Teach Yourself German is the course for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing German with confidence. Although aimed at those with no previous knowledge, it is equally suitable for anyone wishing to brush up existing knowledge or refresh rusty 'school German' for a holiday or business trip. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 23 thematic units progressing from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to using the telephone and writing a job application. The course covers all structures required for GCSE level and beyond. The emphasis is on communication throughout with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. There are plenty of exercises to practise the language as it is introduced and tips throughout to help with pronunciation and grammar. Cultural information boxes give useful advice and information for anyone planning a trip to Germany.
The new edition retains the tried-and-tested structure of the lessons but has been updated to reflect changes such as the introduction of the euro with updated authentic material where necessary. Several new features have been added including:
- six tests to enable learners to check their progress and review areas of difficulty
- an English-German vocabulary to go alongside the existing German-English vocabulary
- a glossary of grammatical terms
- a 'taking it further' section to direct learners to further sources of real German
The page design has been improved and section headings given in English to make the course easier to use for the self-access learner.
The accompanying recording has been increased to two cassettes or CDs amounting to approximately 150 minutes of listening material. The CDs and cassettes are available separately or in a pack with the book.
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Paul Coggle 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.
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