Complete German (Learn German with Teach Yourself)

Complete German (Learn German with Teach Yourself)

Paperback Teach Yourself Complete Courses

By (author) Paul Coggle, By (author) Heiner Schenke

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 23mm | 596g
  • Publication date: 29 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444100084
  • ISBN 13: 9781444100082
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 40
  • Sales rank: 100,395

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This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444100099) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444100105) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Is this the right course for me? Are you looking for a complete course in German which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete German will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in 23 thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Complete German covers a wide range of language points including: - I and you - word order - verb use - verb endings - yes/no questions - plural verb forms - formal and informal 'you' - gender and articles - the 'to be' verb - expressing 'for' or 'since' - the accusative case - containers and their contents - plural noun forms- 'irregular' verb forms - separable verbs - modal verbs - dative case after prepositions - present perfect tense - adjectival endings - the comparative - possessive adjectives - the superlative - indirect objects - genitive case - subordinate clauses - the passive Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added 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. Grammar tips Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Useful vocabulary Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. Dialogues Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extend your knowledge Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Paul Coggle has taught German at all levels, from school to postgraduate, both in Britain and the USA. Heiner Schenke has taught German at university level for many years. He currently teaches at Westminster University.

Table of contents

Introduction 01 My name is... 02 I'm fine 03 How do you write that? 04 Do you speak German? 05 In town 06 Work and study 07 Food and drink 08 Shopping and ordering 09 Leisure 10 The time 11 What are we doing today? 12 A ticket to Heidelberg, please 13 What did you do at the weekend? 14 We went into the countryside 15 Living in Germany 16 Which hotel are we taking? 17 Is fashion important? 18 ...and what can we give them? 19 Bless you! 20 Weather and holidays 21 Telephoning and the business world 22 Job applications and CVs 23 History and general knowledge Testing yourself Key to the exercises Key to the tests Listening comprehension transcripts Glossary of grammatical terms List of strong and mixed verbs German-English vocabulary English-German vocabulary Taking it further Index to grammar