Routledge – 2009 – 372 pages
Series: Colloquial Series
‘If you want to get to grips with any of the [European] languages, Routledge’s Colloquial series is the best place you could start.’ – Rough Guide to Europe
Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken German. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
What makes this new edition of Colloquial German your best choice in personal language learning?
Recorded by native speakers, the audio files are an invaluable component of the course. While reinforcing material from the book, the CDs also contain a variety of additional exercises, including role-playing, and a useful guide to pronunciation.
'The individual learner - and I have tested this on a mature student who has looked at a wide range of self-learning courses - gets an excellent deal: the course is reasonably priced, the tone is not patronising, guidance is sufficient while not overdoing instructions in German …The grammar tackled is particularly accessible, the vocabulary mostly that of in daily life.' Dr Ulrike Zitzlsperger, Exeter University
1. A first taste of German 2. A little shopping 3. Asking the way 4. A place to stay 5. Eating out 6. Round the clock 7. Seeing the sights 8. Getting to know you 9. The recent past 10. Where it all began 11. Home and work 12. The story so far 13. Making a date 14. Music has charms 15. Time out 16. Off to the doctor's 17. No bones broken 18. Cashing a cheque 19. Making comparisons 20. Looking back…and forwards Key to exercises Translations German-English glossary Grammar index