What Students and Instructors are Saying

“I just wanted to give you some feedback on the textbook. I’ve taken seven years of French before I decided to attempt German…for the little bit of time that I used the CD and looked at the textbook, I think you have developed a PHENOMENAL system for teaching a language! Maybe it can be attributed to me having gone through the process of learning a language once before, but I felt that I was picking things up very quickly and having a much better understanding of the vocabulary and pronunciation than I had from looking at the [text]book.”

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“These new learning materials have been outstanding. I have studied Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese as well, and this is the best program I have seen.”

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“When I arrived at the Berlin airport [after 1 semester with AG!] it was like stepping out into the CD-ROM!”

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“You [instructor] would be so proud of me, I am in some random East German town (Dessau) studying the composer Kurt Weill and the Bauhaus movement. Nobody speaks ANY English, and I am getting on ok! even making myself understood sometimes!”

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“I should tell you that I’m really tickled that my students are getting a broader view of Germany. On the Unit 4 assessment on Berlin, most of them wrote that they had previously only associated the Berlin Wall with Berlin, but now they also think of the museums, especially “that cool one with the Greek temple”, and art and architecture.”

Instructor comment

“Usually I have between 2-4 students go on from 2nd semester German to 3rd semester (out of 40). This last year it is was 14 out of 44. We have a 1-year core requirement. I think this increase is in large part due to the Auf geht’s! curriculum.”

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“I would say that as the teacher, I really like the realistic approach in that things are presented as needed or as they might come up…none of this “oh, they can’t possibly do accusative or possessive pronouns now…it’s only the first / second chapter…” It’s not any harder for them now than later… At this stage everything is equally new, so why not let them make sentences that are useful and not so stilted and artificial as in most first-year books?”

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