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Basic German

Overview

This is a web-application developed by the University of Cambridge Language Centre for basic level students of German. It focuses on listening and reading skill but it also includes many activities that help learners prepare for speaking and writing. The three sections invite you to acquire the functional language needed to go out and about in town, to travel and to organise your leisure time. The following reference materials are included in the German Basic Software in German Essentials, German Verbs and Basic German Grammar.

Screenshots

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FAQ

Q: What computer do I need to run the web-application?
A:
  • A computer with a recent webbrowser (Firefox 3.0, Internet Explorer or later) and Flash 9.0 or later.
  • Headphones are recommended.
Q: How do I start the Basic German application?
A:
  • Unzip the files for an application into a folder.
  • Load the index.html file into your webbrowser and follow the navigation from there.
  • To make it easier for future access create appropriately named shortcuts to each of the start files.

Contact us

Please make sure you have read the FAQ before you contact us.

Email: opencourseware@langcen.cam.ac.uk

Download

Zip fileBasic German(113MB) - This application is no longer available for download for compatibilty reasons.
Zip fileGerman Essentials (20MB)
Zip fileBasic German Grammar (0.5MB)
Zip fileGerman Verbs (0.5MB)

Just-in-Time Grammar

Overview

This is a revised version of Just-in-Time Grammar developed by the Department of German, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Language Centre. The purpose of this programme is to allow you to practise and revise certain aspects of German grammar in a highly targeted and economic fashion.

In this new version additional learning screens and activities have been added to the original topics, new topics have been added and further topics are under development.

Screenshots

Click on an image to view the full size version and keep on clicking to navigate through all the other full-size images.

FAQ

Q: What computer do I need to run the web-application?
A:
  • A computer with a recent webbrowser (Firefox 3.0, Internet Explorer or later) and Flash 9.0 or later.
  • Headphones are recommended.
Q: How do I start the Just-in-Time Grammar application?
A:
  • Unzip the files for an application into a folder.
  • Load the index.html into your webbrowser and follow the navigation from there.
  • To make it easier for future access create appropriately named shortcuts to each of the start files.

Contact us

Please make sure you have read the FAQ before you contact us.

Email: opencourseware@langcen.cam.ac.uk

Download

Zip fileJust-in-Time Grammar (24MB)


German Academic Reading

Overview

These German Learning Objects are intended to support the acquisition of academic reading skills.

FAQ

Q: What computer do I need to run the web-application?
A:
  • A computer with a recent webbrowser (Firefox 3.0, Internet Explorer or later) and Flash 9.0 or later.
  • Headphones are recommended.
Q: How do I start the applications?
A:
  • Unzip the files for each learning object into a folder.
  • Load the index.html into your webbrowser and follow the navigation from there.
  • To make it easier for future access create appropriately named shortcuts to each of the start files.

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French Learning Objects

Zip file Reading Brecht Zip file Reading scientific texts - Albert Einstein *
Zip file Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Erlkönig * Zip file Reading Das Grundgesetz *
Zip file Heine, Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen. Zip file Reading scientific texts - Werner Heisenberg *
Zip file Reading Hölderlin Zip file Reading Kant
Zip file Reading Luther * Zip file Reading Mann
Zip file Reading Marx * Zip file Reading Nietzsche
Zip file Reading Schleiermacher * Zip file Reading Schrift *
Zip file Tutorial module *

* Learning Object developed in collaboration with The University of Manchester and supported by a grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

The Tutorial module offers support and suggestions on the use of the these resources for both students and tutors. It also gives examples of how the learning objects are structured and suggests some additional reading.


German Learning Objects

Zip file German for Academic Purposes - Reading Texts *

* Learning Object developed by the Language Centre, in collaboration with The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Contact us

Please make sure you have read the FAQ before you contact us.

Email: opencourseware@langcen.cam.ac.uk


German for Business

Overview

These German Learning Objects for Business are small, independent resources that can be used either as part of a course or for self study.

Screenshots

Click on an image to view the full size version and keep on clicking to navigate through all the other full-size images.

FAQ

Q: What computer do I need to run the web-application?
A:
  • A computer with a recent webbrowser (Firefox 3.0, Internet Explorer or later) and Flash 9.0 or later.
  • Headphones are recommended.
Q: How do I start the applications?
A:
  • Unzip the files for each learning object into a folder.
  • Load the index.html into your webbrowser and follow the navigation from there.
  • To make it easier for future access create appropriately named shortcuts to each of the start files.

Contact us

Please make sure you have read the FAQ before you contact us.

Email: opencourseware@langcen.cam.ac.uk

Download

Zip file Die Bewerbung Zip file Herzlich Willkommen 
Zip file Smalltalk Zip file Vor der Firma
Zip file Die Firmenbesichtigung Zip file Der erste Arbeitstag 
Zip file Vorstellung in der Marketing Abteilung Zip file Verabredung mit den Kollegen

German for Health

Overview

These German Learning Objects are small, independent resources that can be used either as part of a course or for self study.

Screenshots

Click on an image to view the full size version and keep on clicking to navigate through all the other full-size images.

FAQ

Q: What computer do I need to run the web-application?
A:
  • A computer with a recent webbrowser (Firefox 3.0, Internet Explorer or later) and Flash 9.0 or later.
  • Headphones are recommended.
Q: How do I start the applications?
A:
  • Unzip the files for each learning object into a folder.
  • Load the index.html into your webbrowser and follow the navigation from there.
  • To make it easier for future access create appropriately named shortcuts to each of the start files.

Contact us

Please make sure you have read the FAQ before you contact us.

Email: opencourseware@langcen.cam.ac.uk

Download

Zip fileDer Cyberchonder 
Zip fileIn der Notaufnahme
Zip fileAlternative Medizin
Zip fileFeeling Unwell

Miscellaneous German Learning Objects

Overview

These four German Learning Objects are small, independent resources that can be used either as part of a course or for self study. There are three Grammar learning objects on Nouns, Nouns Phrases and Passive, and a basic German learning object on Making Contact which will help you recognize the language and expressions appropriate for a range of situations.

Screenshots

Click on an image to view the full size version and keep on clicking to navigate through all the other full-size images.

FAQ

Q: What computer do I need to run the web-application?
A:
  • A computer with a recent webbrowser (Firefox 3.0, Internet Explorer or later) and Flash 9.0 or later.
  • Headphones are recommended.
Q: How do I start the applications?
A:
  • Unzip the files for each learning object into a folder.
  • Load the index.html into your webbrowser and follow the navigation from there.
  • To make it easier for future access create appropriately named shortcuts to each of the start files.

Contact us

Please make sure you have read the FAQ before you contact us.

Email: opencourseware@langcen.cam.ac.uk

Download

Zip file German Basic - Making Contact"
Zip file Grammar - Nouns
Zip file Grammar - Noun Phrase
Zip file Grammar - The Passive

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