Freeport, ME, August 23, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Wayside Publishing, an educational textbook publisher known for Triángulo Aprobado for AP Spanish and APprenons for AP French, has just released a new edition of its popular Neue Blickwinkel for AP German Language and Culture instruction. The second edition adds over 400 pages of material and reorganizes and updates existing content. The new edition pairs advanced communicative tasks and authentic resources.
"We are very excited that teachers will now have the new and greatly expanded Neue Blickwinkel in their hands and ready for use," lead author Cynthia Chalupa said. "We took to heart the feedback about the first edition which we received from colleagues in the profession and added multiple chapters, activities, and additional authentic texts to meet the needs of both students and teachers."
The author team comprises two well-respected educators in the field of German language learning. Dr. Chalupa is Associate Professor and Director of the Basic German Language Program at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Heiko ter Haseborg is originally from Bremen, Germany, and teaches German language courses for WVU’s Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
“[Lead author Cynthia Chalupa] has been recognized as a leader in the field,” Wayside Publishing President Greg Greuel said. “The College Board even selected her to serve on the AP German Language and Culture Development Committee.”
According to The AP Central College Board website, the AP German Language and Culture Development Committee members “play a critical role in the preparation of the Course Description and exam for AP German.”
In Neue Blickwinkel, the authors employ a thematic-unit approach to address the topics that link to the AP themes and essential questions. All chapters in the second edition highlight current and historical events through additional material, and four new chapters have been added to provide variety to students and instructors. Every subtheme in each of the 10 chapters provide additional cultural readings and authentic audio-visual material for use at home or in class.
Neue Blickwinkel Explorer, a digital workbook that accompanies the text, includes access to learning strategies videos, authentic resources, and student portfolios where learners can upload evidence of their skills.
Along with additional vocabulary activities in the book, Explorer provides flashcards in every chapter and vocabulary exercises that provide immediate feedback. Accompanying the new content are AP-style tasks that given students more opportunities for exam preparation.
Neue Blickwinkel is available to sample digitally or for purchase in hardcover, softcover, or FlexText eBook. Each new textbook purchase comes with a 1-year complimentary subscription to Neue Blickwinkel Explorer.
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