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Language Learning through Reading

 

Learning through Reading  

All foreign language teachers can attest to the fundamental importance reading plays in learning a language. Finding just the right reader can be a challenge. Have a look at the excerpts below from some of our series.

 

Portfolio Deutsch Level 2 Textbook

Portfolio Deutsch 2

Suited for 2nd year and up: Introducing strategies for reading at the earliest stages of language learning can make a huge difference. This section of our textbook series Portfolio Deutsch compares reading with putting together pieces of a puzzle and includes several short texts with exercises.

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Der Superstar Book with Mini-CD

Klara & Theo: Der Superstar

Suited for 2nd year and up: Part of Klett-USA's Early Reading Program, the Klara & Theo readers feature the German high school students Einstein, Olli, Jessica, and Moon as well as their favorite teacher Dr. Schmidt, all of whom the students got to know during the first year TPRS reading program (see above). In this episode, Olli appears on TV in a musical talent contest as Germany's newest idol! All books come with illustrations and comprehension exercises and are available with or without a mini-CD with a narration of the text.

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Einer singt falsch Book

Klara & Theo: Einer singt falsch

Suited for 2nd year and up: These detective stories all feature the private eye Helmut Müller and his secretary Bea Braun who encounter various mysteries and crimes in Germany. In this volume the two are called upon to find the missing rock singer Udo Buchental. These graded readers also include an appendix with an exercise section and cultural notes to help the students understand the content, and most are available with a narration on mini-CD.

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Der Jaguar (Level 2) Book with Audio CD

Leo & Co: Der Jaguar

Suited for 3rd year and up: The characters in this series all meet at Leo's restaurant, where friendships are formed, secrets shared and heartaches mended. In this episode, Klaus finds himself on the top of a mountain in the Alps with Leo when he learns that his very expensive Jaguar has been stolen. What to do? This series features numerous color illustrations throughout as well as an extended appendix with varied comprehension exercises—including audio—and background cultural information.

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