Previous edition: Cheltenham: Mary Glasgow, 1994.
This is a compilation of contemporary German words and phrases for A-Level, AS-Level, H-Grade, RSA, FLAW and CSYS students, as well as those learning the language for business purposes. The book is organized alphabetically within thematically-based sections, each of which encourages the development of vocabulary-learning strategies. There are also an introduction in simple German, a verb table, a section on general everyday phrases including language for expressing opinions and talking about youth culture, and tips on study skills.
This intensive lexical builder is addressed to B1-B2 intermediate learners of German, who are already capable of reading easy German stories, and who would like to enrich (and/or refresh) their vocabulary up to the advanced level in order to approach more complex German texts. Each piece of vocabulary is embedded in at least three example sentences in order to appeal to active understanding and trigger both short-term and long-term memory. Whenever possible, different meanings of the terms or expressions concerned are also illustrated. The vocabulary lessons are interspersed with concise but essential reminders of German grammar. At the end of the book, readers are offered a bilingual, paragraph for paragraph version of one of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s famous stories, namely “Rath Krespel” (1818), translated in English by J. T. Bealby (1885). In each pair of bilingual paragraphs, important words to retain or recognize are emphasized in bold or underlined. Finally, the bilingual version is followed by the original, German only text of Hoffmann’s novel – which readers are advised to go through, even if by now they know the narrative – since it is essential to retrieve and fully consolidate all learned German terms into their original context. Should you have any suggestions as to how this book can be improved, please email us at: [email protected]
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'Wort fur Wort' is an advanced German vocabulary book for A level and later students. It provides comprehensive coverage of the language requirements for examination specifications, with contemporary vocabulary in a wide area of topics."
Newly arrived in Berlin, a young man from Sicily is thrown headlong into an unfamiliar urban lifestyle of unkempt bachelor pads, evanescent romances and cosmopolitan encounters of the strangest kind. How does he manage the new language? Will he find work? Experience daily life in the German capital through the eyes of a newcomer, find out about the country and its people, and learn German effortlessly along the way! This book is designed to help beginners make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading (and enjoying) naturally flowing German texts. Using simplified sentence structures and a very basic vocabulary, this collection of German short stories for beginners is carefully crafted to allow even novice learners to appreciate and understand the intricacies of coherent German speech. Each chapter comes with a complete German-English dictionary, with a special emphasis on collocative phrases (high frequency word combinations), short sentences and expressions. By working with these “building blocks” instead of just single words, learners can accelerate their understanding and active usage of new material and make the learning process more fluid and fun.
German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty. It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German. The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German. This book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs. There are also twelve appendices, including a summary of German grammar, descriptions of German dictionaries, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and a humanities vocabulary section of about 3,800 words.
Designed to help the learner develop their basic language skills, this book consists of informative reading texts with comprehensive notes, word lists, further explanation on points of grammar and a wide variety of exercises.
German vocabulary consists of both isolated identifier nouns and verbs, and some that are adopted from ancient and modern sources. Some Deutsch words are unique to Germanic regions. Others have been modified to be used in a universal fashion. It is not uncommon for grammatically-correct German vocabulary to have six or seven syllables with a multitude of contrasting consonant sounds. In many cases, German vocabulary combines the root usage forms of noun or verb hybrids to form one coherent and regionally-understood term. It is advisable that a full mastery of the "swallowed 'R' and umlaut" phonetic variants be mastered before attempting to incorporate advanced German vocabulary into speech.
Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.
This textbook provides a comprehensive and thematically structured vocabulary for undergraduate students of German. Divided into 20 manageable units, it deals with vocabulary relating to the physical, social, cultural, economic, and political world. Word lists are graded into three levels reflecting to difficulty and likely usefulness, and are accompanied by extensive exercises, which are designed to reinforce work done with the lists, and are suitable for classroom and private study. Clearly organized and accessible, Using German Vocabulary will meet the needs of a variety of courses on any undergraduate programme.
Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field In-depth review of practices and applications Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved.
Helps you learn German vocabulary in writing and speech with less study time. This title takes you step-by-step through the subject, giving you drills, vocabulary for common situations such as eating in restaurants and travelling, and English-German and German-English glossaries.
Intermediate German is designed for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and now wish to progress to more complex language. Each of the units combines concise grammar explanations with examples and exercises to help build confidence and fluency. Features include: clear explanations of the similarities and differences in English and German grammar authentic language examples from a range of contemporary media checklists at the end of each unit for consolidation full cross-referencing throughout extra tips on language learning and learning specific grammar points. Suitable for students learning with or without a teacher, Intermediate German, together with its sister volume, Basic German, forms a structured course of the essentials of German grammar.
This text offers a unique approach to assisting German learners at various levels of proficiency in developing their writing skills in eight different genres. The guide includes information and activities for structuring sentences, paragraphs, and entire texts; building vocabulary; and raising awareness of cultural issues related to writing for specific audiences and purposes. By providing writing activities targeted at beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners, the guide will offer instructors a concrete means of unifying their German curricula across individual levels and courses. As a supplementary writing guide, Schreiben lernen fills a need that exists in German curricula at all levels.
Is this the right course for me? Essential German Vocabulary is the course for you if you need help with your study of German. This fully revised edition of our best-selling course now comes with free downloadable audio support containing hints on how to learn vocabulary effectively. Unlike a phrasebook or a dictionary, Essential German Vocabulary will take your existing knowledge and build on it systematically and organically, so that you will increase your vocabulary and at the same time expand your range of expression. At the beginning of the book there is a section to help you with your pronunciation, followed by a short and simple grammar summary. The main part of the book is arranged in topics, such as 'Work', 'Travel and Accommodation' and 'Food and Drink', and concentrates on the vital and most current words and expressions, listing those which you might already know and then extending the coverage to teach you those you probably do not know. Finally, the downloadable audio recording will give you hints on how to increase your vocabulary effortlessly. This is an ideal companion if you are a language student or if you are wanting a systematic, easy-to-use tool to increase the range of your vocabulary and improve your ability to express yourself in a wide variety of situations, either on holiday or on a business trip. 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. End-of-unit summaries and online tests Summaries and tests to help you consolidate and keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Germany.
For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive INational GuideR provides: L L DBL Course title L DBL Location of all sites where the course is offeredL DBL Length in hours, days, or weeks L DBL Period during which the credit recommendation appliesL DBL Purpose for which the credit was designed L DBL Learning outcomes L DBL Teaching methods, materials, and major subject areas coveredL DBL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject areas(s) in which credit is applicable. L L The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information. For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive INational GuideR provides: L L DBL Course title L DBL Location of all sites where the course is offeredL DBL Length in hours, days, or weeks L DBL Period during which the credit recommendation appliesL DBL Purpose for which the credit was designed L DBL Learning outcomes L DBL Teaching methods, materials, and major subject areas coveredL DBL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject areas(s) in which credit is applicable. L L The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information.