A History of Germany 1918 2014

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118776148
Release Date: 2014-12-31
Genre: History

The fourth edition of A History of Germany, 1918–2014: A Divided Nation introduces students to the key themes of 20th century German history, tracing the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Now thoroughly updated, the text includes new coverage of the Euro crisis and a review of Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship. New edition of a well–known, classic survey by a leading scholar in the field, thoroughly updated for a new generation of readers Provides an overview of the turbulent history of Germany from the end of the First World War through the Third Reich and beyond, examining the character and consequences of war and genocide Treats German history from 1918 to 2014 from the perspectives of instability, division and reunification, covering East and West German history in equal depth Offers important reflections on Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship as it extends into a new term Concise, substantive coverage of this period make it an ideal resource for undergraduate students

Essential German Grammar

Author: Martin Durrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317541820
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Essential German Grammar is a student-friendly grammar and workbook designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build a real understanding of both spoken and written German. The reference grammar section offers clear explanations of key grammar points while a separate exercise section gives students the opportunity to test themselves and put into practice what they have learned. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout. Explanations, tables and exercises have been improved and a number of the authentic texts and illustrations have been replaced by new material. Key features of this second edition include: User-friendly layout with updated 2 colour design, engaging illustrations and visually appealing tables throughout to aid the learning process Clear and accessible explanations with memorable examples informed by the latest research on the German language and presented in accordance with current teaching methodology Helpful parallels between English and German provided where relevant End-of-chapter extracts taken from contemporary journalistic or authentic literary sources, illustrating grammar in context, with model translations provided at the back of the book Material to enable better strategic learning and understanding, including a Why Grammar?—FAQ section, a glossary of grammatical terms in both English and German and a complete answer key to exercises Created especially for the new edition, a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/kaiser offering a wealth of additional materials, including interactive exercises, quizzes and flashcards to test student understanding, downloadable PDF sheets for classroom use, PowerPoint slides for instructors and audio recordings illustrating the sounds of spoken German. Written by highly experienced lecturers in the field, Essential German Grammar is an invaluable resource for intermediate and advanced students of German (CEFR levels A2 to B2, ACTFL Novice High to Intermediate High). It is designed to function equally as a free-standing grammar or as a foundation grammar for Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage and is suitable for both classroom use and self-study.

Rumspringa

Author: Tom Shachtman
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 9781466805132
Release Date: 2007-05-29
Genre: Social Science

A revelatory look at Amish youth as they have never been looked at before Rumspringa is a fascinating look at a little-known Amish coming-of-age ritual, the rumspringa—the period of "running around" that begins for their youth at age sixteen. Through vivid portraits of teenagers in Ohio and Indiana, Tom Shachtman offers an account of Amish life as a mirror to the soul-searching and questing that we recognize as a generally intrinsic part of adolescence. The trappings of the Amish way of life—the "plain" clothes and electricity-free farms—conceal the communities' mystery: how they manage to retain their young people and perpetuate themselves generation after generation. The key to this is the rumspringa, when Amish youth are allowed to live outside the bounds of their faith, experimenting with alcohol, premarital sex, trendy clothes, telephones, drugs, and wild parties. By allowing them such freedom, their parents hope they will learn enough to help them make the most important decision of their lives—whether to be baptized as Christians, join the church, and forever give up worldly ways, or to remain out in the world. In this searching book, Shachtman draws on his skills as a documentarian to capture young people on the cusp of a fateful decision, and to give us an original and deeply affecting portrait of the Amish as a whole.

Career Express Business English B2

Author: Gerlinde Butzphal
Publisher: Garnet Publishing
ISBN: 1907575693
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: English language

Career Express Level B2 Course Book Career Express Business English B2 is the first part of a two-level multimedia course, for students on a Business English language course at university level. It offers a wealth of material and enables you to learn the communication skills you need to be successful in the globalized world of business. Reading -The texts focus on the most interesting topics from the world of business. They provide the springboard for a discussion of contemporary business issues. Listening -Realistic conversations, presentations and lectures expose you to a variety of native and non-native speaker accents and help you to develop core listening comprehension skills. Business Skills -This section introduces you to the skills most needed in business, such as taking part in meetings, using diplomacy at work, describing charts and presenting products. Discussion and Role-Play -These features give you the opportunity to pick up on issues raised in the reading and listening sections, and to practise functional language. Company Case -These task-based case studies have been inspired by real business scenarios. They require you to work in teams, find strategic solutions to real-life problems and present them to the class. Audio CDs -Complete recordings for all the listening activities in the Course Book. Career Express Self Study Online -This website offers an abundance of additional material: Electronic Workbook with interactive practice exercises to consolidate vocabulary, grammar, reading and skills Self-assessment tests for each unit Tailor-made videos with interactive exercises The complete Course Book listening material as MP3 downloads

Express Series English for Marketing and Advertising

Author: Sylee Gore
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0194579182
Release Date: 2007-09-13
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Engaging topics, motivating role-plays, and a variety of exercises provide a framework for each specialist subject Tip boxes in each unit include key language points, useful phrases, and strategies STARTER section at the beginning of each unit has warm-up and awareness-raising activities OUTPUT sections at the end of each unit encourage discussion and reflection Answers, transcripts, and a glossary of useful phrases at the back of each book Self-study material on the interactive MultiROM includes realistic listening extracts and interactive exercises for extra practice

English for Customer Care

Author: Rosemary Richey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0194579085
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Customer relations

An expanding series of short, specialist English courses for different professions, work skills, and industries.