Author(s): Richard Woods Buckley & Paul Coogle
Do you want to learn German or brush up what you know already? Are you planning a holiday in Germany or preparing for an exam? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you. The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains: reading material consisting of passages or dialogues vocabulary lists clear grammar explanations exercises At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference. The accompanying CD will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages or dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in German, together with model answers.
This new, 7th edition comes with a brand new 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.
The original grammar-based course
'I have yet to find a better introduction, in print, to the pretty daunting German tongue' -- amazon.co.uk user review 'Brilliant! This is the only German textbook I've used that I've really liked ... the pace is just right' -- amazon.co.uk user review 'this is as good a beginning as you will find' -- amazon.co.uk user review
Paul Coggle, who has revised R. W. Buckley's original course, is an experienced university teacher of German, who has taught courses from beginner to postgraduate level. He was a pioneer in the development and use of multimedia language learning materials at the University of Kent, and has acted as a Language Consultant for the BBC and the University of Cambridge Language Centre. He is series editor for the Teach Yourself language courses.
Part One 1 Das Dorf Bernried 2 Der Seemann 3 Die Familie 4 Was macht die Familie? 5 Die Familie macht Musik 6 Karls Geburtstag 7 Beim Kostumverleiher 8 Liesl lernt 9 Der Bauchredner 10 Frau Schulz macht Einkaufe 11 Im Restaurant 12 Im Krankenhaus 13 Der Jagd 14 Variationen eines Themas 15 Aus Liesels Heft 16 Karl erzahlt eine Anekdote 17 Das Motorrad 18 Das Notizbuch 19 Reineke Fuchs 20 Ein Ausflug 21 Vom Aufstehen 22 Aus einer Zeitung Revision: Fest- und Feiertage 23 Die Fahrt mit dem Eurostar 24 Ankunft in Brussel und Weiterfahrt nach Koln 25 Ankunft in Koln 26 Im Hotel 27 Ein Abend in Koln Part Two 28 Im Buro 29 Das Radio 30 Ein Besuch im Kino 31 Die Dorfbewohner 32 Fernsehen 33 Vor dem Gericht 34 Beim Zahnarzt 35 Ein Ausflug wird geplant 36 Deutscher Sport 37 Der Brand 38 Der Burgermeister macht einen Besuch 39 Eine Wanderung 40 Am Flughafen 41 Ein Brief aus Frankreich 43 Die Rauber Self-assessment tests The Alphabet Key to the Exercises Grammar Summary Strong and Irregular Verbs Vocabulary Audio Content