Here are websites that will help you with your research. Also, remember you can also use the URL: www.yourcityname.de to get additional information.
These general sources will provide a great overview of Germany. In addition, each article contains links to websites and in many cases, periodicals (magazines) as well. Remember, you'll need usernames and passwords if you are researching off campus. See the box on this page for the off-campus link.
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Written Portion (essay grade)
You are to create a travel brochure that attempts to sell an individual on a German city of your choosing. The brochure should be informative, well-designed, and persuasive. You should include pictures of the city, attractions, maps, etc., thus the 3-5 page need not be filled completely with text! In fact, the expectation is that the text portion will need to be between 150-300 words, although you are welcome to do more.
Spoken Portion (speaking assessment grade)
Both parts will be graded holistically, based on an AP-style scale (5, 4, 3, 2, 1).
5 = excellence
4 = proficiency
3 = competence
2 = suggests lack of competence
1 = significantly flawed
The overall content is by far the most important factor in determining these grades, but organization and clarity are also significant factors, as is the aesthetic and general appearance of both the brochure and commercial. Thus, you should ignore no part of the “whole work.” Proper grammar and vocabulary are essential to this overall clarity. Remember the comparison of grammar mistakes to bugs on a windshield.
Good resources for learning more about German cities and Bundeslander can be found under: