The German Programme: Partner TV2
Partner TV2 is a unit of the ITV Schools series The German Programme from the 1980s, covering German language for Secondary pupils.
A further five programmes presented by Brigitte and Lars (known as Dieter) in the Partnerklub studio linking a range of films, interviews and studio-based activities.
The programmes were recorded in 1985 in Wuppertal and the nearby Cologne . They are presented entirely in German aiming to promote comprehension for students preparing for level 2 graded exams. Each episode has a general theme of food, travel, leisure time, animals and shopping respectively.
The last part of each episode is a dramatised comedy film about two boys called Klaus and Uli, where Klaus is the schoolboy met in the earlier Partner TV1 unit, trying to make a video.
|1.||Das Essen||10 Feb 1986|
|2.||Das Reisen||24 Feb 1986|
|3.||Freizeit und Hobbies||3 Mar 1986|
|4.||Tiere||10 Mar 1986|
|5.||Einkaufen||17 Mar 1986|
|1985-86||Spring 1986||Monday, 10:45am||Tuesday, 10:25am||ITV|
|1986-87||Spring 1987||Friday, 10:45am||ITV|
|1988-89||Autumn 1988||Tuesday, 10:21am||Channel 4|
Booklet of notes on the programmes, one for teachers and another for pupils, were both branded as 'video books' and sold as a pack.
In the first year of transmission before the 'video books' were ready teachers could instead buy a temporary transcript of the programmes for £1.50.
Just like the previous unit, Thames Television International released two separate VHS videos from Partner TV2 around 1986.
One contained the programmes themselves for £25, and the other contained the Klaus und Uli sequences for £35, both prices excluding VAT and according to an advert in the Times Educational Supplement of 31/10/1986, p.34.
The Longman/Thames Partner language course, conceived since the early 1980s, was finally published around 1988, meant to include separate pupils' and teachers' books, audio cassettes and worksheets.
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