German language and culture


German language and culture

© 2014 hardcover | 9 x 10 7/8 inches | online vText options available | downloadable eBook available
4 - 5 chapters each | Level 1: 200 pages | Level 2: 215 pages | Level 3: 215 pages


German language and culture

© 2014 hardcover | 9 x 10 7/8 inches | online vText options available | downloadable eBook available
4 - 5 chapters each | Level 1: 200 pages | Level 2: 215 pages | Level 3: 215 pages


The multi-level, introductory German program you have been waiting for! Thorough coverage of reading, speaking, and listening skills, and an in-depth view of German-language culture help students develop solid communication skills, confidence, and cultural understanding. With interactive grammar and vocabulary practice, engaging media, and communicative tasks, Mosaik brings German language and culture to life. Features include:

  • Loads of communicative activities in print and online that practice vocabulary and grammar and recycle previously-learned concepts
  • Intuitive organization and contemporary, vibrant art make the text accessible and easy to navigate
  • Instructional, cultural, and authentic video integrated throughout the 3 levels—from dramatic series to TV clips and short films
  • High-interest literary and cultural readings
  • Our signature Supersite—online access to textbook video, audio, interactive activities, practice quizzes, study and reference tools, and effective online assessment and course management
  • Chat activities for synchronous communication and oral practice
  • vText—the online, interactive student edition with access to Supersite activities, audio, and video resources
  • Live Chat to connect with students in real time, without leaving your browser:
    • Instant messaging
    • Audio chat
    • Video chat
  • eBook—a downloadable electronic text for offline reading on the iPad®
  • iPad®-friendly* access—get Supersite and vText on the go
    *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

What can you expect in each lesson? Check out all the themes below.

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Mosaik Level 1

Mosaik Level 2

Mosaik Level 3

Mosaik Level 1

  1. Kapitel 1: Hallo! Wie geht's?
  2. Kapitel 2: Schule und Studium
  3. Kapitel 3: Familie und Freunde
  4. Kapitel 4: Essen

Mosaik Level 2

  1. Vorlektion of Level 1
  2. Kapitel 1: Feiern
  3. Kapitel 2: Trautes Heim
  4. Kapitel 3: Urlaub und Ferien
  5. Kapitel 4: Verkehrsmittel und Technologie

Mosaik Level 3

  1. Vorlektion of Level 2
  2. Kapitel 1: Gesundheit
  3. Kapitel 2: Stadtleben
  4. Kapitel 3: Beruf und Karriere
  5. Kapitel 4: Natur

For Students

Student Edition
Hardcover student textbook with re-enforced binding for use in class, for homework, or as a reference tool.

Student Edition in an online, interactive, iPad®-friendly* format. Convenient Supersite links make studying and homework a cinch.

Downloadable eBook
All the benefits of the online vText, plus the versatility of working offline. (Available for iPad®)

Student Activities Manual
Bound paperback workbook includes chapter vocabulary and grammar practice; audio activities; and pre-, while-, and post-viewing activities for the short films and video programs.

Interactive, online version of the Student Activities Manual with auto-grading and Supersite gradebook integration.

Student Supersite
Password-protected, program-specific website with textbook activities, online-only practice, audio, video, interactive grammar tutorials, reference tools, assessment, teacher-student communication, and more. The Supersite is iPad®-friendly* for on-the-go access.

For Instructors

Teacher’s Edition
Annotated version of the student textbook including on-page instructional support and suggestions for differentiated instruction.

Fotoroman DVD
All Fotoroman video episodes with teacher-controlled subtitles in English and German. (Videos also available online)

Audio Program
Downloadable MP3 files on the Supersite of all audio recordings to be used in conjunction with the Student Activities Manual, the Student Edition, and the Testing Program. (CDs available upon request)

Online Assessment
Formative and summative assessments via the Supersite: pre-made quizzes, tests, and exams; create your own assessments by uploading open-ended activities—all with time limits and password protection.

Teacher Supersite
The teacher-facing Supersite provides all the tools you need to teach your class. Password-protected and available online anytime, it includes: a gradebook to manage rosters, assignments, and grades; editable tests, quizzes, and exams; answer keys for all program materials; tools for online communication; all program video and audio; and much more.

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

Sample lesson
Every Mosaik lesson is enhanced by a range of activities, resources, and media—from a dramatic video series to authentic TV clips and short films— that reinforce learning and make German come to life. See how our integrated text and technology support students at every step!

Video Highlights

  • Video


    Students see and hear native German speakers using lesson vocabulary and grammar in this engaging, episodic video series. Filmed on location in Berlin with a European cast and production team, Fotoroman follows four students over the course of a school year.
    Learn more about Fotoroman.

Supersite Technology

A new generation of language-learning technology

Powerful tools for customized course management, along with the integrated content that improves learning and fosters enjoyment.

Focused uniquely on world language, with robust features that speak to your needs. How do we know? Feedback from our 20,000 language instructors and 1 million language students.

Simplified experience so you can navigate the site easily, have flexible options, and quickly sort a wealth of information.

Learn more about this new generation of language-learning technology.

  • For instructors
  • A gradebook to manage rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Time-saving auto-graded activities, plus question-by-question and automated spot-checking
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Downloadable digital image bank (PDF), pre-made syllabi and lesson plans (RTF), Testing Program (RTF)
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video scripts, translations, grammar powerpoints)
  • Online administration of quizzes and exams, now with time limits and password protection
  • Tools to add your own content:
    • Create and assign Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Upload and assign videos and outside resources
  • Single sign-on feature for integration with your LMS
  • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
  • Option to hide activity time estimates from students
  • Ability to reorder assignments as seen on student dashboard
  • Add your own customized notes to the existing activity content:
    • Sidebar notes—comment on overall activity
    • In-line notes—comment on particular question or part of activity
  • Lab and Testing Audio Program MP3 files
  • Live Chat for video chat, audio chat, and instant messaging
  • Voiceboards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText—the online, interactive text
  • eBook—the offline, downloadable electronic text

  • For students
  • Textbook activities—online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students to improve comprehension and grades
  • Streaming video for all video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Chat activities for conversational skill-building and oral practice:
    • Video Partner Chat—work with a partner online to record and submit an activity
  • Internet search activities
  • Recorded readings
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Online dictionary
  • Pronunciation practice
  • An online Student Activities Manual (WebSAM) with audio record-submit activities and auto-grading for selected activities
  • vText—the online, interactive student edition
  • eBook—the offline, downloadable electronic student edition