Deutsch Aktuell will engage your students and launch them on a path to life-long fluency. This 3-level German program focuses on experiences and activities involving German, Austrian, and Swiss teenagers and adults. We created Deutsch Aktuell with the most up-to-date research in teaching and learning German, and our program is intended for students with varying abilities, backgrounds, interests, and learning styles. Multiplatform eBooks that work on any device, video-based teaching tools, authentic cultural videos, ACTFL-aligned proficiency assessments, and much more—it’s all here waiting to be discovered!

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"The future of fluency depends on building student competency through engaging performance."
- Eric Cantor, CEO
New Mountain Learning

Through a long-term collaborative partnership with the University of Minnesota's Institute for Design Innovation (IDI) we are building, integrating, and researching the future of fluency. Passport® builds upon and extends research-based language learning platforms created by the IDI, leveraging EMC Publishing's world language instructional content in an easy-to-use environment designed to drive educator effectiveness and student fluency. Students will discover languages and cultures, expand their knowledge beyond the textbook and written test, and perform what they’ve learned within a portfolio-style environment to achieve lasting proficiency.

Redefining seamless learning through technology.

Through our partnership with the University of Minnesota's Institute for Design Innovation (IDI), we are now offering award-winning, research-based learning platforms that enhance your face-to-face, blended, or online classroom.

Avenue™ is a simple, yet powerful e-assessment platform where your students build portfolios of their spoken performances. Educators can create custom tasks or build tasks based on EMC's rich, pre-loaded library of media.

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Flipgrid™ is a video-based discussion environment where students respond to short, teacher-created questions. Flipgrid brings the back row to the front in your classroom.

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Multiplatform eBooks

Our eBooks connect students with the language in and out of the classroom. With a touch of the finger, students access every page as well as all of the audio (vocabulary presentations, dialogues and activities). Students also have all of the video resources at their fingertips, both dialogue and continuous storyline videos.

Our eBooks are available for delivery on all laptops, desktops, and mobile devices including the iPad®. The best part is that you can have our multiplatform eBook for one low price!

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Watch authentic culture come alive for your students as they immerse themselves in engaging and varied media: videos, news articles, and songs. i-Passport, i-Videos, and i-Songs bring cultural experiences into the classroom and into your students' lives.

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DVD Program: Treffpunkt Berlin

Filmed on location in Berlin with professional actors and actresses, Treffpunkt Berlin features a continuous, intriguing story line woven throughout the three-level video series. Your students will cling to the edge of their seats as each episode of this unique video series unfolds! Can love blossom at the hottest café in Berlin? Stay tuned…

DVD Program: Freunde in Deutschland

The series of ten episodes (Folgen) feature various locations within the capital city of Berlin with professional actors. In each five- to six-minute episode, students follow the everyday lives of four German teens.

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Use EMC Language Proficiency Assessments (ELPAC) to measure your students’ German language proficiency. Choose from multi-level online assessments in Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking that can be administered individually or as a battery. Developed with input from language teachers and school administrators, ELPAC assessments meet the highest standards for reliability while offering flexibility and ease in delivery.

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News and Events

Teachers Explore New Online Learning Environment for World Languages at ACTFL

EMC Publishing's "Passport®" — at ACTFL Booth 10031 — Takes Students on Journey Towards Proficiency

The future of world language learning — and the new tools that will help students achieve proficiency — are hot topics at this year's American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) conference. EMC Publishing, a leader in print and digital education programs, is contributing to the conversation about what's next.

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EMC Publishing Launches Online Platform to Teach World Languages

Article via THE Journal

"EMC Publishing has launched Passport, an online environment for teaching and learning world languages. Passport (formerly EMCL) is designed to tap into the learning technologies that digital natives embrace and to increase students’ fluency by allowing them to fully experience the language they are learning."

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