Kontakte 8th edition, students have the opportunity to communication in German in meaningful ways. Students read and listen to comprehensible German and are provided with ample opportunities to use it in interview, information-gap, role-play, autograph, writing, and other personalised activities that are theme-based, not grammar-driven. Kontakte also supports the National Standards as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. As presented in the Standards, the five Cs-Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons,and Communities-provide a framework for what students should know and be able to do as a result of their language study. The five Cs are present in countless ways throughout the program, particularly in the wealth of communicative activities and cultural content. Students are also encouraged to explore connections by linking their study of German with their own lives and other subjects of study, to make comparisons between their world and that of German-speaking people, and to learn about real-world German-speaking communities.