Synopses & Reviews
It's easy to teach yourself German!
Complete German provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to German, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing German with confidence.
Within each of the 25 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.
The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises--performed by native speakers--that reinforce communicative skills.
You can also visit teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry--this book gives you one-, five-, and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.
This audio set will aid the listener in communicating in German in common situations.
About the Author
is an experienced university teacher of German, who has taught courses from beginners 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.
Heiner Schenke was born in Hannover and is a native speaker of German. He has taught German at university level for many years and is currently teaching at the University of Westminster.
Table of Contents
01 My name is...
02 Im 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
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
Key to the exercises
Key to the tests
Listening comprehension transcripts
Glossary of grammatical terms
List of strong and mixed verbs
Taking it further
Index to grammar