Sag mal, 2nd Edition

Sag mal, 2nd Edition

An introduction to German language and culture | Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Megan McKinstry

© 2017 9 x 10 ⅞ inches
12 units | 2 semesters | 615 pages

Print + Digital access

The introductory German program you have been waiting for! Ideal for a 2- or 3-semester course, Sag mal presents vocabulary and grammar as tools for effective communication and emphasizes contemporary culture as integral to successful language acquisition. The program’s fully-integrated text, technology, and media supports teaching and learning, all while bringing German language and culture to life. Features include:

  • A wealth of print and digital communicative activities that give vocabulary and grammar practice while reinforcing previously learned concepts
  • Organized structure of text complimented by contemporary, vibrant art makes reading accessible and easy to navigate
  • Integration of an engaging, episodic Fotoroman video—shot on location in Berlin—presents key grammar, vocabulary, and cultural themes
  • Authentic Zapping TV clips and short films expose students to contemporary German language and culture
  • High-interest literary and cultural readings
  • A groundbreaking Supersite platform with powerful tools—copy all assignments from previous courses in minutes, set time limits and passwords for assessments, add your own content, and more
  • Online chat activities—virtual conversations and live video chats for communication practice outside of class
  • vText—the interactive, online version of the textbook—that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video
  • iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText for on the go access

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

What’s new in Sag mal, 2nd Edition?

  • Student Edition now available in loose-leaf or digital format (vText) for cost-saving alternatives
  • New authentic Zapping selections—4 new TV clips and 1 new Kurzfilm
  • Revised textbook content—with increased scaffolding, more recycling of lesson-specific vocabulary and adjustments to the grammar sequence
  • Task-based activities for class use or Integrated Performance Assessments—for every lesson
  • Personalized study with a new vocabulary tool—students focus on the words they don’t know for efficient study and faster learning
  • A thematically organized illustration bank for use in creating activities and assessments
  • An enhanced Supersite with tools to create your own activities, even easier course management, and much more!
  • Options to adapt pre-made online assessments—remove or reorder sections as needed

A new generation of language-learning technology

Meaningful content. Specialized resources. Powerful online tools. The new Supersite was developed in collaboration with language instructors and students in order to enhance language instruction.

What does the new Supersite offer?

An End to Student Frustration: Make it a cinch for students to track due dates, save work, and access all assignments and resources.

Set-Up Ease: Customize your course settings, create your own grading categories, and copy courses in an instant.

Your Course—Your Way: Create and assign your own activities and resources and add notes to content to customize for your needs.

Grading Options: Make grading a breeze with question-by-question grading, automated spot check, and in-line voice comments.

Accessible Student Data: Conveniently share information one-on-one, or issue class reports in the formats that best fit you and your department.

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

  • For instructors
  • A gradebook for rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Time-saving auto-graded activities, question-by-question grading, and automated spot-checking
  • Tools to personalize your course:
    • Create Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Add your own notes to existing content
    • Adapt pre-made assessments
    • Add video and outside resources
  • New assignment wizard—copy all assignments from a previous course, reflowed into the new semester’s dates, in minutes
  • Online assessment, with time limits and password protection
  • Composition grading tool for in-line comments and corrections via text or voice
  • Downloadable digital image and illustration banks, pre-made syllabi, lesson plans, and Testing Program
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video programs, scripts, grammar presentations)
  • Single sign-on for LMS integration
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Voiceboards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText online, interactive Student Edition
  • iPad®-friendly*

  • For students
  • Textbook activities—online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students and improve comprehension and grades
  • Composition tool to create and submit writing assignments online
  • Personalized study with vocabulary tools—students focus their study on the words they need to learn, for more efficient study and faster learning
  • Chat for oral practice and conversation skills:
    • Virtual Chat—simulated conversation activities
    • Video Partner Chat—recorded student pair communicative activities
  • Audio-synced readings
  • All video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Audio program (textbook, lab)
  • Online dictionary
  • An online Student Activities Manual, with auto-grading for close-ended activities
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • vText online, interactive Student Edition
  • iPad®-friendly*

Various Supersite access levels are available: contact your Modern Language Specialist to explore which level is right for you.

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