Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. German Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Spanish Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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.
Quick Fix German Grammar
Author: Susan Ashworth-Fiedler
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Originally published: London: Hodder Headline; Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2003.
It's easy to teach yourself German! Complete German provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to German, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing German with confidence. Within each of the 25 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. You can also visit teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry--this book gives you one-, five-, and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.
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Increases learners' knowledge of and ability to use up-to-date vocabulary Takes readers' existing knowledge and builds on it systematically and organically. Covers topics such as work, travel and accommodation, and food and drink. 30 minutes of free audio download on how to learn vocabulary more effectively. Lisa Kahlen (Edinburgh, Scotland) was born and educated in Germany, where she taught for many years before moving to Scotland to teach German to adults.
Escape the grip of grammar faster than you can say “conjugate!” Teach Yourself Quick-Fix German Grammar provides reliable answers to grammar questions easily and quickly. In this book, you'll find one major grammar topic per spread, accompanied by practice exercises to monitor your comprehension. This enables you to use the book two ways: to either flip through to your problem area or read the book cover to cover. Its size makes it easy to carry in a backpack, purse, or briefcase, so whenever you need grammar help, a “quick fix” is always available!
Author: Edith Kreuter, Jonas Langner
Publisher: Teach Yourself
By studying and practicing German grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak German with clarity and ease. This German workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features: Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points Unique visual verb tenses timeline and infographics for extra context Personal tutor hints and tips - help you to understand language rules and culture points Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner 25 short learning units each contain: communication goals to guide your studies grammar explanations with embedded exercises vocabulary presentations and activities reading sections to consolidate your learning
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!
Build your confidence in your German skills with practice, practice, practice! From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of German grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete German Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of German as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up Advice on how to avoid common mistakes A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on German grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete German Grammar your ultimate resource for learning to speak German the way the native speakers do.
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Is this the right book for me? Want to get more out of your study of German? Essential German Grammar is an up-to-date introduction to German grammar. You don't need to know a lot about grammar before you start. Everything is explained simply and there are lots of examples to illustrate each point. Unlike more traditional grammars, Essential German Grammar is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say, even if you don't know the grammatical term for them. If you already know some grammar, then you can use the 'reference grammar' section at the back of the book to look up the points you need.The course consists of 21 units illustrating the various uses to which the language can be put, for example, giving instructions or talking about the recent past. The more traditional reference grammar deals with grammatical structures, such as the imperative or the perfect tense. All grammatical terms are explained in the glossary at the back of the book. Each unit contains exercises for you to practise what you have learnt and there is a key at the back of the book for you to check your answers. The new page design in this edition means that the book is even easier to use and the main headings are in English so that you can find your way around the book quickly. This edition contains a 'taking it further' section which will direct you to further sources of real German. Essential German Grammar will help you to understand and manipulate German grammar with confidence because: - you need no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology to use it; - the approach is accessible and supportive; - the examples are clear and in context; - exercises help you practise every point. Now in a brand new edition with new, easy-to-follow page design and interactive online features. Essential German Grammar includes: Chapter 1: Asking for and giving personal information Chapter 2: Introducing and identifying people, places and things Chapter 3: Expressing existence and availability Chapter 4: Expressing location Chapter 5: Talking about the present Chapter 6: Expressing likes and dislikes Chapter 7: Expressing wants and preferences Chapter 8: Expressing permission and ability Chapter 9: Expressing obligation and necessity Chapter 10: Asking for and giving opinions Chapter 11: Talking about habitual actions Chapter 12: Expressing possession Chapter 13: Giving directions and instructions Chapter 14: Making requests and offers Chapter 15: Describing people, places and things Chapter 16: Referring to future plans and events Chapter 17: Describing the past Chapter 18: Talking about the past Chapter 19: Describing processes and procedures Chapter 20: Reporting what was said and asked Chapter 21: Expressing conditions Reference: grammar Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.