An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in German for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently · Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability · Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' · Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including · A glossary for bolded words in each text · A bilingual word list · Full plot summary · Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in German for Beginners will make learning French easy and enjoyable.
Much maligned in pre-war Germany, the short story enjoyed a creative rebirth in 1945. Initially imported by the Allies, the form also matched perfectly the prevailing mood of irony, objectivity and mistrust of the didactic. With the original German text running alongside English translations, this collection features stories from eight outstanding post-war authors including Heinrich B�ll, Ilse Aichinger and Reinhard Lettau which students will find both educational and engrossing. B�ll�s opening story 'Pale Anna' follows a soldier returning home, his situation comparable to that of the writer in the first months of peace: he knows no-one and has few words not linked to painful memories. This poignant narrative is followed by a variety of tales representing the diversity of the time and including satires, explorations of private obsessions and experiments in form and language.
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.
Author: Paul E. Bierley
Publisher: Grupo Editorial Norma
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.
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.
This new volume of eight short stories offers students of German at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature in the original, with the aid of parallel translations. The majority of these stories have been written in the past decade, and reflect a rich diversity of styles and themes. Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.
Author: Mozaika Educational, Dima Zales
Publisher: Mozaika LLC
Author: Gabriel Wyner
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
The Cats of Ulthar
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
The Cats of Ulthar" is a short story written by American fantasy author H. P. Lovecraft in June 1920. In the tale, an unnamed narrator relates the story of how a law forbidding the killing of cats came to be in a town called Ulthar. As the narrative goes, the city is home to an old couple who enjoy capturing and killing the townspeople's cats. When a caravan of wanderers passes through the city, the kitten of an orphan (Menes) traveling with the band disappears. Upon hearing of the couple's violent acts towards cats, Menes invokes a prayer before leaving town that causes the local felines to swarm the cat-killers' house and devour them. Upon witnessing the result, the local politicians pass a law forbidding the killing of cats.
German Essentials For Dummies
Author: Wendy Foster, Paulina Christensen, Anne Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you have some knowledge of German and want to polish your skills, this guide focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively.
Author: Paul Noble
For all those who have struggled to learn German in the past. For all those who think they're just not a linguist. For all those who don't have the time -- or the inclination -- to sit and study a textbook. This is your chance to have a one-to-one lesson from Paul and his native-speaking German expert, Katharina, and all in your own time. Download the course to your MP3 player and within a few hours you will have learned over 6,000 German words. Importantly, you will also know how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No set phrases, no lists of vocabulary. Just real German at your fingertips. Each course includes: 12 CDs holding over 12 hours of audio an 80-page booklet a DVD demonstrating Paul's method
Author: Lissa Rankin
"Encaustic Art" serves as the complete resource for artists working with encaustic wax. This guide contains step-by-step techniques with easy-to-understand instructions and detailed illustrations, gorgeous examples of encaustic works of art, plus tips and techniques gleaned from interviews and studio visits with more than 60 professional artists working with the medium internationally. Full color.
What is Montserrat
Publisher: L'Abadia de Montserrat