German Language Books
The fun and easy way(r) to learn the fascinating language of German German For Dummies uses the renowned Berlitz approach to get you up and running with the language-and having fun too! Designed for the total beginner, this guide introduces you to basic grammar and then speedily has you making conversation. Fun and games sections ease your way into German fluency, phonetic spellings following expressions and vocabulary improve your pronunciation, and helpful boxes and sidebars cover cultural quirks and factoids. * Master the nuts and bolts of German grammar * Learn phrases that make you sound German-and know what never to say in German * Practice with the included dialogue and pronunciation audio CD Whether you're just looking for a greeting besides "Guten tag" or you want to become a foreign exchange student, German For Dummies gives you what you need to learn the language-as much as you like, as fast as you like!
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Taste the Michel Thomas Method and start speaking real German straight away - no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak. How does it work? - LISTEN - collect words effortlessly by listening - CONNECT - create your own mental tool kit by understanding how the words fit together - SPEAK - put the words back together to build sentences, naturally Why should I choose it? - Guaranteed success - speak and understand perfectly - Incredible progress - get what you want, fast - Absolute confidence - unleash your natural learning style without trying How far will I get? - You'll learn the 50 essential words at the heart of German and how to put them together to make yourself understood
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Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2015 with a free audio app download! Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away. These indispensable little books feature easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, plus all the words travellers need to get around and about. There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own.
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"The Rough Guide German Phrasebook" is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Germany. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook has a dictionary of over 5,000 words and will help you communicate with the locals in no time. The free audio downloads, recorded by native German speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There is even a regional pronunciation guide and Rough Guide travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. "The Rough Guide German Phrasebook" has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook in your pocket you will never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Germany with "The Rough Guide German Phrasebook".
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Learn to speak German fast with this practical and entertaining course for beginners. Sprechen die Deutsch? Learn to speak German in three short months with "Hugo's" world-renowned book and CD pack, "Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course: German", and you will soon be answering with a resounding "Ja!". The three 70-minute CDs guide you through the carefully structured, week-by-week, course helping you learn to understand and speak German faster than you thought possible. Pick up essential grammar and build vocabulary through word lists, key German phrases and model sentences. Develop conversation skills through exercises based on real-life scenarios so whether you are ordering the finest ale at the Munich Bierfest or exploring this fascinating country, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking the language. "Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course": German is fun, accurate and great value for money - learning German has never been so easy!
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This completely up-to-date bilingual reference work is compact in size but comprehensive in coverage. It features over 55,000 entries on 720 pages, blue headwords and a robust vinyl cover. Sense indicators help users identify the various meanings of any translation. The new 48-page Activity & Reference Section comprises a wealth of language activities including word puzzles, riddles, crosswords, word searches, language sudokus and cryptograms, and also features basic phrases and a mini German grammar. The dictionary is rounded off with useful appendices containing German verb conjugations and numbers.
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Learn to speak German fast with this practical and proven course for beginners Sprechen die Deutsch? Learn to speak German in three short months with Hugo's world-renowned language course, "Hugo in 3 Months: German", and you will soon be answering with a resounding 'Ja'! It helps you pick up essential grammar and build vocabulary through word lists, key German phrases and model sentences. It also helps you develop conversation skills through exercises based on real-life scenarios so whether you are ordering the finest ale at the Munich Bierfest or exploring this fascinating country, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking the language. "Hugo in 3 Months: German" is fun, accurate and great value for money - learning German has never been so easy!
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When going abroad do you want to: Communicate more accurately and precisely? Get to places other travellers don't? Do more than just 'get by'? Have fun and more authentic experiences? ...Then you need to Keep Talking! Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice this advanced beginner level audio course will get you beyond the basics. Practise the most frequent words and expressions for common travel situations Progress in your understanding of naturally paced conversations Personalise the language with interactive role-plays Perfect your pronunciation and sound more natural
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Whether you are using the Willkommen! course in class or working through it on your own, this work book is for you. In 12 units, divided into three sections covering the general topics of First Contacts, Shopping and Going Out, Life in Germany, it provides: * further practice on particular areas of difficulty * varied activities to help you progress further with vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing * additional, more demanding material for fast learners * extended practice tasks which can be done in class or outside the classroom. There is also a Key to the Exercises making the book suitable for self-checking.
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Willkommen! is the best-selling German course for adult beginners. Whether you are learning for general interest, for your job, holiday, or for an exam, Willkommen! will provide you with the opportunities you need to speak, read, write and understand German with confidence, and enjoy it too! The features that set this course apart are: * Wide choice of learning material * All activities based on real situations * Different types of writing practice, including letters, CVs and emails * Reading activities based on real menus, advertisements, brochures * Deutschland info giving practical and cultural insights into German life * Listening material including interviews, radio and TV clips Willkommen! provides about 120 hours of study and covers levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. Used with the recordings and supplemented by Willkommen! Activity Book, the course is suitable for both group-learning and for self-study. The Complete CD Pack contains a full-colour coursebook, two audio CDs and a Support Book with answer key and recording transcripts.
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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.
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If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding German in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the German you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your German into use with confidence. Get Started in Beginner's German has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: *Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals *Discovery method -- figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall *10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. *Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress *Personalization - use the language in real situations
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Willkommen! is the best-selling German course for adult beginners. Whether you are learning for general interest, for your job, holiday, or for an exam, Willkommen! will provide you with the opportunities you need to speak, read, write and understand German with confidence, and enjoy it too! The features that set this course apart are: * Wide choice of learning material * All activities based on real situations * Different types of writing practice, including letters, CVs and emails * Reading activities based on real menus, advertisements, brochures * Deutschland info giving practical and cultural insights into German life * Listening material including interviews, radio and TV clips * Course constantly updated to keep it fresh and relevant Willkommen! provides about 120 hours of study and covers levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. Used with the recordings and supplemented by Willkommen! Activity Book, the course is ideal for group-learning and will also be useful for revision and self-study.
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Practice the art of conversation in German! Want to strike up a conversation with a native German speaker but are nervous that you're not ready? Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation helps you overcome that obstacle, and-before you know it--you'll be speaking comfortably in your new language. Inside you will find realistic conversational situations, from meeting people to talking about sports to discussing current events to just having fun. With these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct grammar and wordusage-in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that will be indispensable as your fluency increases. Of course you'll get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new conversational skills. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most hesitant speakers that they too can achieve a confident--and spontaneous--speaking style. Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation will help you Talk more like a native speaker and expand your vocabulary Master everyday German expressions through numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises Before you know it, you'll be confidently speaking German with your German-speaking friends--or you'll be ready to make new ones!
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Already completed Michel Thomas Total German? Take your German to the next level with this acclaimed follow-on to the Michel Thomas Method Total Course. No books. No writing. No memorizing. - Guaranteed success. Speak and understand perfectly - Incredible progress. Get what you want, fast - Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without trying The Method: Stress-free audio learning Michel Thomas teaches you through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, each language is learned in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization. A 'virtual' classroom The classroom situation on the recording lets you learn with others. You enjoy their success, and you learn from their mistakes. The students on the recordings are not reading from scripts and they have received no additional instruction or preparation - just the guidance you hear on the recording. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. There's no such thing as a poor student, only a poor teacher This is an important part of the Michel Thomas Method. Full responsibility for your learning lies with the teacher, not with you, the pupil. This helps to ensure that you can relax and feel confident, allowing you to learn effectively. Why it Works: Learn another language the way you learned your own You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn German in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your German in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method. Learn Anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player. What's in the Course? - 8 hours of audio on CD - NEW: visual learning review for PC or Mac - NEW: over 3 hours of extra vocab help - NEW: interactive exercises to check your progress How Does it Work? - Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening - Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together - Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturally
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Learn German - Instantly. No books. No writing. No memorizing. Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method. "The nearest thing to painless learning" - The Times - Guaranteed success. Speak and understand German perfectly - Incredible progress. Learn German effortlessly - Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without trying The Method: Stress-free audio learning Michel Thomas teaches you German through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, you'll learn German in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization. Why it Works: Learn the German language the way you learned your own You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn German in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your German in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Learn Anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player. What's in the Course? - 12 hours of audio on CD - NEW: visual learning review for PC or Mac - NEW: over 2 hours of extra vocab help - NEW: interactive exercises to check your progress How Does it Work? - Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening - Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together - Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturally
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Learn to speak German? Easy. German All-in-One For Dummies conveniently combines titles from the German Dummies library into one handy guide that covers all of the bases of the German language. For those looking to master fluency in this popular language, this book and CD combo are an efficient and logical choice. German All-in-One For Dummies brings together content from German For Dummies, 2nd Edition, German For Dummies Audio Set, German Phrases For Dummies, Intermediate German For Dummies, and German Essentials For Dummies. Plus, it includes a new CD that allows for even more opportunities to practice speaking the language, as well as additional content on grammar and usage to empower you to use and speak German like a native. Offers instruction and practice exercises for both speaking and writing German Helps you prepare to demonstrate proficiency in conversational German If you want to improve your German, whether it's for work, travel, or enjoyment, German All-in-One For Dummies has you covered.
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Become a German verb virtuoso with this unbeatable reference/interactive combo! The Big Yellow Book of German Verbs with CD-ROM is the most comprehensive resource available for learning and mastering German verbs. Designed for beginning through advanced learners, this indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in German confidently. Inside you will find: 555 fully conjugated verbs, listed alphabetically Current idioms and expressions for each verb The Top 50 verbs, with many examples of their usage in context More than 4,200 verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models A handy guide to deciphering irregular verb forms The CD-ROM is a fun way to help you: Sharpen your skills with more than 300 interactive exercises, from multiple choice to fill-in-the-blank Form verbs and choose the right tenses Master common idioms and everyday expressions Track and evaluate your progress with a pretest and a comprehensive review test System requirements: PC only: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
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Now you too can enjoy speaking Baselduetsch. This survival guide with over 2000 words and phrases and it's cartoons and illustrations, makes it easy and downright fun It's not just easy but downright fun. You'll be able to express yourself, shop and meet people - all in Baselduetsch. This new book in the popular Hoi series helps newcomers get to grips with day-to-day communication in Swiss German. With over 200 cartoons and illustrations, it is full of encouragement to make the most of your life in Basel.
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Talk German 2 has already helped thousands of people to improve their German. Whether you're returning to the language and don't want to start from scratch or you've completed an introductory course, Talk German 2 is the ideal way to take your German to the next level - fast. With its clear and effective approach, you'll soon be able to engage in increasingly sophisticated conversations and express opinions on a wide range of subjects from food to property, as well as get to know people and cope confidently in everyday situations. *Learn faster and smarter using the successful, proven Talk method. *Develop your language skills with a wealth of activities to help you learn. *Express yourself more confidently on interesting and contemporary topics. Free online video resources at: www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/talk Also available for French, Italian and Spanish Inside this pack: 160-page, full-colour course book 2 x 60-minute audio CDs
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When you're ready to go further with your German skills, "Practice Makes Perfect" will take you to the next level. Using extensive explanations, examples, reading passages, and practice exercises, "Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate German Grammar" helps you grow your understanding and usage of such grammar topics as verbs tenses and moods. It also increases your ability to communicate in German using idiomatic expressions with the appropriate structures: verbs, prepositions, nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in a variety of contexts. Offering a winning formula for continuing to build language skills, "Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate German Grammar" is your indispensable resource for communicating effectively in German. Example sentences illustrate and clarify each grammar point; reading passages improve your reading comprehension and vocabulary development; answer key provides reference and quick feedback; and, practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout.
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Talk German has already inspired thousands of people to learn German from scratch and find the confidence to give it a go. Whether you're learning for business, travel or just for fun, its straightforward, step-by-step approach will ensure you're soon able to speak German in a range of everyday situations. With specially designed activities and clear, jargon-free grammar explanations you'll quickly develop your language skills and make genuine progress right from the start. *Make real progress using the successful, proven Talk method. *Develop your language skills with tips and strategies to help you learn. *Practise and learn with interactive activities to support every topic. Free online video resources at: www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/talk Other languages in the series: Arabic, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish Inside this pack: 144-page, full-colour course book 2 x 60-minute audio CDs www.bbcactivelanguages.com
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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 400 exercises with answers to sharpen your German grammar skills. Plus, you will have access to 2.5 hours of downloadable audio files for additional practice - it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. 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. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand. This Schaum's Outline gives you: more than 400 exercises with answers; coverage of contemporary conversational German, including expressions, slang, and idioms; and support for all the major textbooks for German courses. 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.
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Talk German Grammar is your essential handbook for learning German either at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the successful Talk method, it demystifies grammar and guides you through all the key structures of German in a way that's very easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and clear, attractive layout Talk German Grammar promotes a real understanding of how German works and how it relates to English. Its clear explanations, hundreds of useful examples and valuable learning tips and strategies help you really get to grips with the language - and interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns, helping you remember what you've learnt. Talk German Grammar is the perfect companion to Talk German and Talk German 2 and can be used successfully alongside any German learning materials. *Master the key structures of German with clear, jargon-free explanations and examples. *Practise what you've learnt with engaging activities and quizzes. *Boost your vocabulary with simple word conversion strategies. Also available for French, Italian and Spanish www.bbactivelanguages. com
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