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Contributed by Julia Cozzarelli on 11/15/2011
James Pfrehm, Assistant Professor of German, recently published his textbook Kunterbunt und kurz geschrieben with Yale University Press.
Kunterbunt und kurz geschrieben is an intermediate-level German reader that can be used as either the main text in a conversation course or a supplementary text in an intermediate grammar review course. Pfrehm's innovative approach includes text and audio podcasts of German short stories that are distinctly different from canonical texts studied in upper-level courses. Some of the features of the book include topical, engaging, and often humorous modern short stories; a grammar activity in each chapter; and video podcasts of short stories created by Pfrehm.