Integrated multiple media

Different learning media have strengths and weaknesses. Rather than focusing only on one element, such as a textbook, film, or software, Auf geht's! employs three elements (multimedia, print, classroom-based tasks) to carry this load equally. This allows the strengths of each medium to be emphasized, enhancing student learning.

Current packages often favor the textbook, but we feel that students need all sorts of media to learn effectively: multimedia, audio, imagery, print materials, typing and writing opportunities, various person-to-person interactions. Each of these communication 'media' has pros and cons and one must have a coherent approach to integrating them for maximum effect.

In addition, well-integrated materials that are all assessed will receive increased student attention, since for most students, anything that is not assessed is (unfortunately for the teacher) irrelevant.