The German Programme: Partner TV3
Partner TV3 is a unit of the ITV Schools series The German Programme from the 1980s, covering German language for Secondary pupils.
A third and final unit of magazine programmes entrely in German with young presenters Brigitte and Dieter (Lars) linking together a mix of filmed segments and studio-based games, this time supporting viewers studying towards level 3 graded tests.
Regular features again include an Informationsecken with short documentary films about life in Germany, mostly abound the town of Wuppertal where it was filmed, an interview segment called Schnickschnack and games played in the studio which could be followed up in the classroom.
The final part of each episode is another dramatised sequence with schoolboys Klaus and Uli in a comic serial Sommerferien about their summer holidays.
|1.||Reiten||2 Mar 1987|
|2.||Im Zirkus Auftreten||9 Mar 1987|
|3.||Theaterspielen||16 Mar 1987|
|4.||Windsurfen||23 Mar 1987|
|5.||Segelfliegen||30 Mar 1987|
|1986-87||Spring 1987||Monday, 10:45am||Friday, 10:50am||ITV|
|1987-88||Autumn 1987||Tuesday, 10:21am||Channel 4||not Grampian/Scottish regions|
|1988-89||Autumn 1988||Tuesday, 10:21am||Channel 4|
|1989-90||Autumn 1989||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. The teacher's version contained transcrips and worksheets, while the pupils' book contained background material, activities and illustrations.
In the first year of transmission before the 'video books' were ready teachers could instead buy a temporary transcript of the programmes for £1.75.
Thames TV released the unit on video around 1990, costing £40 plus VAT and postage.
The course books to accompany the Partner language course, conceived by Thames TV and the publisher Longman and which all of the Partner TV units were designed to complement, was finally released around 1988, in the year after this unit was first shown.
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