FSI - German - Programmed Introduction Course

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 01

German Programmed Introduction - Unit 02

German Programmed Introduction - Unit 03

German Programmed Introduction - Unit 04 Tape 1

German Programmed Introduction - Unit 04 Tape 2

German Programmed Introduction - Unit 05 Tape 1

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 06 Tape 1

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 10 Tape 1

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 11 Tape 1

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 12 Tape 1

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 13

German Programmed Introduction - Unit 14 Tape 1

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 17 Tape 1

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 18 Tape 1

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German Programmed Introduction - Unit 24

German Programmed Introduction - Unit 25 Tape 1

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Foreign Service Institute German  - Image The FSI German: A Programmed Introduction is a workbook designed for use with a set of tape recordings. The script of all the recorded portions appears at the end of each unit as a quick reference and guide for teacher and student. The object of the programmed format is to permit greater student language-learning participation in the crucial early stages than is normally possible in the usual classroom situation It is in the elementary phase of language learning that contrasts and similarities between native and target languages make the strongest impression; hence concentrated and thorough learning of the target language patterns at the very beginning will enhance the student's ability to continue to learn and to communicate in the target language later.

Since the programmed presentation is carefully controlled so that only correct utterances are permitted, the impressions formed here will provide a solid base for accelerated progress in the FSI German Basic Course or other following text and for a more rapid acquisition of conversational German than has been possible in the past. It was observed in pre-publication trials at the Foreign Service Institute that students gained confidence from the Introduction that enabled them to participate effectively in free conversation as they proceeded into the Basic Course. The materials are arranged in a manner which it is hoped will enable most students to learn outside of the classroom.

The units follow a cycle that uses dialogue as the basis of learning structure. The sequence is as follows:

Stage 1. Phonology - presentation of new sounds to be learned.
Stage 2. Comprehension - presentation of the dialogue with English equivalents.
Stage 3. Identification - reinforcement of Stage 2 by requiring English responses to the German dialogue lines.
Stage 4. Pronunciation - application of Stage 1 to the dialogue.
Stage 5. Fluency - practice to attain rapid and correct utterance of dialogue lines. Notes on Grammar (usually following Stage 5) point out the syntactic and morphological features to be mastered in the unit.
Stage 6. Application - manipulation of the grammatical features being learned.
Stage 7. Participation - final stage, in which the student takes roles in the dialogue.

The units are so organized as to take a student through a learning that involves 1) new sounds, 2) new words and and 3) new structure. (A review of preceding dialogues begins each unit starting with Unit 4.) The final goal of each unit is not merely mechanical mastery, but live participation in-exchanges with an instructor, using the newly-acquired competence. The relationship of the learning stages and areas may be observed in the following chart.

German is a West Germanic language. It derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. A number of words are derived from Latin and Greek, and fewer from French and English. Widely spoken languages which are most similar to German include Luxembourgish, Dutch, the Frisian languages, English and the Scandinavian languages.

German is spoken in: Germany

German is also called: Alemanic, Alemannic, Alemannisch, Alsacien, Alsatian, Elsaessisch, German

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