This introductory German text emphasizes communicative proficiency. The method, called the natural approach, stresses the use of activities in a natural and spontaneous classroom atmosphere. Grammar explanations and exercises are aids to learning only, not the main part of the text. The materials are also comprehension-based: comprehension (listening to and reading German) is viewed as a prerequisite to using German (speaking and writing). This is the German equivalent of the Spanish text, "Dos Mundos".