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Library resources for VCE German students
Bibliotheksressourcen für deutsche VCE-Studenten
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VCE German | eBooks
Get Started in German: Teach yourself by
Publication Date: 2010
Are you looking for a course in German written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in German will give you the confidence to communicate in German. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The emphasis of the course is placed on communication, rather than grammar, and all the teaching is in English, so that you will quickly and effortlessly get started in German.
50 Ways to Improve Your German by
Publication Date: 2010-08-27
Is this the right course for me? Do you have a working knowledge of German, but want to improve? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 top tips for improving your spoken and written German is presented and analyzed across a whole double page, with explanations as to where and why people sometimes go wrong. The tips are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, pronunciation and cultural faux pas sections. Polish your German with this brand new series from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. 50 Ways to Improve your German touches all essential bases and is divided into easily digestible. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Insights Instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on Sieglinde Klövekorn-Ward's many years of experience. Summaries Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Grammar Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist - polish your pronunciation before you go. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
Perfect Your German: Teach Yourself by
Publication Date: 2011
Are you looking for an improver's course in German which will make you sound like a native? If you already know some German and want to take it further, Perfect your German will guarantee success! Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Germany and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of Germany. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of Germany today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you've learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.
Essential German Grammar: Teach Yourself by
Publication Date: 2010
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._x000D_ 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 Verbs: Teach Yourself by
Publication Date: 2010-09-24
Is this the right course for me? Essential German Verbs is the course for you if you need help with your study of German. This fully revised edition of our best-selling course contains plenty of hints on how to learn verbs effectively. The aim of this book is to help you improve your command of German by focusing on one aspect of language learning that invariably causes difficulties - verbs and the way they behave. Whether you are a complete beginner or a relatively advanced learner, you can consult the book when you need to know the form of a verb quickly. The introductory section gives you a complete overview of German verbs and how they work in the various tenses. Essential German Verbs contains: - full coverage of the main tenses for 200 frequently used German verbs arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference - examples of the verbs in everyday use, with colloquial expressions and words sharing the same origin - a German-English verb list of approximately 3000 verbs with details of the patterns they follow - an English-German verb list giving the most frequently used English verbs in German with details of the patterns they follow Learn effortlessly with a new, easy-to-read page design: Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Useful vocabulary Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.