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Impuls Deutsch

Intercultural | Interdisciplinary | Interactive

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Herzlich Willkommen! Welcome to Impuls Deutsch: Intercultural | Interdisciplinary | Interactive, an innovative textbook series for beginning and intermediate college German.

Impuls Deutsch is a modern and sophisticated textbook series that students will be eager to use and that teachers will find easy and enjoyable to implement in their classrooms. While the theories and methods that undergird these books are widely accepted and supported, Impuls Deutsch is unlike any other German textbook series on the market. Its main distinguishing features include:

 

 

Multiple Perspectives:

Impuls Deutsch offers engaging content from multiple disciplines, designed specifically to appeal to diverse student populations.

Inclusiveness:

Impuls Deutsch sees its students and instructors as belonging to the German-speaking community. In this view, its interaction with and depiction of people is purposely sensitive to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and dis/ability.

Structure:

Impuls Deutsch fully incorporates the flipped classroom approach into the three principal student components: LERNEN, MACHEN, and ZEIGEN. The success of the class depends on students coming to class prepared to learn with their fellow learners.

Flexibility:

Vertiefungsstunden are special units that do not introduce new grammar. They can be left out to build flexibility into your syllabus, or they can be included to reinforce grammar while engaging with new material.

Attitude: 

Learning German should be fun. Impuls Deutsch elevates its tone in line with the maturity level of college students and instructors. Students and the issues they face are taken very seriously, but, at the same time, our hope is that you will appreciate the elements of humor that have been built into Impuls Deutsch.

For more information, view Concept below.

To have a look at the topics and grammar progression, download our Scope and Sequence and Table of Content documents:

Impuls Deutsch 1: Scope and Sequence | Table of Content 

Impuls Deutsch 2: Scope and Sequence | Table of Content

Missed our Impuls Deutsch webinars? Watch a recording HERE.

 

Ready to review?, request an exam copy.

 

  •  

    Impuls Deutsch 1

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    Print Course Book
    A1 - A2
    978-3-12-605300-6

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    $ 69.00

      In stock
     

    Digital Product

    Impuls Deutsch 1

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

    Online Course Book - MACHEN - One-Year License
    A1 - A2
    NP00860530001

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    $ 49.00

      In stock

    Impuls Deutsch 1

    Damon Rarick et al.

    Print Workbook
    A1 - A2
    978-3-12-605301-3

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    $ 69.00

      In stock
     

    Digital Product

    Impuls Deutsch 1

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

    Interactive Online Workbook - One-Year License
    A1 - A2
    NP00860530101

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    $ 59.00

      In stock

    Digital Product

    Impuls Deutsch 1

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    BlinkLearning Book Codes for STUDENTS

    Online Bundle - Online Course Book + Online Workbook Codes
    A1 - A2
    NP00860530102

      Learn more

    $ 88.00

      In stock

    Digital Product

    Impuls Deutsch 1

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    Textbook Series for College/Adult Learners

    Online Teacher's Manual
    A1 - A2
    NP00860530201

      Learn more

    $ 30.00

      In stock
    For verified teachers only. Teachers, please log in or register to purchase this item.

    Impuls Deutsch 1

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    Blended Bundle - Print Course Book + Online Workbook Code (inside print book)
    A1 - A2
    978-3-12-605306-8

      Learn more

    $ 98.00

      In stock
     

    Klett Augmented

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    Print Course Book
    A2 - B1
    978-3-12-605303-7

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    $ 69.00

      In stock, shipping delay may apply to school orders
     

    Digital Product

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

    Online Course Book - MACHEN - One-Year License
    A2 - B1
    NP00860530301

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    $ 49.00

      In stock

    Klett Augmented

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    Print Workbook
    A2 - B1
    178 pages
    978-3-12-605304-4

      Learn more

    $ 69.00

      In stock, shipping delay may apply to school orders
     

    Digital Product

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

    Interactive Online Workbook - One-Year License
    A2 - B1
    NP00860530401

      Learn more

    $ 59.00

      In stock

    Digital Product

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    Textbook Series for College/Adult Learners

    Online Teacher's Manual
    A2 - B1
    NP00860530501

      Learn more

    $ 30.00

      In stock
    For verified teachers only. Teachers, please log in or register to purchase this item.

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Nicole Coleman et al.

    Blended Bundle - Print Course Book + Online Workbook Code (inside print book)
    A2 - B1
    978-3-12-605307-5

      Learn more

    $ 98.00

      In stock

    Digital Product

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Niko Tracksdorf et al.

    BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

    Online Bundle - Online Course Book + Online Workbook Codes
    A2 - B1
    NP00860530402

      Learn more

    $ 88.00

      In stock

  • Impuls Deutsch 1

    Exciting & innovative—Impuls Deutsch 1 takes beginning learners of German to novice-high proficiency in just two semesters. Consisting of eight thematic chapters and 102 daily lessons, Impuls engages students and instructors alike with sophisticated, yet accessible topics from the arts, humanities, and STEM fields.

     

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Our premier intermediate text, Impuls Deutsch 2 builds upon the foundations of the beginning series and further expands students’ self-discovery and autonomy. Following the same eight-chapter structure as Impuls Deutsch 1, this second-year text continues to foster critical thinking, and builds intercultural competence and the ability to engage in German with important topics faced by both the USA and the D-A-CH-L countries. Students will develop their language proficiency through the intermediate level. 

     

    The Flipped Classroom & How It Works

     

                                                  

    A central goal of the Impuls Deutsch flipped classroom is to maximize the number of minutes that students spend on meaningful communication. Students prepare for class with the LERNEN Workbook. In class, they engage with their peers using the MACHEN Course Book. Next, they solidify and demonstrate what they accomplish each day with the ZEIGEN Workbook. Then, they start the process again with LERNEN in preparation for the next class period.

     

    Your class time is precious. Impuls Deutsch enables you to make the most of it.

     

    Intercultural

    Impuls Deutsch embraces a pluralistic view of German-speaking society. By representing places and stories from German speakers of diverse origins, Impuls Deutsch makes a conscious effort to work towards a more socially just curriculum through the inclusion of historically marginalized groups, front-and-center in the curriculum.

    Impuls Deutsch celebrates diversity, not only by showcasing a wide range of racial, ethnic and religious groups, but also the LGBTQ+ community, diverse gender identities, and people with dis/ability. This is not only an acknowledgement of the diversity within the German-speaking countries, but also an acknowledgement of our instructors and students around the world.

     

    Interdisciplinary

    Students will engage with fresh content from the arts, humanities, and STEM fields, while building transferrable, real-world skills. Students will maximize learning by coming to class motivated and equipped with prior knowledge. They will connect with topics concerning all people on an existential level. 

     

     

    Interactive

    The philosophy of Communicative Language Teaching serves as the backbone to this series. Students are presented with multiple ways of putting what they have learned and practiced into action. Whether your class is online or face-to-face, every lesson in Impuls Deutsch stresses meaningful interaction, the foundation of language learning.

     

    BlinkLearning is the Learning Management System (LMS) for all digital versions of Impuls Deutsch. The platform contains all homework assignments for the interactive Workbooks. In the Blended Bundle, students receive their Workbook product license inside the front cover of their MACHEN Course Book.

     

    With the free Klett Augmented app, you can scan and play media featured throughout Impuls Deutsch. Simply open the app on your smartphone or tablet and hover over a page, and the app will automatically detect audio files, videos, or links. You may then play your media directly on your device, bookmark your favorites, and/or download them for offline use. The app also includes direct access to the PONS online dictionary.

     

    Kahoot! Helps your students drill grammar and vocabulary in a fun and competitive way. Play interactive learning games with your students from the lectern or from the comfort of your home office.

     

     

    Students practice crucial vocabulary with official word sets in Quizlet—a mobile and web-based learning application that helps you master vocabulary using flashcards, interactive games, and tests. 

     

    Newly incorporated into the Impuls Deutsch 2 curriculum,Tatort DaF features gripping crimes stories for adult learners. The storylines take place at various settings in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Information about the local culture, regional highlights, and authentic maps can be found throughout each story. Students will read one Tatort DaF story in the second half of Impuls Deutsch 2 as part of the Intensive and Extensive Reading program.

     

     

    For program coordinators and certifiably awesome teachers, we invite you to join our online community of instructors. Share ideas and connect with peers teaching with Impuls Deutsch.


     

    Learning with ACTFL Standards

    Impuls Deutsch uses the 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do statements, which are based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners. The sequencing of grammar, vocabulary, and cultural topics is designed according to ACTFL standards. Students are expected to achieve the following ACTFL proficiency levels at the end of each text:

     

    Impuls Deutsch 1            

    Novice High/Intermediate Low

    Impuls Deutsch 2

    Intermediate Mid/High

     

    At the beginning of every chapter, students are presented with learning goals. At the end of each chapter, learners assess their own progress by working through the Can-Do Statements. Instructors and students are encouraged to dedicate time to the Can-Do Statements, which are based on ACTFL best practices for benchmarking performance. Tangible self-improvement is integral to the holistic experience of learning German with Impuls Deutsch.

    In a large German program at a public university in the US, students took the official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPIc) after learning German with the Impuls Deutsch textbook series. 91% of the students were Intermediate speakers at the end of Impuls Deutsch 2, with the majority of having being assigned an Intermediate Mid rating on the OPIc. 20% of these students even reached the Intermediate High level on the OPIc, which according to ACTFL definition describes students who can handle tasks associated with the Advanced level, just not yet all of the time.

     

    You can find detailed descriptions of these language levels on the official ACTFL website:

    https://www.actfl.org/resources/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english/speaking#intermediate


     

    Added Value of Impuls Deutsch

    The clear and consistent structure helps new instructors pick up Impuls Deutsch for the first time and prepare for class with ease. If you need extra flexibility in your syllabus, select lessons (Vertiefungsstunden) in each chapter may be skipped or substituted at no cost to your students’ grammar goals. 

    An online teacher's manual with solutions, helpful resources, and specific tips and daily guidance from the authors is also available.

     

    How Klett USA can help you

    Klett USA gives you the ability to mix and match print and online components to best suit your program's needs. Speak with a sales consultant who can help you streamline your students’ purchasing experience. Reach out to our sales team at 708-689-0409 or write to info@klett-usa.com. 

     

    Want your own copy? Request a free exam copy now.

     


Impuls Deutsch 1

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

Print Course Book
A1 - A2
978-3-12-605300-6

  Learn more

$ 69.00

  In stock
 

Digital Product

Impuls Deutsch 1

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

Online Course Book - MACHEN - One-Year License
A1 - A2
NP00860530001

  Learn more

$ 49.00

  In stock

Impuls Deutsch 1

Damon Rarick et al.

Print Workbook
A1 - A2
978-3-12-605301-3

  Learn more

$ 69.00

  In stock
 

Digital Product

Impuls Deutsch 1

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

Interactive Online Workbook - One-Year License
A1 - A2
NP00860530101

  Learn more

$ 59.00

  In stock

Digital Product

Impuls Deutsch 1

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

BlinkLearning Book Codes for STUDENTS

Online Bundle - Online Course Book + Online Workbook Codes
A1 - A2
NP00860530102

  Learn more

$ 88.00

  In stock

Digital Product

Impuls Deutsch 1

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

Textbook Series for College/Adult Learners

Online Teacher's Manual
A1 - A2
NP00860530201

  Learn more

$ 30.00

  In stock
For verified teachers only. Teachers, please log in or register to purchase this item.

Impuls Deutsch 1

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

Blended Bundle - Print Course Book + Online Workbook Code (inside print book)
A1 - A2
978-3-12-605306-8

  Learn more

$ 98.00

  In stock
 

Klett Augmented

Impuls Deutsch 2

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

Print Course Book
A2 - B1
978-3-12-605303-7

  Learn more

$ 69.00

  In stock, shipping delay may apply to school orders
 

Digital Product

Impuls Deutsch 2

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

Online Course Book - MACHEN - One-Year License
A2 - B1
NP00860530301

  Learn more

$ 49.00

  In stock

Klett Augmented

Impuls Deutsch 2

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

Print Workbook
A2 - B1
178 pages
978-3-12-605304-4

  Learn more

$ 69.00

  In stock, shipping delay may apply to school orders
 

Digital Product

Impuls Deutsch 2

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

Interactive Online Workbook - One-Year License
A2 - B1
NP00860530401

  Learn more

$ 59.00

  In stock

Digital Product

Impuls Deutsch 2

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

Textbook Series for College/Adult Learners

Online Teacher's Manual
A2 - B1
NP00860530501

  Learn more

$ 30.00

  In stock
For verified teachers only. Teachers, please log in or register to purchase this item.

Impuls Deutsch 2

Nicole Coleman et al.

Blended Bundle - Print Course Book + Online Workbook Code (inside print book)
A2 - B1
978-3-12-605307-5

  Learn more

$ 98.00

  In stock

Digital Product

Impuls Deutsch 2

Niko Tracksdorf et al.

BlinkLearning Book Code for STUDENTS

Online Bundle - Online Course Book + Online Workbook Codes
A2 - B1
NP00860530402

  Learn more

$ 88.00

  In stock

Impuls Deutsch 1

Exciting & innovative—Impuls Deutsch 1 takes beginning learners of German to novice-high proficiency in just two semesters. Consisting of eight thematic chapters and 102 daily lessons, Impuls engages students and instructors alike with sophisticated, yet accessible topics from the arts, humanities, and STEM fields.

 

Impuls Deutsch 2

Our premier intermediate text, Impuls Deutsch 2 builds upon the foundations of the beginning series and further expands students’ self-discovery and autonomy. Following the same eight-chapter structure as Impuls Deutsch 1, this second-year text continues to foster critical thinking, and builds intercultural competence and the ability to engage in German with important topics faced by both the USA and the D-A-CH-L countries. Students will develop their language proficiency through the intermediate level. 

 

The Flipped Classroom & How It Works

 

                                              

A central goal of the Impuls Deutsch flipped classroom is to maximize the number of minutes that students spend on meaningful communication. Students prepare for class with the LERNEN Workbook. In class, they engage with their peers using the MACHEN Course Book. Next, they solidify and demonstrate what they accomplish each day with the ZEIGEN Workbook. Then, they start the process again with LERNEN in preparation for the next class period.

 

Your class time is precious. Impuls Deutsch enables you to make the most of it.

 

Intercultural

Impuls Deutsch embraces a pluralistic view of German-speaking society. By representing places and stories from German speakers of diverse origins, Impuls Deutsch makes a conscious effort to work towards a more socially just curriculum through the inclusion of historically marginalized groups, front-and-center in the curriculum.

Impuls Deutsch celebrates diversity, not only by showcasing a wide range of racial, ethnic and religious groups, but also the LGBTQ+ community, diverse gender identities, and people with dis/ability. This is not only an acknowledgement of the diversity within the German-speaking countries, but also an acknowledgement of our instructors and students around the world.

 

Interdisciplinary

Students will engage with fresh content from the arts, humanities, and STEM fields, while building transferrable, real-world skills. Students will maximize learning by coming to class motivated and equipped with prior knowledge. They will connect with topics concerning all people on an existential level. 

 

 

Interactive

The philosophy of Communicative Language Teaching serves as the backbone to this series. Students are presented with multiple ways of putting what they have learned and practiced into action. Whether your class is online or face-to-face, every lesson in Impuls Deutsch stresses meaningful interaction, the foundation of language learning.

 

BlinkLearning is the Learning Management System (LMS) for all digital versions of Impuls Deutsch. The platform contains all homework assignments for the interactive Workbooks. In the Blended Bundle, students receive their Workbook product license inside the front cover of their MACHEN Course Book.

 

With the free Klett Augmented app, you can scan and play media featured throughout Impuls Deutsch. Simply open the app on your smartphone or tablet and hover over a page, and the app will automatically detect audio files, videos, or links. You may then play your media directly on your device, bookmark your favorites, and/or download them for offline use. The app also includes direct access to the PONS online dictionary.

 

Kahoot! Helps your students drill grammar and vocabulary in a fun and competitive way. Play interactive learning games with your students from the lectern or from the comfort of your home office.

 

 

Students practice crucial vocabulary with official word sets in Quizlet—a mobile and web-based learning application that helps you master vocabulary using flashcards, interactive games, and tests. 

 

Newly incorporated into the Impuls Deutsch 2 curriculum,Tatort DaF features gripping crimes stories for adult learners. The storylines take place at various settings in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Information about the local culture, regional highlights, and authentic maps can be found throughout each story. Students will read one Tatort DaF story in the second half of Impuls Deutsch 2 as part of the Intensive and Extensive Reading program.

 

 

For program coordinators and certifiably awesome teachers, we invite you to join our online community of instructors. Share ideas and connect with peers teaching with Impuls Deutsch.


 

Learning with ACTFL Standards

Impuls Deutsch uses the 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do statements, which are based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners. The sequencing of grammar, vocabulary, and cultural topics is designed according to ACTFL standards. Students are expected to achieve the following ACTFL proficiency levels at the end of each text:

 

Impuls Deutsch 1            

Novice High/Intermediate Low

Impuls Deutsch 2

Intermediate Mid/High

 

At the beginning of every chapter, students are presented with learning goals. At the end of each chapter, learners assess their own progress by working through the Can-Do Statements. Instructors and students are encouraged to dedicate time to the Can-Do Statements, which are based on ACTFL best practices for benchmarking performance. Tangible self-improvement is integral to the holistic experience of learning German with Impuls Deutsch.

In a large German program at a public university in the US, students took the official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPIc) after learning German with the Impuls Deutsch textbook series. 91% of the students were Intermediate speakers at the end of Impuls Deutsch 2, with the majority of having being assigned an Intermediate Mid rating on the OPIc. 20% of these students even reached the Intermediate High level on the OPIc, which according to ACTFL definition describes students who can handle tasks associated with the Advanced level, just not yet all of the time.

 

You can find detailed descriptions of these language levels on the official ACTFL website:

https://www.actfl.org/resources/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english/speaking#intermediate


 

Added Value of Impuls Deutsch

The clear and consistent structure helps new instructors pick up Impuls Deutsch for the first time and prepare for class with ease. If you need extra flexibility in your syllabus, select lessons (Vertiefungsstunden) in each chapter may be skipped or substituted at no cost to your students’ grammar goals. 

An online teacher's manual with solutions, helpful resources, and specific tips and daily guidance from the authors is also available.

 

How Klett USA can help you

Klett USA gives you the ability to mix and match print and online components to best suit your program's needs. Speak with a sales consultant who can help you streamline your students’ purchasing experience. Reach out to our sales team at 708-689-0409 or write to info@klett-usa.com. 

 

Want your own copy? Request a free exam copy now.