises focusing on key aspects of culture in German-speaking countries
  • Encourages group and pair work through a range of activities, including games, quizzes and drama
  • Fosters creative thinking and independent learning through projects related to chapter topics
  • Guided questioning explores German grammar in bite-sized chunks
  • Students learn to use grammar in context, supported by exercises in the Sprachpass
  • Grammar overview and a glossary of vocabulary are valuable student revision tools
  • Suitable for mixed-ability classes

 

Sprachpass

A learning diary, grammar and vocabulary notebook all in one

  • FREE Sprachpass allows students to put their new knowledge into practice
  • Develops reflective and independent learning and is integrated with the textbook, which allows students to review their work
  • Features include:
    • Exercises related to students' daily lives, including cultural context, crosswords, interviews, email writing
    • Grammar exercises
    • Test your knowledge (Teste dein Wissen), My vocabulary (Mein Wortschatz) and What I can do checklist, which offer assessment opportunities

 

Student CD

  • Two FREE student CDs allow students to practise their pronunciation and listening skills at home
  • Contain a wide variety of listening materials related to all topic areas including dialogues in everyday situations, news items, announcements, weather and travel items

 

Teacher’s Resource Book, CD and Posters

  • The Abenteuer Deutsch 2 Teacher's Resource Book aligns to the Junior Cycle MFL specifications and it contains:
    • Summative assessments for Assessment of Learning
    • Additional cultural information and photocopiables
    • Solutions to activities
  • Free Teacher's CD with integrated listening exercises that focus on conversation; allows students to listen to native German speakers
    • CD scripts
  • Language posters that act as visual aids for students

 

Digital Resources

Abenteuer Deutsch 1 and 2's digital resources support the Junior Cycle specification's emphasis on the use of modern technology in the classroom and are designed to cater for different learning styles.

Each chapter is supported by digital resources that are integrated for easy reference and lesson planning.

Teachers can access the Abenteuer Deutsch 1 and 2 interactive e-books at www.edcolearning.ie, plus a bank of free digital resources, including:

  • FREE student website with interactive grammar and language activities and quizzes
  • Easy-to-use, ready-made editable PowerPoints for the classroom
  • Unique interview videos with students to support oral communication
  • Follow-up worksheets for every interview video
  • Solutions to activities
  • Audio CD tracks available in digital format

 

FREE e-book

  • Students and teachers can download their free Abenteuer Deutsch 2 e-book by visiting www.edcolearning.ie/code and entering the code from inside the front cover of the textbook.