Denk mal!, 2nd Edition

Denk mal!, 2nd Edition

Deutsch ohne Grenzen | Tobias Barske, Megan McKinstry, Karin Schestokat, Jane Sokolosky

© 2016 hardcover | online vText
10 chapters

Paperback format

Designed to strengthen students' language skills and develop cultural competency, Denk mal! provides advanced-level students with an active and rewarding learning experience. Its user-friendly design and short films by award-winning, German-speaking filmmakers serve as springboards for exploring the themes and concepts in each of its ten lessons.
Watch the program video tour.

Sample Syllabus for AP German now available!

Features include:

  • Engaging short films by contemporary German and Swiss filmmakers
  • A fresh, magazine-like design
  • A focus on real communication in everyday contexts
  • Rich, contemporary culture
  • High-interest, comprehensible literary and cultural readings
  • Groundbreaking, text-specific technology—now on a new 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 access on the go

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools.

What’s new in Denk Mal!, 2nd Edition?

  • Student Edition now available in loose-leaf or digital format for cost-saving alternatives
  • 4 new authentic short-subject films and 4 new literary readings
  • 30 new Oral Testing Suggestions (3 per lesson)
  • Timesaver! All auto-gradable textbook activities now available online—including 30 new Strukturen activities (1 per grammar point)
  • Personalized study with a new vocabulary tool—students focus on the words they don’t know for efficient study and faster learning
  • A new composition tool: students create and submit compositions online; instructors make in-line comments and corrections via text or voice
  • Online chat activities—virtual conversations and live video chats for communication practice outside of class
  • A new Supersite platform with tools to create your own activities, even easier course management, and much more!
  • iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools.

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Denk mal!, 2nd Edition

  1. Lektion 1: Fühlen und erleben
  2. Lektion 2: Zusammen leben
  3. Lektion 3: Medieneinflüsse
  4. Lektion 4: Wegfahren und Spaß haben
  5. Lektion 5: Kunstschätze
  6. Lektion 6: Traditionen und Spezialitäten
  7. Lektion 7: Wissenschaft und Technologie
  8. Lektion 8: Recht und Umwelt
  9. Lektion 9: Wirtschaft und Berufsaussichten
  10. Lektion 10: Geschichte und Gesellschaft

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 teachers
  • 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
    • 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
  • Pre-made syllabi, sample lesson plan, and Testing Program
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, testing audio, audio-video programs, scripts)
  • Single sign-on for LMS integration
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Forums 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 new vocabulary tool—students focus their study on the words they need to learn, for more efficient study and faster learning
  • Chatfor 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 and reference materials
  • 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*

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools.