2nd Edition

Colloquial German

ISBN 9781138949706
Published July 7, 2015 by Routledge
380 Pages

USD $42.95

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Book Description

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?

  • Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice.
  • Clear – concise grammar notes.
  • Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide.
  • Complete – including answer key and reference section.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Table of Contents

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

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'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