Essential German Grammar

Author: Martin Durrell,Katrin Kohl,Gudrun Loftus,Claudia Kaiser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317541820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Essential German Grammar is a student-friendly grammar and workbook designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build a real understanding of both spoken and written German. The reference grammar section offers clear explanations of key grammar points while a separate exercise section gives students the opportunity to test themselves and put into practice what they have learned. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout. Explanations, tables and exercises have been improved and a number of the authentic texts and illustrations have been replaced by new material. Key features of this second edition include: User-friendly layout with updated 2 colour design, engaging illustrations and visually appealing tables throughout to aid the learning process Clear and accessible explanations with memorable examples informed by the latest research on the German language and presented in accordance with current teaching methodology Helpful parallels between English and German provided where relevant End-of-chapter extracts taken from contemporary journalistic or authentic literary sources, illustrating grammar in context, with model translations provided at the back of the book Material to enable better strategic learning and understanding, including a Why Grammar?—FAQ section, a glossary of grammatical terms in both English and German and a complete answer key to exercises Created especially for the new edition, a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/kaiser offering a wealth of additional materials, including interactive exercises, quizzes and flashcards to test student understanding, downloadable PDF sheets for classroom use, PowerPoint slides for instructors and audio recordings illustrating the sounds of spoken German. Written by highly experienced lecturers in the field, Essential German Grammar is an invaluable resource for intermediate and advanced students of German (CEFR levels A2 to B2, ACTFL Novice High to Intermediate High). It is designed to function equally as a free-standing grammar or as a foundation grammar for Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage and is suitable for both classroom use and self-study.

Essential German Grammar

Author: Guy Stern,E. F. Bleiler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113396

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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DIVLogical, developmental presentation includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension and features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher. /div

The Everything Essential German Book

All You Need to Learn German in No Time!

Author: Edward Swick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440567581

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!

German: An Essential Grammar

Author: Bruce Donaldson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134225431

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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German: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the core structures and features of modern German. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of German in short, readable sections. Suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult education classes, key features include: focus on the morphology and syntax of the language clear explanations of grammatical terms full use of authentic examples a detailed contents list and index for easy access to information. With an emphasis on the German native speakers use today, German: An Essential Grammar will help students to read, speak and write the language with greater confidence.

Essential German Grammar: Teach Yourself

Author: Jenny Russ

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444130846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Is this the right book for me? Want to get more out of your study of German? Essential German Grammar is an up-to-date introduction to German grammar. You don't need to know a lot about grammar before you start. Everything is explained simply and there are lots of examples to illustrate each point. Unlike more traditional grammars, Essential German Grammar is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say, even if you don't know the grammatical term for them. If you already know some grammar, then you can use the 'reference grammar' section at the back of the book to look up the points you need.The course consists of 21 units illustrating the various uses to which the language can be put, for example, giving instructions or talking about the recent past. The more traditional reference grammar deals with grammatical structures, such as the imperative or the perfect tense. All grammatical terms are explained in the glossary at the back of the book. Each unit contains exercises for you to practise what you have learnt and there is a key at the back of the book for you to check your answers. The new page design in this edition means that the book is even easier to use and the main headings are in English so that you can find your way around the book quickly. This edition contains a 'taking it further' section which will direct you to further sources of real German. Essential German Grammar will help you to understand and manipulate German grammar with confidence because: - you need no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology to use it; - the approach is accessible and supportive; - the examples are clear and in context; - exercises help you practise every point. Now in a brand new edition with new, easy-to-follow page design and interactive online features. Essential German Grammar includes: Chapter 1: Asking for and giving personal information Chapter 2: Introducing and identifying people, places and things Chapter 3: Expressing existence and availability Chapter 4: Expressing location Chapter 5: Talking about the present Chapter 6: Expressing likes and dislikes Chapter 7: Expressing wants and preferences Chapter 8: Expressing permission and ability Chapter 9: Expressing obligation and necessity Chapter 10: Asking for and giving opinions Chapter 11: Talking about habitual actions Chapter 12: Expressing possession Chapter 13: Giving directions and instructions Chapter 14: Making requests and offers Chapter 15: Describing people, places and things Chapter 16: Referring to future plans and events Chapter 17: Describing the past Chapter 18: Talking about the past Chapter 19: Describing processes and procedures Chapter 20: Reporting what was said and asked Chapter 21: Expressing conditions Reference: grammar Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive 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. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Using German

A Guide to Contemporary Usage

Author: Martin Durrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530002

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 319

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This is a new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Using German, first published in 1992. It provides guidance for those who have already acquired the basics of German and wish to extend their fluency and confidence. Focusing on the particular needs of the English-speaking user, it incorporates important information on recent trends and changes in the German language, including the 1998 spelling reforms, and on style, register and regional variation, frequently ignored by conventional textbooks. It will be an invaluable source of up-to-date guidance on grammar and vocabulary.

Practice Makes Perfect Complete German Grammar

Author: Ed Swick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071763619

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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Build your confidence in your German skills with practice, practice, practice! From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of German grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete German Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of German as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up Advice on how to avoid common mistakes A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on German grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete German Grammar your ultimate resource for learning to speak German the way the native speakers do.

Essential grammar of German

with exercises

Author: Monika Reimann

Publisher: Hueber Verlag

ISBN: 9783190215751

Category: German language

Page: 237

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Die zweisprachigen Ausgaben erleichtern das Erarbeiten grammatikalischer Kenntnisse durch Arbeitsanweisungen und Erklärungen in der Ausgangssprache des Lerners.

German Grammar

Author: Paul G. Graves

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812042962

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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Reviews parts of speech, pronunciation, verb charts, sentence structure, punctuation, idioms, and word formation

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

Author: Martin Durrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340742297

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 571

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Hammer's German Grammar and Usage has long occupied a pre-eminent position in the field of German studies. Unrestricted by the formal written language, it is firmly based on current usage rather than prescription, covering all the main grammatical phenomena of German and embracing regional variations and registers of the modern standard language. The combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage has proved invaluable for students and teachers of German at intermediate and advanced level. This new edition continues to build on the book's reputation for accessibility and comprehensiveness. The fourth edition has been revised in accordance to the new spelling and punctuation reform and all examples have been updated. With special attention to student needs, the tables summarising basic points have been expanded and the book's layout modified to make it even more accessible. A new glossary of grammatical terms has been added and the three separate indexes have been combined into one.

German Grammar Drills

Author: Ed Swick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071789464

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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When it comes to learning grammar, the best way is to JUST DO IT! For learning grammar, you'll find the most success in retaining your skills through drills, drills, and more drills. German Grammar Drills reinforces your knowledge and enhance your ability to read, write, and speak in German. This book introduces essential grammar concepts, with practical examples to demonstrate their correct usage. You will flex your grammar muscle with the exercises included in each section. Inside this new edition you'll find: More than 200 exercises accompanied by an answer key Authentic examples to show you correct grammar usage New review sections that will bring you up to speed on grammar

Essential German Vocabulary: A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: Lisa Kahlen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071736831

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

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Increases learners' knowledge of and ability to use up-to-date vocabulary Takes readers' existing knowledge and builds on it systematically and organically. Covers topics such as work, travel and accommodation, and food and drink. 30 minutes of free audio download on how to learn vocabulary more effectively. Lisa Kahlen (Edinburgh, Scotland) was born and educated in Germany, where she taught for many years before moving to Scotland to teach German to adults.

German Essentials For Dummies

Author: Wendy Foster,Paulina Christensen,Anne Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111818422X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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If you have some knowledge of German and want to polish your skills, this guide focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively.

North Sámi

An Essential Grammar

Author: Lily Kahn,Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317558111

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

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North Sámi: An Essential Grammar is the most up-to-date work on North Sámi grammar to be published in English. The book provides: a clear and comprehensive overview of modern Sámi grammar including examples drawn from authentic texts of various genres. a systematic order of topics beginning with the alphabet and phonology, continuing with nominal and verbal morphology and syntax, and concluding with more advanced topics such as discourse particles, complex sentences, and word formation. full explanations of the grammatical terminology for the benefit of readers without a background in linguistics. Suitable for linguists, as well as independent and classroom-based students, North Sámi: An Essential Grammar is an accessible but thorough introduction to the essential morphology and syntax of modern North Sámi, the largest of the Sámi languages.

Talk German Grammar

Author: Sue Purcell,Heiner Schenke

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 140667611X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Talk German Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn German, whether at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of German in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk German Grammar promotes a real understanding of how German works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, as well as learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you’ve learned. Talk German Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, but is the perfect companion for Talk German and Talk German 2. 264-page book.