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AP Center: Materials for the AP Curriculum

Aspekte junior - the newest German textbook series for the AP curriculum.
The thematic content of Aspekte junior is correlated directly to the six themes of the AP curriculum. Authentic material is at the center of Aspekte junior, and culture is seamlessly integrated throughout. Each chapter culminates in video Reportagen taken directly from ZDF that serve not only as authentic interpretive text, but also as a springboard for comparison, analysis, creation, and expression of meaning in all three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.
The language proficiency targeted by the AP German exam and cultivated in Aspekte junior involves more than mastery of distinct skills: it is designed to foster the emerging ability to interpret complex meaning and communicate effectively.
Structure and Content:

  • 10 chapters with 4 modules, focusing on the three modes of communication
  • Each module presents a different variation of the chapter’s overarching theme
  • Each chapter highlights a significant contemporary or historical figure or figures, contains a focused grammar review, and includes thematically-appropriate viewing activities and excerpts from the German TV station ZDF
  • Facilitates progress in the interpretive mode with a variety of authentic reading, graphic, audio, and video exercises
  • Proficiency-based skill development is spiraled and sequential; skills build upon previously-acquired skills
  • Vocabulary base is expanded in meaningful and engaging contexts
  • Self-assessment and language learning skills are incorporated, and meta-cognitive skills are reinforced throughout

AP Textbook

Cover Aspekte junior B1 plus 978-3-12-605250-4 Ute Koithan, Helen Schmitz et. al. Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF),Deutsch als Zweitsprache  

Aspekte junior - standards-based and thematically structured with an emphasis on interpretive, interpersonal and presentational communication. Aspekte junior is the new textbook series for the AP curriculum. 

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AP Landeskunde

Textbook Entdeckungsreise D-A-CH   Pedagogically top-notch, with extensive student-centered exercises, creative activities, partner and group work, writing exercises, and Internet research projects, this text is full of relevant up-to-date information appealingly presented with effective classroom strategies that help the students to engage with and master the material.

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AP Cultural Reader

In light of the expanded role of culture in the new AP curriculum, this inexpensive text serves as an invaluable component of the new AP German course.
The engaging cultural reader Orientierungskurs Deutschland orients students to the culture of Germany, touching on many topics, including recent history, culture, politics, the school system, observations.

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AP Literature

  A work of Jugendliteratur used on several of the syllabi posted on the College Board website, this story draws on the AP themes of "Families and Communities" and "Personal and Public Identities".  One in a series of six works of Jugendliteratur developed by the Goethe Institut with teacher's manuals available. These books are authentic novels for teenagers by well-known German authors.

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AP Grammar


This comprehensive German grammar ancillary reviews and expands on grammatical knowledge of students at the AP level (A1-B1).
Complete with extensive and varied exercises in context as well as grammatical tables, illustrations, and concise explanations in German, Einfach Grammatik can be used in conjunction with any course materials.

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