Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Partners with Trusted German Publisher Cornelsen to Bring German Language Program to U.S. Students

BOSTON — Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced that it has partnered with trusted German publisher Cornelsen to bring prima, a culturally relevant, highly conversational German language program for Grades 6-12, to students and teachers in the United States. prima enhances student achievement with authentic all-German materials, including engaging videos and audio components, and offers educators a streamlined instructional path that allows for flexibility and creativity in the classroom. 

“We are thrilled to be the sole U.S. distributor of prima,” said Don Gagnon, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, HMH. “Like Cornelsen, HMH is committed to providing best in class learning materials, and we are confident that prima will help students advance and acquire new language skills while also expanding their worldview and understanding of German culture.”

prima is distinguished by its accessibility and scope. All-German Student Books and Teacher’s Handbooks (available in English and German) support a fluid, streamlined approach, allowing instructors to accommodate emerging student interests, engage multilevel learners and incorporate teacher-created materials into the curriculum. Particularly attuned to students’ natural curiosity around culture, prima seamlessly combines age-appropriate design and contemporary content to motivate students as they progress through the program. Cumulative reviews provide additional practice and reinforce key concepts, pronunciation and vocabulary.  

Suitable for both Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate program instruction, prima offers à la carte purchasing, making it an affordable and customizable option for all educators.  

From AL-M to ¡Avancemos!, HMH has provided trusted World Languages programs for over fifty years. prima joins a suite of programs that deliver proven, engaging, differentiated instruction that builds students’ confidence, empowering them to express themselves and be informed global citizens. 

To learn more about prima, please visit: www.hmhco.com/prima

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