Author: Heiner Schenke, Paul Coggle
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Using authentic conversations between native speakers as a basis, this course will help you to improve and build upon the language you already have so that you develop your skills to a level where you can enjoy talking and understand what is said. You will be introduced to more colloquial German so you will sound more natural when speaking and gain confidence. If you already know some German and want to take it further, this is the course for you. It is a great refresher course, as well as being an easy way to build upon and improve your existing German. Taking you from a good intermediate level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course helps you to progress up to C1 by offering: Carefully leveled and sequenced material - a solid path to build up your knowledge. Quality listening and reading input - day-to-day conversations but also speeches, interviews and newspaper articles. Fluency building - reach a level where you can discuss sophisticated ideas in German. Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Germany and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of German.
Do you want to have more meaningful conversations in German? Do you want to feel comfortable in a variety of situations? Based on authentic texts, such as songs, poems, and conversations between native speakers, this course will help you improve and build upon the language you already have so that you develop your skills to a level where you can enjoy communicating in German. Incorporating information about the culture, history and geography of Germany and its influence on the language, you will be introduced to the more advanced points of German grammar, as well as more colloquial language, and develop your vocabulary so you can express your opinion on a number of topics, as well as react to other people's opinions. What will I achieve by the end of the course? By the end of Enjoy German you will have increased your capacity to understand the spoken and written language, and furthered your ability to communicate with German speakers, orally and in writing. This course aims to take you to a solid intermediate level. You will reach an Advanced Low to Mid level of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines / B2 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Is this course for me? If you already know some German and want to take it further, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the post-beginner classroom. What do I get? A coursebook with over two hours of audio on CD that features: - Ten units that cover more complex situations than your basic tourist scenarios - Carefully levelled and sequenced material - a solid path to build up your knowledge - Authentic texts, such as poems, songs, excerpts and conversations to present the language - Learn through the Discovery Method which helps you notice and retain the language you learn - Learn to learn - tips and advice on becoming a better language learner - Easy to use workbook format. What else can I use to learn German? If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in German: 9781444174625 If you want a comprehensive Beginner to Intermediate course, you should try our Complete German: 9781444177398 Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Acclaimed actress Lotte Lenya reads 39 poems by Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Hölderlin, Brecht, and other masters of German poetry. A 50-minute CD comes with a 176-page dual-language book that includes each poem.
Are you tired of boring German textbooks? We are. Definitely. Learning German is hard work, but why shouldn't hard work be fun? That's why we created a textbook based on a coherent story instead of dull dialogues, which starts very simply, but develops into a fascinating novel. Can't stop reading? Well then-you'll have to learn German!
Author: Ben Schott
"From bestselling author and New York Times columnist Ben Schott comes an entertaining and much-needed German dictionary for the human condition, a gift book for wordsmiths and Deutschophiles alike"--
German for Beginners
Author: Babel Publishing
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This book is your ticket to a practical and pleasant journey to German fluency! In this book, you will find fifteen short stories showcasing the modern and exciting lives of people in contemporary Germany. These stories are funny, emotional and riddled with facts about German history and culture. They only take a few minutes to read and you can do so anywhere you want and at any time that suits you. They will fill your day with interesting new thoughts and perspectives from an entirely new world. It is the perfect guide for beginners, intermediate level learners and anyone wanting to brush up on their German. Each story is rich in German vocabulary and yet simple enough for you to get a clear understanding. At the end of each chapter, a reading comprehension section and a quiz will allow you to go further and expand your knowledge. In addition to getting an immersive dive into the German culture, you will get the following out of reading this book and completing the suggested exercises: After reading all 15 chapters and completing the suggested exercises, you'll be able to: * Learn and remember hundreds of German words, phrases and expressions that you can use in real-life situations. * Improve your general German reading comprehension skills. * Get a sense of how the German language is used in normal, everyday situations and learn useful vocabulary you will be able to use next time you visit Germany! * Familiarize yourself with many grammatical structures without having to memorize any rules * Learn about the German culture and people. * Learn in a fun way: reading our stories will not feel like you're studying! * Experience language learning from an entirely different point of view. So don't hesitate. If you want to learn German the fun way, now is the time. Just scroll up and grab your copy now!
Complete German is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This ebook just features text. An ebook + audio edition is also available with the ISBN 9781444154733. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -23 learning units plus glossary of grammatical terms and taking it further section -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Germany -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken German -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!
First German Reader
Author: Harry Steinhauer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Specially chosen for their power to evoke German life and culture, these short, simple readings include poems, stories, essays, and anecdotes by Goethe, Hesse, Heine, Schiller, and others.
Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!
Cooking the German Way
Author: Helga Parnell
Publisher: Lerner Publications
An introduction to the cooking of Germany featuring such traditional recipes as spaetzle, hot potato salad, Black Forest torte, and marzipan. Also includes information on the history, geography, customs and people of this European country.
German Made Simple
Author: Eugene Jackson, Adolph Geiger, Arnold Leitner, Robert D. Vanderslice
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Explains the rudiments of German grammar and provides vocabulary exercises for self-study.
Over 40 poems by Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Hölderlin, Brecht, and other masters. Full German text plus literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical and critical commentary on each poet. 34 portraits. Introduction.
Germany in Pictures
Author: Jeffrey Zuehlke
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, and cultural life of Germany.