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German & Technology

You are part of your own learning! Here is an overview.

Dear Student of German,

Many courses in the German Program use computer technology as part of the teaching to benefit the language learning process. The Beginning and Intermediate German courses use the publishers' website for audio and other interactive exercises. CALL, or Computer Assisted Language Learning, can enhance your language learning experience if you are willing to learn a few new tools to take advantage of what we offer. Here is a selected list of what we use and of what is available for self-study:

  • Some of our courses use Blueline (Classroom Management Software).
  • GER 101 (Dr. Böhlke) has most of its content on this public webpage.
  • GER 328  (Dr. Böhlke) uses many online authentic German audio and video sources.
  • Students learn to create photostories (GER 328).
  • Audio and video for the elementary German textbook is available online. You can work with the lab manual at any time that is convenient for you.
  • The German section has developed a few online self-correcting interactive resources that will give you additional practice with grammar and language.
  • The HLRC (Hitchcock Language Resource Center) is a state-of-the-art facility that offers lots of additional software that is either installed on the computers or is available for checkout with a valid student ID.
  • The HLRC offers fast access to SCOLA TV, see Link and Password here.
  • Downoad iTunes and study this tutorial from Apple.  You can podcast authentic TV news from Germany. Visit the iTunes Store, search for "ZDF Logo", "Tagesschau" or "Heute Journal".

If you have questions, please contact your German instructor or Dr. Olaf Böhlke.


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