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Quickstart German App

Price £5.99 ISBN: 9781406666335
  • App compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad
  • Full beginners’ course featuring dialogues, grammar guide, ‘listen and record’ phrase book, vocabulary lists, activities and quizzes
  • Fun, engaging and interactive
Product Details
Contents: App
Published: July 2011 Author: Ulrike Bonk Developer: MMT Digital
Description

The Quickstart German App introduces you to German and allows you to learn the basics fast – with a fun, interactive approach. It breaks down key language into manageable chunks and lets you listen to and practise the language yourself, using interactive activities and quizzes.
 

The App features 14 episodes based on a storyline following three friends on a city break, focusing on essential everyday language and including support activities.
 

Each episode features:

  • Time to listen
    Sets the scene and introduces language needed to get the gist of the first conversation – with options for subtitles.
  • Time to reflect
    Explains step-by-step the language heard, pulling out words and phrases and translating them, and explaining the grammar, culture and word association.
  • Time to kickstart
    Fully interactive – allows you to practise the language by constructing sentences. Record yourself speaking the language and compare to a native speaker.
  • Time to recap
    A quiz game based on flashcards with feedback.
  • Vocabulary and language notes with useful hyperlinks from selected words and phrases to help you get a thorough grounding in the basics.

The Quickstart German App also features a grammar guide and an interactive phrase book so that you can record yourself and really perfect your pronunciation.

 

**An external microphone is needed with some older models of iPod Touch.**

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Time to Listen
Time to Kickstart
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Reviews
The apps are ... in a narrative of 14 episodes of a weekend away with three friends ... guiding the user through the usual tourist experiences such as finding your way around a new city or ordering food at a restaurant. Quickstart uses the iPhone's functionality a lot better than many language apps – when playing the audio of the friends' conversations, you can choose to have subtitles of the English translation or not; another useful feature is you can record yourself speaking the phrases and play it back to compare against audio of the native speaker. The flashcard quiz is fun, and the entire app feels like good value for money. The Bookseller
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