BEGINNERS GERMAN is the basic book of the Walter-Krause German Series. One purpose of this introductory book is to initiate the learner into the language of every-day lief as well as into the literary language, thereby insuring a realistic vocabulary. As we start with the immediate environment of the pupil, we have the best of foundations for interest and for success. At all times we are taking cognizance of the living adolescent and not of abstract pedantry. The work is an outgrowth of actual class-room experience. The first lessons, at least, are intended quite as much for the teacher as for the pupil. We beg leave to give the following hints as to an effective mode of using - although no teacher is expected to tie himself down to one particular system I Develop the material orally, with books closed. 2 Ascertain by questions and answers whether the pupils have the proper understanding of the oral work. Every answer should be repeated by the class. 3 Call for a colitinuous oral review of the whole with ere. Itwe. 4 Have the assignment read, individually and in chorus. 5 Let the matter covered be written or dictated. 6 Be sure that definite grammatical facts are gained in each lesson. Let a thorough drill in sounds be connected with all beginning lessons never let a wrong pronunciation pass muster. Do not assign a lesson unless it has been prepared in class. The questions as laid down in our book are intended for the student, to insure proper review at home. Such review may be oral or written. Of course, these questions do not limit the individual teacher in any way and are merely suggestive. But they do outline the work of the learner definitely so that the matter in hand shall be thoroughly dealt with and mastered. Answers should always be given in complete sentences. The Grammar is based directly upon the work of each lesson and is learned inductiuely. We are not talking and teaching about grammar but, better than that, we talk and teach grammar.....
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