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The thematic focus of this unit is people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the...
The thematic focus of this unit is people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the world they live in. You use audio and text to practise German language skills while also enhancing your cultural understanding.
In this unit you will explore social patterns in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and find out what’s important for people at various stages in their lives. Being able to talk about your own concerns and understanding those of others is an important aim when studying a foreign language and is the focus of this unit.
Materials include factual texts, news items and articles dealing with current issues and many recorded interviews with people in German-speaking countries. The activities will help you practise listening, speaking, reading and writing in German as well as developing your vocabulary and use of language structures. There are also activities that practise study skills for more effective language learning. All materials in this unit are aimed at enhancing cultural understanding while developing language competence in German at upper intermediate level.
This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course.
Although the introductory text is in English, the main unit itself is entirely in German.