Movies, television, newspapers, and magazines transcend the entire world. In this unit, you will learn vocabulary that is used when talking about media and how media affects culture in German-speaking countries. You will also explore the use of propaganda in German media.
People often reminisce about their childhood memories. In this unit, you will learn how to talk about the events that happened during your childhood. You will also read short selections and learn about Franz Marc, Haribo, Diddl, Ligretto, and other aspects and figures of German pop culture.
Students in Germany may attend university for various studies, or they may begin an occupation after high school. In this unit, you will learn more about university and vocational options for German students. You will also learn the vocabulary that is used when talking about occupations and review relative pronouns.
Food is at the center of many cultures, and German culture is not an exception. In this unit, you will explore various items relating to food. You will learn how read German menus and recipes in German cookbooks. You will also learn about the vocabulary that is used when talking about restaurants and cooking, review adjective endings, and practice using the subjunctive to make polite requests.
Understanding the problems that involve the environment and taking care of it is the focus of this unit. You will learn about the environment in Germany, the problems of the environment there, and any possible solutions. You will also learn new vocabulary that is related to the environment and how to form and use the past tense of the passive.