The original grammar-based course.
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
clear grammar explanations
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.
About the Author
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.
'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
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 30th March 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.6 x 19.7 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised