evia learning German

Excite | Empower | Engage

“With Auf geht’s! and Weiter geht’s!, we help college students develop the courage to use a second language, not just teach words and phrases they are too self-conscious to use when it counts.”

Professor Lee Forester

Founder & coauthor | Evia Learning

What we believe

Education is not the delivery of a product

Learning is an experience, not a commodity. Students learn when they experience something, process it, and then change their behavior accordingly. When you teach, you are encouraging students to react to certain stimuli in a specific way. That is never neutral, and for that reason teaching understanding is inextricably connected to the teaching of information or ideas.

Language is more than words

It is useless to teach students what to say in a different language if we do not at the same time teach them when, why and how to express themselves in that same language. There is no language without culture, and there is no language teaching without culture teaching. The purpose of language is not just communication, it’s self expression. This is true whether it’s your first or tenth language.

Students must connect to the real world

Cartoons and stilted scripts don’t help students learn. We build our materials around authentic images, videos, and the voices of native speakers ranging from Bavarians to Berliners. We empower people from these places to speak for themselves and to tell your students what they think is important about their culture. This gives students hundreds of hours of natural aural input in the process.

Our integrated college

German program

The first authentic German textbooks that empower your students

Created by college professors who knew exactly what their old textbooks were missing: relevance, passion, and deep connections to the humans who speak German. If you want to introduce your students to real people and real German, you will love Auf geht’s! and Weiter geht’s!.

Auf geht’s!

Beginning College German

Now in its 4th edition, Auf geht’s! for beginning German is the first textbook of its kind, featuring the voices of over one hundred different German speakers and bringing a sense of community into the classroom. Auf geht’s! guides students on their first steps into German, Austrian and Swiss-German culture. Its goal: to get your students excited about German and committed to pursuing a study-abroad experience in a German-speaking country.

Weiter geht’s!

Intermediate College German

Weiter geht’s! is an intermediate German textbook designed to help students reach intermediate proficiency in German while gaining a well-rounded understanding of everyday life in German-speaking countries and exploring the values that underlie German culture. Weiter geht’s! is designed for a 2-semester intermediate sequence with an eye to preparing students for upper division work pursuing a minor or major.

Both have two essential learning components:

Online Interactive Program

Learners spend time outside class in our online learning platform. Hundreds of audio and video files from German speakers highlight the places they live and work, utilizing real, natural German. Vocabulary practice, ongoing culture screens, rich photography, and grammar practice make the online interactive a compelling experience.

Lernbuch

Flexible readings with questions, comprehension checks, and extensive in-class discussion prompts are the central focus and work perfectly in-person or online. Available in paper or digital format.

Expect more from your textbook

Traditional textbooks

Vocabulary practice

Grammar instruction

Online component

Listening activities

In-class speaking activities

Dynamic, unscripted audio and video

Custom photos that evoke curiosity

Scaffolded writing program

Focus on personal narratives

Genuine communication & community

Organized around cultural content

Fosters empathy

Promotes success for all learners

Authors as co-teachers

Transformative learning experience

Evia Learning

Vocabulary practice

Grammar instruction

Online component

Listening activities

In-class speaking activities

Dynamic, unscripted audio and video

Custom photos that evoke curiosity

Scaffolded writing program

Focus on personal narratives

Genuine communication & community

Organized around cultural content

Fosters empathy

Promotes success for all learners

Authors as co-teachers

Transformative learning experience

Let’s move forward together

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