German Through Film is a flexible tool for teachers who strive towards content-based instruction and believe that learning a language should be meaningful and enjoyable. It is based on eight contemporary German films, all of which are distributed in the United States. The movies are presented in chrological order and present material of varying difficulty and complexity, and the wide variety of exercises makes the book suitable for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners. Each chapter includes pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing activities that foster vocabulary enhancement, cultural awareness, oral discussion, and essay writing. German Through Film is an adaptable ancillary tool geared towards both high school and college instruction as well as adult education.
Adriana Borra teaches at the University of Vermont. Ruth Mader-Koltay teaches at the Albert Ludwigs-University of Freiburg.