Impuls Deutsch

Impuls Deutsch

Welcome to IMPULS DEUTSCH: an innovative textbook series for beginning and intermediate college German. IMPULS DEUTSCH is a modern and sophisticated textbook series that students will be eager to use and that teachers will find easy and enjoyable to implement in their classrooms. While the theories and methods that undergird these books are widely accepted and supported, IMPULS DEUTSCH is unlike any other German textbook series on the market. 

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Why Impuls Deutsch?

Herzlich Willkommen! Welcome to IMPULS DEUTSCH: Intercultural | Interdisciplinary | Interactive, an innovative textbook series for beginning and intermediate college German.

 IMPULS DEUTSCH is a modern and sophisticated textbook series that students will be eager to use and that teachers will find easy and enjoyable to implement in their classrooms. While the theories and methods that undergird these books are widely accepted and supported, IMPULS DEUTSCH is unlike any other German textbook series on the market. Its main distinguishing features include:

Multiple Perspectives:

IMPULS DEUTSCH offers engaging content from multiple disciplines, designed specifically to appeal to diverse student populations.

Inclusiveness:

IMPULS DEUTSCH sees its students and instructors as belonging to the German-speaking community. In this view, its interaction with and depiction of people is purposely sensitive to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and dis/ability.

Structure:

IMPULS DEUTSCH fully incorporates the flipped classroom approach into the three principal student components: LERNEN, MACHEN, and ZEIGEN. The success of the class depends on students coming to class prepared to learn with their fellow learners.

Flexibility:

Vertiefungsstunden are special units that do not introduce new grammar. They can be left out to build flexibility into your syllabus, or they can be included to reinforce grammar while engaging with new material.

Attitude:

Learning German should be fun. IMPULS DEUTSCH elevates its tone in line with the maturity level of college students and instructors. Students and the issues they face are taken very seriously, but, at the same time, our hope is that you will appreciate the elements of humor that have been built into Impuls Deutsch.

Concept

IMPULS DEUTSCH 1

Exciting & innovative — IMPULS DEUTSCH​ 1 takes beginning learners of German to novice-high proficiency in just two semesters. Consisting of eight thematic chapters and 102 daily lessons, Impuls engages students and instructors alike with sophisticated, yet accessible topics from the arts, humanities, and STEM fields.

IMPULS DEUTSCH 2

Our premier intermediate text, IMPULS DEUTSCH 2 builds upon the foundations of the beginning series and further expands students’ self-discovery and autonomy. Following the same eight-chapter structure as Impuls Deutsch 1, this second-year text continues to foster critical thinking, and builds intercultural competence and the ability to engage in German with important topics faced by both the USA and the D-A-CH-L countries. Students will develop their language proficiency through the intermediate level.

The Flipped Classroom & How It Works

A central goal of the IMPULS DEUTSCH flipped classroom is to maximize the number of minutes that students spend on meaningful communication. Students prepare for class with the LERNEN Workbook. In class, they engage with their peers using the MACHEN Course Book. Next, they solidify and demonstrate what they accomplish each day with the ZEIGEN Workbook. Then, they start the process again with LERNEN in preparation for the next class period.

 

 

Your class time is precious. IMPULS DEUTSCH enables you to make the most of it.

 

Intercultural

IMPULS DEUTSCH embraces a pluralistic view of German-speaking society. By representing places and stories from German speakers of diverse origins, Impuls Deutsch makes a conscious effort to work towards a more socially just curriculum through the inclusion of historically marginalized groups, front-and-center in the curriculum.

IMPULS DEUTSCH celebrates diversity, not only by showcasing a wide range of racial, ethnic and religious groups, but also the LGBTQ+ community, diverse gender identities, and people with dis/ability. This is not only an acknowledgement of the diversity within the German-speaking countries, but also an acknowledgement of our instructors and students around the world.

Interdisciplinary

Students will engage with fresh content from the arts, humanities, and STEM fields, while building transferrable, real-world skills. Students will maximize learning by coming to class motivated and equipped with prior knowledge. They will connect with topics concerning all people on an existential level.

Interactive

The philosophy of Communicative Language Teaching serves as the backbone to this series. Students are presented with multiple ways of putting what they have learned and practiced into action. Whether your class is online or face-to-face, every lesson in IMPULS DEUTSCH stresses meaningful interaction, the foundation of language learning.

 

BlinkLearning is the Learning Management System (LMS) for all digital versions of IMPULS DEUTSCH. The platform contains all homework assignments for the interactive Workbooks. In the Blended Bundle, students receive their Workbook product license inside the front cover of their MACHEN Course Book.

With the free Klett Augmented app, you can scan and play media featured throughout IMPULS DEUTSCH. Simply open the app on your smartphone or tablet and hover over a page, and the app will automatically detect audio files, videos, or links. You may then play your media directly on your device, bookmark your favorites, and/or download them for offline use. The app also includes direct access to the PONS online dictionary.

Kahoot! Helps your students drill grammar and vocabulary in a fun and competitive way. Play interactive learning games with your students from the lectern or from the comfort of your home office.

Students practice crucial vocabulary with official word sets in Quizlet—a mobile and web-based learning application that helps you master vocabulary using flashcards, interactive games, and tests.

Newly incorporated into the IMPULS DEUTSCH 2 curriculum,Tatort DaF features gripping crimes stories for adult learners. The storylines take place at various settings in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Information about the local culture, regional highlights, and authentic maps can be found throughout each story. Students will read one Tatort DaF story in the second half of Impuls Deutsch 2 as part of the Intensive and Extensive Reading program.

For program coordinators and certifiably awesome teachers, we invite you to join our online community of instructors. Share ideas and connect with peers teaching with IMPULS DEUTSCH.

Learning with ACTFL Standards

IMPULS DEUTSCH uses the 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do statements, which are based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners. The sequencing of grammar, vocabulary, and cultural topics is designed according to ACTFL standards. Students are expected to achieve the following ACTFL proficiency levels at the end of each text:

IMPULS DEUTSCH 1

Novice High/Intermediate Low

IMPULS DEUTSCH 2

Intermediate Mid/High

At the beginning of every chapter, students are presented with learning goals. At the end of each chapter, learners assess their own progress by working through the Can-Do Statements. Instructors and students are encouraged to dedicate time to the Can-Do Statements, which are based on ACTFL best practices for benchmarking performance. Tangible self-improvement is integral to the holistic experience of learning German with Impuls Deutsch.

In a large German program at a public university in the US, students took the official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPIc) after learning German with the Impuls Deutsch textbook series. 91% of the students were Intermediate speakers at the end of Impuls Deutsch 2, with the majority of having being assigned an Intermediate Mid rating on the OPIc. 20% of these students even reached the Intermediate High level on the OPIc, which according to ACTFL definition describes students who can handle tasks associated with the Advanced level, just not yet all of the time.

You can find detailed descriptions of these language levels on the official ACTFL website:

https://www.actfl.org/resources/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english/speaking#intermediate

Added Value of Impuls Deutsch

The clear and consistent structure helps new instructors pick up IMPULS DEUTSCH for the first time and prepare for class with ease. If you need extra flexibility in your syllabus, select lessons (Vertiefungsstunden) in each chapter may be skipped or substituted at no cost to your students’ grammar goals.

An online teacher's manual with solutions, helpful resources, and specific tips and daily guidance from the authors is also available.

How Klett USA can help you

Klett USA gives you the ability to mix and match print and online components to best suit your program's needs. Speak with a sales consultant who can help you streamline your students’ purchasing experience. Reach out to our sales team at 708-689-0409 or write to info@klett-usa.com.

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Online Resources

Brochure resources

Online

Product Overview resources

Webinar with Niko Tracksdorf
Webinar with Steffen Kaupp
Webinar PPT

Sample Chapter resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 | Chapter 3
Impuls Deutsch 1 LERNEN | Chapter 1 - Unit 1
Impuls Deutsch 1 ZEIGEN | Chapter 1 - Unit 1

Quizlet resources

Impuls Deutsch 1
Impuls Deutsch 2

Kahoot! resources

Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 1 (Part 1: Einheiten 0 – 4)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 1 (Part 2: Einheiten 5 – 13)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 2 (Part 1: Einheiten 15 – 18)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 2 (Part 2: Einheiten 20 – 25)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 3 (Part 1: Einheiten 27 – 31)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 3 (Part 2: Einheiten 33 – 35)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 4 (Part 1: Einheiten 40 – 44)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 4 (Part 2: Einheiten 45 – 49)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 5 (Part 1: Einheiten 52 - 57)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 5 (Part 2: Einheiten 58 - 64)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 6 (Part 1: Einheiten 65 - 70)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 6 (Part 2: Einheiten 71 - 77)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 7 (Part 1: Einheiten 78 - 83)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 7 (Part 2: Einheiten 84 - 91)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 8 (Part 1: Einheiten 92 - 97)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 8 (Part 2: Einheiten 98 - 103)

Transcripts resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 | LERNEN
Impuls Deutsch 1 | MACHEN
Impuls Deutsch 1 | ZEIGEN
Impuls Deutsch 1 | MACHEN | Videos

Glossaries resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 | Course Book | MACHEN

Teacher's Materials resources

Support Materials | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Scope & Sequence
Support Materials | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Table of Contents
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 10, Exercise 38
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 29, Exercise 91
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 34, Exercise 106
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 73, Exercise 235
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 75, Exercise 242
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 94, Exercise 307
Teacher's Manual | Impuls Deutsch 1

BlinkLearning Tutorials resources

Creating an Account in BlinkLearning
Setup a New Classroom in BlinkLearning
Editing Books in BlinkLearning

Media resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 | LERNEN | Audio
Impuls Deutsch 1 | MACHEN | Audio
Impuls Deutsch 1 | ZEIGEN | Audio
Impuls Deutsch 1 | Video Series

Webinar Recording resources

Impuls Essentials: Concept and Recommended Implementation Webinar
BlinkLearning Upgrade | New Basic Features
BlinkLearning Upgrade | New Advanced Features

Impuls Deutsch 1 Link List resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 Link List
All links within Impuls Deutsch 1. Click to download the file with all the links to each activity within Lernen, Machen, and Zeigen

Brochure resources

Online

Product Overview resources

Webinar with Niko Tracksdorf
Webinar with Steffen Kaupp
Webinar PPT
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Content Overview
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Intensive and Extensive Reading
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Chapters 1-4
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Chapters 5-8

Sample Chapter resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 | Chapter 3
Impuls Deutsch 1 LERNEN | Chapter 1 - Unit 1
Impuls Deutsch 1 ZEIGEN | Chapter 1 - Unit 1

Sample Chapters resources

LERNEN | Workbook
MACHEN | Course Book | Chapter 1
MACHEN | Course Book | Chapter 2
MACHEN | Course Book | Chapter 3
ZEIGEN | Workbook

Quizlet resources

Impuls Deutsch 1
Impuls Deutsch 2

Kahoot! resources

Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 1 (Part 1: Einheiten 0 – 4)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 1 (Part 2: Einheiten 5 – 13)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 2 (Part 1: Einheiten 15 – 18)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 2 (Part 2: Einheiten 20 – 25)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 3 (Part 1: Einheiten 27 – 31)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 3 (Part 2: Einheiten 33 – 35)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 4 (Part 1: Einheiten 40 – 44)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 4 (Part 2: Einheiten 45 – 49)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 5 (Part 1: Einheiten 52 - 57)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 5 (Part 2: Einheiten 58 - 64)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 6 (Part 1: Einheiten 65 - 70)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 6 (Part 2: Einheiten 71 - 77)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 7 (Part 1: Einheiten 78 - 83)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 7 (Part 2: Einheiten 84 - 91)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 8 (Part 1: Einheiten 92 - 97)
Impuls Deutsch 1, Course Book | Chapter 8 (Part 2: Einheiten 98 - 103)

Transcripts resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 | LERNEN
Impuls Deutsch 1 | MACHEN
Impuls Deutsch 1 | ZEIGEN
Impuls Deutsch 1 | MACHEN | Videos
Impuls Deutsch 2 | LERNEN
Impuls Deutsch 2 | ZEIGEN
Impuls Deutsch 2 | MACHEN
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Videos

Glossaries resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 | Course Book | MACHEN

Teacher's Materials resources

Support Materials | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Scope & Sequence
Support Materials | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Table of Contents
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 10, Exercise 38
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 29, Exercise 91
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 34, Exercise 106
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 73, Exercise 235
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 75, Exercise 242
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 1 | Unit 94, Exercise 307
Teacher's Manual | Impuls Deutsch 1
Support Materiasl |
Support Materiasl | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Scope & Sequence
Activity Cards | Impuls Deustch 2 | Unit 17, Excercise 56
Activity Cards | Impuls Deustch 2 | Unit 28, Excercise 94
Activity Cards | Impuls Deustch 2 | Unit 48, Excercise 161
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 60, Exercise 197
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 71, Exercise 228
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 74, Exercise 238
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 75, Exercise 243
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 82, Exercise 262
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 92, Exercise 293
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 101, Exercise 324

BlinkLearning Tutorials resources

Creating an Account in BlinkLearning
Setup a New Classroom in BlinkLearning
Editing Books in BlinkLearning
Creating an Account in BlinkLearning
Setup a New Classroom in BlinkLearning
Editing Books in BlinkLearning

Media resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 | LERNEN | Audio
Impuls Deutsch 1 | MACHEN | Audio
Impuls Deutsch 1 | ZEIGEN | Audio
Impuls Deutsch 1 | Video Series

Webinar Recording resources

Impuls Essentials: Concept and Recommended Implementation Webinar
BlinkLearning Upgrade | New Basic Features
BlinkLearning Upgrade | New Advanced Features

Video Transcripts resources

Video Transcripts

Readers resources

Tatort DaF

Media resources

LERNEN | Audio
ZEIGEN | Audio
MACHEN | Audio
Video Series | Chapter 1
Video Series | Chapter 2
Video Series | Chapter 3
Video Series | Chapter 4
Video Series | Chapter 5
Video Series | Chapter 6 & 7
Video Series | Chapter 8

Impuls Deutsch 1 Link List resources

Impuls Deutsch 1 Link List
All links within Impuls Deutsch 1. Click to download the file with all the links to each activity within Lernen, Machen, and Zeigen

List of Links (Impuls Deutsch 2 - Lernen,Machen,Zeigen) resources

List of Links (Impuls Deutsch 2 - Lernen,Machen,Zeigen)
List of Links (Impuls Deutsch 2 - Lernen,Machen,Zeigen)

Product Overview resources

Impuls Deutsch 2 | Content Overview
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Intensive and Extensive Reading
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Chapters 1-4
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Chapters 5-8

Sample Chapters resources

LERNEN | Workbook
MACHEN | Course Book | Chapter 1
MACHEN | Course Book | Chapter 2
MACHEN | Course Book | Chapter 3
ZEIGEN | Workbook

Transcripts resources

Impuls Deutsch 2 | LERNEN
Impuls Deutsch 2 | ZEIGEN
Impuls Deutsch 2 | MACHEN
Impuls Deutsch 2 | Videos

Video Transcripts resources

Video Transcripts

Teacher's Materials resources

Support Materiasl |
Support Materiasl | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Scope & Sequence
Activity Cards | Impuls Deustch 2 | Unit 17, Excercise 56
Activity Cards | Impuls Deustch 2 | Unit 28, Excercise 94
Activity Cards | Impuls Deustch 2 | Unit 48, Excercise 161
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 60, Exercise 197
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 71, Exercise 228
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 74, Exercise 238
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 75, Exercise 243
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 82, Exercise 262
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 92, Exercise 293
Activity Cards | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Impuls Deutsch 2 | Unit 101, Exercise 324

BlinkLearning Tutorials resources

Creating an Account in BlinkLearning
Setup a New Classroom in BlinkLearning
Editing Books in BlinkLearning

Readers resources

Tatort DaF

Media resources

LERNEN | Audio
ZEIGEN | Audio
MACHEN | Audio
Video Series | Chapter 1
Video Series | Chapter 2
Video Series | Chapter 3
Video Series | Chapter 4
Video Series | Chapter 5
Video Series | Chapter 6 & 7
Video Series | Chapter 8

List of Links (Impuls Deutsch 2 - Lernen,Machen,Zeigen) resources

List of Links (Impuls Deutsch 2 - Lernen,Machen,Zeigen)
List of Links (Impuls Deutsch 2 - Lernen,Machen,Zeigen)

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