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German regions and landscapes, local traditions and the notion of Heimat are at the centre of this free course, Landschaftliche Vielfalt. You will describe images, make notes from a variety of sources, and write a short piece about the three-nations region around Lake Constance.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- speak or write about certain landscapes, regions and political structures in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
- speak or write about views and definitions on the theme of Heimat
- summarise information in your own words in the form of notes and short texts
- analyse various texts in terms of their argument structure and rhetorical methods
- make use of various online dictionaries.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- Landschaft, Region und Heimat
- 1 Landschaften kennenlernen
- 2 Landschaftsbilder
- 3 Deutsche Alleenstraße
- 4 Eine ostfriesische Insel
- 5 Heiligendamm
- 6 Naturgebiet, Industriegebiet
- 7 Der Bodensee
- 8 Wörterbücher
- 9 Aufbruch in Wilhelmshaven
- 10 Stelle in Wilhelmshaven
- 11 Heimat – Max Frisch
- 12 Heimat – Peter Sandmeyer
- Keep on learning
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Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn, track your progress and on completion gain a statement of participation to demonstrate your learning to others. Make your learning visible!
This course is aimed at advanced learners of German, and is therefore taught in German. We do, however, offer other German courses on OpenLearn: Städte und Menschen and Lebenszyklen. There are also full Open University courses, including L193 Rundblick: beginners’ German, L130 Auftakt: intermediate German and L203 Motive: upper intermediate German, which are taught in English and German.,
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L313 Variationen: advanced German.
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Last updated on: Tuesday, 9th February 2016
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