Kaleidoskop: Kultur, Literatur und Grammatik (AP® Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Jack Moeller; Winnie Adolph; Barbara Mabee; Simone Berger
  • ISBN-13: 9781111834005 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 464 Pages  Paperback 
  • 8th Edition
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

KALEIDOSKOP features a flexible four-skills, learner-centered approach that promotes communication and focuses on the literature and culture of the German-speaking world. KALEIDOSKOP is essentially two books in one--a cultural and literary reader (Lektuere with ten Themen) with a comprehensive review of grammar (Kapitel). This combination allows maximum flexibility for instructors to design their own programs. Presented in a brand-new four color design, the text features a fully integrated short film (Kurzfilm) in every other chapter. Reading plays an important role in this text, with exercises for listening, speaking and writing revolving around the wide range of authentic reading selections including: advertisements, charts, newspaper and magazine articles, letters, e-mails, forum mails, polls, interviews, biographies, songs, poems, and fiction. The self-contained grammar section (Grammatik) allows instructors to work with the grammar topics in whatever order they choose; the grammar chapters may be treated independently of the reading chapters or used concurrently with the Themen of the same number. With these materials the instructor can provide a learner-centered classroom with activities that lend themselves to cooperative learning.


  • Situation-based grammar examples relate grammar to real-world scenarios so that students see how form serves function.
  • Marginal icons inform students as to the purpose of the activity they are doing (partner or group work) and refer them to additional multimedia support activities, such as readings on the In-text Audio CD and grammar and web-search exercises on the web site.
  • Flexible organization offers two books in one: a cultural and literary reader with a comprehensive grammar review.
  • Pre- and post-reading activities provide important background information and strategies to prepare students to read, understand, discuss, and write about authentic texts.

About the Contributor

  • Jack Moeller

    Jack Moeller is retired from Oakland University after many distinguished years of excellence in teaching. He continues to be involved in the revision process of DEUTSCH HEUTE and KALEIDOSKOP to ensure the quality and integrity of the program.

  • Winnie Adolph

    Winnie Adolph teaches at Florida State University. Her experience enables her to provide creative learning activities for the text and Internet.

  • Barbara Mabee

    Barbara Mabee recently retired as Professor of German from Oakland University. Her expertise in poetry and contemporary literature has been invaluable in the selection of materials. She has written the introductions to the authors and the activities that accompany the literary texts and poems.

  • Simone Berger

    Simone Berger, formerly an instructor at Tufts University, has returned to Germany. She provides invaluable input for authentic readings, realia, and contemporary German language.

New to this Edition

  • The Heinle eSAM (powered by Quia), an online version of the print Student Activities Manual, gives instructors and students more flexibility with their homework.
  • A full color design to accommodate today's visual learners. The new four-color design fosters students' engagement with the content.
  • The short film section, Kurzfilm, is available through the Premium Website for every other chapter and reinforces the readings' themes.
  • Twelve of the cultural and literary selections have been replaced or updated to include readings with high student interest.
  • Every chapter now includes a two-page Reiseführer spread featuring one German-speaking city.


Teacher Components

  • Kaleidoskop: Kultur, Literatur und Grammatik, 8th: Quia Online Student Activities Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133488854 | ISBN-13: 9781133488859)
    Price = 59.50

Student Supplements

  • Kaleidoskop: Kultur, Literatur und Grammatik, 8th: Quia Online Student Activities Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133488854 | ISBN-13: 9781133488859)
    Price = 59.50